Victoria News Staff

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)
Ballet BC brings to Victoria contemporary ballet works from three internationally known choreographers, March 11 and 12. (Photo by Marcus Eriksson)

Ballet BC brings dance works to Victoria from three renowned choreographers

Royal Theatre will host evening performances on March 11 and 12

Ballet BC brings to Victoria contemporary ballet works from three internationally known choreographers, March 11 and 12. (Photo by Marcus Eriksson)
VicPD looking for missing 16-year-old, Lia Barker. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: 16-year-old Lia Barker last seen in Victoria on Feb. 1

The high-risk teen is 5’7” with a slim build, has shoulder-length dyed blonde hair

VicPD looking for missing 16-year-old, Lia Barker. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are asking for assistance locating Kendra Bradshaw, who was reported missing Feb. 4. (Courtesy VicPD)

MISSING: Kendra Bradshaw known to frequent downtown Victoria, Duncan

32-year-old reported missing Feb. 4, Victoria police asking for public’s help finding her

Victoria police are asking for assistance locating Kendra Bradshaw, who was reported missing Feb. 4. (Courtesy VicPD)
Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)

UPDATE: Disparaging comments against staff led to suspension of Greater Victoria school trustees

Complaints against Diane McNally, Rob Paynter substantiated by third-party investigation

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)
Clients of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club gather outside the store on Johnson Street as part of a 420 celebration and in support of inexpensive, effective cannabis products for people with medical certificates. (Photo courtesy of Zenon Kai Imaging/Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club)

Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, its founder facing total of $6.5 million in fines

Penalties related to Community Safety Unit enforcement in 2019, 2020

Clients of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club gather outside the store on Johnson Street as part of a 420 celebration and in support of inexpensive, effective cannabis products for people with medical certificates. (Photo courtesy of Zenon Kai Imaging/Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club)
The Victoria-based Emily Carr String Quartet is featured in the first three concerts of Earth Songs: Music for Climate Justice, a six-performance series hosted at Christ Church Cathedral. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Brower)

Victoria concert series brings light and sound to climate justice

Emily Carr String Quartet, pipe organ featured in series starting Feb. 11 at Christ Church Cathedral

The Victoria-based Emily Carr String Quartet is featured in the first three concerts of Earth Songs: Music for Climate Justice, a six-performance series hosted at Christ Church Cathedral. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Brower)
Victoria police are looking to identify this man, a suspect in the assault of two store employees in the Victoria Bay Centre. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Police seek man who reportedly headbutted Bay Centre store employee in Victoria

Suspect attacked one employee after brief conversation, used head to assault second staffer

Victoria police are looking to identify this man, a suspect in the assault of two store employees in the Victoria Bay Centre. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet in 2020. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Three men charged related to 2020 drug trafficking busts in Victoria, Lower Mainland

Project Juliet saw the seizure of fentanyl, drugs, cash, firearms valued at $30 million

Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet in 2020. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
The Royal B.C. Museum announced Alicia Dubois this week as its new CEO, a year after former CEO Jack Lohman stepped down amid allegations of Indigenous racism and discrimination within the museum. (Photo courtesy RBCM))

New Royal B.C. Museum CEO brings extensive legal, Indigenous-focused background to Victoria

Alicia Dubois has served as senior executive, legal counsel with various Canadian organizations

The Royal B.C. Museum announced Alicia Dubois this week as its new CEO, a year after former CEO Jack Lohman stepped down amid allegations of Indigenous racism and discrimination within the museum. (Photo courtesy RBCM))
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. 8

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 Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the death of a man in distress in Victoria Feb. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man in distress dies before Victoria police arrive; B.C. watchdog investigating

Officers found man in residential building in 1900-block of Fort Street Feb. 6

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the death of a man in distress in Victoria Feb. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a man after a stabbing on Feb. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested on Sunday after stabbing in Victoria

Victim suffered multiple stab wounds, resulting in potentially life-altering injuries

Victoria police arrested a man after a stabbing on Feb. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Downtown Victoria Business Association’s updated website was launched this month, after being recreated by local firm DesignCoast Creatives. (Downtown Victoria Business Association)

Downtown Victoria Business Association upgrades its online presence

More user-friendly layout, navigation aim to better showcase downtown offerings

The Downtown Victoria Business Association’s updated website was launched this month, after being recreated by local firm DesignCoast Creatives. (Downtown Victoria Business Association)
Dodd’s Furniture & Mattress is collecting warm clothes at its three Vancouver Island locations. (Courtesy Victoria Cool Aid Society)

Vancouver Island business seeking warm clothes for those in need

Dodd’s Furniture & Mattress collecting donations at stores in Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River

Dodd’s Furniture & Mattress is collecting warm clothes at its three Vancouver Island locations. (Courtesy Victoria Cool Aid Society)
Carmen Aguirre’s memoir titled Mexican Hooker #1: Art Love and Forgiveness After Trauma is a sequel to her award-winning memoir, Something Fierce. She gives a free writing seminar at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 17. (carmenaguirre.ca)

Award-winning playwright hosts free memoir, satire writing lecture at UVic

Carmen Aguirre will present in person and remotely from Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 17

Carmen Aguirre’s memoir titled Mexican Hooker #1: Art Love and Forgiveness After Trauma is a sequel to her award-winning memoir, Something Fierce. She gives a free writing seminar at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 17. (carmenaguirre.ca)