Lauren Boothby

Police seized cocained and other drugs in a bust of an individual suspected of selling drugs from a home next to a daycare and near Quadra elementary school. File photo

Two up on drug charges, dealing suspected beside Victoria daycare

Cocaine, crystal meth, fentanyl-laced heroin seized, plus cash

Police seized cocained and other drugs in a bust of an individual suspected of selling drugs from a home next to a daycare and near Quadra elementary school. File photo
Two men remain in custody, after being arrested last week on suspicion of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine. The drugs were believed to be headed for downtown Victoria. (News files)

Fentanyl seized in bust ‘enough to kill 125,000 people:’ VicPD

Suspected dealers came from mainland on ferry; arrest made after weeks of investigation

Two men remain in custody, after being arrested last week on suspicion of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine. The drugs were believed to be headed for downtown Victoria. (News files)
Listing for a whole suite in Fairfield on AirBnB as of Friday morning. AirBnB

City to hire contractor to study short-term rentals in Victoria

Councillors approve in principle awarding contract to California company

Listing for a whole suite in Fairfield on AirBnB as of Friday morning. AirBnB
Fort Street bike lanes appear nearly complete on this portion of the road. (Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS)

Budget for Victoria cycling network increased to $14 million

Council narrowly recommends budget increase for phase one of project

Fort Street bike lanes appear nearly complete on this portion of the road. (Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS)
Victoria police arrested an alleged fentanyl drug trafficker who was residing beside a daycare. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Suspected fentanyl dealer arrested, was living next door to daycare in Victoria

Cybercrime trend, stabbings and armed robberies: VicPD chief’s quarterly report

Victoria police arrested an alleged fentanyl drug trafficker who was residing beside a daycare. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Artist rendering of the Crystal Pool replacement. (Submitted)

Design contract awarded for Crystal Pool project

Grants not yet awarded for $69.4-million project

Artist rendering of the Crystal Pool replacement. (Submitted)
Debra Sheets stands on the rooftop balcony at The Janion building at Wharf Street and Pandora Avenue, where she uses her condominium for short-term rentals. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria short-term rental operators start GoFundMe campaign for legal costs

Facebook group mounting defence against proposed vacation rental rules

Debra Sheets stands on the rooftop balcony at The Janion building at Wharf Street and Pandora Avenue, where she uses her condominium for short-term rentals. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Police are seeking the identity of this man related to three incidents in James Bay on Dec. 4. (Submitted)

Sketch released of would-be purse snatcher in James Bay

Victoria police say suspect may be involved in three separate incidents

Police are seeking the identity of this man related to three incidents in James Bay on Dec. 4. (Submitted)
Children from Victoria-area schools will be performing Holiday carols this week at City Hall. (News files)

Sing along at City Hall during annual Carolling Week

Children from Victoria-area schools to perform lunchtime Christmas carols

Children from Victoria-area schools will be performing Holiday carols this week at City Hall. (News files)

Victoria clamping down on illegal cannabiz

City’s injunction to close downtown dispensary may not be the last

Lola Parks performs during Victoria’s Summer In The Square lunchtime concerts in Centennial Square in July. Don Denton/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria seeks local musicians and food truck vendors

Talent and operators would be added to City’s roster for 2018 public events

Lola Parks performs during Victoria’s Summer In The Square lunchtime concerts in Centennial Square in July. Don Denton/VICTORIA NEWS
Participants at the Fairfield renters forum Thursday evening hear from city planners about where rental units fit into the draft Fairfield neighbourhood plan. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Renters weigh in on Fairfield plan

City seeking feedback from renters about the draft Fairfield neighbourhood plan

Participants at the Fairfield renters forum Thursday evening hear from city planners about where rental units fit into the draft Fairfield neighbourhood plan. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria saw a record-breaking amount of rain in December. (News files)

Victoria breaks rainfall record for November

Residents say mild weather makes toughing out the rain worthwhile

Victoria saw a record-breaking amount of rain in December. (News files)
Greater Victoria’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 per cent in November, the lowest in Canada. (News files)

Victoria’s low unemployment rate raises concerns

The Capital Region had the lowest jobless rate in the country for November

Greater Victoria’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 per cent in November, the lowest in Canada. (News files)
Cold weather shelters are opening in Greater Victoria as the temperature cools. A new service provided through bc211 will provide real-time information on where shelter beds are available in the city. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

United Way, bc211 activate shelter bed helpline and real-time list for Greater Victoria

Street community, service providers can access interactive map to find open shelter spaces

Cold weather shelters are opening in Greater Victoria as the temperature cools. A new service provided through bc211 will provide real-time information on where shelter beds are available in the city. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria City Hall hosts an open house and town hall meeting on the 2018 budget tonight (Nov. 30). (News files)

TONIGHT: Have your say on Victoria’s 2018 budget at town hall

Taxpayers can learn more about how the City plans to spend your money

Victoria City Hall hosts an open house and town hall meeting on the 2018 budget tonight (Nov. 30). (News files)
Traffic flow in busy downtown intersections, like this one at Johnson and Wharf streets, could be the subject of a study if it is approved in the 2018 city budget. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Downtown traffic signal study on city’s radar for 2018 budget

Bike lanes, aging demographic, and development affect traffic flow

Traffic flow in busy downtown intersections, like this one at Johnson and Wharf streets, could be the subject of a study if it is approved in the 2018 city budget. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Volunteers give back year-round at Our Place in Victoria

Volunteers give back year-round at Our Place in Victoria

Public donations increase in December, but are needed all year long

Volunteers give back year-round at Our Place in Victoria
The Dynamic Beast crane barge will make its way to Victoria on Dec. 8 to begin moving heavy steel parts of the new Johnson Street Bridge into place. Photo courtesy Dynamic Heavy Lift

‘Dynamic Beast’ arrives to lift new bridge components into place next week

Giant crane to lower steel rings and counterweight onto existing Victoria structure

The Dynamic Beast crane barge will make its way to Victoria on Dec. 8 to begin moving heavy steel parts of the new Johnson Street Bridge into place. Photo courtesy Dynamic Heavy Lift
Fred Rohani of Alpha Developments, said much of the native vegetation on the 515 Foul Bay Rd. property would have been preserved as “urban forest.” His company’s application for a development permit was declined by Victoria City Council. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Fred Rohani of Alpha Developments, said much of the native vegetation on the 515 Foul Bay Rd. property would have been preserved as “urban forest.” His company’s application for a development permit was declined by Victoria City Council. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)