Victoria

An onlooker stands at the foot of the B.C. legislature steps, where numerous shoes, stuffed animals and candles paid homage to 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found buried at the site of a residential school in Kamloops. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

B.C. Legislative Assembly apologizes for removing memorial for the unmarked 215

Shoes, stuffies, candles taken from legislative steps after vigil for children in unmarked graves

An onlooker stands at the foot of the B.C. legislature steps, where numerous shoes, stuffed animals and candles paid homage to 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found buried at the site of a residential school in Kamloops. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
A FedEx van was damaged in a fire that closed St. Charles Street between Shasta and Bywood places. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A FedEx van was damaged in a fire that closed St. Charles Street between Shasta and Bywood places. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A motion heading to Victoria council’s committee-of-the-whole this Thursday (June 3) aims to prohibit sheltering in Beacon Hill Park for two years. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria council to consider two-year camping ban in Beacon Hill Park

Motion on June 3 agenda calls for park rehabilitation period in wake of intensive camping

A motion heading to Victoria council’s committee-of-the-whole this Thursday (June 3) aims to prohibit sheltering in Beacon Hill Park for two years. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria has fallen in its national ranking by millennials among best places to live, according to research done by Point2. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria falls six positions to eighth in millennials’ ranking of city centres

Healthcare, life satisfaction saw monumental backslides in the past four years: Point2

Victoria has fallen in its national ranking by millennials among best places to live, according to research done by Point2. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Luke Hengen with Logan, his diabetes alert dog, under his right arm. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hengen)

‘Perfect pairing’: Former B.C. man’s diabetic alert dog helps him get back to life

Luke Hengen’s confidence, sense of adventure restored by service dog Logan

Luke Hengen with Logan, his diabetes alert dog, under his right arm. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hengen)
Luke Hengen with Logan, his diabetes alert dog, under his right arm. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hengen)

‘Perfect pairing’: Former Victoria man’s diabetic alert dog helps him get back to life

Luke Hengen’s confidence, sense of adventure restored by service dog Logan

Luke Hengen with Logan, his diabetes alert dog, under his right arm. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hengen)
LETTER SIG

LETTER: Use of herbicide raises concern

We live in the Sandpiper condo on Country Road. On May 15,…

  • May 26, 2021
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The Pacific Peoples’ Partnership’s Paddle 4 Pacific campaign encourages participants to kayak, paddle board and canoe from May 31 to June 19 to mark World Oceans Day (June 8), and help the charity raise $25,000 and awareness for its programs here and abroad. (Photo courtesy of Pacific Peoples’ Partnership)

Kayak, paddleboard, canoe around Greater Victoria during Oceans Day fundraiser

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership campaign supports Indigenous programs here and abroad

The Pacific Peoples’ Partnership’s Paddle 4 Pacific campaign encourages participants to kayak, paddle board and canoe from May 31 to June 19 to mark World Oceans Day (June 8), and help the charity raise $25,000 and awareness for its programs here and abroad. (Photo courtesy of Pacific Peoples’ Partnership)
Pictured in this 2019 photo is Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria (left); Mark Lovick, RBC regional vice president for south Vancouver Island; Hazel Braithwaite, director, donor and partner relations United Way; and Al Hasham, community campaign cabinet chair, United Way, pose after Lovick won the prestigious Chair’s Award of Distinction. (Photo courtesy of United Way Greater Victoria)

Greater Victoria donors raised $6.2 million for United Way over the past year

The United Way of Greater Victoria also released its Spirit Award winners

Pictured in this 2019 photo is Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria (left); Mark Lovick, RBC regional vice president for south Vancouver Island; Hazel Braithwaite, director, donor and partner relations United Way; and Al Hasham, community campaign cabinet chair, United Way, pose after Lovick won the prestigious Chair’s Award of Distinction. (Photo courtesy of United Way Greater Victoria)
Tasha Diamant chained herself to the statue of Captain Cook in the Victoria Harbour in protest of the logging on southern Vancouver Island despite vehement protests. (Contributed/Colin Smith Takes Pics)
Tasha Diamant chained herself to the statue of Captain Cook in the Victoria Harbour in protest of the logging on southern Vancouver Island despite vehement protests. (Contributed/Colin Smith Takes Pics)
Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. (rickcollinsphotography.com)

DOWNTOWN DISCUSSION: Time has come for complex care mental health facility in Victoria

Jeff Bray Downtown Victoria Business Association A few weeks ago, Julian Daly,…

  • May 23, 2021
Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. (rickcollinsphotography.com)
Jimmy Lapointe is the owner of Victoria’s only mobile barbershop, Barbers and Bastards. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria mobile barber brings fresh charisma to industry

Veteran barber Jimmy Lapointe has given haircuts out of his van for the past year

Jimmy Lapointe is the owner of Victoria’s only mobile barbershop, Barbers and Bastards. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A driver was in this sticky situation on Friday evening after driving down the Wharf Street bike lane. (Photo courtesy of VicPD’s traffic unit/ Twitter)
A driver was in this sticky situation on Friday evening after driving down the Wharf Street bike lane. (Photo courtesy of VicPD’s traffic unit/ Twitter)
Lena Rousseau presents a legislative building staffer with a letter intended for John Horgan concerning Fairy Creek. (Kiernan Green / Victoria News Staff)

Logging protesters rally through Victoria to B.C. legislature

Protests across Vancouver Island show solidarity of those arrested at logging blockades

Lena Rousseau presents a legislative building staffer with a letter intended for John Horgan concerning Fairy Creek. (Kiernan Green / Victoria News Staff)
Demonstrators called on Canada to stop military exports to Israel at the the B.C. legislature on May 20. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

PHOTOS: Hundreds attend Palestinian solidarity demonstration at legislature in Victoria

Speakers and supporters called on Canada to end military exports to Israel

  • May 20, 2021
Demonstrators called on Canada to stop military exports to Israel at the the B.C. legislature on May 20. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)

84-million-year-old turtle fossil being studied at Royal B.C. Museum

Discovery made by fossil hunter in Courtenay in January

Russ Ball (left) and another team member work to extract an ancient turtle fossil from along the Puntledge River in January 2021. (Credit: Derek Larson)
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Oaklands Elementary School with potential exposure dates of May 10 and 11. (Google Streetview)
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Oaklands Elementary School with potential exposure dates of May 10 and 11. (Google Streetview)
The entrance to one of the tiny homes in Victoria’s Tiny Home Village. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria Tiny Home Village resident evicted for lighting small fire

No damage or injuries, but zero-tolerance rule stands

The entrance to one of the tiny homes in Victoria’s Tiny Home Village. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Discarded construction materials make up nearly 40 per cent of all materials sent to the landfill from sources in the city of Victoria. (Zero Waste Victoria)

Victoria looks to curb construction waste

Victoria wants to see buildings deconstructed instead of demolished

Discarded construction materials make up nearly 40 per cent of all materials sent to the landfill from sources in the city of Victoria. (Zero Waste Victoria)
The City of Victoria hopes to improve its cultural spaces this year and it wants non-profits to help. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Grants up to $125,000 open to Victoria non-profit arts and cultural organizations

Victoria Cultural Infrastructure Grant applications close at the end of May

The City of Victoria hopes to improve its cultural spaces this year and it wants non-profits to help. (Black Press Media File Photo)