Greater Victoria

With no word from the province on how schools will handle COVID-19 health protocols this year in the midst of increasing case numbers, some Greater Victoria teachers and parents are feeling anxious about the return. (Black Press Media file photo)

Back to school: Greater Victoria parents, teachers concerned with lack of COVID-19 plan

No cohorts, masks not mandatory; existing scenario making people nervous

With no word from the province on how schools will handle COVID-19 health protocols this year in the midst of increasing case numbers, some Greater Victoria teachers and parents are feeling anxious about the return. (Black Press Media file photo)
Wildfires raging through Interior B.C., including at Nk’Mip Creek, are expected to become more frequent and severe as climate change progresses and heat waves increase. A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says reducing carbon emissions is the only way out. (BC Wildfire photo)

‘See it as a call to action’: Victoria scientists comment on latest climate change report

Cutting carbon emissions only way to stop global warming, report concludes

Wildfires raging through Interior B.C., including at Nk’Mip Creek, are expected to become more frequent and severe as climate change progresses and heat waves increase. A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says reducing carbon emissions is the only way out. (BC Wildfire photo)
Parliament buildings in Ottawa. (Black Press Media file photo)

Election 2021: Who are your Greater Victoria candidates?

All incumbent MPs are running again for the Sept. 20 election

Parliament buildings in Ottawa. (Black Press Media file photo)
Another 10 COVID-19 flight exposures have been reported through the Victoria International Airport, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control, bringing August’s total so far to 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

Another 10 flight exposures reported through Victoria International Airport

August at 13 COVID-19 flight exposures so far, up from six in July

Another 10 COVID-19 flight exposures have been reported through the Victoria International Airport, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control, bringing August’s total so far to 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dr. Pippa Hawley is the lead researcher of a Canada-wide clinical study looking into how effective cannabis products are at alleviating some of the most common cancer symptoms. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)

Greater Victoria patients can join study on cannabis’ effect on cancer symptoms

Clinical data on its effectiveness has been lacking up to this point, researcher says

Dr. Pippa Hawley is the lead researcher of a Canada-wide clinical study looking into how effective cannabis products are at alleviating some of the most common cancer symptoms. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)
Death Cap mushrooms are not new to Oak Bay or Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Death cap mushrooms arrive early in Greater Victoria

Oak Bay warns residents of toxic fungus

Death Cap mushrooms are not new to Oak Bay or Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
A smokey sunset in Brentwood Bay. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
A smokey sunset in Brentwood Bay. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Bill Okell manoeuvres his MG Midget around a corner at Buttonwillow Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. during a February 2020 race. Okell will be in Denver this month attempting to qualify for the Sports Car Club of America nationals in Indianapolis this fall. (Photo by Cali Photography)

Dream to race at Indianapolis one last time close to reality for Saanich driver

Bill Okell aims to be in the U.S. auto racing mecca this fall

Bill Okell manoeuvres his MG Midget around a corner at Buttonwillow Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. during a February 2020 race. Okell will be in Denver this month attempting to qualify for the Sports Car Club of America nationals in Indianapolis this fall. (Photo by Cali Photography)
The group of cycling grandmothers stops for lunch on the Saanich Peninsula during a pre-pandemic in-person fundraising ride. (Victoria Grandmothers for Africa)

Vancouver Island grandmothers ride virtually for their peers in Africa

Ride kicks off Saturday at Mile Zero, finishes there Sept. 12

The group of cycling grandmothers stops for lunch on the Saanich Peninsula during a pre-pandemic in-person fundraising ride. (Victoria Grandmothers for Africa)
The B.C. government announced $4.7 million in funding for Victoria initiatives that aim to address homelessness, with one of the largest allocated amounts going towards bylaw and reimbursing added police shifts. (Black Press Media file photo)

Homelessness grant will see City of Victoria reimbursed for added police shifts

B.C. announces $4.7 million for Victoria programs aimed at addressing impact of homelessness

