City of Victoria

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is looking to prioritize shore power. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority delays upgrades, prioritizes shore power

The GVHA master plan will be delayed for five years

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is looking to prioritize shore power. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Crystal Pool (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria examines new, undisclosed location for Crystal Pool

None of the previously-explored locations are currently being prioritized

Crystal Pool (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Half of Victoria councillors do not live in Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Half of Victoria city councillors live outside of the municipality

Four councillors live in Esquimalt, Saanich rather than Victoria

Half of Victoria councillors do not live in Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place in Victoria from June 23 to June 28. (Facebook/FIBA)

Victoria slated to pay $90,000 to host FIBA basketball tournament

The event is a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place in Victoria from June 23 to June 28. (Facebook/FIBA)
More than two dozen community members attended a meeting at the Christ Church Cathedral to hear more about the purposed redevelopment that would see the properties along the 700-block of Fort Street and the 1100-block of Blanshard Street turned into a hotel. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Blanshard Block developer aims to complete heritage, tower project without displacing current tenants

Community members commend the move at public meeting on Wednesday night

More than two dozen community members attended a meeting at the Christ Church Cathedral to hear more about the purposed redevelopment that would see the properties along the 700-block of Fort Street and the 1100-block of Blanshard Street turned into a hotel. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
New lights at Fort and Wharf Streets alert cyclists that they’ve triggered a light change. (File contributed/ GVCC, Ryan Steele)

New bike sensor lights installed at Fort and Wharf Streets

The lights allow cyclists to know their presence has activated the light

New lights at Fort and Wharf Streets alert cyclists that they’ve triggered a light change. (File contributed/ GVCC, Ryan Steele)
The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place in Victoria from June 23 to June 28. (Facebook/FIBA)

Tickets to watch Olympic-qualifying basketball in Victoria go on sale Friday

FIBA’s 2020 Olympic-qualifying tournament on from June 23 to June 28

The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place in Victoria from June 23 to June 28. (Facebook/FIBA)
Saanich and Victoria are one step closer to studying amalgamation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich and Victoria agree on terms of reference to further amalgamation study

Municipalities put forward funding request to province

Saanich and Victoria are one step closer to studying amalgamation. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich-based group called AccessBC is calling on the B.C. government to provide no-cost birth control for all residents through the 2020 provincial budget. (Ceridwen/Wikimedia Commons)

Victoria becomes first municipality to endorse campaign for provincially-funded contraception

Council passes motion to support AccessBC campaign for no-cost birth control

The Saanich-based group called AccessBC is calling on the B.C. government to provide no-cost birth control for all residents through the 2020 provincial budget. (Ceridwen/Wikimedia Commons)
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)
File photo of plastic bags.

City of Victoria drafts revision of plastic bag ban bylaw

The bylaw will need to go to the province for approval

File photo of plastic bags.
Local shops are staying plastic free. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria shops avoid plastic bags, despite bylaw being voided

The city is working on getting the bylaw re-established

Local shops are staying plastic free. (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)
Skateboarders rejoice, the City of Victoria has approved plans to build a 3,000 sq. ft. skate park at Topaz Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Expansive bike park, skate park coming to Topaz Park

City approves $8 million-investment in park’s revitalization

Skateboarders rejoice, the City of Victoria has approved plans to build a 3,000 sq. ft. skate park at Topaz Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries two new Island Class hybrid electric ships are being moved from the Breakwater District at Ogden Point to the Point Hope Maritime. (Courtesy of BC Ferries)

Electric BC Ferries vessels on the move in Victoria

Public invited to watch unloading, transport process

BC Ferries two new Island Class hybrid electric ships are being moved from the Breakwater District at Ogden Point to the Point Hope Maritime. (Courtesy of BC Ferries)
Ride hailing services have been denied in the Capital Region for now. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Province rejects two ride hailing operators in Greater Victoria

Two smaller companies rejected in CRD; Uber and Lyft approved in Vancouver

Ride hailing services have been denied in the Capital Region for now. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The City of Victoria voted to go ahead with the installation of a turf field at Topaz Park. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The City of Victoria voted to go ahead with the installation of a turf field at Topaz Park. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Visitors look over the statue of a woolly mammoth in the Royal BC Museum. (Don Denton/News staff)

VIDEO: The plastic bag debate leads a selection of today’s news stories

A selection of Greater Victoria top stories for Jan. 23

Visitors look over the statue of a woolly mammoth in the Royal BC Museum. (Don Denton/News staff)
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)
The properties at the 700-block of Fort Street and 1100-block of Blanshard Street may soon be transformed into a high-rise hotel. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

High-rise hotel proposed for downtown Victoria location

A 15-storey hotel could be coming to the Fort and Blanshard streets area

The properties at the 700-block of Fort Street and 1100-block of Blanshard Street may soon be transformed into a high-rise hotel. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)