Greater Victoria

Jacques Sirois, a longtime advocate for migratory birds in Greater Victoria, says Cadboro Bay has been a particular challenge with off-leash dogs. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Federal study on Greater Victoria migratory bird sanctuaries expected in new year

Advocate happy to see off-leash dogs forced off beaches along migratory bird sanctuary

 

Students at Monterey Middle School may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19 recently, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 cases hit another 3 Greater Victoria schools

Pacific Christian School, Monterey Middle School, and Victoria School for Ideal Education added

 

Former Saanich teacher and Boys and Girls Club leader Travis Mitchell was issued an 18-month conditional sentence for possession of child pornography on Oct. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former Saanich teacher, kids club leader sentenced for child pornography possession

Travis Mitchell taught at Hillcrest Elementary, worked at Boys and Girls Club

 

Flooding is a possibility for Greater Victoria this week as Environment Canada has issued a heavy rain alert. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heavy rain alert issued for Greater Victoria, Malahat

Rainfall close to 50 millimetres expected from Tuesday night to Thursday afternoon

Flooding is a possibility for Greater Victoria this week as Environment Canada has issued a heavy rain alert. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria School District is one of dozens of districts in B.C. debating whether to implement a staff vaccine mandate. (Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

Greater Victoria School District pondering pros, cons of staff vaccine mandate

Data suggests vast majority of school staff already vaccinated

The Greater Victoria School District is one of dozens of districts in B.C. debating whether to implement a staff vaccine mandate. (Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)
Emergency crews are on scene at a crash along Sooke Road near 17 Mile House Pub Oct. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Morning crashes causing delays for Greater Victoria motorists

Crash near 17 Mile in Sooke, Pandora and Johnson in Victoria

Emergency crews are on scene at a crash along Sooke Road near 17 Mile House Pub Oct. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

COVID-19 reported on 2 flights through Victoria

Oct. 16, 17 flights between Calgary and Victoria added to B.C. CDC exposure list

Several flights flying out and into Kelowna International Airport have been delayed, many coming from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
A concept for changes to sections of the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

Wheels turning on CRD’s Galloping Goose, Lochside trails widening, lighting project

Capital Regional District staff directed to pursue funding sources

A concept for changes to sections of the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)
Logs beat against the rocks near Tulista Park in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Shoreline paths pounded by waves across Greater Victoria

Municipalities temporarily close walkways during wind storm

Logs beat against the rocks near Tulista Park in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Island Health has reported a new COVID-19 exposure at Lakewood Elementary in Langford. (Google Streetview)

Two Greater Victoria schools hit by new COVID-19 exposures

Craigflower Elementary and Lakewood Elementary affected

Island Health has reported a new COVID-19 exposure at Lakewood Elementary in Langford. (Google Streetview)
Multiple BC Ferries sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Oct. 25 due to strong winds. (Black Press Media file photo)
Multiple BC Ferries sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Oct. 25 due to strong winds. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency crews worked to pull a vehicle from under the Shawnigan Creek bridge where it went off the Trans-Canada Highway early Oct. 25. (Courtesy Mill Bay Fire Rescue)

UPDATE: Vehicle goes off bridge on Highway 1 near Shawnigan Lake Road

Southbound lanes on Trans-Canada Highway closed until 11 a.m.

Emergency crews worked to pull a vehicle from under the Shawnigan Creek bridge where it went off the Trans-Canada Highway early Oct. 25. (Courtesy Mill Bay Fire Rescue)
Rollin power outages are affecting Greater Victoria residents Oct. 25 as strong winds move through the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Numerous small power outages affecting Greater Victoria

Outages under investigation as windstorm takes hold

Rollin power outages are affecting Greater Victoria residents Oct. 25 as strong winds move through the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Langford Fire Rescue team was busy last Halloween handing out heaps of candy during its first-ever Halloween drive-thru event. (Black Press Media file photo)

Halloween Roundup: Community events make the most of the spooky season

Organizations hosting modified events to celebrate the season

The Langford Fire Rescue team was busy last Halloween handing out heaps of candy during its first-ever Halloween drive-thru event. (Black Press Media file photo)
A tug boat cools the hull of the MV Zim Kingston Oct. 24 as crews work to control the ship's fire. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)

Emergency zone doubled as crews continue to battle fire on cargo ship off of Victoria coast

Coast guard vessels cannot directly fight the fire because of toxic chemicals on board

A tug boat cools the hull of the MV Zim Kingston Oct. 24 as crews work to control the ship's fire. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)
A humpback whale calf breaches the ocean’s surface in fall 2021. (Credit: Val Shore, Eagle Wing Tours, PWWA)
A humpback whale calf breaches the ocean’s surface in fall 2021. (Credit: Val Shore, Eagle Wing Tours, PWWA)
Two western communities schools are the latest sites of COVID-19 school exposures, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)

More Greater Victoria schools hit by COVID-19

Two new schools added to exposures list

Two western communities schools are the latest sites of COVID-19 school exposures, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)
In his new book, Sidney author Grant Hayter-Menzies explores the life of local historical celebrity Muggins. (Courtesy Heritage House)

Sidney author fills voids in the story of famous local dog Muggins

Grant Hayter-Menzies also looks at the use of animals in war – at home and on the battlefield

In his new book, Sidney author Grant Hayter-Menzies explores the life of local historical celebrity Muggins. (Courtesy Heritage House)
Gordon Lee has been the Peninsula Panthers’ photographer since 1999. (Photo courtesy of Peninsula Panthers)

Long-time Peninsula Panthers’ photographer remembered as a true professional

Gordon Lee was a fixture in the Greater Victoria sports scene

Gordon Lee has been the Peninsula Panthers’ photographer since 1999. (Photo courtesy of Peninsula Panthers)
Flight information for the helicopter cruising Greater Victoria on Monday, Oct. 18. (FlightRadar24.com)

Zig-zagging black helicopter captures imaginations in Greater Victoria

Fortis conducting routine areal inspections over Greater Victoria

Flight information for the helicopter cruising Greater Victoria on Monday, Oct. 18. (FlightRadar24.com)