The B.C. government announced $4.7 million in funding for Victoria initiatives that aim to address homelessness, with one of the largest allocated amounts going towards bylaw and reimbursing added police shifts. (Black Press Media file photo)
Passengers flying to or from the Victoria International Airport on four recent flights may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Four more COVID-19 flight exposures reported through Victoria

Flights July 29 and Aug. 1, and two flights Aug. 3 added

Passengers flying to or from the Victoria International Airport on four recent flights may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
Greater Victoria athletic therapy students are partnering with the Victoria Golden Tide baseball team. (Photo courtesy Camosun College)

Students to help strike out pain, injury for Victoria Golden Tide

Camosun College athletic therapy students to assist the team in inaugural season

Greater Victoria athletic therapy students are partnering with the Victoria Golden Tide baseball team. (Photo courtesy Camosun College)
Saving for a down payment on a Greater Victoria home could take residents close to three decades, according to the latest Housing Affordability Monitor report from the National Bank of Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

28 years to save for a Greater Victoria home down payment: Bank report

Study finds home ownership moving further out of reach for residents with average household income

Saving for a down payment on a Greater Victoria home could take residents close to three decades, according to the latest Housing Affordability Monitor report from the National Bank of Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
This physical literacy exercise is free for the public to try in Colwood’s Meadow Park. (Photo courtesy of Gordie Logan)

Come out and play: Adults doing duck walks outside Victoria workplace

Physical literacy promotes laughter, levity in the workplace and beyond

This physical literacy exercise is free for the public to try in Colwood’s Meadow Park. (Photo courtesy of Gordie Logan)
The current stretch of days with little to no precipitation has dried up green spaces around Greater Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Not record breaking, but 51 rainless days a hardship for Greater Victoria

The longest stretch without rain in region was 54 days in 2017

The current stretch of days with little to no precipitation has dried up green spaces around Greater Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
A two-space electric vehicle charging station opened on Store Street, between Johnson Street and Pandora Avenue, on April 30. More stations are planned to open in the region this summer. (City of Victoria/Twitter)

5 more fast chargers coming for EV drivers in Greater Victoria

Latest additions land in Victoria, Sidney, North Saanich

A two-space electric vehicle charging station opened on Store Street, between Johnson Street and Pandora Avenue, on April 30. More stations are planned to open in the region this summer. (City of Victoria/Twitter)
Greater Victoria is in for another bout of hot weather with daytime highs from 29 to 32 C between Wednesday (Aug. 11) and Saturday (Aug. 14). (Black Press Media file photo)

Weather statement issued for Greater Victoria ahead of heat wave

Daytime highs from 29 to 32 C expected from Aug. 11 to 14

Greater Victoria is in for another bout of hot weather with daytime highs from 29 to 32 C between Wednesday (Aug. 11) and Saturday (Aug. 14). (Black Press Media file photo)
Randy Enkin, president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Victoria, uses a sextant, a tool used to determine angles between the horizon and a celestial body such as a star. (Photo by Eva Bild)

Weather poised to present ideal Perseid meteor shower for viewers in Greater Victoria

Seek dark skies away from the city for best views, astronomer says

Randy Enkin, president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Victoria, uses a sextant, a tool used to determine angles between the horizon and a celestial body such as a star. (Photo by Eva Bild)
Passengers on two recent flights through the Victoria International Airport may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 exposures reported on two flights through Victoria

Passengers on flight to Edmonton July 27 and to flight Vancouver Aug. 5 affected

Passengers on two recent flights through the Victoria International Airport may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)
A map lays out the groundwork for the Nature Trails Society’s proposed trail and existing trails. (Map courtesy of Nature Trails Society)

Nature Trail Society seeks pathway connections through Greater Victoria

Proposal would connect Thetis Lake with two provincial parks

A map lays out the groundwork for the Nature Trails Society’s proposed trail and existing trails. (Map courtesy of Nature Trails Society)