City of Victoria

City council has passed several motions in regards to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria takes action to support business, residents in COVID-19 crisis

City council investigates economic and social supports

City council has passed several motions in regards to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parking was free in downtown parkades on Tuesday, but fees are back in place Wednesday. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Victoria parkades ditch attendants in effort to reduce COVID-19 exposure

Some parkades were free this week, but fees are back in place

Parking was free in downtown parkades on Tuesday, but fees are back in place Wednesday. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A referral-only drive-through COVID-19 screening clinic has opened in Victoria. Island Health has emphasized that only those with appointments will be accepted at the clinic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Drive-through COVID-19 screening clinic opens in Victoria

Public requires referral from doctor or 811 nurse

A referral-only drive-through COVID-19 screening clinic has opened in Victoria. Island Health has emphasized that only those with appointments will be accepted at the clinic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Crystal Pool will be closed as of Monday evening until further notice. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crystal Pool will be closed as of Monday evening until further notice. (Black Press Media file photo)
Voting day for the municipal by-election has been postponed. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria by-election postponed due to COVID-19 precautions

Gatherings of more than 50 people not recommended by provincial health officer

Voting day for the municipal by-election has been postponed. (Black Press Media file photo)
Clipper Vacations, which does trips between Seattle and Victoria, has implemented numerous safety protocols to limit the spread of COVID-19. (Clipper Vacations/Facebook)

Clipper ferry between Seattle, Victoria constantly updating safety protocol amid COVID-19 concerns

‘We’re taking every precaution to protect our crews and passengers,’ CEO says

Clipper Vacations, which does trips between Seattle and Victoria, has implemented numerous safety protocols to limit the spread of COVID-19. (Clipper Vacations/Facebook)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Coun. Jeremy Loveday are bringing an emergency motion to city council to ask city staff to look into ways to support small businesses who are seeing the effects of COVID-19 fears. The motion goes to Committee of the Whole on Thursday, March 19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria mayor Lisa Helps pushes emergency motion to support local businesses during COVID-19 fears

‘Heck, let’s even do some holiday shopping now…’, says Helps

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Coun. Jeremy Loveday are bringing an emergency motion to city council to ask city staff to look into ways to support small businesses who are seeing the effects of COVID-19 fears. The motion goes to Committee of the Whole on Thursday, March 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Police respond to a car crash on Fernwood Road and Pandora Avenue on Saturday, March 14. (Courtesy of Anne Sylwester)

Two car collision causes car to flip in Victoria

Victoria Police responded to a two-car crash on Saturday night

Victoria Police respond to a car crash on Fernwood Road and Pandora Avenue on Saturday, March 14. (Courtesy of Anne Sylwester)
Dec. 13, 2019 – City Hall Victoria Centennial Square (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria council candidate calls for postponement of byelection amidst COVID-19 concerns

Stephen Andrew says April 4 byelection should be postponed

Dec. 13, 2019 – City Hall Victoria Centennial Square (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. (rickcollinsphotography.com)                                Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. (rickcollinsphotography.com)

COLUMN: Taking needed steps to ensure downtown Victoria is safe

Jeff Bray Downtown Victoria Business Association Is downtown Victoria safe? In a…

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Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. (rickcollinsphotography.com)                                Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. (rickcollinsphotography.com)
Friends of Victoria Basketball is asking local municipalities for financial contributions ahead of its We The West Festival and the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament. (Black Press Media file photo)                                File art
Friends of Victoria Basketball is asking local municipalities for financial contributions ahead of its We The West Festival and the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament. (Black Press Media file photo)                                File art
The province says that police costs are municipal costs. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff )

Police funding a municipal problem, province tells Victoria

Ministry suggest amalgamation to help with police expenditures

The province says that police costs are municipal costs. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff )
Our Place Society is looking for funds to extend its summer hours. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s Our Place Society looks for funds to extend its summer hours

The City will decide whether to contribute its $50,000 portion this week

Our Place Society is looking for funds to extend its summer hours. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria gas prices second highest amongst B.C. cities

Victoria gas prices second highest amongst B.C. cities

Prices of regular gas rise in Victoria while prices fall nationally

Victoria gas prices second highest amongst B.C. cities
Bosa Development will build three towers as the next phase of the Dockside Green development. (file provided/City of Victoria)

City of Victoria approves nearly 600 new homes for development

A mix of condos, rentals and affordable housing units approved by council

Bosa Development will build three towers as the next phase of the Dockside Green development. (file provided/City of Victoria)
Horse-drawn carriages will stay as they are for now. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Horse-drawn carriages to stay after Victoria backs down from debate

Tourist draw will stay in city after a years-long discussion on banning

Horse-drawn carriages will stay as they are for now. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The City has a better understanding of what people want to do with the Sir John A. Macdonald statue after it was removed from Victoria’s City Hall in August 2018 (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria unlikely to make decisions about Sir John A. Macdonald statue until 2022

A well-attended reconciliation dialogue discussed Macdonald’s history

The City has a better understanding of what people want to do with the Sir John A. Macdonald statue after it was removed from Victoria’s City Hall in August 2018 (Black Press Media file photo)
The balustrade replacement will cost $3.85 million. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cost estimates for new wall along Dallas Road build up to $3.85M

The replacement balustrade costs also include new pavement and a bike lane

The balustrade replacement will cost $3.85 million. (Black Press Media file photo)
The statue of Sir John A. Macdonald was removed from the steps of City Hall in Aug. 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

City to lead discussion on John A. Macdonald Monday night

The fourth chapter of the city’s reconciliation dialogues was moved to a larger venue

The statue of Sir John A. Macdonald was removed from the steps of City Hall in Aug. 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
People have three days to submit their candidacy to be a Victoria city councillor. (Black Press Media file photo)
People have three days to submit their candidacy to be a Victoria city councillor. (Black Press Media file photo)