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The City of Victoria is working on short term rental regulations with the aim of moving units back into the long-term rental housing market. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Draft short term rental bylaw considered in Victoria

City gets negative feedback on vacation rental rules

The City of Victoria is working on short term rental regulations with the aim of moving units back into the long-term rental housing market. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Island Savings credit union was honoured by Big Brothers and Big Sisters recently for its community volunteer work. Island Savings president Randy Bertsch, left, shown here helping out at the Burnside Gorge Community Association, said being generous of time and expertise is part of the company’s culture. Island Savings/Facebook

Victoria Big Brothers/Big Sisters honours Island Savings for contribution to community

Credit union given Community Partnership Award for generosity and leadership

Island Savings credit union was honoured by Big Brothers and Big Sisters recently for its community volunteer work. Island Savings president Randy Bertsch, left, shown here helping out at the Burnside Gorge Community Association, said being generous of time and expertise is part of the company’s culture. Island Savings/Facebook
The tile pathway along the Inner Harbour is due for repairs, says the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. The quartzite tiles would be replaced with stamped concrete in a pattern matching the current tile, and damaged mushroom lights would be refurbished (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Inner Harbour pathway in need of repairs: Harbour Authority

Victoria council approves initial design plans for walkway changes

The tile pathway along the Inner Harbour is due for repairs, says the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. The quartzite tiles would be replaced with stamped concrete in a pattern matching the current tile, and damaged mushroom lights would be refurbished (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
VicPD Chief Del Manak rescues a lost $10 bill dropped by a Victoria woman on Broughton at Douglas Street Friday afternoon. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

VicPD chief rescues lost $10 bill in downtown Victoria

The note was promptly returned to its owner unharmed

VicPD Chief Del Manak rescues a lost $10 bill dropped by a Victoria woman on Broughton at Douglas Street Friday afternoon. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
UPDATED: Humboldt bike lanes next in Victoria’s Biketoria plan

UPDATED: Humboldt bike lanes next in Victoria’s Biketoria plan

Public input sought on new designs; protected two-way, shared lanes being considered

UPDATED: Humboldt bike lanes next in Victoria’s Biketoria plan
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Tenant relocation plan recommended in Victoria city staff report

City to consider renter protection program Thursday

(News files)
Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam (second from left) hopes the City of Victoria comes on board with a bid for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games. Family members Gavin, Nathan and Josh Sam, pictured here, played lacrosse for Team B.C. in the 2017 Games in Toronto.                                Lauren Boothby
/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria considers 2020 North American Indigenous Games bid

Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam says committee meets next week

Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam (second from left) hopes the City of Victoria comes on board with a bid for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games. Family members Gavin, Nathan and Josh Sam, pictured here, played lacrosse for Team B.C. in the 2017 Games in Toronto.                                Lauren Boothby
/VICTORIA NEWS
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ON THE AGENDA: Victoria council considers short-term rental regs, tenant relocation policy, cannabis retailers

Council to hear results of public comments on short term rentals, protections for Victoria tenants

Victoria News files
Drummers perform Tuesday afternoon at the Empress Hotel, during a ceremony honouring youth athletes who competed in the North American Indigenous Games and Canada Summer Games. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Songhees youth among those recognized by province for achievement in sport

Team BC athletes in North American Indigenous Games, Canada Summer Games recognized

Drummers perform Tuesday afternoon at the Empress Hotel, during a ceremony honouring youth athletes who competed in the North American Indigenous Games and Canada Summer Games. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Screenshot of interactive map of cannabis dispensaries in Victoria. (Google Maps)

Victoria’s cannabis shops mapped out

The News offers an interactive look the city’s marijuana dispensaries

Screenshot of interactive map of cannabis dispensaries in Victoria. (Google Maps)
Virginia Errick, under a canopy of Gary oaks, looks at her neighbour’s property from her back yard. She’s concerned that, should the development at 515 Foul Bay Rd. be permitted, significant forest and old-growth Gary oak tress will be destroyed. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Development a risk to Garry oak woodlands: neighbour

Foul Bay Road development heads to public hearing

Virginia Errick, under a canopy of Gary oaks, looks at her neighbour’s property from her back yard. She’s concerned that, should the development at 515 Foul Bay Rd. be permitted, significant forest and old-growth Gary oak tress will be destroyed. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Chris Marks, member of the Victoria’s accessibility working group, says a provincial Disabilities Act would make spaces easier to navigate for people with disabilities. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

B.C. needs Disability Act: Victoria council

Council motion asks province to make B.C. barrier free

Chris Marks, member of the Victoria’s accessibility working group, says a provincial Disabilities Act would make spaces easier to navigate for people with disabilities. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
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Can’t do home cannabiz in Victoria

Proposed bylaw increases home business from one to three

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Steve Sxwithul’txw stands in Bastion Square, the location he’s proposing for an Indigenous Walk of Fame, to recognize the accomplishments of Indigenous people in the film industry. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Indigenous Walk of Fame eyed for Victoria

Local filmmaker, producer, says Indigenous people’s accomplishments are not recognized

Steve Sxwithul’txw stands in Bastion Square, the location he’s proposing for an Indigenous Walk of Fame, to recognize the accomplishments of Indigenous people in the film industry. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
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Cannabis lounges should be considered in B.C.: Victoria City Council

Council asks province to allow spaces for public consumption

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Province opens bid for Douglas Street bus lanes

Northbound lanes could cost $12.75-million

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From left: Colleen Sparrow (Peninsula Co-op) and Paul Hadfield (Think Local First) introduce Think Local Week at Victoria City Hall Friday morning. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS

Businesses say shop local this week

Think Local Week highlights local business ahead of Black Friday

From left: Colleen Sparrow (Peninsula Co-op) and Paul Hadfield (Think Local First) introduce Think Local Week at Victoria City Hall Friday morning. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS
Dan MacKenzie on his Afghanistan tour in 2008. (Submitted)
Dan MacKenzie on his Afghanistan tour in 2008. (Submitted)
The former Boys and Girls club at 1205 Yates St. will reopen as a transitional shelter this winter. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Former shelter at Boys and Girls club to reopen

Our Place-operated facility to be used as transitional shelter in winter months

The former Boys and Girls club at 1205 Yates St. will reopen as a transitional shelter this winter. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria ranked fourth best B.C. city for real estate investment
Victoria ranked fourth best B.C. city for real estate investment