Victoria News Staff

Air conditioning units atop The Summit at Quadra Village on Hillside Avenue have been the source of a hum that some nearby residents say is making life at home miserable in summer. The hum has now contributed to a change coming to Victoria’s noise bylaw. (Photo dHK Architects)

High-pitched hum from Victoria long-term care home helps spur noise bylaw change

Noise from community care facilities will no longer be exempt from bylaw rules

Air conditioning units atop The Summit at Quadra Village on Hillside Avenue have been the source of a hum that some nearby residents say is making life at home miserable in summer. The hum has now contributed to a change coming to Victoria’s noise bylaw. (Photo dHK Architects)
VicPD looking for missing 16-year-old, Lia Barker. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: Lia Barker last seen in Victoria on Feb. 1

Police are concerned about how long the 16-year-old has been missing

VicPD looking for missing 16-year-old, Lia Barker. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
The UVic Vikes raised $29,000 with this year’s Shoot for the Cure. (Courtesy of UVic)

UVic Vikes raise $29,000 to fight cancer, smashing last year’s fundraiser record

Personal experiences inspire contributions to annual Shoot for the Cure

The UVic Vikes raised $29,000 with this year’s Shoot for the Cure. (Courtesy of UVic)
The importance of Cool Aid Society’s dental care centre in downtown Victoria is well known within the dental industry, but less so among the general public. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cool Aid reaches out to community to help fund a year of dental work in Victoria

Local philanthropist will match donations up to $25,000 to society’s low-barrier dental clinic

The importance of Cool Aid Society’s dental care centre in downtown Victoria is well known within the dental industry, but less so among the general public. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anti-mandate protesters returned to the B.C. legislature Saturday, leading VicPD to warn motorists of traffic disruptions in the downtown core. (Randi Page/Black Press Media)

VicPD warn of downtown traffic disruptions due to protest

Vehicles were seen heading to the B.C. Legislature Saturday to join an anti-mandate demonstration

Anti-mandate protesters returned to the B.C. legislature Saturday, leading VicPD to warn motorists of traffic disruptions in the downtown core. (Randi Page/Black Press Media)
The Victoria Royals defeated the Vancouver Giants 5-2 Friday night. (Photo Courtesy of Vancouver Giants/Twitter)

Victoria Royals defeat Vancouver Giants in Friday night matchup

With a score of 5-2, the Royals earn their first win of 2022

The Victoria Royals defeated the Vancouver Giants 5-2 Friday night. (Photo Courtesy of Vancouver Giants/Twitter)
Greater Victoria is under a wind warning Saturday as Environment Canada predicts parts of the region could see winds as strong as 90 km/h. (News Staff Photo)

Greater Victoria under wind warning Saturday

Environment Canada warns wind gusts could hit 90 km/h in some areas

Greater Victoria is under a wind warning Saturday as Environment Canada predicts parts of the region could see winds as strong as 90 km/h. (News Staff Photo)
A number of University of Victoria Vikes swimmers posted national qualifying times during the recent West Coast Collegiate meet at Saanich Commonwealth Place pool. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic swimmers rack up national qualifying times at West Coast Collegiate event

Sophie Tarrant and others qualify for U Sports championships, March 24 to 26 in Quebec City

A number of University of Victoria Vikes swimmers posted national qualifying times during the recent West Coast Collegiate meet at Saanich Commonwealth Place pool. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Chinese Canadian Museum site in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley. Two parallel exhibitions are on display starting Feb. 18 and running through September. (Photo courtesy of Chinese Canadian Museum)

Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley hosting two Chinese Canadian Museum exhibits

Chinatown displays to show stories of community’s local beginnings, Gold Rush era

The Chinese Canadian Museum site in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley. Two parallel exhibitions are on display starting Feb. 18 and running through September. (Photo courtesy of Chinese Canadian Museum)
Haven, a six-storey condominium project under construction at 1109 and 1115 Johnson St. will have units ranging from studio to three bedrooms, all of which will be reserved for families, seniors and individuals with middle incomes. (Proscenium Architecture/Chard Development)

