Victoria News Staff

VicPD is warning of this text scam making the rounds. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Watch out for ‘safety movement’ text scam, Victoria police warn

VicPD says never click on a text offering free money

VicPD is warning of this text scam making the rounds. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
A 82-year-old woman has been found safe after going missing Feb. 25, Victoria police confirmed March 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: 82-year-old missing Victoria woman found safe

Woman hadn’t been seen since Feb. 25

A 82-year-old woman has been found safe after going missing Feb. 25, Victoria police confirmed March 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
The suspect in a Feb. 10 theft of a motorcycle, as captured by a surveillance camera. (Courtesy of VicPD)

VicPD searching for suspect in Feb. 10 motorcycle theft

Surveillance video shows suspect removing motorbike from home in 1700-block of Albert Avenue

The suspect in a Feb. 10 theft of a motorcycle, as captured by a surveillance camera. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Abkhazi Garden will be permanently protected from development if a proposal from Aryze Developments and the Land Conservancy of B.C. is approved by the City of Victoria. (The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden/Facebook)

Proposal could permanently protect Victoria’s Abkhazi Garden from development

Aryze Developments looks to purchase density rights from garden site, transfer to nearby property

Abkhazi Garden will be permanently protected from development if a proposal from Aryze Developments and the Land Conservancy of B.C. is approved by the City of Victoria. (The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden/Facebook)
VicPD responded to a fatal stabbing in downtown Victoria March 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man in custody following fatal downtown Victoria stabbing

Death marks Victoria’s first homicide of 2022

VicPD responded to a fatal stabbing in downtown Victoria March 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Royals’ Tyler Palmer has earned the WHL’s goalie of the week honours. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Victoria Royals rookie earns WHL’s goalie of the week honours

Tyler Palmer had a shutout, .969 save percentage in two starts last week

Victoria Royals’ Tyler Palmer has earned the WHL’s goalie of the week honours. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Island Health is shifting the focus of its mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics to offering shots for children aged 5 to 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health is shifting the focus of its mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics to offering shots for children aged 5 to 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Royals’ Tarun Fizer slips one past the Vancouver netminder during Saturday action in Victoria. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Victoria Royals, winners of 3 of last 5, look to gain ground on tough Interior road trip

4-2 home win over Vancouver Giants was third in past four games vs. division, conference rival

Victoria Royals’ Tarun Fizer slips one past the Vancouver netminder during Saturday action in Victoria. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Brianna Sarita Lozano, a 46-year-old mother and Victoria resident, has been identified by her father as the Beacon Hill Park homicide victim from March 3. (Courtesy of Jorge Lozano)

No updates 1 year after Beacon Hill Park homicide, Victoria police say

Bree Gamble found dead in Beacon Hill Park on March 3, 2021

Brianna Sarita Lozano, a 46-year-old mother and Victoria resident, has been identified by her father as the Beacon Hill Park homicide victim from March 3. (Courtesy of Jorge Lozano)
A vehicles navigates through pooled water on the corner of Yates Street at Cook Street in November 2021. Heavy rains are again expected in Greater Victoria Feb. 28. (Don Denton/Black Press)

Environment Canada warns of heavy rain for Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland

50 to 70 millimetres expected throughout Monday

A vehicles navigates through pooled water on the corner of Yates Street at Cook Street in November 2021. Heavy rains are again expected in Greater Victoria Feb. 28. (Don Denton/Black Press)
Habitat for Humanity aided two families in becoming homeowners on Feb. 22. (Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)

Habitat for Humanity Victoria provides fresh start for two local families in North Saanich

Family set to move in later this year, saying the opportunity is life-changing

Habitat for Humanity aided two families in becoming homeowners on Feb. 22. (Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)
BC Transit has extended a program that creates greater transit access for refugees by providing them free transportation. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit extends refugee pass program until the end of 2022

More than 12,900 passes have been distributed since the program began in late 2015

BC Transit has extended a program that creates greater transit access for refugees by providing them free transportation. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Township of Esquimalt has endorsed its Active Transportation Network Plan to look at improving transportation options for residents. (Watt Consulting Group/Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt endorses active transportation network plan

Plan focuses on five big moves to make the greatest positive impact

The Township of Esquimalt has endorsed its Active Transportation Network Plan to look at improving transportation options for residents. (Watt Consulting Group/Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)
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. 22

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.
Volunteers look after the Vic West community garden. Victoria offers start-up grants to eligible community organizations for the establishment of neighbourhood gardens. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria plots 2 new community gardens

Council proclaims June 18 Garden Day

Volunteers look after the Vic West community garden. Victoria offers start-up grants to eligible community organizations for the establishment of neighbourhood gardens. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Tim Hortons brings its iconic flavours to the ice cream aisles in a number of stories with the launch of its Tim Hortons Ice Cream. (CNW Group/Tim Hortons)

Tim Hortons releases ice cream line up

Coming soon to Co-op, Loblaws, Longo’s, Sobeys/Safeway and Walmart

Tim Hortons brings its iconic flavours to the ice cream aisles in a number of stories with the launch of its Tim Hortons Ice Cream. (CNW Group/Tim Hortons)
Team Canada’s Brittany Benn drives to the end zone in the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2019 stop in Langford. Team Canada went on to take 5th place in the tournament with a 31-7 victory over England. (Black Press Media file photo)
Team Canada’s Brittany Benn drives to the end zone in the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2019 stop in Langford. Team Canada went on to take 5th place in the tournament with a 31-7 victory over England. (Black Press Media file photo)
Darren Laur, an expert in digital safety with The White Hatter, offers some context and tips for families affected by cyberbullying. (Photo courtesy of Darren Laur)

Solving cyberbullying more complex than just taking away the phone: Langford internet safety group

The White Hatter has some tips for addressing digital peer aggression

Darren Laur, an expert in digital safety with The White Hatter, offers some context and tips for families affected by cyberbullying. (Photo courtesy of Darren Laur)
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)