Kendra Crighton

Sweetpal Chauhan, operator of several Shell Gas stations in Greater Victoria, donated 100 jackets and 100 sleeping bags to Our Place on Friday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria businessman donates 100 jackets, 100 sleeping bags to Our Place

Warm jackets, sleeping bags can mean the ‘difference between life and death’

Sweetpal Chauhan, operator of several Shell Gas stations in Greater Victoria, donated 100 jackets and 100 sleeping bags to Our Place on Friday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A seabin is able to intercept and collect floating debris in calm bodies of water. This is one of two installed in the North Saanich Marina by a group of local businesses thanks to the proceeds from Blue Friday sales in 2019. (Provided by Maya Bellay)

Blue Friday to support more trash skimmers in Greater Victoria waters

Seabins can collect up to one-and-a-half tons of floating debris per year

A seabin is able to intercept and collect floating debris in calm bodies of water. This is one of two installed in the North Saanich Marina by a group of local businesses thanks to the proceeds from Blue Friday sales in 2019. (Provided by Maya Bellay)
A view from the top of Chard Development’s Yello rental building looking up Yates Street (botton right) and across Quadra. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria ranked as world’s fifth best small city to live

List based on places that offer “rich culture, varied careers and progressive planning”

A view from the top of Chard Development’s Yello rental building looking up Yates Street (botton right) and across Quadra. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gordon Viberg was the fifth person to be diagnosed with COVID-19 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Provided by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

Royal Jubilee COVID-19 patient recalls being so weak he ‘couldn’t get out of bed’

Gordon Viberg was the fifth person to be diagnosed with coronavirus at RJH

Gordon Viberg was the fifth person to be diagnosed with COVID-19 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Provided by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Emily Lowan and Emily Thiessen stand by the completed mural. (Photo by Colin Smith)

PHOTOS: Divest UVic holds ‘live-art’ protest as welcome to new president

Divest UVic calling for the divestment of $400 million from fossil fuel industry

Emily Lowan and Emily Thiessen stand by the completed mural. (Photo by Colin Smith)
Dec. 13, 2019 – City Hall Victoria Centennial Square (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

City of Victoria employee tests positive for COVID-19

The employee worked in the public works department, contacts have been notified

Dec. 13, 2019 – City Hall Victoria Centennial Square (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
At least 15 pandemic-related fines have been given out in Greater Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police issue more than a dozen pandemic-related fines across Greater Victoria this year

VicPD tops the ticketing list, while West Shore RCMP have issued zero

At least 15 pandemic-related fines have been given out in Greater Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The average south Vancouver Islander will drink 11.2 litres of alcohol per year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Islanders drink more alcohol than provincial, national average

Vital Signs survey reports average south Island resident drinks 11.2 litres of alcohol a year

The average south Vancouver Islander will drink 11.2 litres of alcohol per year. (Black Press Media file photo)
Karen Reilly reads a statement from Kerri Weber’s children at the candlelight vigil. Her husband Mike holds a light for her to see. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Langford murder victim remembered as ‘vibrant and vivacious’ at candlelight vigil

Family says domestic violence at play in Kerri Weber’s death

Karen Reilly reads a statement from Kerri Weber’s children at the candlelight vigil. Her husband Mike holds a light for her to see. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The Highlands District Comunity Association is considering its next steps after a judical review of its case against O.K. Industries found nothing to favor the HDCA’s position. (Highlands District Comunity Association/Facebook)
The Highlands District Comunity Association is considering its next steps after a judical review of its case against O.K. Industries found nothing to favor the HDCA’s position. (Highlands District Comunity Association/Facebook)
Victoria City Council passes motion to house all people by March 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria councillor notes ‘escape clause’ in bid to bring homeless indoors by spring

Council agrees to motion that also states 24/7 camping would end when housing is available

Victoria City Council passes motion to house all people by March 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
A group of local pilots will be taking part in a flyover to commemorate Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media File)

Look up #YYJ: Pilots take to the skies for Remembrance Day flyover

Group takes off from Victoria airport around 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday

A group of local pilots will be taking part in a flyover to commemorate Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media File)
Corey Burger and the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition are calling for investigation protocols that include road design and more funding for protected bike lanes. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Victoria cycling coalition pushing for higher standards following death of cyclist

GVCC wants investigation protocols to include road design, more funding for protected bike lanes

Corey Burger and the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition are calling for investigation protocols that include road design and more funding for protected bike lanes. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
A motion coming to Victoria city council is pushing for the end of 24/7 sheltering in parks by March 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria lays out ambitious plan to end sheltering in parks by March 2021

A motion coming to council pushes for the end of 24/7 camping, all unhoused living indoors

A motion coming to Victoria city council is pushing for the end of 24/7 sheltering in parks by March 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria’s population is a diverse mix of people living in a variety of partnerships, speaking multiple languages and making a wide range of incomes. Those and other demographic identifiers can be found in the 2020 Vital Signs report. (Black Press Media file photo)

What would Greater Victoria look like with only 100 people?

The 2020 Vital Signs report breaks down a hypothetical village, based on demographics

Greater Victoria’s population is a diverse mix of people living in a variety of partnerships, speaking multiple languages and making a wide range of incomes. Those and other demographic identifiers can be found in the 2020 Vital Signs report. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney Volunteer Fire Department took to social media, warning people about the road closure in front of Sidney Elementary. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Road in front of Sidney Elementary reopens after incident involving seven vehicles

The road was closed in all directions, warned Sidney Volunteer Fire Department

Sidney Volunteer Fire Department took to social media, warning people about the road closure in front of Sidney Elementary. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Aisha Strange lives with severe brain damage and other injuries after she was struck at an intersection by impaired driver Drake Reynes. Strange can no longer walk, talk or eat and is often in pain as a result of her injuries. (GoFundMe)

UPDATE: Man who hit UVic student promises victim’s family he will never drive under influence again

Aisha Strange, then 20, was struck while stopped at an intersection on her scooter

Aisha Strange lives with severe brain damage and other injuries after she was struck at an intersection by impaired driver Drake Reynes. Strange can no longer walk, talk or eat and is often in pain as a result of her injuries. (GoFundMe)
Victoria-based artist Paul Archer poses with one of his striking images of a veteran. Completing such paintings has become a November tradition. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Paul Archer, a Victoria-based artist, tries to paint one Remembrance Day piece each year in November. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Touching scene with veteran inspires Victoria artist to paint Remembrance Day series

Paul Archer has painted a veteran each November for the past four years

Victoria-based artist Paul Archer poses with one of his striking images of a veteran. Completing such paintings has become a November tradition. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Paul Archer, a Victoria-based artist, tries to paint one Remembrance Day piece each year in November. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The candidates for Victoria’s upcoming byelection have been finalized. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Candidates finalized for Victoria byelection

Five candidates vying for one council

The candidates for Victoria’s upcoming byelection have been finalized. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Fresh Seeings, the new Emily Carr exhibit at the Royal BC Museum, is the largest collection of Carr’s work all together at one time. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Fresh Seeings: How Emily Carr’s style changed after a trip to France

New exhibit at Royal BC Museum showcasing the Victoria-born artist’s work throughout her life

Fresh Seeings, the new Emily Carr exhibit at the Royal BC Museum, is the largest collection of Carr’s work all together at one time. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)