Partnership aims to get middle-income earners into Victoria’s tight housing market

104 new units under construction in Johnson Street condo building

Haven, a six-storey condominium project under construction at 1109 and 1115 Johnson St. will have units ranging from studio to three bedrooms, all of which will be reserved for families, seniors and individuals with middle incomes. (Proscenium Architecture/Chard Development)
$20,000 in cash, along with quantities of drugs police say are consistent with a drug trafficking operation, were seized by police in Langford last week. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

$20,000 in cash, numerous drugs found in Langford man’s home

VicPD arrested man downtown, drug trafficking charges to be recommended

$20,000 in cash, along with quantities of drugs police say are consistent with a drug trafficking operation, were seized by police in Langford last week. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Seabata and Emma Makhakhe won $500,000 on the Jan. 7 Lotto Max Extra draw with a ticket bought at Thrifty Foods on Fairfield Road. (Courtesy of BCLC)

Victoria couple plans to buy mom a home, save for kids education with $500,000 win

South African real estate, peace of mind come with lottery win

Seabata and Emma Makhakhe won $500,000 on the Jan. 7 Lotto Max Extra draw with a ticket bought at Thrifty Foods on Fairfield Road. (Courtesy of BCLC)
A man was arrested Tuesday after a downtown business was broken into. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after rocks used to break into Victoria business

Officers watched the suspect leave out of a broken door

A man was arrested Tuesday after a downtown business was broken into. (Black Press Media file photo)
Recycling delayed in Capital Regional District. (Black Press Media file photo)

Recycling pickup disrupted in Greater Victoria on Tuesday and Wednesday

Majority of Emterra’s trucks not operating Tuesday, delayed by several hours Wednesday

Recycling delayed in Capital Regional District. (Black Press Media file photo)
The price of gas is hitting record highs in Greater Victoria on Feb. 16. (THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo/Graham Hughes)

Gas price soars to record-breaking 179.9 cents per litre in Greater Victoria

Previous record set with 176.9 cents per litre in early January

The price of gas is hitting record highs in Greater Victoria on Feb. 16. (THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo/Graham Hughes)
The Saanich Pioneer Museum building in Saanichton, also home to the archives for the area, is to be featured with the Sidney Museum and Archives in a Vancouver Island Regional Library online presentation Feb. 25. (virl.bc.ca)

Sidney/North Saanich library sharing historical work in online gathering

Hour-long Feb. 25 event highlights archival work by Saanich Pioneer Society, Sidney Museum

The Saanich Pioneer Museum building in Saanichton, also home to the archives for the area, is to be featured with the Sidney Museum and Archives in a Vancouver Island Regional Library online presentation Feb. 25. (virl.bc.ca)
The Capital Regional District has received federal funding to develop a mobile electric vehicle demonstration unit. (File photo/courtesy of City of Victoria)

CRD granted $224,000 towards EV promotion in Greater Victoria

Funding to be used to develop zero emissions vehcile mobile demonstration unit

The Capital Regional District has received federal funding to develop a mobile electric vehicle demonstration unit. (File photo/courtesy of City of Victoria)
COVID-19 outbreak declared at The Heights at Mt. View care home in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)
COVID-19 outbreak declared at The Heights at Mt. View care home in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)
The Foo Fighters will be at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 3. (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)

Foo Fighters include Victoria in addition of 10 new tour locations

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre hosting hall of famers Oct. 3; tickets available as of Feb. 18

The Foo Fighters will be at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 3. (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)
The Victoria Police Department is seeking two witnesses and a suspect from a Feb. 9 sexual assault in Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)

Witnesses, suspect sought in sexual assault on teen girl in Esquimalt

Man followed girl from bus stop while committing indecent act, police say

The Victoria Police Department is seeking two witnesses and a suspect from a Feb. 9 sexual assault in Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)