Roszan Holmen

City priority-setting process inching along

Victoria’s planning department likely facing a busy couple of years ahead

Cyclists travelling over new Johnson Street Bridge could benefit from proposed new markings at one entrance to the strutcure.

Johnson Street Bridge suggestion aimed at cycling safety

Future bridge head proposed to include ‘elephant’s feet’

Cyclists travelling over new Johnson Street Bridge could benefit from proposed new markings at one entrance to the strutcure.
Swimmers jump off  the dock at Banfield Park and into the  the Gorge Waterway to help promote the upcoming Gorge Swim Fest to be held Aug. 12 from noon until 4 p.m. Swimmers can take part at three locations: Banfield Park

Gorge swim event bolstered by good water-quality results

Waterway cleanup efforts over the years have worked, but swimmers still few

Swimmers jump off  the dock at Banfield Park and into the  the Gorge Waterway to help promote the upcoming Gorge Swim Fest to be held Aug. 12 from noon until 4 p.m. Swimmers can take part at three locations: Banfield Park
Nick Blasko

Power ballads help reclaim Victoria’s historic Amelia street

Block parties look a little different when they’re organized by Nick Blasko.

Nick Blasko

Victoria’s Official Community Plan survives first round of tweaking

Public hearing on city document to continue on July 30

City of Victoria seeks outside expertise for service review

Cost-cutting will require 'intestinal fortitude' from council: Bruce Carter

UPDATE: Victoria council waffles on naming rights policy

Possibilities varied, but realistically, few Victoria structures would likely attract sponsorship

Goodbye to Victoria West? Possibly, in proposed riding boundary change

Federal proposal would create super-riding of Esquimalt-Colwood

Proposed regulations in Victoria could lead to eviction of low-income tenants

Agencies question council’s call for more diligence in granting housing assistance

David Johnston

Community fund launches with fanfare in Victoria

Governor general in town to help Victoria Foundation introduce Smart and Caring Community Fund

David Johnston
Crews work on improvements to Fisherman’s Wharf Park last month. Capital projects that improve quality of life

Victoria’s new philanthropic frontier

City considers asking for donations toward capital projects

Crews work on improvements to Fisherman’s Wharf Park last month. Capital projects that improve quality of life

Victoria city manager’s contract extended by five years

Move solidifies city leadership, says Mayor Dean Fortin

Nicole Barrette shows off the difference in size between the native Olympia oyster and the larger

Native oysters a sentinel of Gorge Waterway health

Abundant population under Craigflower Bridge brings implications for construction timeline

Nicole Barrette shows off the difference in size between the native Olympia oyster and the larger

City watchdog says administration costs too high in Victoria

Paul Brown offers councillors arguments for cutting costs to find budget savings

The logo of Salish Sea Enterprises adorns the side of a crane on Victoria’s Upper Harbour.

Chief leaves First Nations economic legacy

Robert Sam struck deals with local employer to provide jobs for Songhees, Esquimalt nation members

The logo of Salish Sea Enterprises adorns the side of a crane on Victoria’s Upper Harbour.

Funky Fernwood attracts Big Apple media spotlight

Victoria neighbourhood featured in New York Times print, online versions

Victoria property owner sues city over parking lot

Request to create a surface lot in Old Town was rejected by council in March

Beacon Hill Park road-change preps begin

City undertaking pilot project to change vehicle traffic patterns in the park

Herons sit in a tree at Beacon Hill Park

Herons making a strong comeback in Beacon Hill Park

Presence of more birds a bright spot to efforts to protect species

Herons sit in a tree at Beacon Hill Park
Sooke resident Rowan James

Chess champs are getting younger and younger

Grandmasters, fresh-faced rising stars hosted at this weekend’s Canadian Open

Sooke resident Rowan James