Victoria News Staff

Road users of all kinds are being asked to remain alert as the days darken. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three violations for cyclist in Victoria intersection crash; police warn of visibility challenges

Fall time change increases potential dangers on roads for riders, drivers, VicPD says

Road users of all kinds are being asked to remain alert as the days darken. (Black Press Media file photo)
Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island Health, province to require proof of vaccination for acute care visitors

Children under 12, those with medical exemptions excluded from requirement

Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is looking for the owner of a wood watch found in Victoria with a heartwarming inscription. (Courtesy VicPD)

Police take time to seek owner of wood watch found in Victoria

Timepiece features heartwarming engraving ‘to my dad’ on the back

VicPD is looking for the owner of a wood watch found in Victoria with a heartwarming inscription. (Courtesy VicPD)
Margaret Jenkins Elementary is one of three Greater Victoria schools hit by new COVID-19 exposures. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 reported at three more Greater Victoria schools

Margeret Jenkins Elementary, Hans Helgesen Elementary, Ecole Victor-Brodeur hit

Margaret Jenkins Elementary is one of three Greater Victoria schools hit by new COVID-19 exposures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Numerous containers onboard the MV Zim Kingston caught on fire and another 109 were lost at sea. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)

Victoria publisher had thousands of children’s books on board MV Zim Kingston

Unknown whether books were burned, lost at sea, or survived

Numerous containers onboard the MV Zim Kingston caught on fire and another 109 were lost at sea. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)
The Hillside-Quadra plan includes ideas for new green spaces and public plazas; housing opportunities for renters and buyers of different incomes; and opportunities for Quadra Village and smaller commercial corners to evolve over time while maintaining small spaces. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

City seeks input on three Victoria neighbourhood plans

Green space, businesses top concerns for Fernwood, Hillside-Quadra and North Park

The Hillside-Quadra plan includes ideas for new green spaces and public plazas; housing opportunities for renters and buyers of different incomes; and opportunities for Quadra Village and smaller commercial corners to evolve over time while maintaining small spaces. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Victoria police announced Wednesday that its department members will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the middle of the month if they want to avoid being subject to regular testing. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Police Department announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all staff members

Department members not fully vaccinated by Nov. 15 will need to undergo regular testing

Victoria police announced Wednesday that its department members will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the middle of the month if they want to avoid being subject to regular testing. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Capital Regional District is warning of blue-green algae present in the waters of Lower Thetis Lake. (Photo courtesy CRD)

Blue-green algae bloom reported at Lower Thetis Lake in View Royal

CRD advises visitors and their pets to stay clear of water

The Capital Regional District is warning of blue-green algae present in the waters of Lower Thetis Lake. (Photo courtesy CRD)
(Black Press Media file photo)

POLL: Do you think the province should decriminalize simple possession of street drugs?

In the midst of an epidemic that has claimed more than 7,700…

(Black Press Media file photo)
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. 2

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 Royal B.C. Museum’s third floor will fully close on Jan. 2 as it works to decolonize some of its original galleries. (File photo courtesy Royal B.C. Museum)

Royal B.C. Museum phasing out galleries that push colonial narrative

Third floor to be fully closed by Jan. 2

The Royal B.C. Museum’s third floor will fully close on Jan. 2 as it works to decolonize some of its original galleries. (File photo courtesy Royal B.C. Museum)
Island Health has announced new COVID-19 exposures at Shoreline Middle School and Quadra Elementary School. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 reported at two more Greater Victoria schools

Shoreline Middle School, Quadra Elementary School added to exposures list

Island Health has announced new COVID-19 exposures at Shoreline Middle School and Quadra Elementary School. (Black Press Media file photo)
City of Victoria employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the early days of next year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria is the latest municipality to require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19

City of Victoria employees given a Jan. 5, 2022, deadline

City of Victoria employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the early days of next year. (Black Press Media file photo)
These tiny houses of Topaz Heights on Alder Street in Victoria were built as a part of a post-Second World War housing boom. Such neighbourhoods might be prime for the increased density currently being discussed for the city. (Black Press Media file photo)

October sees yet another record low for property sales in Victoria

More diversity in supply desperately needed to drive market, says real estate board president

These tiny houses of Topaz Heights on Alder Street in Victoria were built as a part of a post-Second World War housing boom. Such neighbourhoods might be prime for the increased density currently being discussed for the city. (Black Press Media file photo)
Local artisans and vendors will be showcasing their wares at a number of craft fairs across Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Craft Fair Roundup: Greater Victoria events highlight local artisans

Get a jump on holiday shopping while supporting small local businesses, non-profit groups

Local artisans and vendors will be showcasing their wares at a number of craft fairs across Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria MP Laurel Collins resumes her roles as the NDP’s environment and climate change critic when Parliament resumes in Ottawa this month. Other returning local NDP MPs will continue in some roles and add other responsibilities this time around. (Courtesy Laurel Collins campaign)

Greater Victoria NDP MPs return to Ottawa in similar critic roles, some new files

Next session of Parliament due to commence on Nov. 22

Victoria MP Laurel Collins resumes her roles as the NDP’s environment and climate change critic when Parliament resumes in Ottawa this month. Other returning local NDP MPs will continue in some roles and add other responsibilities this time around. (Courtesy Laurel Collins campaign)
The Greater Victoria School District board of education has agreed to the budget process that will lead up to approval of the 2022-23 document next April. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria Board of Education charts course for 2022-23 budget

Meetings of new advisory committee; discussions with First Nations, students, parents planned

The Greater Victoria School District board of education has agreed to the budget process that will lead up to approval of the 2022-23 document next April. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police responding to a break and enter in progress in Esquimalt caught a man redhanded and arrested him after a brief foot chase. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man on house arrest nabbed near broken-into Esquimalt construction site

Fleeing man tackled by officer after brief chase from Tillicum Road site

Police responding to a break and enter in progress in Esquimalt caught a man redhanded and arrested him after a brief foot chase. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD officers chased down a suspect in an apparent attempted carjacking in the Johnson Street Parkade on Sunday morning (Oct. 31). (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police chase down suspect after attempted carjacking in parkade

Downtown dash ends with arrest at Johnson and Broad streets early Sunday morning

VicPD officers chased down a suspect in an apparent attempted carjacking in the Johnson Street Parkade on Sunday morning (Oct. 31). (Black Press Media file photo)
Dustin Aaryn Smith was arrested in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 30. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Wanted man arrested in Victoria; faces assault, B&E, robbery charges

Dustin Aaryn Smith, 37 in police custody awaiting bail

Dustin Aaryn Smith was arrested in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 30. (Courtesy of VicPD)