Pamela Roth

Victoria police Sgt. Mike Chicorelli and police service dog Max

Victoria police bomb dog heads into retirement

He’s not your typical police dog. He isn’t trained to track the scent of bad guys on the run or show aggression whenever there’s a threat.

Victoria police Sgt. Mike Chicorelli and police service dog Max
Local artists take part in Art Battle at the Victoria Event Centre.

Local artists get set for Art Battle

Sitting in a room with a handful of artists at the Victoria Event Centre, Nicole Majcher felt a mixture of nervousness and curiosity.

Local artists take part in Art Battle at the Victoria Event Centre.

Theatre groups feeling the pinch of real estate boom

Soaring prices and a lack of real estate in Victoria isn’t just impacting those searching for a home.

Acting police chief Del Manak said the city’s neraly 40 pot shops will become a priority when officers recieve information that organized crime is involved.

Police assess marijuana dispensaries on a regular basis

Whenever the city's top cop looks at the priorities for the Victoria Police Department, he also assesses marijuana dispensaries.

Acting police chief Del Manak said the city’s neraly 40 pot shops will become a priority when officers recieve information that organized crime is involved.
Victoria’s oldest mixed community choir

Newcombe Singers looking for new voices

Music has always been a part of Lilian Howell's life.

Victoria’s oldest mixed community choir
Megan Sabell

Hoarding hotline sees a jump in calls

Working as an inspector with the Victoria Fire Department, Megan Sabell was shocked the first time she responded to a call about hoarding.

Megan Sabell
A contributed photo of the same room taken after Susan and her sisters decluttered her home in the summer.

Decluttering Victoria home “overwhelming” for woman living with hoarding disorder

The thought of getting rid of the hundreds of items consuming her small apartment in Victoria left Susan feeling tremendously overwhelmed.

A contributed photo of the same room taken after Susan and her sisters decluttered her home in the summer.

Police still finding plenty of drunks behind the wheel

It was around 5 p.m. last week when Victoria police Const. Cody Lapierre received a call about an impaired driver who reared-ended a family.

Offenders get into the Christmas spirit by helping families in need

After serving four years in prison for drug and weapon offences, Jeff stepped back into the community eager for a fresh start.

After 22 years

Theatre SKAM takes over popular drama school

Artistic producer Matthew Payne will be taking over the Kate Rubin Theatre & Drama Studio.

After 22 years
The city's first overdose prevention site opened at Our Place on Tuesday morning.

New overdose prevention site sees steady stream of users on first day

Overdose deaths in B.C. continue to reach record numbers

The city's first overdose prevention site opened at Our Place on Tuesday morning.
Rezoning of McLoughlin Point causing uncertainty with sewage treatment plan

Rezoning of McLoughlin Point causing uncertainty with sewage treatment plan

Timeline set for city initiaited rezoning and development permit process

Rezoning of McLoughlin Point causing uncertainty with sewage treatment plan
Ann Nightingale is the coordinator of the annual Victoria Christmas Bird Count

Bird watchers unite for annual Christmas count

On a chilly Tuesday morning in mid December, Ann Nightingale is out at Ten Mile Point, scouring the waterfront for a snowy owl.

Ann Nightingale is the coordinator of the annual Victoria Christmas Bird Count
Allan Lingwood of the Mustard Seed said the charity is behind $218

Low donations causing local charities concern

Local charities are hoping for a Christmas miracle as donations continue to be significantly lower than in previous years.

Allan Lingwood of the Mustard Seed said the charity is behind $218
Tom Jackson will perform with a handful of other musicians in the annual Huron Carole

Huron Carole gets audiences into the Christmas spirit while benefitting the food bank

When Tom Jackson founded The Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series 29 years ago, he didn't anticipate how many years it would actually run.

Tom Jackson will perform with a handful of other musicians in the annual Huron Carole
Esquimalt council exploring options for deer count following survey

Esquimalt council exploring options for deer count following survey

Survey reveals many people not impressed by the number of deer

Esquimalt council exploring options for deer count following survey
Overdose prevention sites set to open this week in Victoria

Overdose prevention sites set to open this week in Victoria

Prevention sites to open at Our Place and Johnson Street

Overdose prevention sites set to open this week in Victoria
The headlights from cars heading down Douglas Street are reflected on the wet road surface.

CRD regional transportation proposal draws mixed reviews from Esquimalt council

Every day, more than 2,000 people travel from Saanich to work in Esquimalt.

The headlights from cars heading down Douglas Street are reflected on the wet road surface.
The E&N dayliner crosses Admirals Road in Esquimalt when it was up and running in 2006.

Developer wants commuter rail service up and running in one year

Esquimalt mayor cautiously optimistic about project

The E&N dayliner crosses Admirals Road in Esquimalt when it was up and running in 2006.
Jennifer Ferris is one of the members of the Victoria Storytellers Guild.

Local guild explores the art of storytelling

The first time Jennifer Ferris stood up in front of an audience with the Victoria Storytellers Guild she was incredibly nervous.

Jennifer Ferris is one of the members of the Victoria Storytellers Guild.