Kristyn Anthony

B.C. Building Trades estimates that by 2027, the province will be short more than 8,000 skilled trades workers. Ragnar Haagen/News Staff

B.C. Building Trades program to boost skilled labour in the province

Housing affordabililty not significant contributor to lack of workers, better inclusion of women, Indigenous people necessary

B.C. Building Trades estimates that by 2027, the province will be short more than 8,000 skilled trades workers. Ragnar Haagen/News Staff
GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon seeks volunteers

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon seeks volunteers

The 39th annual event returns Oct. 7, requires more than 1,600 volunteers

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon seeks volunteers
Milano Roasters has opened a second Vancouver Island location at 817 Government Street. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)

Milano Roasters brings award-winning coffee to Victoria

New Government Street location downtown open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Milano Roasters has opened a second Vancouver Island location at 817 Government Street. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)
When completed, the Douglas Street BC Transit Priority Lane Project, will make transit available 24 hours a day, and create a lane for cyclists. (Black Press file photo)

Expect traffic delays at Burnside and Douglas this week for new bus lanes

Prep work runs Tuesday through Thursday while paving takes place Friday

When completed, the Douglas Street BC Transit Priority Lane Project, will make transit available 24 hours a day, and create a lane for cyclists. (Black Press file photo)
LGBTQ activists, allies in Victoria counter anti-SOGI protest with rally of their own

LGBTQ activists, allies in Victoria counter anti-SOGI protest with rally of their own

Lower Mainland activists plan to protest SOGI on legislature lawn, Sept. 29

LGBTQ activists, allies in Victoria counter anti-SOGI protest with rally of their own
The new Dockside Green location will include a brewhouse as Merridale Cider starts producing beer, as well as a full-service restaurant, taproom and retail space. Photo contributed

City stamps rezoning approval for Merridale Cidery expansion in Victoria

Owner expects doors open by fall 2019 in Dockside Green neighbourhood

The new Dockside Green location will include a brewhouse as Merridale Cider starts producing beer, as well as a full-service restaurant, taproom and retail space. Photo contributed
What’s happening, Esquimalt?

What’s happening, Esquimalt?

Township Classics kicks off, showing seniors appreciation and Tour de Rock rolls through town

What’s happening, Esquimalt?
The 5th Annual Sooke Apple Fest returns to Sunriver Community Gardens, Sept. 23 for an afternoon of fun, food and music. (Photo contributed)

5 things to do this weekend in and around Greater Victoria

Sooke Apple Fest returns, Saanich lights up with lantern festival and anarchists unite for downtown book fair

The 5th Annual Sooke Apple Fest returns to Sunriver Community Gardens, Sept. 23 for an afternoon of fun, food and music. (Photo contributed)
A sign at the entrance of Goldstream Provincial Park reads “closed” as West Shore RCMP officers stand guard prohibiting the public from entering. Marilou Gagnon photo

West Shore RCMP block entrance to Goldstream Park, expected to evict all campers Thursday morning

Roving tent city moved to provincial park Wednesday, advocates say homeless unfairly targeted

A sign at the entrance of Goldstream Provincial Park reads “closed” as West Shore RCMP officers stand guard prohibiting the public from entering. Marilou Gagnon photo
In the District of Highlands, there is no need for an election as Mayor Ken Williams (far right) will be acclaimed and six candidates will vie for six council seats. (Courtesy District of Highlands)

Four Greater Victoria mayors to be acclaimed in fall election

No election in District of Highlands with six council candidates up for six seats

In the District of Highlands, there is no need for an election as Mayor Ken Williams (far right) will be acclaimed and six candidates will vie for six council seats. (Courtesy District of Highlands)
Frankie Edroff will tell the story of his transition thanks to a film grant from Telus Storyhive. (Photo contributed)

Victoria’s ‘Penny Girl’ to tell story of gender transition in new documentary

Frankie Edroff will write film, Empress Avenue Media to direct, produce project funded by Telus Storyhive

Frankie Edroff will tell the story of his transition thanks to a film grant from Telus Storyhive. (Photo contributed)
Esquimalt votes for pay hike for incoming council

Esquimalt votes for pay hike for incoming council

Mayor’s salary jumps 16 per cent, councillors by 10 per cent

Esquimalt votes for pay hike for incoming council
Incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps chats with Tracy James (right) and other supporters at her Fort Street campaign headquarters Aug. 7. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Social media attack ads a ‘distraction from democracy’ says Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps

‘Elections are won on the doorstep. Elections are not won on Facebook,’ says incumbent mayor

Incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps chats with Tracy James (right) and other supporters at her Fort Street campaign headquarters Aug. 7. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Isabelle Dahler-Hyde, a support worker from Together Against Poverty Society, helps Deedee Chestnut, a resident of the camp, load her belongings into a U-Haul the Victoria-based legal advocacy organization rented Tuesday afternoon. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Saanich homeless camp residents at a standstill, evicted, prohibited from local parks

‘Ultimate goal is to get people into shelters and longer-term housing,’ Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Isabelle Dahler-Hyde, a support worker from Together Against Poverty Society, helps Deedee Chestnut, a resident of the camp, load her belongings into a U-Haul the Victoria-based legal advocacy organization rented Tuesday afternoon. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Jenn Smith addresses the crowd at a public talk in Richmond in this undated handout. Photo contributed

Lower Mainland activists to hold anti-SOGI rally at B.C. legislature

Online resource designed to incorporate diversity is a ‘totalitarian assault on the minds of our children,’ activists say

Jenn Smith addresses the crowd at a public talk in Richmond in this undated handout. Photo contributed
Esquimalt recognized as B.C. Climate Action Community

Esquimalt recognized as B.C. Climate Action Community

For sixth consecutive year, the Township meets goals set out in Climate Action Charter

Esquimalt recognized as B.C. Climate Action Community
Esquimalt council will meet Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Municipal Hall. Screenshot

Esquimalt council votes on pay raise, looks at affordable housing policy

Public hearing for rezoning application also on the docket for council meeting Monday night

Esquimalt council will meet Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Municipal Hall. Screenshot
News files

Bicycle thief in Victoria steals blind man’s jacket, viewing aid

VicPD urgently seeking witnesses to incident from early Saturday afternoon near Douglas and Fort streets

News files
Two advance voting opportunities will be available in Esquimalt Oct. 10 and 17 at Municipal Hall, ahead of election day Oct. 20. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

What you need to know about voting in the Oct. 20 election in Esquimalt

Two advance voting opportunities available to elect six councillors, nine school board trustees, one mayor

Two advance voting opportunities will be available in Esquimalt Oct. 10 and 17 at Municipal Hall, ahead of election day Oct. 20. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Fever Feel will play The Rubber Boot Club at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 15 as part of the Rifflandia lineup. Marieke Macklon photo

Fever Feel psychs out new hometown of Victoria

Calgary-bred band plays Rifflandia for first time, debuts first self-titled LP

Fever Feel will play The Rubber Boot Club at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 15 as part of the Rifflandia lineup. Marieke Macklon photo