Pamela Roth

Osama is pictured with his three children

Syrian refugee family proudly celebrates one year in Victoria

Stumbling around the living room like a typical 17-month-old girl, Loujain Shelleh is all smiles in her family’s three-bedroom apartment.

Osama is pictured with his three children

Repeat offenders a constant challenge for justice system

He’s from Montreal and doesn’t appear to have any local ties with Victoria.

Acting Victoria police chief Del Manak.

Centralized 911 dispatch centre inches closer towards becoming a reality

As the top cop of the Victoria police, acting chief Del Manak is always looking for ways the department can become more efficient.

Acting Victoria police chief Del Manak.
Nicola Peffers was deployed to sail on HMCS Winnipeg for six months.

Results of study on military sex crimes not surprising: former sailor

When Nicola Peffers heard the results of a recent Statistics Canada survey about sexual assault in the military, she wasn’t surprised.

Nicola Peffers was deployed to sail on HMCS Winnipeg for six months.
Victoria photographer Melissa Welsh is shown in a self portrait she took during a photography retreat at Yosemite National Park in October.

Local photographer hopes to inspire people to get outside

On a frosty morning in October, Melissa Welsh wandered off the beaten path down to a river in California’s Yosemite National Park.

Victoria photographer Melissa Welsh is shown in a self portrait she took during a photography retreat at Yosemite National Park in October.
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps.

Victoria mayor disappointed with pipeline approval

She knew there was a good chance the Trudeau government would approve Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps.
Shovels are expected to hit the ground in June for the proposed expansion to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Art gallery gets $2 million donation for expansion

Jon Tupper can’t help but tingle with excitement whenever he looks at the construction drawings for the expansion of the AGGV.

Shovels are expected to hit the ground in June for the proposed expansion to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Mayor proposes changes to Esquimalt motto

Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins has spent some time considering the township’s motto, thinking it may be a good time for a change.

The search for Emma Fillipoff continues after four years.

Mother continues search for missing daughter

Shelley Fillipoff and her youngest son always enjoy opening a box of ornaments and decorating the Christmas tree inside her Ontario home.

The search for Emma Fillipoff continues after four years.
Const. Andre Almeida receives the meritorious service honours

VicPD officer recognized for role in 2013 fatal house fire

Const. Andre Almeida was recently awarded meritorious service honours, which recognize exemplary performance that exceeds expectations.

Const. Andre Almeida receives the meritorious service honours
Richard Vida died in a fire at his Hillside area home on Tuesday.

Fire victim’s family always came first

Richard Vida has been identified as the man who died from a fire Tuesday evening

Richard Vida died in a fire at his Hillside area home on Tuesday.
Community rallies behind fire victims

Community rallies behind fire victims

Residents displaced by an early morning fire last Friday have recieved an outpouring of support from the community.

Community rallies behind fire victims

Police add officer to help combat mental health, substance abuse

For the last two years, Victoria police Const. Sue Hamilton has been trying to do the best she can to support the ACT teams.

Esquimalt military police encouraging sex assault victims to come forward

Maj. Lisa Clark's main emphasis right now is urging victims of sexual assault and harassment to come forward.

Christian Kluxen will take over as the Victoria Symphony's new music director in the 207/18 season.

New Victoria Symphony music director already feeling loved

The first time Christian Kluxen conducted the Victoria Symphony, he knew it could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

Christian Kluxen will take over as the Victoria Symphony's new music director in the 207/18 season.
Christine Lowe has been a provincial court judge since August 2015.

A day in the life of a provincial court judge

Christine Lowe has had a few sleepless nights pondering the decisions she’s made or about to make that could change someone’s life forever.

Christine Lowe has been a provincial court judge since August 2015.
The former Central Care Home on Johnson Street has been converted into 140 units of long-term supportive housing for people with an assortment of needs.

Chaos starting to calm down in facility for tent city residents

When the residents of tent city moved into the former Central Care Home, Andy Bond expected the first few months would be chaotic.

The former Central Care Home on Johnson Street has been converted into 140 units of long-term supportive housing for people with an assortment of needs.
Omen

Horror escape gets spooky for Halloween

The Saunders family have experienced a series of disturbing events.

Omen
City set to remove abandoned boats from the Gorge Waterway

Gorge boat residents willing to relocate

“There’s no way I’m moving on shore,” said John after meeting with outreach workers from Pacifica Housing on Tuesday.

City set to remove abandoned boats from the Gorge Waterway
Barb Stokes shows off one of the Halloween decorations packed into the front yard of her Esquimalt home.

Esquimalt woman brings scares to her neighbourhood

There's some unusual sounds coming from the front yard of Barb Stoke's home in Esquimalt these days.

Barb Stokes shows off one of the Halloween decorations packed into the front yard of her Esquimalt home.