Pamela Roth

Overdose crisis impacts us all

Overdose crisis impacts us all

It’s a story no journalist ever wants to write, but one that…

Overdose crisis impacts us all
Esquimalt tax hike pegged at 0.5 per cent

Esquimalt tax hike pegged at 0.5 per cent

Increase means an extra $12 per household

Esquimalt tax hike pegged at 0.5 per cent
The long-awaited splash park, which is part of the Esquimalt Village Project, is on target to open at the end of May. Dawn Gibson/Victoria News

Esquimalt Village Project breaks ground

Splash park also to be ready by end of May.

The long-awaited splash park, which is part of the Esquimalt Village Project, is on target to open at the end of May. Dawn Gibson/Victoria News
Elvis Stojko will be performing with Stars on Ice in Victoria on May 16. Julie Larochelle Briere photo.

Skating fans embrace Elvis Stojko’s return

Stars on Ice glides into Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre May 16.

Elvis Stojko will be performing with Stars on Ice in Victoria on May 16. Julie Larochelle Briere photo.
Police challenged with monitoring high risk offenders

Police challenged with monitoring high risk offenders

Acting chief wants regional resources pooled

Police challenged with monitoring high risk offenders
Police watchdog appealing decision for Elsner Twitter investigation

Police watchdog appealing decision for Elsner Twitter investigation

Discipline hearing slated to begin Friday on harassment allegations

Police watchdog appealing decision for Elsner Twitter investigation
Esquimalt teen Heather McLean died of a suspected drug overdose during the Easter weekend. Photo contributed.

Esquimalt teen’s overdose death leaves family devastated

“I had a feeling this was going to happen,” says father

Esquimalt teen Heather McLean died of a suspected drug overdose during the Easter weekend. Photo contributed.
Vancouver’s Travis and Chris are among the list of performers at this year’s Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival April 25 to 20. Photo contributed.

Victoria’s improv scene gaining momentum

Paper Street Theatre’s annual improv festival kicks off April 25 to 29.

Vancouver’s Travis and Chris are among the list of performers at this year’s Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival April 25 to 20. Photo contributed.
Kate Longpre, community integration coordinator with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, shows the decal that’s part of the We Speak Translate Project. Dawn Gibson/Victoria News

Local cultural association breaking down language barriers for newcomers

Community members urged to learn Google Translate app

Kate Longpre, community integration coordinator with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, shows the decal that’s part of the We Speak Translate Project. Dawn Gibson/Victoria News
Fire causes heavy damage to Victoria apartment suite

Fire causes heavy damage to Victoria apartment suite

Seven adults and two children forced from their home

Fire causes heavy damage to Victoria apartment suite
Island Health cracking down on marijuana edibles

Island Health cracking down on marijuana edibles

Health authority prepared to start fining pot shops

Island Health cracking down on marijuana edibles
Judge quashes external Twitter investigation of suspended Victoria police chief

Judge quashes external Twitter investigation of suspended Victoria police chief

Discipline hearing will address three matters instead of five

Judge quashes external Twitter investigation of suspended Victoria police chief
Les Feluettes (The Lilies) takes place at the Royal Theatre April 20, 22, 28 at 8 p.m. and April 30 at 2:30 p.m. Contributed photo.

Les Feluettes opera a complicated love story

Les Feluettes (The Lilies) takes place at the Royal Theatre April 20, 22, 28 at 8 p.m. and April 30 at 2:30 p.m.

Les Feluettes (The Lilies) takes place at the Royal Theatre April 20, 22, 28 at 8 p.m. and April 30 at 2:30 p.m. Contributed photo.
Victoria police help nab Edmonton man facing child porn charges

Victoria police help nab Edmonton man facing child porn charges

Accused worked in an administrative capacity at the Edmonton Police Service

Victoria police help nab Edmonton man facing child porn charges

Museum keeping Terry Fox’s hope alive

Collection dedicated to Fox

Police keeping close eye on Johnson Street community

Police keeping close eye on Johnson Street community

Some residents claim they’re suffering “extreme criminalization”

Police keeping close eye on Johnson Street community
An excavator dredges sediment from the Esquimalt Harbour.                                Photo courtesy of CFB Esquimalt

Esquimalt Harbour clean up 20 per cent complete

Remediation project slated for completion by March 2020 at a cost of $162 million

An excavator dredges sediment from the Esquimalt Harbour.                                Photo courtesy of CFB Esquimalt
Construction of sewage treatment plant just weeks away

Construction of sewage treatment plant just weeks away

First contract awarded for sewage treatment plant

Construction of sewage treatment plant just weeks away

Pet owners frustrated with lack of housing options

Solutions will be discused at town hall

Desjardins goes on leave from mayor duties to hit the campaign trail

Desjardins goes on leave from mayor duties to hit the campaign trail

The time has come for Barb Desjardins to hang up her hat as mayor of Esquimalt and trade it in for a new one.

Desjardins goes on leave from mayor duties to hit the campaign trail