Kendra Crighton

The City of Victoria asked the organizer behind a mural in Bastion Square to removed the acronym A.C.A.B. from one of the letters. The mural reads, “More Justice, More Peace,” in a call for progress on racism and violence. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria votes to remove ‘ACAB’ from Bastion Square mural

Date of removal is unknown as dialogues continue

The City of Victoria asked the organizer behind a mural in Bastion Square to removed the acronym A.C.A.B. from one of the letters. The mural reads, “More Justice, More Peace,” in a call for progress on racism and violence. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
NDP candidates Murray Rankin, Rob Fleming and Mitzi Dead promised the government would launch a long-term ship repair strategy on Wednesday if reelected. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

NDP promise to launch longterm shipbuilding, repair strategy if reelected

The aim is to create jobs within the province, support west coast shipyards

NDP candidates Murray Rankin, Rob Fleming and Mitzi Dead promised the government would launch a long-term ship repair strategy on Wednesday if reelected. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Victoria city council will consider conducting the final reading of the checkout bag bylaw at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting. (Black Press file photo)

Victoria’s plastic bag ban could make a comeback this month

Bylaw prohibiting plastic bags given approval from Minister of Environment, Climate Change

Victoria city council will consider conducting the final reading of the checkout bag bylaw at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting. (Black Press file photo)
Victorians shopping at Fisgard Market in Chinatown. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Residents brave Tuesday’s rain, wind storm

Photos of Victoria residents on Oct. 13

Victorians shopping at Fisgard Market in Chinatown. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Mars will appear orange and distinct in the night sky this month. (Damian Peach photo)

Mars jumps out from the night sky

Mars is the brightest it’s been in 15 years this October

Mars will appear orange and distinct in the night sky this month. (Damian Peach photo)
Victoria city council will consider designating the former Times Colonist building as a heritage building on Thursday. (Merchant House Capital photo)

Victoria considers heritage designation for old Times Colonist building

A rezoning application also submitted to turn press hall, print room into brewpub and distillery

Victoria city council will consider designating the former Times Colonist building as a heritage building on Thursday. (Merchant House Capital photo)
Avid birders Liam Singh, left, and Rick Schortinghuis look out over Esquimalt Lagoon while on an outing with the Victoria Natural History Society. (Ann Nightingale photo)

Three types of rare gulls spotted in Esquimalt Lagoon this summer

‘The thing about gulls this time of year is they’re all about the food’

Avid birders Liam Singh, left, and Rick Schortinghuis look out over Esquimalt Lagoon while on an outing with the Victoria Natural History Society. (Ann Nightingale photo)
A new mobile Irish pub is now available in Greater Victoria for special events. (Provided by the Wild Rover)

Mobile Irish pub brings good times to Victoria during pandemic

Be your own bartender with travelling Irish pub

A new mobile Irish pub is now available in Greater Victoria for special events. (Provided by the Wild Rover)
Brian Dierolf picks up vegetable starters from LifeCycles volunteer Adriana Allard at Central middle school on Monday. The seedlings were grown in the City of Victoria nursery and are now being distributed until June 1 to the new or newer gardeners that qualify for the program. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Victoria endorses growing food in city greenhouses, distributing to residents annually

‘This program should be annual, pandemic or not’

Brian Dierolf picks up vegetable starters from LifeCycles volunteer Adriana Allard at Central middle school on Monday. The seedlings were grown in the City of Victoria nursery and are now being distributed until June 1 to the new or newer gardeners that qualify for the program. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
An independent arbitrator has found BC Ferries did not have the right to lay off hundreds of employees due to the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

BC Ferries wrongfully laid off hundreds of workers at beginning of pandemic

Independent arbitrator finds layoffs breached collective agreement

An independent arbitrator has found BC Ferries did not have the right to lay off hundreds of employees due to the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Morgan Hass quit her job as a resturant manager to become a full time thrifter after her Instagram page (@whatslostandfound) took off. (Photos by Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Thrifting, vintage community booms in Victoria despite pandemic

‘Wow people want this and they will pay a premium not to have to go find it’

Morgan Hass quit her job as a resturant manager to become a full time thrifter after her Instagram page (@whatslostandfound) took off. (Photos by Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A resident found fishing line tied between the doorway at a multi-unit residential building in the 1200-block of Johnson Street. (VicPD)
A resident found fishing line tied between the doorway at a multi-unit residential building in the 1200-block of Johnson Street. (VicPD)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating a man who was found dead in his cell at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre. (Koa Barroeta photo)

Provincial police watchdog opens investigation after man found dead in Victoria cells

The man was arrested by North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP on Sept. 28

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating a man who was found dead in his cell at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre. (Koa Barroeta photo)
A byelection will be held in Victoria on Dec. 12.(Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria byelection will take place in December

City council approves additional $350,000 in funding

A byelection will be held in Victoria on Dec. 12.(Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The South Island Transportation Strategy is aiming to reduce residents’ vehicle dependency. (Black Press Media file photo)

South Island Transportation Strategy looks to reduce reliance on personal vehicles

EV charging stations, bike lockers, new park-and-ride stalls among solutions in Capital Region

The South Island Transportation Strategy is aiming to reduce residents’ vehicle dependency. (Black Press Media file photo)
A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Greater Victoria man sentenced to four and a half years for sexually abusing foster daughter

Abuse took place over a three year period while victim was between the ages of 13 to 15

A trial courtroom at the Provincial Court of B.C., in Vancouver. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
Victoria police and fire were called to the 800-block of Government Street for a workplace accident Sept. 22. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

WorkSafeBC investigating death at Victoria Customs House construction site

Prevention officer will ensure all safety issues addressed before work starts again

Victoria police and fire were called to the 800-block of Government Street for a workplace accident Sept. 22. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Murray Rankin has won the nomination for the Oak Bay Gordon Head riding in the 2021 provincial election. The former Minister of Parliament for the Victoria riding from 2012 to 2019. (MurrayRankin.com)
Murray Rankin has won the nomination for the Oak Bay Gordon Head riding in the 2021 provincial election. The former Minister of Parliament for the Victoria riding from 2012 to 2019. (MurrayRankin.com)
Curtis Pelletier, head coach and program director for the Golden Tide, wants to see as many local kids as possible playing for the HarbourCats. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria gets new collegiate baseball team, training facility

Golden Tide coach wants to see as many local kids play for the HarbourCats as possible

Curtis Pelletier, head coach and program director for the Golden Tide, wants to see as many local kids as possible playing for the HarbourCats. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Victoria police and fire were called to the 800-block of Government Street for a workplace accident Sept. 22. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

UPDATED: Man dies from injuries at Customs House construction site in Victoria

Investigation continues into the circumstance of man’s death

Victoria police and fire were called to the 800-block of Government Street for a workplace accident Sept. 22. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)