Greater Victoria

Monterey Middle School is one of four Greater Victoria schools that have experiened a COVID-19 exposure so far in September, according to the BC School COVID Tracker. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 exposures reported in 4 Greater Victoria schools

Mom-run site tracking exposures in lieu of public information

Monterey Middle School is one of four Greater Victoria schools that have experiened a COVID-19 exposure so far in September, according to the BC School COVID Tracker. (Black Press Media file photo)
Air Canada and Kelowna International Airport announced a new non-stop direct flight from Kelowna to Montreal starting this month. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
The Victoria International Airport has seen three flight exposures pass through it so far in September, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)

New flight exposure reported from Edmonton to Victoria

Passengers on Swoop flight Sept. 6 affected

Air Canada and Kelowna International Airport announced a new non-stop direct flight from Kelowna to Montreal starting this month. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
The Victoria International Airport has seen three flight exposures pass through it so far in September, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)
The average Greater Victoria homeowner holds close to $500,000 in mortgage debt, according to credit education company Borrowell. (Black Press Media file photo)

Average Greater Victoria homeowner holds $500,000 in debt

Greater Victorians exceed national debt average

The average Greater Victoria homeowner holds close to $500,000 in mortgage debt, according to credit education company Borrowell. (Black Press Media file photo)
A baby mink is in the care of the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin after being found alone and in distress. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)

Baby mink taken in by Greater Victoria wildlife rehab centre

Furry creature found alone, distressed, paired with another orphan for transition back to wild

A baby mink is in the care of the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin after being found alone and in distress. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)
The proceeds of an investigation into drug trafficking in Greater Victoria netted $22,000 cash, plus roughly $60,000 worth of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine. (Photo courtesy VicPD)

Car, cash and drugs seized in Greater Victoria police investigation

Man arrested said to have connections to Lower Mainland organized crime

The proceeds of an investigation into drug trafficking in Greater Victoria netted $22,000 cash, plus roughly $60,000 worth of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine. (Photo courtesy VicPD)
Travellers on two Sept. 1 flights between Victoria and Vancouver may have been exposed to cases of COVID-19, the BC Centre for Disease Control reports. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

September flight exposures reported through Victoria

Two Sept. 1 flights between Vancouver and Victoria affected

Travellers on two Sept. 1 flights between Victoria and Vancouver may have been exposed to cases of COVID-19, the BC Centre for Disease Control reports. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Troy More at the 158th Highland Games and Celtic Festival in View Roya on Sept. 4. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Canada’s longest continuously running Highland Games returns to View Royal

The Labour Day weekend festival is celebrating Celtic and Scottish culture

Troy More at the 158th Highland Games and Celtic Festival in View Roya on Sept. 4. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Three more flight exposures have been reported through the Victoria International Airport by the BC Centre for Disease Control, bringing August’s total to 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Another three flight exposures reported through Victoria

August holds monthly record of 23 flight exposures

Three more flight exposures have been reported through the Victoria International Airport by the BC Centre for Disease Control, bringing August’s total to 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferry reservations close to full between mainland, Vancouver Island ahead of weekend

Those without bookings may experience sailing waits, BC Ferries warns

The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sentencing in Victoria for a man who secretly filmed young women using the bathroom and shared sexually explicit images of them online has been delayed until Sept. 14. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca.)

Judge in Victoria to consider sentence for man who filmed women in bathroom, put images online

Crown seeking 18-month to 2-year jail sentence, Internet restrictions; decision to come Sept. 14

Sentencing in Victoria for a man who secretly filmed young women using the bathroom and shared sexually explicit images of them online has been delayed until Sept. 14. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca.)
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority’s new community liaison committee aims to help GVHA improve its triple bottom line goals relating to environmental, social and fiscal responsibilities across its operations on the waterfront. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority’s new community liaison committee aims to help GVHA improve its triple bottom line goals relating to environmental, social and fiscal responsibilities across its operations on the waterfront. (Black Press Media file photo)
A record-breaking number of flight exposures were reported through the Victoria International Airport in August, as more people return to the air. (Black Press Media file photo)

August hits record-breaking number of flight exposures through Victoria

20 flights with cases of COVID-19 onboard reported through YYJ for August so far

A record-breaking number of flight exposures were reported through the Victoria International Airport in August, as more people return to the air. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria residents are being asked to donate blood by this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

More surgeries prompt call for Greater Victoria blood donors this week

Canadian Blood Services asks eligible donors to give before Labour Day

Greater Victoria residents are being asked to donate blood by this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
A centennial worm poop project is happening in collaboration between the Victoria Horticultural Society and the Compost Education Centre. (Pexels)

Victoria horticultural and compost groups partner for worm poop project

The first 100 groups to book a workshop receive a free worm composter

  • Aug 25, 2021
A centennial worm poop project is happening in collaboration between the Victoria Horticultural Society and the Compost Education Centre. (Pexels)
Members of Victoria’s Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour, Punjabi Akali Sikh Temple and Wheely Clean at the launch of their dental van in service of women with barriers to oral health, Aug. 22. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Dental services van in Greater Victoria aids Indigenous women and women of colour

August’s registration is already fully booked with those within 10km from downtown

Members of Victoria’s Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour, Punjabi Akali Sikh Temple and Wheely Clean at the launch of their dental van in service of women with barriers to oral health, Aug. 22. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Yasmine Nijjar, member service coordinator at the 1Up Single Parent Resource Centre, fills backpacks to get kids ready for school. (Courtesy 1Up Single Parent Resource Centre)

Greater Victoria parent resource centre sees spike in kids needing school supplies

Pencil crayons are on every teacher’s supply list

Yasmine Nijjar, member service coordinator at the 1Up Single Parent Resource Centre, fills backpacks to get kids ready for school. (Courtesy 1Up Single Parent Resource Centre)
Elizabeth Heywood scored $50,000 on a scratch and win ticket. (Courtesy B.C. Lottery Corporation)

Victoria resident scratches $50K win during coffee shop stop

Plans include sharing windfall with friends and family

Elizabeth Heywood scored $50,000 on a scratch and win ticket. (Courtesy B.C. Lottery Corporation)
Delta police were called to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal Aug. 18 for a report of an alleged assault, but quickly determined it was actually a medical incident. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Alleged assault on ferry from Victoria deemed a medical incident by police

One person taken to hospital for mental health assessment, say Delta police

Delta police were called to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal Aug. 18 for a report of an alleged assault, but quickly determined it was actually a medical incident. (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. In July 2021, the average monthly cost of a one-bedroom rental in Greater Victoria was $1,756, according to Rentals.ca. (Black Press Media file photo)

Average Greater Victoria one-bedroom rental price leaps to $1,700

July one-bedroom rentals up 8.7 per cent over June

An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. In July 2021, the average monthly cost of a one-bedroom rental in Greater Victoria was $1,756, according to Rentals.ca. (Black Press Media file photo)
A mobile dental hygiene clinic set to launch in Greater Victoria Aug. 22 will offer free appointments to racialized women, two-spirited people, and their children. (Black Press Media file photo)

Free mobile dental clinic launching for Greater Victoria BIPOC women and children

Program to be available once a month for low-income people

A mobile dental hygiene clinic set to launch in Greater Victoria Aug. 22 will offer free appointments to racialized women, two-spirited people, and their children. (Black Press Media file photo)