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Port McNeill councillor Derek Koel busts a rap to help promote the town’s active transportation plan. (Facebook video screenshot)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island councillor makes rap video to promote active transportation plan

Active transportation is a personal matter for councillor Derek Koel.

 

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes delivers the inaugural address at council’s swearing-in ceremony in November 2018. The ceremony included blessings from representatives of two Christian churches. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes delivers the inaugural address at council’s swearing-in ceremony in November, 2018. The ceremony included blessings from representatives of two Christian churches – a fact highlighted in a report released by the BC Humanist Associaton on Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Atheist group claims Christian-based prayer at inaugural Vancouver Island council meetings violates court ruling

Blessings violate Supreme Court decision that prayer in council is discriminatory

 

Victoria City Council approved two new affordable housing developments during its Oct. 22 council meeting. (Courtesy of Victoria City Council)

Victoria approves 72 new affordable housing units

Council approved new developments at 736 Princess Ave. and 330 Michigan St.

 

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)

Barring public from open council meetings exceeds authority: B.C. Ombudsperson

Orders affected the public attending council meetings

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)
Two women at the rally for Black lives in Victoria hold signs reading ‘defund the police.’ (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Motion to consider alternative responses to policing social issues coming to Victoria council

Councillors recommend staff research proposal in time for 2012 budget deliberations

Two women at the rally for Black lives in Victoria hold signs reading ‘defund the police.’ (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Government Street will become a pedestrian-priority route starting June 8. (Black Press Media file photo)

Government Street becomes pedestrian-priority corridor

One block of downtown street closed to cars entirely

Government Street will become a pedestrian-priority route starting June 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria councillor wants to spark a ‘made-in-Victoria’ delivery app to help residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria councillor wants city to develop its own delivery app

Coun. Ben Isitt wants a ‘made-in-Victoria’ app to help local businesses

A Victoria councillor wants to spark a ‘made-in-Victoria’ delivery app to help residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Canadian flag outside Victoria city hall will be lowered to half-mast on Tuesday from sunrise to sunset, in recognition of former Victoria city councilor Bea Holland. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria city hall flag flies at half-mast in recognition of former councillor

Bea Holland served on Victoria council from 1997 to 2006

The Canadian flag outside Victoria city hall will be lowered to half-mast on Tuesday from sunrise to sunset, in recognition of former Victoria city councilor Bea Holland. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Coun. Bob Thompson publicly pushed back against the argument that Central Saanich’s decision to disband the agricultural advisory committee would hurt local farming. (Black Press Media File)

Central Saanich councillor pushes back against Peninsula and Area Agricultural Commission

Coun. Bob Thompson says the municipality’s voice on the regional committee is strong

Coun. Bob Thompson publicly pushed back against the argument that Central Saanich’s decision to disband the agricultural advisory committee would hurt local farming. (Black Press Media File)
A group of Victoria police officers stand by as supporters block entrances to the B.C. Legislature. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria councillor calls VicPD allegations of assault at downtown protest ‘fake news’

Coun. Ben Isitt says VicPD is trying to ‘discredit Indigenous youth’

A group of Victoria police officers stand by as supporters block entrances to the B.C. Legislature. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Councillors from the City of Victoria are advocating for free youth transit passes regionally. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria councillors advocate once again for free youth transit passes regionally

The idea was originally rejected by the Victoria Regional Transit Commission in August 2019

Councillors from the City of Victoria are advocating for free youth transit passes regionally. (Black Press Media file photo)
One of Victoria’s ‘sister cities’ is Morioka, Japan. (Submitted)

Victoria votes to slash sister city celebrations

Victoria will only celebrate its anniversary with Morioka, Japan this year

One of Victoria’s ‘sister cities’ is Morioka, Japan. (Submitted)
Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Councillor in Revelstoke withdraws proposed 67% pay hike amid backlash

There was significant backlash to the proposed $25,000 and $70,000 wages

Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Victoria city council voted to keep lunches catered. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria council keeps its catered lunches at more than $10,000 per year

Two councillors tried to eliminate the expense, with widespread rejection

Victoria city council voted to keep lunches catered. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)

Councillor resigns in Revelstoke after colleagues approved 67% raise

Council approved a 134 per cent raise for the mayor of Revelstoke

Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)
City councillors want less criticism from police Chief Const. Del Manak. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria councillors want less criticism from VicPD in exchange for budget approval

Council tentatively approves four special constables on 2020 budget

City councillors want less criticism from police Chief Const. Del Manak. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The Saanich council meeting on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Supplied/Teale Phelps Bondaroff)

Sparks fly at Saanich council meeting when chair threatens to throw fellow councillor out

Monday night’s discussion on local area plan updates became heated

The Saanich council meeting on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Supplied/Teale Phelps Bondaroff)
Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

A group of voters claim conflict of interests should see them removed from office

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers
Coun. Ben Isitt (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt calls for limitation of council duties in response to survey results

The survey asked residents if they would be in support of a 55 per cent salary increase

Coun. Ben Isitt (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network

The City seeks feedback into new designs for bike lanes proposed for 2020

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network