Victoria News Staff

According to the City of Victoria, the local music ecosystem created 3,630 direct jobs in Victoria, contributed $223 million to the region’s gross domestic product and had a direct output of $463 million to the local economy. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

City of Victoria heralds first-ever music strategy

Support aims to revitalize pandemic-affected sector that had $463-million impact in 2017

According to the City of Victoria, the local music ecosystem created 3,630 direct jobs in Victoria, contributed $223 million to the region’s gross domestic product and had a direct output of $463 million to the local economy. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
The City of Victoria is asking for resident feedback on its 2022 draft budget. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Feedback opens on City of Victoria’s draft 2022 budget

Budget proposes 3.25 per cent tax increase

The City of Victoria is asking for resident feedback on its 2022 draft budget. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Driftwood Brewery opened its doors at its new home in Esquimalt last week. (Photo courtesy of Driftwood Brewing/Twitter)

Driftwood Brewery opens its new 59,000 square foot warehouse in Esquimalt

Four years of planning leads to expanded brewhouse, plus 120-seat patio and lounge

Driftwood Brewery opened its doors at its new home in Esquimalt last week. (Photo courtesy of Driftwood Brewing/Twitter)
Victoria police are looking to identify a woman who reportedly tried to lure an 11-year-old into her car at a Victoria park on Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police look to identify woman who reportedly tried to lure child into her car at Victoria park

VicPD said the woman offered the 11-year-old money, a Bible in exchange for getting into her car

Victoria police are looking to identify a woman who reportedly tried to lure an 11-year-old into her car at a Victoria park on Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is asking for the public’s help in finding Warren Mappin, a 70-year-old man who has a medical condition that makes him a high risk to be in the community alone. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: High-risk missing 70-year-old man found

Warren Mappin spotted by a BC Transit Operator

VicPD is asking for the public’s help in finding Warren Mappin, a 70-year-old man who has a medical condition that makes him a high risk to be in the community alone. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
The Victoria HarbourCats are looking forward to returning to regular season play in 2022 after COVID-19 cancelled two seasons. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart)

Victoria HarbourCats release 2022 schedule after COVID-19 spikes two seasons

The team will play its first game back at Wilson’s Group Stadium on May 31, 2022

The Victoria HarbourCats are looking forward to returning to regular season play in 2022 after COVID-19 cancelled two seasons. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart)
There are 12 schools in Greater Victoria facing COVID-19 exposures as of Nov. 12, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 reported at three more Greater Victoria schools

Rogers, Wishart, St. Joseph’s elementary schools affected

There are 12 schools in Greater Victoria facing COVID-19 exposures as of Nov. 12, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach during a game Oct. 29. (Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals games postponed after opposing players contract COVID-19

Two positive cases on Spokane Chiefs roster delaying Nov. 12, 13 games

Victoria Royals left-winger Bailey Peach during a game Oct. 29. (Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Tyler Hall, 38, is the subject of a Nov. 11 high-risk missing alert by the Victoria Police Department. (Courtesy VicPD)

UPDATE: Victoria police have located Tyler Hall

Announced over Twitter morning of Nov. 14

Tyler Hall, 38, is the subject of a Nov. 11 high-risk missing alert by the Victoria Police Department. (Courtesy VicPD)
Road sections in Victoria and Esquimalt will be closed during separate Remembrance Day ceremonies on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)

TRAFFIC: Remembrance Day ceremonies to close road sections in Victoria, Esquimalt

VicPD says officers will be on-site to ensure safety

Road sections in Victoria and Esquimalt will be closed during separate Remembrance Day ceremonies on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria and Vancouver police departments are looking for Jesse McMullen, who has a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Jesse McMullen arrested out of province

The man, thought to be in Victoria, was wanted for not returning to a community residential facility

Victoria and Vancouver police departments are looking for Jesse McMullen, who has a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Travellers looking to go to and from Vancouver Island and Tsawwassen will need to watch for changes and cancellations in sailing Nov. 10 and 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Don Denton/News staff October 20 2012 - The BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay.

BC Ferries cancels eight sailings between Vancouver Island and mainland for Nov. 11 and 12

Additional round trips added to compensate for Spirit of Vancouver Island’s temporary loss

Travellers looking to go to and from Vancouver Island and Tsawwassen will need to watch for changes and cancellations in sailing Nov. 10 and 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Don Denton/News staff October 20 2012 - The BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay.
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 Nov. 9

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.
Ashley MacDonald, manager of Our WorkPlace, is excited about the organization’s receipt of $180,000 in provincial funding that will help more people retrain to get back into the workforce. (Black Press Media file photo)

Funding for Victoria’s Our Workplace to help up to 32 people re-enter workforce

Province announces $180,000 for the People in Progress project

Ashley MacDonald, manager of Our WorkPlace, is excited about the organization’s receipt of $180,000 in provincial funding that will help more people retrain to get back into the workforce. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is offering free bus services for military personnel and veterans on Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. transportation agencies offer free Remembrance Day services for veterans, military personnel

Veterans and other service members will have free access to BC Ferries, BC Transit, and Translink

BC Transit is offering free bus services for military personnel and veterans on Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak says the high cost of living in Greater Victoria is largely behind the department’s one-time offer of $20,000 to up to 12 experienced police members who join the force. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Police Department offers cash to entice veteran frontline cops

$20,000 incentive set for 12 experienced officers to work in Victoria and Esquimalt

VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak says the high cost of living in Greater Victoria is largely behind the department’s one-time offer of $20,000 to up to 12 experienced police members who join the force. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nicholas and Peggy Abkhazi in their garden in Fairfield. Abkhazi Garden is opening for two separate public events this month, including a first-time Nov. 11 marking of the wartime heritage of the former property owners. (Courtesy of The Land Conservancy of British Columbia)
Nicholas and Peggy Abkhazi in their garden in Fairfield. Abkhazi Garden is opening for two separate public events this month, including a first-time Nov. 11 marking of the wartime heritage of the former property owners. (Courtesy of The Land Conservancy of British Columbia)
Monterey Middle School in Oak Bay, pictured, is one of five schools with COVID-19 exposures in early November. (Black Press Media file photo)

5 Greater Victoria schools see early November COVID-19 exposures

13 schools have been added to Island Health’s exposure list since Oct. 25

Monterey Middle School in Oak Bay, pictured, is one of five schools with COVID-19 exposures in early November. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health is launching an international search for Dr. Richard Stanwick’s replacement. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island Health announces Dr. Richard Stanwick’s retirement at the end of the year

Outgoing chief medical health officer served region for more than 25 years

Island Health is launching an international search for Dr. Richard Stanwick’s replacement. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coach Charles Parkinson is the only PACWEST conference coach to bring their team four consecutive wins. (File photo courtesy of Kevin Light)

Renowned volleyball coach Charles Parkinson to step back from Camosun Chargers

After departing in the new year, Parkinson said he’ll be looking at behind the scenes roles

Coach Charles Parkinson is the only PACWEST conference coach to bring their team four consecutive wins. (File photo courtesy of Kevin Light)