Victoria

Destination Greater Victoria has used Stats Canada data to confirm Victoria as the Canadian city with the most restaurants, eateries, pubs and bars per capita. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria leads Canadian cities in restaurants, pubs, bars per capita

Victoria’s 4.6 hospitality businesses per 1,000 residents tops Vancouver, Niagara Falls: Stats Can

 

The Victoria Pioneer Rifle Corps. Opening Aug. 14 at the Royal BC Museum, Hope Meets Action: Echoes Through the Black Continuum highlights the contributions of Black leaders whose actions echo across the centuries. Photo courtesy BC Archives

New Royal BC Museum pocket gallery exhibition reclaims BC Black history

At a time when many British Columbians are already re-examining the province’s…

  • Aug 4, 2021

 

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim. (Submitted photo)

Black Press photojournalist Arnold Lim reports from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Podcast: Chat includes things to do while quarantining and Lim’s movie ‘All-in Madonna’

 

The Royal B.C. Museum’s IMAX theatre is set to reopen Sept. 3, having been closed since November 2020 due to COVID-19. (RBCM/Facebook)
The Royal B.C. Museum’s IMAX theatre is set to reopen Sept. 3, having been closed since November 2020 due to COVID-19. (RBCM/Facebook)
Victoria police are seeking witnesses and information as they investigate two suspicious dumpster fires found in Victoria early July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dumpster fire witnesses sought by Victoria police

Two suspicious dumpster fires found early Friday morning

Victoria police are seeking witnesses and information as they investigate two suspicious dumpster fires found in Victoria early July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Downtown Victoria Business Association executive director Jeff Bray discusses his association’s third annual report, outlining the resiliency of downtown businesses throughout the pandemic. (Kiernan Green/New Staff)

Downtown Victoria reps surprised by business resiliency during pandemic

Loss of businesses modest, report shows, growth of new retail spaces continues

Downtown Victoria Business Association executive director Jeff Bray discusses his association’s third annual report, outlining the resiliency of downtown businesses throughout the pandemic. (Kiernan Green/New Staff)
QThreadz co-founder Mady Harber runs a pop-up shop of their normally online upcycled, gender-inclusive clothing store in Royal Athletic Park. (Courtesy of Mady Harber)
QThreadz co-founder Mady Harber runs a pop-up shop of their normally online upcycled, gender-inclusive clothing store in Royal Athletic Park. (Courtesy of Mady Harber)
Victoria Literacy Connection is asking Greater Victorians to read for a cause this August and gather pledges from friends and family for every 100 pages read. Donations will support free literacy programs for children, youth and adults in the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Reading fundraiser challenges Greater Victorians to pick up a book

Readers encouraged to obtain pledges for every 100 pages read in August

Victoria Literacy Connection is asking Greater Victorians to read for a cause this August and gather pledges from friends and family for every 100 pages read. Donations will support free literacy programs for children, youth and adults in the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
Demonstrators supporting old-growth logging blockades in the Fairy Creek area said a man with them was struck by a vehicle on Blanshard Street, outside the provincial courthouse on July 21. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

UPDATE: No arrests made after man hit by vehicle on street outside Victoria courthouse

Incident occurred just after 6 p.m. Wednesday following old growth logging demonstration

Demonstrators supporting old-growth logging blockades in the Fairy Creek area said a man with them was struck by a vehicle on Blanshard Street, outside the provincial courthouse on July 21. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Left, Harold Mortimer Lamb, Emily Carr in her studio, c.1939 (1980.087.003). Right, Emily Carr, Totem Walk at Sitka, 1907 (1994.055.004)

New Art Gallery of Greater Victoria exhibition explores work of Emily Carr

Seeing and Being Seen continues through July 2022

Left, Harold Mortimer Lamb, Emily Carr in her studio, c.1939 (1980.087.003). Right, Emily Carr, Totem Walk at Sitka, 1907 (1994.055.004)
A common wall lizard captured on a Victoria street. July 15, 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Invasive lizard population spreads across Vancouver Island

Even record-breaking heat didn’t diminish European wall lizard population

A common wall lizard captured on a Victoria street. July 15, 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Legendary Sikh Riders started their cross-Canada tour, to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in Victoria on July 17. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

PHOTOS: Sikh motorcycle group starts cross-Canada charity tour in Victoria

The Legendary Sikh Riders are raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Legendary Sikh Riders started their cross-Canada tour, to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in Victoria on July 17. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
Danielle (left) and Eijo Toyonaga are a husband and wife team who create art on the causeway. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Danielle (left) and Eijo Toyonaga are a husband and wife team who create art on the causeway. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Ocean Cleanup project’s latest iteration of plastic-collecting technology, the System 002, will leave Victoria and heads to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Ocean Cleanup/Twitter)

Ocean plastic-trapping ‘artificial coastline’ to depart from Victoria

The Ocean Cleanup’s project is heading to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup project’s latest iteration of plastic-collecting technology, the System 002, will leave Victoria and heads to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Ocean Cleanup/Twitter)
Federal Minister of Transportation Omar Alghabra announces the resumption of international cruise ships in Canadian waters for Nov. 1 2021. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Federal government announces return of Canadian cruise ship industry

Prohibition of cruise ships in Canadian waters to end Nov. 1 if operators comply with health requirements

Federal Minister of Transportation Omar Alghabra announces the resumption of international cruise ships in Canadian waters for Nov. 1 2021. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A high-profile property currently home to a parking lot in James Bay just off Victoria harbour has been purchased for potential use for a mixed-use development. (Courtesy of Mike Geric Construction)

Victoria company hopes to create paradise out of James Bay parking lot

Mike Geric Construction eyes mixed-use project for one of last undeveloped sites in neighbourhood

A high-profile property currently home to a parking lot in James Bay just off Victoria harbour has been purchased for potential use for a mixed-use development. (Courtesy of Mike Geric Construction)
Victoria police are asking for help identifying a 60-year-old woman suspected of stealing multiple items from a romance shop in the 2000-block of Douglas Street July 8. (Courtesy VicPD)

Suspected romance shop thief sought by Victoria police

Suspect described as an approximately 60-year-old Caucasian woman

Victoria police are asking for help identifying a 60-year-old woman suspected of stealing multiple items from a romance shop in the 2000-block of Douglas Street July 8. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police arrested a man July 10 after he chased after a vehicle brandishing a knife. (Courtesy VicPD)

Man arrested after chasing Victoria police vehicle with knife

Man was subject of release conditions prohibiting him from possessing weapons

Victoria police arrested a man July 10 after he chased after a vehicle brandishing a knife. (Courtesy VicPD)
The pandemic-sprung patios on the 1300-block of Gladstone Avenue will serve as a pilot program as the city explores the idea of permanently allowing the street- and sidewalk-dining spaces in Victoria. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

Permanent street-patio pilot in Fernwood gets go-ahead from Victoria

Staff will look into permanently allowing pandemic-sprung patios

The pandemic-sprung patios on the 1300-block of Gladstone Avenue will serve as a pilot program as the city explores the idea of permanently allowing the street- and sidewalk-dining spaces in Victoria. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)
After speaking in the Cowichan Valley on Thursday, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh continues his cross-Canada tour with a stop in Victoria Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATE: Jagmeet Singh criticizes Trudeau, possible early election in Victoria appearance

Federal NDP leader highlighted his party pressuring the government to strengthen pandemic supports

After speaking in the Cowichan Valley on Thursday, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh continues his cross-Canada tour with a stop in Victoria Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)