Greater Victoria

A BC Ferries worker out of Swartz Bay has tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Swartz Bay ferry worker confirmed to have COVID-19

Employees in direct contact with worker now isolating

 

LaRae Richards loads an order for deliver via Uber Eats Wednesday afternoon at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace on May 17, 2017.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Uber Eats service area expands to Saanich Peninsula

Delivery platform launched in Victoria in 2018

 

A Bowker Creek duck was in good hands this weekend when several neighbours came together to remove a plastic lid from her beak. (Courtesy of Mack Kurtz)

Saanich neighbours call for change after duck found with plastic ring on beak

Loose recycling, garbage could be contributing to Bowker Creek pollution, neighbours say

 

On Feb. 22, over 100 B.C. landmarks will glow blue to celebrate Girl Guides’ World Thinking Day and girl empowerment. (Courtesy of Girl Guides of Canada)

Greater Victoria landmarks will glow blue Monday night for girl empowerment

Homeowners are encouraged to join the Girl Guides’ event

On Feb. 22, over 100 B.C. landmarks will glow blue to celebrate Girl Guides’ World Thinking Day and girl empowerment. (Courtesy of Girl Guides of Canada)
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Your Guide to Our New Normal

Black Press Media publishes informative new guide exploring COVID-19 and its local impacts

  • Feb 22, 2021
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A Facebook advertisement for a ‘one-bedroom’ igloo garnered plenty of comments and messages. (Facebook)

Facebook post advertises ‘one-bedroom’ Victoria igloo for $1,170 per month

Satirical post makes light of region’s tough rental market

A Facebook advertisement for a ‘one-bedroom’ igloo garnered plenty of comments and messages. (Facebook)
Langford is ranked B.C.’s most resilient city of 2021, according to BC Business magazine. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford is ranked B.C.’s most resilient city of 2021, according to BC Business magazine. (Black Press Media file photo)
Calf L125, seen with mother L86, appears to be in good physical condition. (Photo by Dave Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research)

Researchers confirm new southern resident orca calf

L125 the first baby born to L Pod since January 2019

Calf L125, seen with mother L86, appears to be in good physical condition. (Photo by Dave Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research)
Pulcherie Mboussi is the founder and executive director of the African Arts and Cultural Community Contributor Society (AACCCS) and ISSAMBA Centre in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Pulcherie Mboussi)

Black leaders, artists bring Black History Month celebrations to Greater Victoria virtually

African Arts and Cultural Community Contributor Society hosts discussions, concerts online

Pulcherie Mboussi is the founder and executive director of the African Arts and Cultural Community Contributor Society (AACCCS) and ISSAMBA Centre in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Pulcherie Mboussi)
McKenzie Avenue in Saanich was unrecognizable on the morning of Feb. 13 before the municipal snow plows came by. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Greater Victoria schools open, buses running

No closures after snowy long weekend

McKenzie Avenue in Saanich was unrecognizable on the morning of Feb. 13 before the municipal snow plows came by. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Camosun College’s new micro-credentials will allow tradespeople and working professionals to learn how to create net-zero energy buildings. (Black Press Media file photo)

New Camosun College micro-credentials teach learners to create net-zero buildings

Weekday evening courses allow full-time workers to partake

Camosun College’s new micro-credentials will allow tradespeople and working professionals to learn how to create net-zero energy buildings. (Black Press Media file photo)
17-month-old Isla enjoyed a wild toboggan ride in the snow on Feb. 13. (Photo courtesy Angela Maunders)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria residents urged to stay off the roads, enjoy snow day close to home

Up to 15 cm expected as Vancouver Island’s snowstorm 2021 gets underway

17-month-old Isla enjoyed a wild toboggan ride in the snow on Feb. 13. (Photo courtesy Angela Maunders)
Victoria police issued a statement Feb. 12 to clarify that they’ve received no reports of red van kidnapping attempts despite online rumours. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police say no reports of ‘red van kidnappings’ despite online rumours

VicPD says circulating information likely a hoax

  • Feb 12, 2021
Victoria police issued a statement Feb. 12 to clarify that they’ve received no reports of red van kidnapping attempts despite online rumours. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria non-profits opened more shelter spaces for those wanting indoor shelter during the ongoing cold snap. (Black Press Media file photo)

More shelter spaces open for Victoria homeless during cold snap

Organizations collaborated, says Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness

Victoria non-profits opened more shelter spaces for those wanting indoor shelter during the ongoing cold snap. (Black Press Media file photo)
Those in rows six to 12 on WestJet flight 195 Feb. 6 were exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

First COVID-19 flight exposure of February reported at Victoria International Airport

Rows six to 12 on WestJet flight 195 Feb. 6 affected

  • Feb 11, 2021
Those in rows six to 12 on WestJet flight 195 Feb. 6 were exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Schools are open across Greater Victoria Thursday morning after snow and cold weather hit the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Schools across Greater Victoria are open after snowfall

School districts asking students to dress warmly as arctic air hits region

Schools are open across Greater Victoria Thursday morning after snow and cold weather hit the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
Malahat snow conditions. (DriveBC traffic camera)

Major roadways clear after Greater Victoria snowfall

Some snow accumulation on Malahat, West Shore

Malahat snow conditions. (DriveBC traffic camera)
Discount airline Flair is adding eight new destinations this spring and summer, including Victoria. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Flair Airlines)

Discount airline Flair comes to Victoria this July

Airline adding eight new domestic routes in 2021

Discount airline Flair is adding eight new destinations this spring and summer, including Victoria. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Flair Airlines)
The curator of the Indigenous collection at the Royal B.C. Museum is using his last few days at the museum to draw attention to the racism and gaslighting he says he has experienced. (Courtesy of RBCM)

Indigenous collections curator calls Royal B.C. Museum ‘wicked place’

Troy Sebastian alleges racism and gaslighting by museum

The curator of the Indigenous collection at the Royal B.C. Museum is using his last few days at the museum to draw attention to the racism and gaslighting he says he has experienced. (Courtesy of RBCM)
All proceeds from London Drugs’ Cards for All collection will be donated to United Way’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. (Courtesy of London Drugs)

‘You cohabitate my heart’: New Valentine’s Day cards reflect unique times

All proceeds from London Drugs’ card collection go to COVID-19 relief efforts

All proceeds from London Drugs’ Cards for All collection will be donated to United Way’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. (Courtesy of London Drugs)