Victoria News Staff

Pemberton Music Festival

Island Health issues safer drug-use tips ahead of music festival season

Health authority aims to reduce overdose risks at festivals

Pemberton Music Festival
Tuesday’s forecast is calling for mainly sunny skies with a high of 21 C. Overnight will be partly cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers overnight with a low of 11 C. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mainly sunny skies in Tuesday’s forecast

Plus a look ahead at your week

Tuesday’s forecast is calling for mainly sunny skies with a high of 21 C. Overnight will be partly cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers overnight with a low of 11 C. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries is offering tips for “smooth sailing” this Canada Day long weekend. (File Photo)

Tips from BC Ferries for travelling this Canada Day long weekend

Tips from BC Ferries for smooth sailing this Canada Day long weekend

BC Ferries is offering tips for “smooth sailing” this Canada Day long weekend. (File Photo)
Monday will see a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 19 C and an overnight low of 10 C. (Matteus O’Connor/News Staff)

A mix of sun and cloud in Monday’s forecast

Plus a look ahead at your week

Monday will see a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 19 C and an overnight low of 10 C. (Matteus O’Connor/News Staff)
Dozens of wreaths sit tagged with the names of businesses that sponsored them, in support of the Legion’s Poppy Campaign, are shown in this file photo. (Paul Rodgers photo)

Vancouver Island legions preparing for Legion Week

Celebrations start this weekend

Dozens of wreaths sit tagged with the names of businesses that sponsored them, in support of the Legion’s Poppy Campaign, are shown in this file photo. (Paul Rodgers photo)
Sidney Fire Dept. Chief Brett Mikkelsen speaks to a crowd at the opening ceremony for Sidney’s new Community Safety Building on Friday, June 21, 2019. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Sidney Fire Dept. Chief Brett Mikkelsen speaks to a crowd at the opening ceremony for Sidney’s new Community Safety Building on Friday, June 21, 2019. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Burn survivor Kelly Falardeau’s story is being told on the big screen. The documentary, Still Beautiful, will be playing in Victoria on July 2. (Photo supplied)

Burn survivor’s journey comes to Oak Bay big screen

Documentary details Kelly Falardeau’s path to motivational speaking, authorship

Burn survivor Kelly Falardeau’s story is being told on the big screen. The documentary, Still Beautiful, will be playing in Victoria on July 2. (Photo supplied)
Victoria HarbourCats pitcher DJ Peters made his second start of the season June 20, 2019, against the Yakima Valley Pippins. (Christian J. Stewart Photography)
Victoria HarbourCats pitcher DJ Peters made his second start of the season June 20, 2019, against the Yakima Valley Pippins. (Christian J. Stewart Photography)
Victoria church displays memorial tapestry for those lost to opioid crisis

Victoria church displays memorial tapestry for those lost to opioid crisis

Christ Church Cathedral hosts talks on opioid crisis on June 26 and July 3

Victoria church displays memorial tapestry for those lost to opioid crisis
Dozens of people participate in the group outdoor yoga session at the legislature in Victoria on the eve of the International Day of Yoga last year. This year’s group yoga session, hosted by Nirmala Raniga, takes place on Friday, June 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Photo contributed)

Yoga takes over Legislature lawn

International Day of Yoga celebration runs Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Dozens of people participate in the group outdoor yoga session at the legislature in Victoria on the eve of the International Day of Yoga last year. This year’s group yoga session, hosted by Nirmala Raniga, takes place on Friday, June 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Photo contributed)
Barbara Todd Hager received the 2019 Inspire Arts Award at a ceremony at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium which will be aired on APTN and CBC on June 23. (Courtesy Inspire Awards)

Saanich filmmaker wins award at Indigenous awards in Calgary

Barbara Todd Hager took home the 2019 Inspire Arts Award

Barbara Todd Hager received the 2019 Inspire Arts Award at a ceremony at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium which will be aired on APTN and CBC on June 23. (Courtesy Inspire Awards)
A Victoria commuter’s e-bike was stolen from a parking garage on Quadra Street. (Facebook/Measha Gallagher)

Victoria couple seeks community’s help after e-bike stolen for second time

Voltbike stolen from parking garage on Quadra Street

A Victoria commuter’s e-bike was stolen from a parking garage on Quadra Street. (Facebook/Measha Gallagher)
Aaron Celestino got the start from Head Coach Todd Haney on the evening, and would yield five runs and six runs in three innings of work. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart)

‘Cats fend off Elks to move into a tie for first in division

Victoria HarbourCats take their sixth win in eight games

Aaron Celestino got the start from Head Coach Todd Haney on the evening, and would yield five runs and six runs in three innings of work. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart)
IKEA is on the hunt for a happiness consultant who can spend two weeks in Demark this September. (Black Press Media file photo)

IKEA offers free meatballs, travel expenses in search for ‘happiness consultant’

Job opening to spend two weeks in Denmark finding the key to a happy home

IKEA is on the hunt for a happiness consultant who can spend two weeks in Demark this September. (Black Press Media file photo)
A block party on Sunday June 23 in Oak Bay will welcome two young Syrian brothers to the Island, who arrived two weeks ago after spending the last six years of their lives living in a UN refugee camp in Beriut. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Block party hosted in Oak Bay to welcome two young Syrian refugees

Funds raised will support the brothers for first year on Island

A block party on Sunday June 23 in Oak Bay will welcome two young Syrian brothers to the Island, who arrived two weeks ago after spending the last six years of their lives living in a UN refugee camp in Beriut. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Wednesday is expected to be mainly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon and a risk of thunderstorms in the evening, reaching a day time high of 18 C and an overnight low of 10 C. (Matteus O’Connor/News Staff)

Risk of thunderstorms in Wednesday’s forecast

Plus a look ahead at the weekend forecast

Wednesday is expected to be mainly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon and a risk of thunderstorms in the evening, reaching a day time high of 18 C and an overnight low of 10 C. (Matteus O’Connor/News Staff)
Daniel Beauchamp, Shopify head of Virtual Reality, at Shopify’s offices in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ambulance service practises virtual reality CPR in Victoria

Training takes place on B.C. Parliament lawns

Daniel Beauchamp, Shopify head of Virtual Reality, at Shopify’s offices in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Union Club of B.C. votes in its first female president

Union Club of B.C. votes in its first female president

16-year member Grace Van den Brink previously served as vice president

Union Club of B.C. votes in its first female president
A BC Transit bus driving on Victoria’s new bus lanes on Douglas Street. (Black Press Media file photo)

Summer transit route increases hit Greater Victoria hotspots starting July 1

Canada Day routes operate on Sunday-level service with select late-night service

A BC Transit bus driving on Victoria’s new bus lanes on Douglas Street. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hunter Hennigh would go a season high 3 1/3 with a strikeout and only one earned run given up tonight. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart)

Victoria HarbourCats edge Elks in series opener

Claire Eccles’ jersey retired at Monday’s game

Hunter Hennigh would go a season high 3 1/3 with a strikeout and only one earned run given up tonight. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart)