City of Victoria

Gina Huylenbroeck started losing her vision at 19 when she was diagnosed with progressional cones dystrophy, which becomes more severe over time. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

How one Victoria woman with vision loss overcomes pandemic obstacles

No full-time training program available for Canadians with blindness

Gina Huylenbroeck started losing her vision at 19 when she was diagnosed with progressional cones dystrophy, which becomes more severe over time. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Artists, activists and supporters stand at the ‘More Justice, More Peace’ mural in Victoria’s Bastion Square after the letter ‘S’ was painted over in black. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

ACAB removed from Victoria’s More Justice, More Peace mural

New message points to VicPD, City of Victoria for silencing BIPOC voices

Artists, activists and supporters stand at the ‘More Justice, More Peace’ mural in Victoria’s Bastion Square after the letter ‘S’ was painted over in black. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A byelection will be held in Victoria on Dec. 12. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nomination period for Victoria’s byelection now open

Prospective candidates have until Nov. 6 to get papers in

A byelection will be held in Victoria on Dec. 12. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police Chief Const. Del Manak appreciates the efforts of residents and business owners who took part in the VicPD community survey. The questionnaire saw a combined nearly 1,000 respondents from Victoria and Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD survey says: overall satisfaction positive, accountability needs work

Respondents feel safe during day, not so much at night; more police presence would help

Victoria police Chief Const. Del Manak appreciates the efforts of residents and business owners who took part in the VicPD community survey. The questionnaire saw a combined nearly 1,000 respondents from Victoria and Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)
City of Victoria crews will soon be gathering up fallen leaves in neighbourhoods and city parks. First up on the pickup list are the James Bay, Fairfield, Rockland, Gonzales and South Jubilee neighbourhoods, starting Oct. 19. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria city leaf pickup a sure sign of fall

Residential pickup begins Oct. 19, drop-offs can happen anytime at city yard

City of Victoria crews will soon be gathering up fallen leaves in neighbourhoods and city parks. First up on the pickup list are the James Bay, Fairfield, Rockland, Gonzales and South Jubilee neighbourhoods, starting Oct. 19. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
The City of Victoria asked the organizer behind a mural in Bastion Square to removed the acronym A.C.A.B. from one of the letters. The mural reads, “More Justice, More Peace,” in a call for progress on racism and violence. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria votes to remove ‘ACAB’ from Bastion Square mural

Date of removal is unknown as dialogues continue

The City of Victoria asked the organizer behind a mural in Bastion Square to removed the acronym A.C.A.B. from one of the letters. The mural reads, “More Justice, More Peace,” in a call for progress on racism and violence. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The City of Victoria’s Broughton Street parkade downtown under the public library central branch has been rather full lately with its cheap rates, but those fees are going up as of Oct. 15. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria drivers: city parkade rate hikes take effect Oct. 15

City uses latest round of price increases to even out demand around its five parkades

The City of Victoria’s Broughton Street parkade downtown under the public library central branch has been rather full lately with its cheap rates, but those fees are going up as of Oct. 15. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Victoria city council will consider conducting the final reading of the checkout bag bylaw at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting. (Black Press file photo)

Victoria’s plastic bag ban could make a comeback this month

Bylaw prohibiting plastic bags given approval from Minister of Environment, Climate Change

Victoria city council will consider conducting the final reading of the checkout bag bylaw at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting. (Black Press file photo)
The 2020 City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate Neko Smart will give up her seat for the next young poet in January. (Contributed/ Jeremy Loveday)

Nominations open for Victoria’s 2021 Youth Poet Laureate

Honourary one-year term reserved for region’s emerging poets

The 2020 City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate Neko Smart will give up her seat for the next young poet in January. (Contributed/ Jeremy Loveday)
Dennis Demetrioff took home $500,000 after purchasing a lotto ticket from the Fairway Market on Jacklin Road, where he later returned to scan it. (Provided by Lotto Max)

