Victoria

Dressed in drag in a show of support, Victoria officials raised the Pride flag at city hall on June 17. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

City of Victoria condemns threats against all-ages drag show

Mayor Lisa Helps says love always prevails over fear, hate and anger

Dressed in drag in a show of support, Victoria officials raised the Pride flag at city hall on June 17. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
A fire damaged or destroyed six vehicles parked in a carport at a James Bay apartment complex on June 16. (Courtesy VicPD)

Vehicles damaged in James Bay arson

No one injured after two fires set on Menzies Street in Victoria

A fire damaged or destroyed six vehicles parked in a carport at a James Bay apartment complex on June 16. (Courtesy VicPD)
Abkhazi Garden is hosting a concert fundraiser for the Canada Ukraine Foundation on June 18. (The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden/Facebook)
Abkhazi Garden is hosting a concert fundraiser for the Canada Ukraine Foundation on June 18. (The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden/Facebook)
A recommendation to increase the tipping fee for garbage left behind by cruise ships from $157 per tonne to $500 by 2024 was approved at the Capital Regional District committee level and must be ratified by the full CRD board. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD committee supports increase in cruise ship garbage disposal fee

Fee could go up to $500 per tonne from $157

A recommendation to increase the tipping fee for garbage left behind by cruise ships from $157 per tonne to $500 by 2024 was approved at the Capital Regional District committee level and must be ratified by the full CRD board. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are asking for information after the driver of a grey BMW sedan left the scene after hitting a pedestrian in Victoria on June 11. (Courtesy of VicPD)

VIDEO: Woman struck in Victoria crosswalk during early morning hit and run

Police release video looking for information on the driver of a grey BMW

Police are asking for information after the driver of a grey BMW sedan left the scene after hitting a pedestrian in Victoria on June 11. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Walmart Canada opened its newest location in Victoria after a First Nations blessing Thursday morning. (Courtesy Hillside Shopping Centre)

Walmart Canada opens newest location at Hillside Shopping Centre

New Victoria store will feature pharmacy, medical centre

Walmart Canada opened its newest location in Victoria after a First Nations blessing Thursday morning. (Courtesy Hillside Shopping Centre)
Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)

Victoria man surprised to learn he authored 1966 note in B.C. beach time capsule

Letter found 56 years later by Rathtrevor Beach tourists

Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)
Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)

Victoria family discovers 56-year-old message in bottle on Parksville beach

Buried treasure inadvertently dug out of 4-foot deep hole in sand

Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)
Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)

B.C. family discovers 56-year-old message in bottle on Vancouver Island beach

Buried treasure inadvertently dug out of 4-foot deep hole in sand

Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)
The Greater Victoria Public Library is hosting a one day only exhibition on the Sixties Scoop on Wednesday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria Public Library hosting one day only Sixties Scoop exhibition

Exhibition on display at Central Branch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Greater Victoria Public Library is hosting a one day only exhibition on the Sixties Scoop on Wednesday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
StoryPath, featuring pages of stories displayed at businesses across Victoria, celebrates writers aged 8 to 12 now through June 18. (Courtesy Story Studio)

Victoria businesses showcase stories page-by-page with StoryPath

Literary scavenger hunt shares storytelling of local youth

StoryPath, featuring pages of stories displayed at businesses across Victoria, celebrates writers aged 8 to 12 now through June 18. (Courtesy Story Studio)
CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell is seen along the dock at Canadian Coast Guard station in Victoria during the inaugural Coast Guard Day June 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Coast Guard marks 60 years with open house at Victoria station

The inaugural Coast Guard Day also welcomed CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell to west coast operations

CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell is seen along the dock at Canadian Coast Guard station in Victoria during the inaugural Coast Guard Day June 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Dancers will hit the floor at Victoria’s Norway House on June 11 for the lodge’s 75th-anniversary celebration. (Courtesy of Eidsvold Lodge)

Victoria’s Norway House celebrates 75 years of community service

Long-standing lodge promotes Norwegian, Scandanavian culture

Dancers will hit the floor at Victoria’s Norway House on June 11 for the lodge’s 75th-anniversary celebration. (Courtesy of Eidsvold Lodge)
VicPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a spitting assault, which has been under investigation since January. (Courtesy of VicPD)

VicPD seeks public help identifying suspect in spitting assault from January

Incident happened inside a James Bay business, where an employee was spat on

VicPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a spitting assault, which has been under investigation since January. (Courtesy of VicPD)
VicPD has released its annual community survey results on perception of safety, crime and policing in Victoria and Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)

People feel three times safer at night in downtown Victoria than they did in 2014

VicPD survey respondents’ top police priorities not actually crimes

VicPD has released its annual community survey results on perception of safety, crime and policing in Victoria and Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)
The James Bay Athletic Association and Vancouver Rowing Club rugby teams battle it out in a line-out during a match for the Ferguson Cup at MacDonald Park in Victoria. The association will be hosting its first-ever Spot Prawn and Fiddle Fest June 12 at the park. (Black Press Media File Photo)

1st ever Spot Prawn and Fiddle Fest coming to James Bay

The free event running June 12 will feature food, music, and rugby demos

The James Bay Athletic Association and Vancouver Rowing Club rugby teams battle it out in a line-out during a match for the Ferguson Cup at MacDonald Park in Victoria. The association will be hosting its first-ever Spot Prawn and Fiddle Fest June 12 at the park. (Black Press Media File Photo)
92-year-old William Killam has been found safe. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: 92-year-old William Killam found safe

The missing man was the subject of a Tuesday night missing person alert

92-year-old William Killam has been found safe. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police said Thursday (June 9) that missing 25-year-old Abigayle Singh had been located. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Abigayle Singh found safe

25-year-old was the subject of multiple missing person alerts

Victoria police said Thursday (June 9) that missing 25-year-old Abigayle Singh had been located. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
Fireworks, performances and other multicultural festivities will return for Victoria’s first in-person Canada Day event in three years. (Courtesy of the City of Vicotria)

Victoria Canada Day back with multicultural performances, activities and food

A canoe protocol with local First Nations, fireworks, street market among July 1 events

Fireworks, performances and other multicultural festivities will return for Victoria’s first in-person Canada Day event in three years. (Courtesy of the City of Vicotria)
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