Andrea Peacock

An aerial view over Victoria looking over the Bay Street bridge

Victoria waterfront development under more scrutiny

The city will keep the Gorge Waterway Initiative informed about rezoning and development applications along the waterfront.

An aerial view over Victoria looking over the Bay Street bridge
Murray Rankin

Victoria teacher gets national recognition

Glenlyon Norfolk School teacher Margaret McCullough received a national award of excellence for teaching.

Murray Rankin
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria's partnership with Early Entrepreneurs will provide needed funding for various mentoring programs and activities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters supports Early Entrepreneurs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria has partnered with an organization that teaches children about financial literacy.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria's partnership with Early Entrepreneurs will provide needed funding for various mentoring programs and activities.

More focus needed on home care for dementia patients, say advocates

A new $70-million residential care facility will be opening in Victoria as a replacement for facilities expected to shut down.

Health officials battle early arrival of flu

Reports of illness came earlier than usual this season.

Victoria mayor eyes increased economic prosperity for city in 2015

Two of the main projects she wants on track in 2015 are the Johnson Street bridge and a sewage treatment plan.

VicPD now sole respondent in human rights complaint

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal dropped former police chief Jamie Graham and Insp. Jamie Pearce from a complaint filed by Cst. David Bratzer.

Parent conference focuses on school wellness and emotional development

The annual Vancouver Island Parent Conference takes place on Feb. 7, 2015.

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Christians and Muslims join together to spread holiday cheer to the homeless

Homeless Partners Christmas Wish project provides gifts for the homeless every year. This year, multiple faiths have come together to help.

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Lisa Ellis

Artemis Place Society a refuge for young mothers

Artemis Place Society recently received a $20,000 grant from the Victoria Foundation for the work it does with young women and mothers.

Lisa Ellis
Rupert Yakelashek

Local 10-year-old declares the right to a healthy environment

Rupert Yakelashek wants city council to recognize the need for a healthy environment in Victoria.

Rupert Yakelashek

Victoria birders keeping close watch this Christmas

The 115th annual Christmas Bird Count is Dec. 20 in Victoria.

City staff will create strategic plan for Victoria

Mayor Lisa Helps abandoned her original plan to hire a consultant after pushback from councillors.

Edith Loring-Kuhanga

New SD 61 chair eyes school board unity

Edith Loring-Kuhanga, newly elected chair of the Greater Victoria School District, hopes to bridge gap between trustees.

Edith Loring-Kuhanga

Helps thinking outside the box to consult councillors

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps used post-it notes and easels to determine which councillors wanted to be on which committees.

Particpants in the Ugly Sweater Day Dash at Olympic Village in Vancouver last year. Ugly Sweater Day has been proclaimed in Victoria on Dec. 19.

Ugly Christmas sweater parties fund children’s wishes

Now That's Ugly Society hopes to raise $100,000 this year for the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.

Particpants in the Ugly Sweater Day Dash at Olympic Village in Vancouver last year. Ugly Sweater Day has been proclaimed in Victoria on Dec. 19.
Nichola Reddington

Little library pops up in Centennial Square

City of Victoria staff initiated a new little library for public use

Nichola Reddington
Brooklyn Hall

Rain garden teaches students the value of water

Oak and Orca Bioregional School students in Victoria learn the value of water with a unique rainwater system.

Brooklyn Hall

Monarchists blast Lisa Helps

Mayor Lisa Helps decided against pledging allegiance to the Queen on inauguration day.

Victoria mayor takes new tack with committees

City council committee members are to be chosen this week.