Victoria

The Victoria Clipper approaches its berth in the Inner Harbour after sailing from Seattle on Friday, April 15, for the first time since the fall of 2021 and for what is hoped to be the return of normal crossings, which were disrupted for two years by pandemic border restrictions. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Demand strong as Victoria Clipper brings first passengers from Seattle in months

Ferry line hopes staffing woes will soon be resolved to accommodate surging demand

The Victoria Clipper approaches its berth in the Inner Harbour after sailing from Seattle on Friday, April 15, for the first time since the fall of 2021 and for what is hoped to be the return of normal crossings, which were disrupted for two years by pandemic border restrictions. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A reenactment by B.C. Emergency Health Services shows paramedics attending an overdose. The City of Victoria is asking the provincial and federal governments to take more action to help prevent toxic drug deaths. (Courtesy of BCEHS)

City of Victoria marks opioid emergency anniversary with call for more action

Mayor Lisa Helps asks province, feds to give people ‘a chance for recovery’

A reenactment by B.C. Emergency Health Services shows paramedics attending an overdose. The City of Victoria is asking the provincial and federal governments to take more action to help prevent toxic drug deaths. (Courtesy of BCEHS)
An aerial view over downtown Victoria showing Royal Athletic Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Study into off-leash pilot at Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park approved

Residents push RAP proposal, councillor says land beyond ball diamond underused

An aerial view over downtown Victoria showing Royal Athletic Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
The map shows properties owned by affordable housing providers. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Public hearing on Thursday to cover Victoria’s streamlined affordable housing plan

Proposal to maximize building densities, delegate certain project approvals

The map shows properties owned by affordable housing providers. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with members of the City of Victoria Youth Council on April 11. (Photo courtesy of Adam Scotti)

Greater Victoria high schoolers make youth voices heard in meeting with Trudeau

Youth Council members emphasize need to act on climate change to prime minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with members of the City of Victoria Youth Council on April 11. (Photo courtesy of Adam Scotti)
Victoria-based advanced care paramedic Melissa Sims is part of a group of B.C. paramedics fundraising to buy at least one ambulance filled with supplies to donate to medical volunteers on the frontline of the war in Ukraine. (Photo Courtesy of Melissa Sims)

B.C. paramedics hoping to double down on donation with two ambulances for Ukraine

Victoria-based paramedics flying to Poland Sunday to purchase ambulance, supplies

Victoria-based advanced care paramedic Melissa Sims is part of a group of B.C. paramedics fundraising to buy at least one ambulance filled with supplies to donate to medical volunteers on the frontline of the war in Ukraine. (Photo Courtesy of Melissa Sims)
Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)

Cirque du Soleil returns to Victoria this spring with OVO

Seven performances will transform Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in June

Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted his government’s electric vehicle moves during an appearance at Royal Roads University in Colwood on April 11. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Prime minister rolls into Greater Victoria to boost Liberal electric vehicle moves

Trudeau advanced EV sales mandates, faced questions on where electricity will come from

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted his government’s electric vehicle moves during an appearance at Royal Roads University in Colwood on April 11. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Daniel Lapp directs the Joy of Life choir, which plays a key role in the return of the Joy of Life concert to the Alix Goolden Performance Hall on April 16. (Mark Nicol/courtesy Victoria Conservatory of Music)

COMING UP: Live music, theatre and more make April notable in Victoria

From spoken word to live jazz, Joy of Life to UNOFest, patrons have options

Daniel Lapp directs the Joy of Life choir, which plays a key role in the return of the Joy of Life concert to the Alix Goolden Performance Hall on April 16. (Mark Nicol/courtesy Victoria Conservatory of Music)
Residents picked up seedlings, soil and other materials as part of the Get Growing, Victoria! program in the Fernwood neighbourhood in a previous spring. The materials will be available to eligible individuals and families starting April 21. (Photo courtesy of Aly Sibley Photography/City of Victoria)

Free mulch, compost program targets underserved Victoria communities

Gardening materials will be available in neighbourhoods all over the city this month

Residents picked up seedlings, soil and other materials as part of the Get Growing, Victoria! program in the Fernwood neighbourhood in a previous spring. The materials will be available to eligible individuals and families starting April 21. (Photo courtesy of Aly Sibley Photography/City of Victoria)
Helen Edwards and Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats managing partner, at the Edwards Family Training Centre in Victoria on April 7. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Indoor training facility hailed as ‘gamechanger’ for Victoria baseball

Centre aims to develop skills of young players year-round

Helen Edwards and Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats managing partner, at the Edwards Family Training Centre in Victoria on April 7. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Ian Indridson was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: Search for Ian Indridson continues three months after he was last seen

He’s described as Caucasian, 5’11”, with a slim build and short brown salt and pepper hair

Ian Indridson was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria is once again calling for provincial action toward regional policing for the Greater Victoria core. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria calls on province to act on regional policing before amalgamation study

Council reiterates its support for new model ahead of Police Act review wrapup

Victoria is once again calling for provincial action toward regional policing for the Greater Victoria core. (Black Press Media file photo)
The province has extended its pandemic patio program until next spring. The patios in the 1300-block of Gladstone Avenue serve as a pilot program as Victoria explores permanently allowing street and sidewalk dining spaces. (Courtesy Build Back Victoria)

B.C. extends pandemic patio program until next spring as summer season looms

Victoria mayor applauds the move as many still easing out of COVID-19 life

The province has extended its pandemic patio program until next spring. The patios in the 1300-block of Gladstone Avenue serve as a pilot program as Victoria explores permanently allowing street and sidewalk dining spaces. (Courtesy Build Back Victoria)
Christopher Gaudet was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Man wanted Canada-wide arrested in Victoria on April 8

Christopher Gaudet was wanted after his statutory release was suspended

Christopher Gaudet was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
A test of Google Maps’ new ‘eco-friendly routing’ feature in Victoria. (Google Maps)

Greater Victoria drivers can now find most fuel-efficient route on Google Maps

Web company’s ‘eco-friendly routing’ feature recently launched in Canada

A test of Google Maps’ new ‘eco-friendly routing’ feature in Victoria. (Google Maps)
London Drugs’ Harris Green Village location is heading into the future with ROLL-E, a robot that will deliver curbside orders to waiting customers. (Courtesy of London Drugs)

Victoria London Drugs location adding robot to delivery staff

ROLL-E will help deliver curbside orders to waiting customers

London Drugs’ Harris Green Village location is heading into the future with ROLL-E, a robot that will deliver curbside orders to waiting customers. (Courtesy of London Drugs)
Ryan Malcolm, a director with Victoria Beer Society, speaks at the Victoria Beer Week’s April 1 kickoff event, at the Powerhouse (2110 Store St.) in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria Beer Week returns with Friday untapping

Plenty of events set for suds-centred April 1 to 9 festivities

Ryan Malcolm, a director with Victoria Beer Society, speaks at the Victoria Beer Week’s April 1 kickoff event, at the Powerhouse (2110 Store St.) in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Pacific FC CEO Rob Friend (middle) speaks at a season kickoff event. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Pacific FC already looking to the future after Canadian Premier League title

The Langford-based team held a season kickoff event Thursday

Pacific FC CEO Rob Friend (middle) speaks at a season kickoff event. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The Victoria Pride parade returns to city streets with a new route on June 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Pride Society refocuses festival on 2SLGBTQIA+ community

Popular parade returns as part of Victoria Pride Festival June 24 to July 2

The Victoria Pride parade returns to city streets with a new route on June 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
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