Victoria resident wins lottery, plans to buy new couch and bed

Dennis Demetrioff took home $500,000 from the Lotto Max

Dennis Demetrioff took home $500,000 after purchasing a lotto ticket from the Fairway Market on Jacklin Road, where he later returned to scan it. (Provided by Lotto Max)
Victoria city council will consider designating the former Times Colonist building as a heritage building on Thursday. (Merchant House Capital photo)

Victoria considers heritage designation for old Times Colonist building

A rezoning application also submitted to turn press hall, print room into brewpub and distillery

Victoria city council will consider designating the former Times Colonist building as a heritage building on Thursday. (Merchant House Capital photo)
Brian Dierolf picks up vegetable starters from LifeCycles volunteer Adriana Allard at Central middle school on Monday. The seedlings were grown in the City of Victoria nursery and are now being distributed until June 1 to the new or newer gardeners that qualify for the program. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Brian Dierolf picks up vegetable starters from LifeCycles volunteer Adriana Allard at Central middle school on Monday. The seedlings were grown in the City of Victoria nursery and are now being distributed until June 1 to the new or newer gardeners that qualify for the program. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
A byelection will be held in Victoria on Dec. 12.(Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria byelection will take place in December

City council approves additional $350,000 in funding

A byelection will be held in Victoria on Dec. 12.(Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria city council is pushing for a December byelection despite concerns from staff around the time frame and planning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria council pushes for December byelection

City staff concerned with timeframe and planning needs prior to byelection

Victoria city council is pushing for a December byelection despite concerns from staff around the time frame and planning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Overhead view of Centennial Square, from atop the Fisgard Street parkade. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Victoria council members should resign over Centennial Square camping decision

Residents implored to remember how councillors voted for this issue come election time

  • Sep 18, 2020
Overhead view of Centennial Square, from atop the Fisgard Street parkade. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)
A new dock installed secretly in the Gorge waterway on July 15 aims to spark a community conversation on rethinking how people use the harbour. (Project Albero/Aryze)

Victoria city council in support of floating dock on Gorge

City staff will bring forward a report on the dock in November

A new dock installed secretly in the Gorge waterway on July 15 aims to spark a community conversation on rethinking how people use the harbour. (Project Albero/Aryze)
City of Victoria staff are reviewing provincial guidelines for safe byelections amid the COVID-19 pandemic. An upcoming byelection will elect a replacement for former councillor Laurel Collins, who was voted the new NDP minister of parliament in October. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria’s byelection could be postponed until next year

Report states $90,000 of the $170,000 budgeted used when April byelection cancelled

City of Victoria staff are reviewing provincial guidelines for safe byelections amid the COVID-19 pandemic. An upcoming byelection will elect a replacement for former councillor Laurel Collins, who was voted the new NDP minister of parliament in October. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Firefighter Joel Anthony (left) helps fellow Saanich firefighter Josh Ward spray down his gear after extinguishing a house fire in the 500-block of Walter Avenue. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Mutual aid talks fizzle between Greater Victoria fire departments

Victoria puts other core departments on notice

Firefighter Joel Anthony (left) helps fellow Saanich firefighter Josh Ward spray down his gear after extinguishing a house fire in the 500-block of Walter Avenue. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
People who are homeless should be able to access emergency sheltering outside of the winter months, says Coun. Jeremy Loveday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Homeless need respite from wildfire smoke, says Victoria councillor

Councillor pushes for year-round emergency shelter access

People who are homeless should be able to access emergency sheltering outside of the winter months, says Coun. Jeremy Loveday. (Black Press Media file photo)
A bylaw with new restrictions to homeless encampments was passed by Victoria council Monday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria council adopts bylaw restricting placement, size of tents

Daytime sheltering will be prohibited 30 days after state of emergency ends

A bylaw with new restrictions to homeless encampments was passed by Victoria council Monday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)