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October 17 2012 - Passengers stand on the top outside deck of the BC Ferries' vessel Coastal Celebration in Active Pass during  a sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
Don Denton/News staff
October 17 2012 - Passengers stand on the top outside deck of the BC Ferries' vessel Coastal Celebration in Active Pass during  a sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
People brave strong winds along the Ogden Point breakwater during wind warnings issued by Environment Canada Jan. 5. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Environment Canada issues wind warning for Greater Victoria

Strong winds forecast from Friday morning to early afternoon

People brave strong winds along the Ogden Point breakwater during wind warnings issued by Environment Canada Jan. 5. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Snowy conditions left close to 10,000 BC Hydro customers without power in Greater Victoria Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Snowy conditions left close to 10,000 BC Hydro customers without power in Greater Victoria Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
A person clears snow from the sidewalks outside Victoria General Hospital in View Royal following a December snowfall. (Don Denton/News Staff)
A person clears snow from the sidewalks outside Victoria General Hospital in View Royal following a December snowfall. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. (Black Press Media file photo)
Washrooms and food service are down at Swartz Bay as the ferry terminal deals with a water main issue. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Pipe problems at Swartz Bay terminal resolved

Portable washrooms were available as toilet, food problems persisted

Washrooms and food service are down at Swartz Bay as the ferry terminal deals with a water main issue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria real estate sales jumped more than 18 per cent in 2021 over the previous year, according to figures from the Victoria Real Estate Board. (Black Press Media file photo)

2021 a banner year for real estate in Greater Victoria

Sales total comes close to eclipsing record, even with million-dollar prices common

Greater Victoria real estate sales jumped more than 18 per cent in 2021 over the previous year, according to figures from the Victoria Real Estate Board. (Black Press Media file photo)
The price of gasoline appears to be on the rise again for Greater Victoria drivers. (Black Press File Photo)

Gas prices take a jump this week across Greater Victoria

Capital region prices jump seven cents a litre for regular at many stations Tuesday

The price of gasoline appears to be on the rise again for Greater Victoria drivers. (Black Press File Photo)
Fresh snow along Highway 1 at the entrance to Goldstream Provincial Park early Tuesday (Jan. 4) morning. (Drive BC/screenshot)

Fresh snow, rain making for icy commute across Greater Victoria

Snow falling along sections of local roadways Tuesday morning

Fresh snow along Highway 1 at the entrance to Goldstream Provincial Park early Tuesday (Jan. 4) morning. (Drive BC/screenshot)
The Royal B.C. Museum is home to one of many family-friendly exhibits open this week. (Courtesy of Royal B.C. Museum)

Kids at home? Find family fun in and around Greater Victoria

In-person and online activities to pass the time until Jan. 10

The Royal B.C. Museum is home to one of many family-friendly exhibits open this week. (Courtesy of Royal B.C. Museum)
Karen White reads her poetry at Stalag’tat/Goldstream River as part of the Poets Caravan created by Victoria-based Planet Earth Poetry. (Video by Lorraine Scollan)
Karen White reads her poetry at Stalag’tat/Goldstream River as part of the Poets Caravan created by Victoria-based Planet Earth Poetry. (Video by Lorraine Scollan)
Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak limited to two rooms at Victoria General Hospital. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

COVID outbreak declared at Victoria General Hospital

Island Health said Friday the outbreak is limited to two rooms and two paitents have tested positive

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak limited to two rooms at Victoria General Hospital. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Greater Victoria residents continue to pay high gas prices as 2022 approaches.(The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

Greater Victoria gas prices ring out 2021 on a high note

Provincial average 119.83 cents per litre in 2020 versus 149.79 cent average in 2021

Greater Victoria residents continue to pay high gas prices as 2022 approaches.(The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)
Environmental sustainability, plant-based food and First Nations participation come together at Cascadia Seaweed, an innovative new food brand. (Courtesy of Cascadia Seaweed Corporation)

Going blue in 2022: Greater Victoria positioned to make waves in blue economy: advocates

Coastal capital should go with what it knows to create sustainable, innovative industries

Environmental sustainability, plant-based food and First Nations participation come together at Cascadia Seaweed, an innovative new food brand. (Courtesy of Cascadia Seaweed Corporation)
Residents help clear the sidewalks on York Place in Oak Bay, Dec. 28, 2021. (Black Press Media photo)

Make way for pedestrians: Shovel snow from the walkway or face the consequences

Clearing falls to residents, business owners across Greater Victoria

Residents help clear the sidewalks on York Place in Oak Bay, Dec. 28, 2021. (Black Press Media photo)
Bitter cold has gripped much of B.C., including south and central Vancouver Island. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Bitter cold has gripped much of B.C., including south and central Vancouver Island. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Videos from throughout 2021 capture Greater Victoria’s wildest sights. (Black Press Media file photos)

2021 in videos: Greater Victoria’s top footage for the year

Major events, weather patterns and animal behaviour caught on tape

Videos from throughout 2021 capture Greater Victoria’s wildest sights. (Black Press Media file photos)
Videos from throughout 2021 capture Greater Victoria’s wildest sights. (Black Press Media file photos)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria’s top footage for 2021

Major events, weather patterns and animal behaviour caught on tape

Videos from throughout 2021 capture Greater Victoria’s wildest sights. (Black Press Media file photos)
Lifetime Networks of Victoria executive director Wendy-Sue Andrew (left) celebrates fellow staffer Melissa MacDonald, winner of Community Living BC’s Widening Our World award, in a modest ceremony Dec. 8. (Photo courtesy of Caitlyn Sassaman/Community Living BC)

Victoria woman awarded for uplifting vulnerable communities during pandemic

Dozens have received support from Melissa MacDonald and her Lifetime Networks Victoria team

Lifetime Networks of Victoria executive director Wendy-Sue Andrew (left) celebrates fellow staffer Melissa MacDonald, winner of Community Living BC’s Widening Our World award, in a modest ceremony Dec. 8. (Photo courtesy of Caitlyn Sassaman/Community Living BC)
Casey Edmunds, executive director of the Victoria Francophone Society, hopes new funding and partnerships will help unite Greater Victoria’s French-speaking residents. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

French-language group reflects on past, predicts new growth on West Shore

Victoria Francophone Society receives $23K to increase family resources

Casey Edmunds, executive director of the Victoria Francophone Society, hopes new funding and partnerships will help unite Greater Victoria’s French-speaking residents. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)