Victoria

Economist and University of Victoria postdoctorate fellow Kevin Andrew was one of three authors of a study into green stimulus among G20 countries. He’s pictured here at a climate change conference in Glasgow. (Courtesy of Kevin Andrew)

Canada a G20 leader in green pandemic recovery initiatives, UVic study finds

Still roadblocks ahead on hitting emission goals find University of Victoria researchers

Economist and University of Victoria postdoctorate fellow Kevin Andrew was one of three authors of a study into green stimulus among G20 countries. He’s pictured here at a climate change conference in Glasgow. (Courtesy of Kevin Andrew)
A rendering of a 137-unit rental building approved for the corner of the Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)

Victoria approves 137-unit rental building bound for James Bay

Current tenants given right to return at 20 per cent below market rent

A rendering of a 137-unit rental building approved for the corner of the Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)
Victoria has adopted its 2022 tax rates. (Back Press Media file photo)

City of Victoria cements 3.89 tax increase for 2022

Average residential property to pay $105 more this year

Victoria has adopted its 2022 tax rates. (Back Press Media file photo)
Condo prices in Greater Victoria have risen in the first quarter of 2022. Construction is pictured in downtown Victoria in May 2022. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Greater Victoria condo prices rising to start 2022: StatsCan

Selling prices have jumped 1.3 per cent since late 2021

Condo prices in Greater Victoria have risen in the first quarter of 2022. Construction is pictured in downtown Victoria in May 2022. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Lawyers on opposing sides of a civil suit against the SD61 board had differing views of legislative authority and whether that could allow school board trustees to suspend their fellow elected officials. (Black Press Media file photo)
Lawyers on opposing sides of a civil suit against the SD61 board had differing views of legislative authority and whether that could allow school board trustees to suspend their fellow elected officials. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is experiencing labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in delayed or cancelled bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit riders in Greater Victoria to be hit hard by Thursday cancellations

Dozens of May 5 trips, especially on University of Victoria routes, not operating

BC Transit is experiencing labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in delayed or cancelled bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)
A bike trailer like this has been found after it was taken in Victoria on May 3. (@hostilebear/Twitter)
A bike trailer like this has been found after it was taken in Victoria on May 3. (@hostilebear/Twitter)
Victoria police are seeking these two potential witnesses of an April 20 arson. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are seeking these two potential witnesses of an April 20 arson. (Courtesy of VicPD)
From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Pickleball’s growth raises a racket in Victoria, amid bans over noise complaints

“The noise is people having fun,” says Victoria Regional Pickleball Association president

From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Beach-goers are asked to use caution and keep a distance from a moulting seal at Gonzales Beach. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria beach-goers asked to stay away from moulting seal

Animal undergoing the month-long natural process at Gonzales Beach

Beach-goers are asked to use caution and keep a distance from a moulting seal at Gonzales Beach. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Baere Bikes co-founder Nicholas Jensen with one of his company’s electric cargo bikes on Oak Bay Avenue. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria cargo e-bike company ready to change how families get around town

Jensen brothers’ Baere Bikes inspired by cycling-loving, former Oak Bay mayor dad

Baere Bikes co-founder Nicholas Jensen with one of his company’s electric cargo bikes on Oak Bay Avenue. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Victoria property owners could soon be paying more to apply to build a garden suite in their yard. (Photo courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria could raise its garden suite fees as it looks to update design guidelines

Proposal to increase base application fee to $2,000 supported at committee

Victoria property owners could soon be paying more to apply to build a garden suite in their yard. (Photo courtesy of City of Victoria)
Members of the Oaklands Community Garden do some planting during the recent grand opening event. (Courtesy of Oaklands Community Association)

PHOTOS: Oaklands community gets growing with new garden plots in Victoria

Food security, community spirit celebrated at grand opening this month

Members of the Oaklands Community Garden do some planting during the recent grand opening event. (Courtesy of Oaklands Community Association)
Dog owners in Victoria will have to wait before they get more off-leash options. Pictured is Sienna the dog enjoying an afternoon at the off-leash area along Dallas Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

2022 off-leash dog park investigations on hold as Victoria reverses course

Potential pilots now included in original strategy to study leash-optional spots in 2023

Dog owners in Victoria will have to wait before they get more off-leash options. Pictured is Sienna the dog enjoying an afternoon at the off-leash area along Dallas Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria will create a bylaw aiming to reduce the amount of single-use plastics being used in the city. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Cup fee eyed as coming Victoria bylaw will look to reduce single-use plastics

Bylaw expected to make businesses only give out plastic items upon request, use reusable dishware

Victoria will create a bylaw aiming to reduce the amount of single-use plastics being used in the city. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Fundraiser started for Ukrainian pastor’s family after house fire suspected of arson

Members of Victoria-based family injured escaping from early morning fire

A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
An appeal over police funding in Greater Victoria has gone to the province. The Township of Esquimalt rejected funding requests from the Victoria Police Department as council felt it was paying too much for services that were being directed downtown for incidents such as this Johnson Street bridge demonstration, and not in the township itself. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police board files provincial appeal after Esquimalt funding rejection

Victoria council puts money in reserves after Vancouver loses similar appeal

An appeal over police funding in Greater Victoria has gone to the province. The Township of Esquimalt rejected funding requests from the Victoria Police Department as council felt it was paying too much for services that were being directed downtown for incidents such as this Johnson Street bridge demonstration, and not in the township itself. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow will not seek re-election in the fall of 2022. (File contributed/City of Victoria)

Victoria Coun. Sharmarke Dubow not running for re-election

First-term councillor proud of equity, affordable housing, welcoming city actions

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow will not seek re-election in the fall of 2022. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
Victoria has passed what some are calling an unprecedented affordable housing policy. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Victoria adopts ‘historic’ affordable housing process

Policy allows certain projects to bypass council, looks to spur housing creation

Victoria has passed what some are calling an unprecedented affordable housing policy. (Black Press Media file photo)
A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria Monday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria Monday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)