Victoria News Staff

Victoria police are asking those with information to come forward as they investigate a series of incidents in which multiple downtown businesses had glass windows smashed Wednesday (Feb. 8) morning. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)

Police seek suspect after Wednesday morning window-smashing spree downtown

Investigators aware of at least six different businesses that have had windows broken

Victoria police are asking those with information to come forward as they investigate a series of incidents in which multiple downtown businesses had glass windows smashed Wednesday (Feb. 8) morning. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)
Moms Stop the Harm advocates and supporters march from Centennial Square to the Ministry of Health building where pictures of loved ones hang on display to mark the public health emergency of the declaration due to the significant increase in opioid-related overdose across the province during the Cut The Red Tape theme in Victoria, Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Overdose advisory issued for Greater Victoria amid increased risk

Island Health says overdose prevention, drug checking is available at various sites

Moms Stop the Harm advocates and supporters march from Centennial Square to the Ministry of Health building where pictures of loved ones hang on display to mark the public health emergency of the declaration due to the significant increase in opioid-related overdose across the province during the Cut The Red Tape theme in Victoria, Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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 Feb. 7

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.
The Victoria Police Department investigating a collision involving a cyclist at the Government and Bay streets intersection on Feb. 6. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

UPDATE: Cyclist injured after downtown Victoria collision

Bay and Government intersection reopened shortly before 10 a.m.

The Victoria Police Department investigating a collision involving a cyclist at the Government and Bay streets intersection on Feb. 6. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
Kate Moran, president and CEO of Ocean Networks Canada, has been recognized for her lifetime of ocean science, policy and research contributions. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Networks Canada)

Head of UVic-based ocean observing agency honoured for lifetime of science work

Kate Moran is the president and CEO of Ocean Networks Canada

Kate Moran, president and CEO of Ocean Networks Canada, has been recognized for her lifetime of ocean science, policy and research contributions. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Networks Canada)
More than 100 people from different walks of life gather at Royal Jubilee Hospital for Code Hack 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island Health’s Code Hack returns to help improve health care

Code Hack takes place at Royal Jubilee Hospital from March 10 to 12

More than 100 people from different walks of life gather at Royal Jubilee Hospital for Code Hack 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Several Feb. 3 sailings aboard the Queen of New Westminster have been cancelled amid gale-force wind warnings impacting the marine areas between Vancouver Island and mainland. (Black Press Media file photo)

Friday BC Ferries sailings cancelled as gale-force winds expected to thrash marine areas

Two trips impacted, more at risk between Victoria and the Lower Mainland

Several Feb. 3 sailings aboard the Queen of New Westminster have been cancelled amid gale-force wind warnings impacting the marine areas between Vancouver Island and mainland. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Group attack in downtown Victoria leaves victim hospitalized

Police have not yet made any arrests related to incident on 500-block of Yates Street

(Black Press Media file photo)
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. 31

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 are looking for wanted man William Watts after he breached his release order. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Man on provincewide warrant sought by Victoria police

William Watt has numerous robbery convictions

Victoria police are looking for wanted man William Watts after he breached his release order. (Courtesy of VicPD)
The DriveBC traffic camera on the Trans-Canada Highway at Okotoks Road, looking north, shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. (DriveBC traffic camera)

Late January snowfall hits parts of Greater Victoria

Vic High classes cancelled by cold weather combined with heating issues

The DriveBC traffic camera on the Trans-Canada Highway at Okotoks Road, looking north, shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. (DriveBC traffic camera)
Netminder Braden Holt stopped 35 shots when his Victoria Royals beat the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 on Jan. 30, but none were finer than when the Montana product stretched across the open net with only his paddle to rob a sure goal off the stick of Kamloops’ Fraser Minten. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals/WHL)

Outstretched-paddle robbery by Royals goaltender helps Victoria fend off Kamloops

Capital city remains locked with Kelowna in standings after weekend split

Netminder Braden Holt stopped 35 shots when his Victoria Royals beat the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 on Jan. 30, but none were finer than when the Montana product stretched across the open net with only his paddle to rob a sure goal off the stick of Kamloops’ Fraser Minten. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals/WHL)
The Salvation Army ARC (525 Johnson St.) is one of several Victoria locations open overnight on Jan. 30 as cold temperatures persist. (Courtesy of Google Streetview)
The Salvation Army ARC (525 Johnson St.) is one of several Victoria locations open overnight on Jan. 30 as cold temperatures persist. (Courtesy of Google Streetview)
Victoria Fire Chief Paul Bruce and Mayor Lisa Helps tour the fire hall site. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Former Victoria mayor to advise premier on housing solutions

Lisa Helps appointed Premier David Eby’s housing solutions adviser

Victoria Fire Chief Paul Bruce and Mayor Lisa Helps tour the fire hall site. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
Victoria police are investigating a Jan. 20 Richardson Street house fire as arson and have arrested one person in relation to the incident. (File photo courtesy of Ray Bernoties)

One arrested amid arson investigation into Victoria house fire

Nobody was home at the time but Richardson Street residence extensively damaged

Victoria police are investigating a Jan. 20 Richardson Street house fire as arson and have arrested one person in relation to the incident. (File photo courtesy of Ray Bernoties)
VicPD made eight arrests and recovered more than $11,000 in stolen merchandise during a recent shoplifting crackdown. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD arrest 8, recover $11k in stolen goods during shoplifting crackdown

Conducted between Jan. 17 and 20, the crackdown follows a similar move in December

VicPD made eight arrests and recovered more than $11,000 in stolen merchandise during a recent shoplifting crackdown. (Black Press Media file photo)
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. 24

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.
James Allin was arrested in the Rock Bay area after he was wanted Canada-wide since November 2022, following his statutory release being suspended. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Man wanted since November on Canada-wide warrant arrested in Victoria

Police said last year that he was a risk to public safety

James Allin was arrested in the Rock Bay area after he was wanted Canada-wide since November 2022, following his statutory release being suspended. (Courtesy of VicPD)
The Victoria Royals beat the Rockets 5-1 in Kelowna on Jan. 22. The two teams are now tied at 31 points on the year as they fight for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals even with Kelowna in playoff race despite three losses on the week

Royals beat the Rockets 5-1 but Kelowna has games in hand

The Victoria Royals beat the Rockets 5-1 in Kelowna on Jan. 22. The two teams are now tied at 31 points on the year as they fight for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Cameron Lizotte, a former hockey enforcer and now a Victoria-based fashion designer, will have his story shared during Hockey Day in Canada. (Atelier Coin/Instagram)

NHL prospect turned Victoria fashion designer featured on Hockey Day in Canada

Cameron Lizotte shares his story from the ice in Ontario to Paris Fashion Week

Cameron Lizotte, a former hockey enforcer and now a Victoria-based fashion designer, will have his story shared during Hockey Day in Canada. (Atelier Coin/Instagram)
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