Lauren Boothby

Paramedics take a young man away on a stretcher after an incident at a car dealership on Yates Street on Monday afternoon. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Young man taken to hospital after incident at downtown Victoria car dealership

Man transported by ambulance to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Paramedics take a young man away on a stretcher after an incident at a car dealership on Yates Street on Monday afternoon. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria web developer Owen Lett, who designed an easy-to-use transit map of Greater Victoria as a hobby project, hopes his map makes using public transit easier. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria man simplifies regional bus route

New map focuses on trip planning, bus frequency

Victoria web developer Owen Lett, who designed an easy-to-use transit map of Greater Victoria as a hobby project, hopes his map makes using public transit easier. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Gillian Montgomery (left) and Annie Gibson (right) of Vancouver Island Surfrider Foundation hold a mountain of plastic bags tied to a suit they brought to the Victoria City Hall Thursday afternoon when council discussed a staff report about council’s proposed plastic bag ban. Council will consider a draft plastic ban bylaw no later than December 2017. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria moves for regional plastic bag ban

Victoria bylaw to be considered by December fines businesses for providing plastic bags

Gillian Montgomery (left) and Annie Gibson (right) of Vancouver Island Surfrider Foundation hold a mountain of plastic bags tied to a suit they brought to the Victoria City Hall Thursday afternoon when council discussed a staff report about council’s proposed plastic bag ban. Council will consider a draft plastic ban bylaw no later than December 2017. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria residents who live near the site the former Victoria Truth Centre sat in a packed committee of the whole meeting Thursday morning to hear an update on Abstract Development’s plans to build condos and townhomes on the property at 1201 Fort St. and 1050 Pentrelew Place. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Controversial Rockland development sent back for review

Neighbours and council unconvinced by revised proposal for Fort Street development

Victoria residents who live near the site the former Victoria Truth Centre sat in a packed committee of the whole meeting Thursday morning to hear an update on Abstract Development’s plans to build condos and townhomes on the property at 1201 Fort St. and 1050 Pentrelew Place. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Facebook group advocates for short term rental owners in Greater Victoria

Facebook group advocates for short term rental owners in Greater Victoria

Local property owners and vacation rental operators mount defence against new STR regulations

Facebook group advocates for short term rental owners in Greater Victoria
New Victoria zoning bylaw would cut red tape for developers, downtown property owners

New Victoria zoning bylaw would cut red tape for developers, downtown property owners

Complex zoning laws made easier to navigate under proposed regulations

New Victoria zoning bylaw would cut red tape for developers, downtown property owners
Chase Thomas Hufnagle was wanted for his involvement in a break and enter Monday night. (Victoria Police photo)

UPDATE: Esquimalt man wanted for James Bay break and enter surrenders

Suspect caught on video surveillance tape

Chase Thomas Hufnagle was wanted for his involvement in a break and enter Monday night. (Victoria Police photo)
Colin Angus is helping create an automated, uncrewed boat he hopes will sail across the Atlantic Ocean. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Victoria couple hope unmanned boat drone becomes first to cross Atlantic

Colin and Julie Angus, UVic scientists to have drone collect environmental data en route

Colin Angus is helping create an automated, uncrewed boat he hopes will sail across the Atlantic Ocean. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
John Heintzelman in a photo attached to a Used.ca listing for James Bay Massage.

Rogue masseur arrested for sexual assault in Victoria

John Heintzelman, 65, is accused of assaulting a person at his former business, James Bay Massage

John Heintzelman in a photo attached to a Used.ca listing for James Bay Massage.
A trio of cruise ships sit in port at Ogden Point. (News files)

Harbour Authority signs up for green bus fleet

Agreement signed for 10-year partnership with new company

A trio of cruise ships sit in port at Ogden Point. (News files)
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“This is not a drill:” test tsunami alarm sparks panic at elementary school

CFB Esquimalt issued apology for broadcasting wrong message

(Photo/Wikimedia Commons)
City of Victoria is considering a pilot project that would allow mobility scooters and wheelchairs to use some covered bike lanes. (News File Photo)

Wheelchairs in bike lanes pilot considered in Victoria

Motor Vehicle Act currently prohibits mobility scooters and wheelchairs in bike lanes

City of Victoria is considering a pilot project that would allow mobility scooters and wheelchairs to use some covered bike lanes. (News File Photo)
A tug pulls parts for the Johnson Street bridge through Victoria Harbour last month. Work is progressing on the rings portion of the main structure, city council heard from project manager Jonathan Huggett on Thursday. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)

On-site installation begins early next month for Victoria bridge project

Project manager says construction is on track for March 2018 completion

A tug pulls parts for the Johnson Street bridge through Victoria Harbour last month. Work is progressing on the rings portion of the main structure, city council heard from project manager Jonathan Huggett on Thursday. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)
Victoria city council news in brief

Victoria city council news in brief

Decisions made, discussions had at city hall

Victoria city council news in brief
Upgrades to bike paths are part of the draft plan to upgrade Cecelia Ravine Park. (Photo courtesy City of Victoria)

City seeking input on Cecelia Ravine Park renewal

Bigger playground, public washrooms considered

Upgrades to bike paths are part of the draft plan to upgrade Cecelia Ravine Park. (Photo courtesy City of Victoria)
Social housing moving next door to elementary school

Social housing moving next door to elementary school

Cool Aid’s Mount Edwards Court will house adults 55 plus

Social housing moving next door to elementary school
A female skateboarder was sent to hospital after she and a vehicle collided at Broad and Johnson streets in Victoria. (News file photo)

Downtown Victoria skateboard/car collision sends rider to hospital

VicPD urges caution for pedestrians and vehicles at crosswalks

A female skateboarder was sent to hospital after she and a vehicle collided at Broad and Johnson streets in Victoria. (News file photo)
Victoria Cool Aid Society’s rezoning application to build supportive and affordable housing units at Mount Edwards Court (1002 Vancouver St.) was approved. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Social housing moving next door to elementary school

Cool Aid’s Mount Edwards Court will house adults 55 plus

Victoria Cool Aid Society’s rezoning application to build supportive and affordable housing units at Mount Edwards Court (1002 Vancouver St.) was approved. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria Cool Aid Society hopes to turn the former Tally Ho Hotel site at 3020 Douglas St. into 52 transitional housing units. Cool Aid is seeking a temporary use permit for the location. The application has been forwarded to a public hearing. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Neighbours want details on Tally Ho transitional housing in Victoria

Victoria Cool Aid Society seeking three-year permit to run closed hotel as supported housing

Victoria Cool Aid Society hopes to turn the former Tally Ho Hotel site at 3020 Douglas St. into 52 transitional housing units. Cool Aid is seeking a temporary use permit for the location. The application has been forwarded to a public hearing. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Entrepreneurs and big companies connected at a BC Innovation Council tour earlier this year. Victoria companies wanting to offer tech solutions will have the chance to connect with global firms like IBM and Rio Tinto this Friday at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort. (Submitted photo)

Victoria entrepreneurs can pitch ideas to tech giants

BC Innovation Council tour connects local tech to business opportunities

Entrepreneurs and big companies connected at a BC Innovation Council tour earlier this year. Victoria companies wanting to offer tech solutions will have the chance to connect with global firms like IBM and Rio Tinto this Friday at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort. (Submitted photo)