Victoria News Staff

A resident case led to an outbreak at the Sunrise of Victoria long-term care home. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)

14-case Victoria care home COVID-19 outbreak over, two new ones declared

One resident case each at Sunrise of Victoria, Sidney All Care long-term care homes

A resident case led to an outbreak at the Sunrise of Victoria long-term care home. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)
Justin Geddie, 20, made it National Lacrosse League debut with the San Diego Seals Jan. 14. (Courtesy of San Diego Seals)

Greater Victoria goalie helps seal win for San Diego in National Lacrosse League debut

Justin Geddie, 20, promoted to active roster after 2 others placed on COVID protocol list

Justin Geddie, 20, made it National Lacrosse League debut with the San Diego Seals Jan. 14. (Courtesy of San Diego Seals)
Victoria Humane Society celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday with a collage as people took part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donating cash to an animal charity. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)

Love for Betty White tallies to nearly $500,000 for animal welfare groups in B.C.

What would have been iconic actor’s 100th birthday sees $40,000 donated to Victoria Humane Society

Victoria Humane Society celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday with a collage as people took part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donating cash to an animal charity. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)
Victoria Royals defenceman Luke Shipley scored a highlight-reel goal seconds after being tripped late in a game against the Prince George Cougars on Jan. 18. (Photo courtesy of the Western Hockey League)

Highlight-worthy goal in final seconds not enough for Victoria Royals to top Prince George

Royals remain winless in 2022 after 5-3 loss in Prince George

Victoria Royals defenceman Luke Shipley scored a highlight-reel goal seconds after being tripped late in a game against the Prince George Cougars on Jan. 18. (Photo courtesy of the Western Hockey League)
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 18

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Victoria police officers arrested seven old-growth logging protesters at the intersection of Douglas Street and Burnside Road East Jan. 10. On Jan. 19, protesters plan to block the intersection of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Five old-growth logging protesters arrested at Greater Victoria intersection

Small group blocked Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue intersection Wednesday morning

Victoria police officers arrested seven old-growth logging protesters at the intersection of Douglas Street and Burnside Road East Jan. 10. On Jan. 19, protesters plan to block the intersection of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vic-Alert informs subscribers of major emergencies or disasters that could affect city of Victoria locations and residents. They include wide threats such as tsunamis, local incidents such as gas leaks, and neighbourhood-specific concerns such as an evacuation order. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria municipalities advocate for local emergency alert systems

Reminders follow Jan. 15 tsunami warning across the Pacific

Vic-Alert informs subscribers of major emergencies or disasters that could affect city of Victoria locations and residents. They include wide threats such as tsunamis, local incidents such as gas leaks, and neighbourhood-specific concerns such as an evacuation order. (Black Press Media file photo)
On Jan. 18, 1937, a blaze broke out in the top floors of the original Customs House building, which housed government and post offices. The Victoria Fire Department marked the 85th anniversary with a social media post. (Instagram/victoriafire730)

Tuesday marks 85th anniversary of Customs House fire in downtown Victoria

Victoria Fire Department commemorates blaze

On Jan. 18, 1937, a blaze broke out in the top floors of the original Customs House building, which housed government and post offices. The Victoria Fire Department marked the 85th anniversary with a social media post. (Instagram/victoriafire730)
Staffing challenges driven by Omicron cases numbers have significantly impacted the ability of Island Health to provide safe, quality care, health authority president Kathy McNeil said. (Black Press Media file photo)

Omicron-driven staffing shortages lead to service interruptions in Island Health facilities

Elective scheduled surgeries postponed again, psychiatric emergency care potentially affected

Staffing challenges driven by Omicron cases numbers have significantly impacted the ability of Island Health to provide safe, quality care, health authority president Kathy McNeil said. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canada’s Drag Race comes to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for a July 16 performance winding up its nationwide tour. (Facebook/Canada’s Drag Race)

Second season of Canada’s Drag Race ending tour in Victoria

Fans can attend the finale July 16 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Canada’s Drag Race comes to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for a July 16 performance winding up its nationwide tour. (Facebook/Canada’s Drag Race)
Ogden Point will serve as the latest site for Victoria residents to pick up rapid antigen tests from Island Health. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Ogden Point new COVID rapid test pickup site for Greater Victoria residents

Appointments must be made with Island Health ahead of pickup

Ogden Point will serve as the latest site for Victoria residents to pick up rapid antigen tests from Island Health. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Four residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at Veterans Memorial Lodge in Saanich as of Jan. 18. (Google Maps)

Island Health declares 3 new Greater Victoria care home outbreaks, 2 others over

New outbreaks at Veterans Memorial Lodge, Sunset Lodge and Sidney Care Home

Four residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at Veterans Memorial Lodge in Saanich as of Jan. 18. (Google Maps)
Daniel Semple has been found safe after the 40-year-old was the subject of a missing person alert on Jan. 17. (Photos courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Daniel Semple found safe

The 40-year-old was the subject of a missing person alert on Jan. 17

Daniel Semple has been found safe after the 40-year-old was the subject of a missing person alert on Jan. 17. (Photos courtesy of VicPD)
VicPD officers and paramedics treated a stabbing victim at the intersection of Douglas Street and Hillside Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. on Jan. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD search for assailant after stabbed man found in busy intersection

Saturday night incident saw reports of bleeding man in traffic at Hillside and Douglas

VicPD officers and paramedics treated a stabbing victim at the intersection of Douglas Street and Hillside Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. on Jan. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
With over 100 pieces of hand-painted yard art – in particular the Peanuts gang – 4360 Torquay Dr. was a shoo-in for first place, Light Up the City judges said. (Courtesy of Yvette Fornelli)

2021 Light Up the City entries spread cheer around Greater Victoria

Winning decorators impressed judges with festive lighting displays and other elements

With over 100 pieces of hand-painted yard art – in particular the Peanuts gang – 4360 Torquay Dr. was a shoo-in for first place, Light Up the City judges said. (Courtesy of Yvette Fornelli)
Victoria police are asking for the public’s help in identifying this man, who is a suspect in a reported assault last week at Mayfair Shopping Centre. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police seek suspect in reported assault of mall employee

Incident occurred in a store at Mayfair Shopping Centre on Jan. 13

Victoria police are asking for the public’s help in identifying this man, who is a suspect in a reported assault last week at Mayfair Shopping Centre. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Betty White would have turned 100 on Jan. 17, 2021. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

It’s Betty White’s birthday, will you donate to a B.C. animal cause?

#BettyWhiteChallenge encourages donations for animal welfare on her 100th birthday

Betty White would have turned 100 on Jan. 17, 2021. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Victoria is among the most expensive rental markets in Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria remains one of Canada’s most expensive rental markets: report

A one-bedroom rental in Victoria is only $10 behind Toronto’s rate

Victoria is among the most expensive rental markets in Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kathy Ajas (left to right), Cheryl Chalifour, Kristina Quinn present their People’s Choice Award winning gingerbread creation, Revera Retirement 2050. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)

PHOTOS: Many interpretations of futuristic theme among Victoria Gingerbread Showcase winners

Revera Living wins 2021 People’s Choice award, Habitat for Humanity Victoria raises over $37,000

Kathy Ajas (left to right), Cheryl Chalifour, Kristina Quinn present their People’s Choice Award winning gingerbread creation, Revera Retirement 2050. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)
Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital is one of five sites to have newly declared COVID outbreaks, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)

Five new COVID outbreaks declared by Island Health

The health authority also announced three previous outbreaks had ended on Saturday

Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital is one of five sites to have newly declared COVID outbreaks, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)