Kiernan Green

Pearson College students are currently attending classes remotely while on campus in Metchosin. An assessment for the possible return of in-person class will be made Jan. 24. (Courtesy of Pearson College)

Pearson College defends COVID protocol amid outbreak on Metchosin campus

Protocol leaves some isolated students ‘sitting ducks for infection,’ one parent says

Pearson College students are currently attending classes remotely while on campus in Metchosin. An assessment for the possible return of in-person class will be made Jan. 24. (Courtesy of Pearson College)
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 77 per cent of B.C. adults have felt their mental health decline during the pandemic, compared to the national figure of 41 per cent. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. mental health expert offers tips for dealing with seasonal blues on Blue Monday

B.C. far above national average for those reporting deteriorating mental health through pandemic

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 77 per cent of B.C. adults have felt their mental health decline during the pandemic, compared to the national figure of 41 per cent. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria-based Aryze Developments has released the concept for its latest Block x Block campaign asking the public to envision new uses for city spaces. (Courtesy of Aryze Development)

Victoria developer’s crowd-sourced design sees gas stations as distant memory

Block x Block campaign centres the general public in re-envisioning their city

Victoria-based Aryze Developments has released the concept for its latest Block x Block campaign asking the public to envision new uses for city spaces. (Courtesy of Aryze Development)
Outreach workers Kia and Kim in front of Our Place Society’s new mobile Dandelion Street Outreach van. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria’s Our Place Society takes service on the road, honours Dandelion Society

New van helps continue outreach work of retired street community advocate Rev. Al Tysick

Outreach workers Kia and Kim in front of Our Place Society’s new mobile Dandelion Street Outreach van. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Unvaccinated staff at the City of Victoria have three months to produce proof of vaccination, or face possible further action, including termination. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Victoria staff vaccine mandate sees 25 put on unpaid leave

98 per cent of staff produced proof of vaccination ahead of Jan. 5 deadline

Unvaccinated staff at the City of Victoria have three months to produce proof of vaccination, or face possible further action, including termination. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD redeploys officers to frontlines in anticipation of critical officer shortage

Over 50 Victoria police officers already off work for various reasons

Victoria Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anna’s hummingbirds, many of which depend on bird feeders around Greater Victoria homes, can be put in peril when those feeders freeze up during the cold weather, or are not cleaned regularly. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wintry weather around Greater Victoria prompts tips for wildlife and pet care

Wild ARC warns residents to commit fully to feeding vulnerable hummingbirds, if at all

Anna’s hummingbirds, many of which depend on bird feeders around Greater Victoria homes, can be put in peril when those feeders freeze up during the cold weather, or are not cleaned regularly. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jim Swanson with Carol, a Fairfield resident who carpooled with the Harbour Cats manager the icy morning of Dec. 29. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Residents of Greater Victoria come together to give rides during snow season

One Facebook group has amassed 1,000 drivers for essential workers and the elderly

Jim Swanson with Carol, a Fairfield resident who carpooled with the Harbour Cats manager the icy morning of Dec. 29. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Early morning strollers in the foreground of the SM Busan, moored at Ogden Point since Jan. 2. (Diana Day/Submitted Photo)

Korean shipping vessel the largest to moor at Victoria dock in three years

The SM Busan will likely be moored at Ogden Point for a month awaiting engine repairs

Early morning strollers in the foreground of the SM Busan, moored at Ogden Point since Jan. 2. (Diana Day/Submitted Photo)
The resumption of curbside pickup will be made on a day-by-day basis throughout the ongoing snowy weather forecast. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Curbside recycling pick up cancelled in Greater Victoria due to icy roads

The decision to resume will be made at 6 a.m. daily: CRD

The resumption of curbside pickup will be made on a day-by-day basis throughout the ongoing snowy weather forecast. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Jan. 14, 2020 – Victoria residents are bundled up as more snow falls across the region. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

City of Victoria opens warming centres for the night, as shelters reach a short-staffed capacity

The city was able to hire more staff capable and willing to manage the site

Jan. 14, 2020 – Victoria residents are bundled up as more snow falls across the region. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Morgan Watson, owner of Bartholomew’s Public House, behind a bar decked out with Christmas lights. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Local pubs share pleasure, purpose of Christmas serving tradition

Two local pubs share their reasons for keeping the doors open on Dec. 25

Morgan Watson, owner of Bartholomew’s Public House, behind a bar decked out with Christmas lights. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon, left, Ancient Forest Alliance campaigner Andrea Inness and Adam Olsen, Green Party MLA for Saanich and the Islands, speak during a press event at the legislature on Tuesday. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. ancient forest advocates call on province to fund alternative revenue streams

$300M required to help First Nations, other forest-dependent communities to transition

Forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon, left, Ancient Forest Alliance campaigner Andrea Inness and Adam Olsen, Green Party MLA for Saanich and the Islands, speak during a press event at the legislature on Tuesday. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Richard Hunt supervised the installation of his restored 1979 totem pole at Thunderbird Park on Monday (Dec. 20). (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Refurbished totem joins those of the masters at Victoria’s Thunderbird Park

Relocation of Richard Hunt’s first pole completed on ROyal BC Museum grounds

Richard Hunt supervised the installation of his restored 1979 totem pole at Thunderbird Park on Monday (Dec. 20). (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Workers make final adjustments to the placement of Richard Hunt’s restored pole in its new location in Thunderbird Park, neighbouring those carved by his father, Henry Hunt, and the renowned Mungo Martin. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Refurbished totem joins those of the masters at Thunderbird Park in Victoria

Relocation of Richard Hunt’s first pole completed Monday morning on museum grounds

Workers make final adjustments to the placement of Richard Hunt’s restored pole in its new location in Thunderbird Park, neighbouring those carved by his father, Henry Hunt, and the renowned Mungo Martin. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this photo taken in January 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Freezing temperature forecast triggers emergency weather alert by Victoria homeless shelter

Salvation Army A.R.C. to provide shelter from 8:30 p.m. until 7:30 a.m.

Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this photo taken in January 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Philharmonic Choir’s annual Christmas Carol Sing-along returns to St. Mary the Virgin Church on Tuesday, Dec. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Philharmonic Choir Christmas concert returns to Oak Bay

11th annual concert, with a year off for pandemic, features 2 performances Dec. 21

The Victoria Philharmonic Choir’s annual Christmas Carol Sing-along returns to St. Mary the Virgin Church on Tuesday, Dec. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rainbow Kitchen volunteer Bonnie prepares Dec. 8's meals. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Esquimalt food bank straining under unprecedented, pandemic-fueled ‘tidal wave’

Victoria’s Rainbow Kitchen is seeing new clients every day, including those who used to donate

Rainbow Kitchen volunteer Bonnie prepares Dec. 8's meals. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A crossing guard helps students on a rainy day. The City of Victoria approved an extra $50,000 for the school crossing guard program to staff four busy spots in the city to the end of the school year. (Black Press file photo)

‘Guards are in place and ready to serve:’ Victoria approves emergency crossing guard funding

Guards guaranteed at Hillside, Fairfield, Shelbourne and Quadra crossings through end of school year

A crossing guard helps students on a rainy day. The City of Victoria approved an extra $50,000 for the school crossing guard program to staff four busy spots in the city to the end of the school year. (Black Press file photo)
Camosun College student Katie Manomie is the recipient of the 2021 B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Award for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation. (Photo courtesy Camosun College)

Award-winning Camosun student recognized for leading Indigenous peers

Sixties Scoop survivor Katie Manomie well known for supporting classmates

Camosun College student Katie Manomie is the recipient of the 2021 B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Award for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation. (Photo courtesy Camosun College)