Victoria News Staff

Using a specialized chamber, UVic microbiology professor Caroline Cameron works with the bacterium that causes syphilis. She’s researching a better diagnostic test and vaccine for the STI. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)

UVic researcher working to develop syphilis vaccine after spike in new cases

More than 1,400 B.C. residents contracted the STI in 2021

Using a specialized chamber, UVic microbiology professor Caroline Cameron works with the bacterium that causes syphilis. She’s researching a better diagnostic test and vaccine for the STI. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)
Missing man Errol “Wayne” McKay, 40, stands 5’11” and has a slim build. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Missing Victoria man located safe

Errol ‘Wayne’ McKay last seen Feb. 20 in 200-block of Gorge Road East

Missing man Errol “Wayne” McKay, 40, stands 5’11” and has a slim build. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Russell Peters was the first comic to sell out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre in 2007. (Russell Peters/Facebook)

Russell Peters begins first Canadian tour in four years in Victoria

Tickets for the June 22 Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre appearance go on sale March 11

Russell Peters was the first comic to sell out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre in 2007. (Russell Peters/Facebook)
Victoria police are looking for this suspect who reportedly spat on and threatened a BC Transit bus driver. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Police seek man who reportedly spat on, threatened bus driver in Victoria

Suspect was immediately confrontational after getting on bus, VicPD said

Victoria police are looking for this suspect who reportedly spat on and threatened a BC Transit bus driver. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
The Greater Victoria School District board of trustees invotes the public to attend their March 10 budget meeting, happening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the district’s Uplands campus on Henderson Road. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria School District)

Greater Victoria School District invites input on budget options at March 10 meeting

Board must tackle $7-million deficit, inflation pressures for 2022-23 school year

The Greater Victoria School District board of trustees invotes the public to attend their March 10 budget meeting, happening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the district’s Uplands campus on Henderson Road. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria School District)
The intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Saanich Road will be closed from March 14 to April 1 for traffic light infrastructure replacement. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich/Twitter)

24-hour closure coming to Saanich Road at intersection with McKenzie Avenue

District of Saanich is replacing traffic light infrastructure between March 14 and April 1

The intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Saanich Road will be closed from March 14 to April 1 for traffic light infrastructure replacement. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich/Twitter)
Victoria Royals forward Tarun Fizer, left, is checked by the Rockets’ Colton Dach during Western Hockey League action in Kelowna on March 4. The Royals lost 5-4 in overtime. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

WHL Royals look to gain ground in Victoria against powerful Portland squad

Weekend losses, combined with 2 Spokane wins, leave Royals three points out of playoff spot

Victoria Royals forward Tarun Fizer, left, is checked by the Rockets’ Colton Dach during Western Hockey League action in Kelowna on March 4. The Royals lost 5-4 in overtime. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
Victoria joined cities around the world Jan. 19, 2019 for the third annual Women’s March. This Tuesday (March 8), area residents can attend numerous virtual and in-person events marking International Women’s Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria events mark International Women’s Day on Tuesday

Virtual speaker series, performances, film screenings throughout the day March 8

Victoria joined cities around the world Jan. 19, 2019 for the third annual Women’s March. This Tuesday (March 8), area residents can attend numerous virtual and in-person events marking International Women’s Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Himalayan salt rock smashed through the window of a Prius on March 6. Victoria police are seeking information about the suspect who threw it. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver injured after Himalayan salt rock thrown through car window in Victoria

Police are seeking dashcam footage of the Sunday incident

A Himalayan salt rock smashed through the window of a Prius on March 6. Victoria police are seeking information about the suspect who threw it. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police officers arrested an armed robbery suspect in the Centennial Square March 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Attempted knife-point robbery in downtown Victoria ends in arrest

Man demanded woman’s purse while holding a knife, according to VicPD

Victoria police officers arrested an armed robbery suspect in the Centennial Square March 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
Longtime friends Annette Quan, Brenda Yanchuk, and Connie Scheurer ham it up during the 2020 Hike for Hospice. The trio has participated since 2013 in honour of a passed colleague. (Courtesy of Victoria Hospice)

