Victoria

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)
The Friends of Bowker Creek Society and Tune Your Ride host three Creekside Concerts this summer featuring bicycle-powered live music and poetry. (Tune Your Ride/YouTube)

Bicycle-powered entertainment returns to trio of Greater Victoria creekside parks

Free family-friendly events open with a Lekwungen welcome and feature arts and crafts for kids

The Friends of Bowker Creek Society and Tune Your Ride host three Creekside Concerts this summer featuring bicycle-powered live music and poetry. (Tune Your Ride/YouTube)
Dancers with the Luna Ukrainian Ensemble put on a colourful floral performance at Folktoria on Saturday (June 4) in Centennial Square. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Folktoria brings multicultural experience to downtown Victoria

Free festival in person for first time in 3 years, continues Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dancers with the Luna Ukrainian Ensemble put on a colourful floral performance at Folktoria on Saturday (June 4) in Centennial Square. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Point Ellice House heritage gardens and exhibit will be reopened to the public as of May 22. (Facebook/ Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens)

Victoria historian awarded for retelling of Point Ellice House’s history

Kelly Black highlights former house owner Peter O’Reilly’s 18 years as Indian Reserve commissioner

Point Ellice House heritage gardens and exhibit will be reopened to the public as of May 22. (Facebook/ Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens)
Munro’s Books is hosting its first in-store book launch since the pandemic June 11 with Ordinary Monsters by local author J. M. Miro, also known as Steven Price. (Courtesy of Munro’s Books)

Victoria book store hosting book launch June 11

The launch of Ordinary Monsters marks the first in-store event since the pandemic started

Munro’s Books is hosting its first in-store book launch since the pandemic June 11 with Ordinary Monsters by local author J. M. Miro, also known as Steven Price. (Courtesy of Munro’s Books)
The yellow zones currently only allow for single-family dwellings. The missing middle initiative looks to change that. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Coming Victoria motion looks to reverse missing middle timeline delays

Housing minister, advocate voice how the housing initiative is needed

The yellow zones currently only allow for single-family dwellings. The missing middle initiative looks to change that. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
The city has added 12 new electric vehicle chargers in the View Street parkade. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

12 more electric vehicle chargers open at Victoria’s View Street parkade

All will be Level 2 chargers, one will be an accessible stall

The city has added 12 new electric vehicle chargers in the View Street parkade. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)
Cyclists can ride the bus for free during Go By Bike Week, which runs from May 30 to June 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cyclists can ride the bus for free during Go By Bike Week, which runs from May 30 to June 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kathleen Radu, Moms Stop the Harm member, with her late son Morgan Goodridge, who died from carfentanyl poisoning in 2020. (Courtesy of Kathleen Radu)

‘A pit in our stomach’: Victoria moms say threshold of decriminalized drug possession too little

Moms Stop the Harm said all personal use possession needs to be decriminalized

Kathleen Radu, Moms Stop the Harm member, with her late son Morgan Goodridge, who died from carfentanyl poisoning in 2020. (Courtesy of Kathleen Radu)
Staff at the Starbucks at Douglas and Alpha streets in Victoria have called out their company over denied wage increases and other benefits. (Google Street View)

Victoria Starbucks claims its workers denied wage increases over unionization

Douglas Street coffee shop said company went back on its word

Staff at the Starbucks at Douglas and Alpha streets in Victoria have called out their company over denied wage increases and other benefits. (Google Street View)
Victoria has been found to be one of the world’s top remote work vacation spots. Flowers believed to be California poppies bloom on the waterfront below Dallas Road near Clover Point on a sunny weekend day in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria deemed a world-leading ‘workation’ destination: report

B.C.’s capital ranked sixth out of more than 100 global cities

Victoria has been found to be one of the world’s top remote work vacation spots. Flowers believed to be California poppies bloom on the waterfront below Dallas Road near Clover Point on a sunny weekend day in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria is in the process of implementing accessible parking standards. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria looks at increasing the amount of accessible parking new developments must provide

City has presented its draft policy after provincial requirements dropped in 2018

Victoria is in the process of implementing accessible parking standards. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victora police arrested a break-in suspect in a Belleville Street parkade on Thursday (May 26). As officers searched the parkade, the suspect thrust a pry bar at an officer, cutting his hand. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria cop struck with pry bar in parkade; man faces assault, theft-related charges

Arrested man was found in possession of stolen goods, break-in tools

Victora police arrested a break-in suspect in a Belleville Street parkade on Thursday (May 26). As officers searched the parkade, the suspect thrust a pry bar at an officer, cutting his hand. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria’s proposed missing middle strategy aims to rezone the city’s lowest density areas to allow for corner townhomes and houseplexes, along with infill builds on properties with unprotected, but heritage-worthy homes. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria’s missing middle strategy faces process pushback

More consultation, potential costs added to the housing proposal’s timeline

Victoria’s proposed missing middle strategy aims to rezone the city’s lowest density areas to allow for corner townhomes and houseplexes, along with infill builds on properties with unprotected, but heritage-worthy homes. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
Ashley Howe, executive director of SUPPLY Victoria, and the North Park Neighbourhood Association host a family friendly crafting celebration at the Vancouver Street plaza this Saturday (May 28). (Courtesy SUPPLY Victoria)

Victoria’s free arts supply centre hosting wrapup crafting party May 28

SUPPLY Victoria to pop up in larger location at 750 Fairfield Rd. this summer

Ashley Howe, executive director of SUPPLY Victoria, and the North Park Neighbourhood Association host a family friendly crafting celebration at the Vancouver Street plaza this Saturday (May 28). (Courtesy SUPPLY Victoria)
A rendering of a rejected proposal for a 19-storey, 266-unit rental building on View Street in Victoria. (Courtesy of Nelson Investments)

19-storey rental tower rejected by Victoria over design issues, shadow impacts

Height plagues proposal despite multiple revisions since 2017

A rendering of a rejected proposal for a 19-storey, 266-unit rental building on View Street in Victoria. (Courtesy of Nelson Investments)
A photo from the City of Victoria Archives shows the destruction caused on May 26, 1896, after the Point Ellice Bridge collapsed with a streetcar on it. (City of Victoria Archives M07434)

Looking Back: 126 years since 55 killed in catastrophic Victoria bridge collapse

On the afternoon of May 26, 1896, the mid-span of the Point Ellice Bridge collapsed

A photo from the City of Victoria Archives shows the destruction caused on May 26, 1896, after the Point Ellice Bridge collapsed with a streetcar on it. (City of Victoria Archives M07434)
A rendering of a proposed 19-storey, 266-unit rental building on View Street in Victoria. (Courtesy of Nelson Investments)

Victoria staff not happy with design of 19-storey apartment building proposal

Plan would require height variances, staff recommend rejecting project

A rendering of a proposed 19-storey, 266-unit rental building on View Street in Victoria. (Courtesy of Nelson Investments)
Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

B.C.’s first electric transit bus expected to arrive in Greater Victoria this fall

BC Transit announces 10 more electric buses for Capital Region coming in 2023

Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
The zones in purple outline areas the Greater Victoria School District said its international students can’t attend on Friday and Saturday nights after 5 p.m. (Courtesy of the Greater Victoria School District)

International students told not to enter downtown Greater Victoria amid youth crime concerns

SD61 cited recent incidents downtown in since-reversed letter banning the students

The zones in purple outline areas the Greater Victoria School District said its international students can’t attend on Friday and Saturday nights after 5 p.m. (Courtesy of the Greater Victoria School District)
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