Victoria News Staff

Students at Monterey Middle School may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19 recently, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 cases hit another 3 Greater Victoria schools

Pacific Christian School, Monterey Middle School, and Victoria School for Ideal Education added

Students at Monterey Middle School may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19 recently, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP arrested two men suspected of conducting a series of recent break-and-enters during a traffic stop on Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Serial break-in suspects arrested in Langford

Stolen property, crossbows, drugs found in suspects’ residence

West Shore RCMP arrested two men suspected of conducting a series of recent break-and-enters during a traffic stop on Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
Flooding is a possibility for Greater Victoria this week as Environment Canada has issued a heavy rain alert. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heavy rain alert issued for Greater Victoria, Malahat

Rainfall close to 50 millimetres expected from Tuesday night to Thursday afternoon

Flooding is a possibility for Greater Victoria this week as Environment Canada has issued a heavy rain alert. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a man who damaged an ATM in downtown Victoria early Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after unsuccessful ATM break-in attempt in Victoria

Police watched man damage machine just after 3 a.m. on Tuesday

Victoria police arrested a man who damaged an ATM in downtown Victoria early Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews keep surrounding containers and the hull of the MV Zim Kingston cool while fires continue to smoulder aboard the ship. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)

Crews board smouldering MV Zim Kingston Monday night during break in strong winds

Firefighter, salvage team on site Tuesday assessing situation

Crews keep surrounding containers and the hull of the MV Zim Kingston cool while fires continue to smoulder aboard the ship. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)
VicPD arrested three men in two violent incidents Saturday, Oct. 23, in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

3 in hospital, 3 arrested after Victoria pipe assault and stabbing incidents

VicPD called to two violent incidents in short span Saturday night

VicPD arrested three men in two violent incidents Saturday, Oct. 23, in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bring your pumpkins to Summit Park in Victoria on Nov. 1 for a family oriented post-Halloween walk. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria trails light up for post-Halloween walk in Summit Park

Organizers encourage visitors to help fund pumpkin removal for composting

Bring your pumpkins to Summit Park in Victoria on Nov. 1 for a family oriented post-Halloween walk. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health has reported a new COVID-19 exposure at Lakewood Elementary in Langford. (Google Streetview)

Two Greater Victoria schools hit by new COVID-19 exposures

Craigflower Elementary and Lakewood Elementary affected

Island Health has reported a new COVID-19 exposure at Lakewood Elementary in Langford. (Google Streetview)
Emergency crews worked to pull a vehicle from under the Shawnigan Creek bridge where it went off the Trans-Canada Highway early Oct. 25. (Courtesy Mill Bay Fire Rescue)

UPDATE: Vehicle goes off bridge on Highway 1 near Shawnigan Lake Road

Southbound lanes on Trans-Canada Highway closed until 11 a.m.

Emergency crews worked to pull a vehicle from under the Shawnigan Creek bridge where it went off the Trans-Canada Highway early Oct. 25. (Courtesy Mill Bay Fire Rescue)
Rollin power outages are affecting Greater Victoria residents Oct. 25 as strong winds move through the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Numerous small power outages affecting Greater Victoria

Outages under investigation as windstorm takes hold

Rollin power outages are affecting Greater Victoria residents Oct. 25 as strong winds move through the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police suspect a driver was impaired by drugs when they crashed into the Bay Centre Marble Slab Sunday night. (Courtesy VicPD)

VIDEO: Suspected drug-impaired driver crashes into Victoria ice cream shop

Driver crashes into Bay Centre Marble Slab, reverses, and comes back again

Victoria police suspect a driver was impaired by drugs when they crashed into the Bay Centre Marble Slab Sunday night. (Courtesy VicPD)
The Langford Fire Rescue team was busy last Halloween handing out heaps of candy during its first-ever Halloween drive-thru event. (Black Press Media file photo)

Halloween Roundup: Community events make the most of the spooky season

Organizations hosting modified events to celebrate the season

The Langford Fire Rescue team was busy last Halloween handing out heaps of candy during its first-ever Halloween drive-thru event. (Black Press Media file photo)
Former City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate Neko Smart coaches Victoria High School’s poetry slam team. (File contributed/ Jeremy Loveday)

City of Victoria seeks 2022 Youth Poet Laureate applications

The successful youth candidate from the CRD or Gulf Islands will be involved in city arts activities

Former City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate Neko Smart coaches Victoria High School’s poetry slam team. (File contributed/ Jeremy Loveday)
Christmas light parades and a variety of holiday events will resume this year in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Holiday celebrations return to Greater Victoria, lighting up the community

Annual lights festivals and parades are a marker of holiday tradition

Christmas light parades and a variety of holiday events will resume this year in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Indigo staff read 5,000 books throughout the year and cast 4,000 votes, before discussing favourites and deliberating for 20 hours to determine an official selection of curated titles. (Black Press Media file photo)

Indigo staff read 5,000 books, cast 4,000 votes to determine top 10 of 2021

The Strangers takes No. 1 with exploration of intergenerational trauma, resilience

Indigo staff read 5,000 books throughout the year and cast 4,000 votes, before discussing favourites and deliberating for 20 hours to determine an official selection of curated titles. (Black Press Media file photo)
Smoke coming off MV Zim Kingston vessel can be seen from Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Fire on cargo ship off Victoria’s shore leads to crew evacuation as 40 containers fall overboard

Five crew members remained on the MV Zim Kingston to fight the fire as of Saturday night

Smoke coming off MV Zim Kingston vessel can be seen from Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A prize category in the pet parade caters to those looking to participate from home. Pet owners can send in a picture of their costumed pet for a chance to win best virtual costume. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

Carr House hosts ‘Howl-oween’ pet parade in Victoria

Award categories include one for the famed writer and artist Emily Carr

A prize category in the pet parade caters to those looking to participate from home. Pet owners can send in a picture of their costumed pet for a chance to win best virtual costume. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)
Victoria Royals Keanu Derungs celebrating his goal to open the scoring at 1:12 of the second period. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)

Prince George Cougars hammer the Victoria Royals 5-1

Royals fall after injecting inexperienced youth into the depleted line-up

Victoria Royals Keanu Derungs celebrating his goal to open the scoring at 1:12 of the second period. (Christopher Kelsall/Special to Victoria News)
Two people were taken to hospital following a three-vehicle collision Oct. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drunk driver arrested after leaving crash scene

Motorist faces impaired driving charges after breath samples exceeded legal limit

Two people were taken to hospital following a three-vehicle collision Oct. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
Scholarship recipients Bryce Schiebel and Monica Amos with Saanich mayor and chair of the CRD Traffic Safety Commission, Fred Haynes. (Courtesy of CRD)

Two Camosun College students honoured with memorial scholarships

Fifth annual Const. Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship awarded

Scholarship recipients Bryce Schiebel and Monica Amos with Saanich mayor and chair of the CRD Traffic Safety Commission, Fred Haynes. (Courtesy of CRD)