Actively celebrate missed loved ones May 1 when Hike for Hospice returns to Victoria

Walk centred at Fisherman’s Wharf supports patients, families in hospice circle of care

Longtime friends Annette Quan, Brenda Yanchuk, and Connie Scheurer ham it up during the 2020 Hike for Hospice. The trio has participated since 2013 in honour of a passed colleague. (Courtesy of Victoria Hospice)
Special Olympics BC athlete Sheenagh Morrison and Victoria police Const. Dan Galano took a preliminary dip at Willows Beach before a previous Polar Plunge fundraiser event. The 2022 Polar Plunge remains virtual. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police team Royal Plungers makes a splash for Special Olympics BC

10 tips for taking the Polar Plunge that runs March 5 to 20

Special Olympics BC athlete Sheenagh Morrison and Victoria police Const. Dan Galano took a preliminary dip at Willows Beach before a previous Polar Plunge fundraiser event. The 2022 Polar Plunge remains virtual. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Laurie Hurst, Esquimalt chief administrative officer, is retiring this fall after 18 years with the township. (Photo Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)

Township of Esquimalt CAO retiring after over 30 years in local government

The recruitment of Laurie Hurst’s replacement will begin late March

Laurie Hurst, Esquimalt chief administrative officer, is retiring this fall after 18 years with the township. (Photo Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)
Vehicles using horns improperly can now be ticketed easier in Victoria. Another freedom convoy demonstration against pandemic-related mandates, ending at the B.C. legislature, is expected this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Incessant honkers can now face $125 fine on the spot in Victoria

Tweaking of noise bylaw response to freedom convoys; another planned for this weekend

Vehicles using horns improperly can now be ticketed easier in Victoria. Another freedom convoy demonstration against pandemic-related mandates, ending at the B.C. legislature, is expected this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Delisa Lewis works at her Green Fire Farm stand at the Esquimalt Farmers Market during a previous season. The farmers market will run twice weekly starting April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt Farmers Market adding second night to weekly offerings

Organizers add Monday night market at Gorge Park Esquimalt starting April 4

Delisa Lewis works at her Green Fire Farm stand at the Esquimalt Farmers Market during a previous season. The farmers market will run twice weekly starting April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 600-kilometre Wounded Warriors BC fundraiser and awareness campaign that started Feb. 27 on the North Island wraps Sunday in Victoria. (John Penner WWRBC photographer)

Wounded Warriors BC races for Victoria finish line to raise funds, awareness

600-kilometre relay finishes with finale March 6 in Market Square

The 600-kilometre Wounded Warriors BC fundraiser and awareness campaign that started Feb. 27 on the North Island wraps Sunday in Victoria. (John Penner WWRBC photographer)
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Garbage bin watch: Your guide to shooting raccoons in Greater Victoria

International student’s quest to photograph Victoria raccoons spurred by online tipsters

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A rendering shows a Lekwungen plaza along Government Street at Humboldt Street, part of Victoria’s next stage of proposed design plans. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Feedback opens on Victoria’s expanded people-priority redesign on Government Street

Lekwungen and Chinatown-focused cultural plazas among proposed plans

A rendering shows a Lekwungen plaza along Government Street at Humboldt Street, part of Victoria’s next stage of proposed design plans. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
VicPD officers found a driver asleep at the wheel of a Jeep later found to have been stolen. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver found asleep at wheel of stolen Jeep in Victoria arrested

Vehicle had engine running, lights on on Rock Bay street when police spotted it

VicPD officers found a driver asleep at the wheel of a Jeep later found to have been stolen. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Police Department and Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team take a man into custody on Vincent Avenue on Wednesday (March 3) afternoon. (Glen Butcher/News Staff)

UPDATE: Police arrest 2 after lengthy hostage-taking disrupts quiet Saanich neighbourhood

Neighbours of the Vincent street home were evacuated, reported two loud bangs during operation

Saanich Police Department and Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team take a man into custody on Vincent Avenue on Wednesday (March 3) afternoon. (Glen Butcher/News Staff)