Lauren Boothby

COURAGE REMEMBERED: Naval reservist to speak at Maritime Museum

COURAGE REMEMBERED: Naval reservist to speak at Maritime Museum

Speaker presents on Canada’s involvement in global conflicts, veterans

COURAGE REMEMBERED: Naval reservist to speak at Maritime Museum
V2V Empress boat in the Inner Harbour getting ready to head to Vancouver. (Don Descoteau/VICTORIA NEWS)

Engines arrive for decommissioned V2v ferry

V2v Empress parts arrive from overseas

V2V Empress boat in the Inner Harbour getting ready to head to Vancouver. (Don Descoteau/VICTORIA NEWS)
Tsawwassen ferry terminal. (Black Press files)

Free ferry fare for first responders attending Abbotsford officer’s funeral

BC Ferries adding additional sailings day of ceremony

Tsawwassen ferry terminal. (Black Press files)
The red poppy is a nearly universal symbol commemorating veterans and fallen soldiers. FILE PHOTO

COURAGE REMEMBERED: Remembrance day past and present

UVic professor of Military History on the significance and meaning of Remembrance Day

The red poppy is a nearly universal symbol commemorating veterans and fallen soldiers. FILE PHOTO
The remains of what looks to be a couch set on fire in a yard on Delta Street near Burnside Rd. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Furniture burned in yard brings firefighters, police to Victoria home

Fire not deemed criminally suspicious by Victoria police

The remains of what looks to be a couch set on fire in a yard on Delta Street near Burnside Rd. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Cleanup continues after fire at Mustard Seed Food Bank

Cleanup continues after fire at Mustard Seed Food Bank

Arson suspected, Victoria police investigating Queens Avenue blaze among string of fires

Cleanup continues after fire at Mustard Seed Food Bank
Victoria police news In Brief for Nov. 8

Victoria police news In Brief for Nov. 8

Bear spray assault downtown, garbage fires investigated

Victoria police news In Brief for Nov. 8
Jeremy Randall, member of the Victoria Skateboard Association, holds his board at Victoria West’s skatepark. Advocates are hoping the city of Victoria considers building a second venue, at either Topaz or Central parks. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria skateboard advocates push for new skate park

Crystal Pool, Topaz Park being eyed for second location

Jeremy Randall, member of the Victoria Skateboard Association, holds his board at Victoria West’s skatepark. Advocates are hoping the city of Victoria considers building a second venue, at either Topaz or Central parks. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS
Man with bear spray attacks downtown security guard

Man with bear spray attacks downtown security guard

VicPD still seeking suspect of alleged assault

Man with bear spray attacks downtown security guard
A delegation from Greater Victoria meets with officials during a trade mission to China and Japan last month. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said the trip will pay dividends down the road for local businesses and individuals. (Facebook)

Asia trade mission will strengthen Victoria tourism, local economy: mayor

City business representatives enjoy fruitful meetings with Asian counterparts

A delegation from Greater Victoria meets with officials during a trade mission to China and Japan last month. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said the trip will pay dividends down the road for local businesses and individuals. (Facebook)
The RCMP’s Real Time Intelligence Centre in Surrey.  Submitted

Victoria police seek funding for real-time intelligence unit

Format and administration uncertain, but centre would service South Island police agencies

The RCMP’s Real Time Intelligence Centre in Surrey.  Submitted
Suspect arrested after Esquimalt student robbed at knifepoint, school locked down

Suspect arrested after Esquimalt student robbed at knifepoint, school locked down

VicPD still searching for suspect, students said to be safe

Suspect arrested after Esquimalt student robbed at knifepoint, school locked down
Fall back, check your smoke alarm

Fall back, check your smoke alarm

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday at 2 a.m.

Fall back, check your smoke alarm
Cherry blossoms in full bloom along McKenzie Street in Victoria. Victoria News file photo

Victoria considers limiting trees that cause allergy flareups

City investigating low pollen and fragrance-free trees near playgrounds

Cherry blossoms in full bloom along McKenzie Street in Victoria. Victoria News file photo
VS Rentals website lists rent for 3025 Douglas St. at $750 for a bachelor, and $850 for a one-bedroom unit. (VSRENTALS.CA)

Conversion proposed for former Travellers Inn hotel

Owners want land use as affordable housing to continue

VS Rentals website lists rent for 3025 Douglas St. at $750 for a bachelor, and $850 for a one-bedroom unit. (VSRENTALS.CA)
Ballet Victoria became the subject of controversy this week when it was revealed a staff member had been investigated for allegedly taking nude photographs of students. (Black Press file photo)

Ballet Victoria staffer fired in wake of sexual allegations

Bruce Monk was previously let go and rehired by local company

Ballet Victoria became the subject of controversy this week when it was revealed a staff member had been investigated for allegedly taking nude photographs of students. (Black Press file photo)
Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria police seek budget boost due to spike in high-risk calls

Six new officers among items included in $2.5-million budget increase

Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS
VicPD Chief Del Manak says enforcement surrounding cannabis use won’t disappear with legalization(Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

VicPD chief: Legalizing marijuana will require more police resources

Home growers, drug-impaired driving and youth access major concerns for Del Manak

VicPD Chief Del Manak says enforcement surrounding cannabis use won’t disappear with legalization(Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
There are currently 17 boats and four docks illegally moored in the Gorge Waterway. The City of Victoria will be seeking an injunction on Sept. 11 to remove them. (Kendra Wong/VICTORIA NEWS)

Court to hear Victoria injunction on illegally moored boats

Representatives of the City of Victoria will attend the hearing Wednesday morning

There are currently 17 boats and four docks illegally moored in the Gorge Waterway. The City of Victoria will be seeking an injunction on Sept. 11 to remove them. (Kendra Wong/VICTORIA NEWS)
Canada hosts the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Vancouver and Victoria. The City has confirmed its allocation of spending for the event. File photo

Victoria confirms funding for World Junior Hockey Championship

City will allocate up to $70,000 for event

Canada hosts the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Vancouver and Victoria. The City has confirmed its allocation of spending for the event. File photo