City of Victoria

Victoria-based Aryze Developments has released the concept for its latest Block x Block campaign asking the public to envision new uses for city spaces. (Courtesy of Aryze Development)

Victoria developer’s crowd-sourced design sees gas stations as distant memory

Block x Block campaign centres the general public in re-envisioning their city

 

Map shows a current list of properties owned by affordable housing providers. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Public input sought on Victoria’s vision to streamline subsidized housing process

Proposal to maximize building densities, delegate some approvals, sent to public hearing

 

Coun. Ben Isitt breached the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act on three occasions in 2021, according to the City of Victoria’s Information Access and Privacy Officer. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt breached residents’ privacy 3 times in 2021, city finds

Instances involve unsolicited emails, Twitter spat with a Victoria resident

 

Map shows properties owned by affordable housing providers in the coty of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Streamlined application process recommended to bolster Victoria’s affordable housing supply

Eligible projects could maximize density, with approvals delegated by council

Map shows properties owned by affordable housing providers in the coty of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria)
Unvaccinated staff at the City of Victoria have three months to produce proof of vaccination, or face possible further action, including termination. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Victoria staff vaccine mandate sees 25 put on unpaid leave

98 per cent of staff produced proof of vaccination ahead of Jan. 5 deadline

Unvaccinated staff at the City of Victoria have three months to produce proof of vaccination, or face possible further action, including termination. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Speech and Dramatic Arts session at St. Phillips Church, hosted by the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival in March, 2021. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival)

Registration opens for in-person return of Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

95-year-old festival seeks school ensembles, ethnic acts, spoken word and more

A Speech and Dramatic Arts session at St. Phillips Church, hosted by the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival in March, 2021. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival)
VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect. (Photo Courtesy of VicPD)

VicPD seeks help identifying armed robbery suspect

Major crime unit investigating after a convenience store robbed at gunpoint Saturday

VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect. (Photo Courtesy of VicPD)
Removal of snow, ice, and debris from city and neighbourhood drains is an important way to prevent flooding in the region. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Removal of snow, ice, and debris from city and neighbourhood drains is an important way to prevent flooding in the region. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Eden Gardens care home in Nanaimo is among five Island facilities where new COVID-19 outbreaks were announced by Island Health on Wednesday morning (Jan. 5). (Black Press Media file photo)

Five COVID outbreaks declared at Victoria, Nanaimo long-term care homes

The majority infected are staff and outbreaks are restricted to one floor or unit

The Eden Gardens care home in Nanaimo is among five Island facilities where new COVID-19 outbreaks were announced by Island Health on Wednesday morning (Jan. 5). (Black Press Media file photo)
Cyclists roll down Wharf Street’s protected bike lane in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News staff)

Victoria’s 2022 outlook: Housing key to recovery, bike lanes can benefit everyone, says mayor

Lisa Helps weighs in on business recovery, expanding bike lanes, 2022 municipal election

Cyclists roll down Wharf Street’s protected bike lane in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News staff)
Jan. 14, 2020 – Victoria residents are bundled up as more snow falls across the region. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

City of Victoria opens warming centres for the night, as shelters reach a short-staffed capacity

The city was able to hire more staff capable and willing to manage the site

Jan. 14, 2020 – Victoria residents are bundled up as more snow falls across the region. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A statue of famed Victoria artist Emily Carr, and her pet monkey, adorns the corner of Belleville and Government streets. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay poet pens award-winning words regarding ‘rebel’ Emily Carr

Two poets recognized among 60 entries in Victoria’s Emily Carr 150 Poetry Contest

A statue of famed Victoria artist Emily Carr, and her pet monkey, adorns the corner of Belleville and Government streets. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
British Columbia Youth Parliament had been planning on sitting in chambers, but instead will be meeting virtually. (Black Press File).

BC Youth Parliament goes virtual for second year in a row

The Omicron variant changed plans to hold the session at the Legislative Assembly

British Columbia Youth Parliament had been planning on sitting in chambers, but instead will be meeting virtually. (Black Press File).
The allocation of $54,000 in community project funding, including $20,000 to SKAM Theatre Company (members shown above) was determined through the City of Victoria’s 2021 participatory budgeting process. (Courtesy of SKAM Theatre Company)

Community vote selects six initiatives to receive City of Victoria funding

2021 participatory budgeting process attracts more than 1,300 votes, $54,000 to be allocated

The allocation of $54,000 in community project funding, including $20,000 to SKAM Theatre Company (members shown above) was determined through the City of Victoria’s 2021 participatory budgeting process. (Courtesy of SKAM Theatre Company)
A rendering of the Telus Ocean building that would sit at the corner of Douglas and Humboldt streets in downtown Victoria. (Courtesy of Telus)

Telus Ocean proposal set for downtown Victoria approved despite divided public

Telecom’s office building will transform triangular lot at Douglas and Humboldt streets

A rendering of the Telus Ocean building that would sit at the corner of Douglas and Humboldt streets in downtown Victoria. (Courtesy of Telus)
The City of Victoria won several court cases against residents who were illegally operating short-term rentals. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)

Victoria points to court wins as proof short-term rental rules are working

Fines totalling $20,000 upheld by courts, five residents banned from operating short-term spaces

The City of Victoria won several court cases against residents who were illegally operating short-term rentals. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
A crossing guard helps students on a rainy day. The City of Victoria approved an extra $50,000 for the school crossing guard program to staff four busy spots in the city to the end of the school year. (Black Press file photo)

‘Guards are in place and ready to serve:’ Victoria approves emergency crossing guard funding

Guards guaranteed at Hillside, Fairfield, Shelbourne and Quadra crossings through end of school year

A crossing guard helps students on a rainy day. The City of Victoria approved an extra $50,000 for the school crossing guard program to staff four busy spots in the city to the end of the school year. (Black Press file photo)
A rendering of Townline’s proposal for the southwest corner of Vancouver Street and Pandora Avenue in Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Townline)

Rentals, ‘co-living’ units in design of proposed 16-storey development in Victoria’s Harris Green

Proposal for tower at Vancouver Street and Pandora Avenue moves to public hearing, no date set yet

A rendering of Townline’s proposal for the southwest corner of Vancouver Street and Pandora Avenue in Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Townline)
An aerial rendering of how Topaz Park will look once skate and bike parks are complete in summer 2022. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Construction begins on new Victoria skate and bike park

Topaz Park transformation scheduled to be complete by summer 2022

An aerial rendering of how Topaz Park will look once skate and bike parks are complete in summer 2022. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Victoria Police have made an arrest and reccomended charges of sexual assault in connection with an ongoing sexual violence investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police make arrest in sexual violence investigation

VicPD arrested a suspect in the investigation on the Lower Mainland Friday

Victoria Police have made an arrest and reccomended charges of sexual assault in connection with an ongoing sexual violence investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)