City of Victoria

Critics of Victoria’s new Rental Property Standards of Maintenance bylaw don’t believe it is doing enough to protect tenants. (Black Press Media file photo)

Critics question effectiveness of new Victoria rental maintenance bylaw

New bylaw lays out minimum maintenance standards for landlords

Critics of Victoria’s new Rental Property Standards of Maintenance bylaw don’t believe it is doing enough to protect tenants. (Black Press Media file photo)
Installation of a traffic light at Jutland and Cecelia roads, metres away from the property being proposed for this residential complex on Cecelia Road in Victoria, will be mostly covered by the developer. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria settles traffic light contribution question for subsidized housing project

City to contribute $50,000 to estimated $350,000 cost of lights at Jutland and Cecelia roads

Installation of a traffic light at Jutland and Cecelia roads, metres away from the property being proposed for this residential complex on Cecelia Road in Victoria, will be mostly covered by the developer. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt was at the centre of a council discussion Feb. 4 around requiring city councillors attending meetings electronically to have their cameras turned on at all times. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria looks to tighten up rules for electronic council meeting attendees

Disruptions during phone-in session leads Coun. Ben Isitt to apologize to council, public

Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt was at the centre of a council discussion Feb. 4 around requiring city councillors attending meetings electronically to have their cameras turned on at all times. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Construction continues at Clover Point related to the Capital Regional District’s wastewater pump station. At its Feb. 11 committee of the whole meeting, Victoria council will discuss options for improvements to the park, one of which includes closing the south portion of the park to vehicle traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pedestrian-focused improvements suggested for Victoria’s Clover Point Park

Closing the waterfront loop to vehicle traffic one of two options council will discuss Feb. 11

Construction continues at Clover Point related to the Capital Regional District’s wastewater pump station. At its Feb. 11 committee of the whole meeting, Victoria council will discuss options for improvements to the park, one of which includes closing the south portion of the park to vehicle traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Overhead rendering (centre corridor) of a three-building residential development project at 1224 Richardson St. that was approved by Victoria council. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

‘Gentle densification’ of large city lot convinces Victoria council to approve development

Three-building project on Richardson Street includes four units at below market value

Overhead rendering (centre corridor) of a three-building residential development project at 1224 Richardson St. that was approved by Victoria council. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Rendering of the proposed residential complex for Cecelia Road in Victoria. The project would provide 88 units of below market rental housing and a 59-space daycare and after-school program in the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Excitement builds for family housing project in Victoria’s Burnside Gorge

Project offers subsidized rental homes, 59 child care spaces, moves closer to public hearing

Rendering of the proposed residential complex for Cecelia Road in Victoria. The project would provide 88 units of below market rental housing and a 59-space daycare and after-school program in the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
A property at 1224 Richardson St. in Victoria is the subject of a rezoning application that seeks permission to build three low-rise buildings with 24 units, including four that would rent for below market rate. (Google Streetview)

Victoria development in Fairfield features subsidized housing element

Public hearings this Thursday (Jan. 28) for proposals on Richardson Street and Heywood Avenue

  • Jan 27, 2021
A property at 1224 Richardson St. in Victoria is the subject of a rezoning application that seeks permission to build three low-rise buildings with 24 units, including four that would rent for below market rate. (Google Streetview)
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Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay fire reach ‘modern’ service agreement

Negotiations to update 1980 firefighting agreement began in 2015, stalled in 2020

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Victoria moved Thursday toward a possible permanent closure of Central Park to 24/7 sheltering. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria council moves to adjust camping in parks bylaw

Safety, comfort of those sheltering in parks considered, as well as mitigating effects of camping

Victoria moved Thursday toward a possible permanent closure of Central Park to 24/7 sheltering. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre will reopen Feb. 1 after a nearly 10-month closure to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre gears up for safe reopening in Victoria

Recreation facility opens Feb. 1 with reservation system to prevent crowding

  • Jan 22, 2021
Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre will reopen Feb. 1 after a nearly 10-month closure to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
A video captured by Twitter user Teddy Jenner of a fire in Beacon Hill Park the night of Jan. 21, 2021. (Twitter/@OfftheCrosseBar)

Fire rips through tents, wooden structures in Beacon Hill Park

Emergency crews say there was no injuries in the blaze

A video captured by Twitter user Teddy Jenner of a fire in Beacon Hill Park the night of Jan. 21, 2021. (Twitter/@OfftheCrosseBar)
Victoria city council unanimously voted Jan. 21 to develop a one-time relief fund for businesses hit by vandalism. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

City offers relief funds for Victoria businesses hit by vandalism

Limited relief fund will come from 2021 contingency budget

Victoria city council unanimously voted Jan. 21 to develop a one-time relief fund for businesses hit by vandalism. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
James Summer, the City of Victoria’s new youth poet laureate. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Slam poetry expert introduced as Victoria’s new youth poet laureate

Vic High alum James Summer will serve in the role for 2021

  • Jan 21, 2021
James Summer, the City of Victoria’s new youth poet laureate. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
The City of Victoria is now accepting applications for its 2020 strategic plan grants. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Victoria is now accepting applications for its 2020 strategic plan grants. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Seed and Stone rendering for White Rock, B.C. (Seed and Stone rendering)

Songhees Nation to open two Victoria cannabis stores spring 2021

Seed and Stone stores will open on Gordon Street and in the Bay Centre

A Seed and Stone rendering for White Rock, B.C. (Seed and Stone rendering)
Victoria police say the number of business break and enters in the city has been rising for the last four months. (Twitter/VicPD)

Business break and enters on the rise in Victoria

Sophisticated techniques used to defeat alarm systems, police say

Victoria police say the number of business break and enters in the city has been rising for the last four months. (Twitter/VicPD)
Rendering offers an overhead view of proposed tiny home community using repurposed shipping containers in the Caledonia/Vancouver street parking lot next to Royal Athletic Park. Council voted to allow Aryze Developments apply for a temporary use permit as part of the project. (Courtesy Aryze Developments)

Anonymous donor boosts shipping container housing project in Victoria

Donor promises to match further donations until $500,000 goal is met

Rendering offers an overhead view of proposed tiny home community using repurposed shipping containers in the Caledonia/Vancouver street parking lot next to Royal Athletic Park. Council voted to allow Aryze Developments apply for a temporary use permit as part of the project. (Courtesy Aryze Developments)
Willow, a kitten belonging to a Victoria family, was rescued by firefighters on Thursday after she got stuck in a basement drain pipe. (City of Victoria/Twitter)

Victoria kitten stuck in basement drain pipe rescued by firefighters

Willow the cat on the mend, owner feeling ‘enormous gratitude’

Willow, a kitten belonging to a Victoria family, was rescued by firefighters on Thursday after she got stuck in a basement drain pipe. (City of Victoria/Twitter)
Rendering shows murals decorating the proposed tiny home community in the Caledonia/Vancouver street parking lot next to Royal Athletic Park. (Courtesy Aryze Developments)

Tiny homes project on Victoria parking lot gets boost from council

Shipping container neighbourhood stems from Aryze Development idea

Rendering shows murals decorating the proposed tiny home community in the Caledonia/Vancouver street parking lot next to Royal Athletic Park. (Courtesy Aryze Developments)
The City of Victoria is hosting a virtual budget town hall Jan. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

Have your say on Victoria’s city budget 2021

Virtual town hall meetings scheduled for Jan. 13, online input deadline Jan. 10

  • Jan 10, 2021
The City of Victoria is hosting a virtual budget town hall Jan. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)