Greater Victoria

Jones Bar-B-Que and The Ruby owner Chris Jones, left, with Royal Jubilee housekeeper and hospital hero Daniel Dolores as they hold one of the 200 hampers being sent to every Greater Victoria hospital department on Oct. 8. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Greater Victoria hospital heroes receive hampers ahead of Thanksgiving weekend

200 goodie packages sent to hospital departments on Oct. 8 in show of gratitude

Jones Bar-B-Que and The Ruby owner Chris Jones, left, with Royal Jubilee housekeeper and hospital hero Daniel Dolores as they hold one of the 200 hampers being sent to every Greater Victoria hospital department on Oct. 8. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Greater Victoria students continue to be exposed to COVID-19, with four new exposures reported by Island Health in mere days. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria schools see 4 new COVID-19 exposures

11 active exposures, 5 active clusters total

Greater Victoria students continue to be exposed to COVID-19, with four new exposures reported by Island Health in mere days. (Black Press Media file photo)
The annual Victoria’s Vital Signs report offers a snapshot of how local residents are feeling about a variety of topics in the region. This year’s focus was on how the region is doing on the issues of equity and inclusion. (YouTube/Victoria Foundation)

Men paint a rosier picture of life in the capital region: Victoria Vital Signs report

Men rated Greater Victoria higher on many societal issues than women

The annual Victoria’s Vital Signs report offers a snapshot of how local residents are feeling about a variety of topics in the region. This year’s focus was on how the region is doing on the issues of equity and inclusion. (YouTube/Victoria Foundation)
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control continues to report COVID-19 cases on flights through Victoria. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

4 more flights through Victoria report COVID-19 onboard

One flight from Montreal, one from Edmonton, two from Calgary impacted

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control continues to report COVID-19 cases on flights through Victoria. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
Passengers on a Sept. 30 Air Canada flight from Calgary to Victoria may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

COVID-19 case reported on recent flight through Victoria

Passengers on Air Canada flight 397 Sept. 30 affected

Passengers on a Sept. 30 Air Canada flight from Calgary to Victoria may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Passengers on four more flights through Victoria may have been exposed to cases of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 cases reported on four new flights through Victoria

13 flight exposures reported so far for September

Passengers on four more flights through Victoria may have been exposed to cases of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)
George Jay Elementary is the site of the newest COVID-19 cluster in Greater Victoria schools. (Black Press Media file photo)

New COVID-19 cluster declared at Victoria elementary school

George Jay Elementary one of six Greater Victoria schools with active clusters

George Jay Elementary is the site of the newest COVID-19 cluster in Greater Victoria schools. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo Indian Hospital survivor Melven <ins>(Sx̄wen)</ins> Jones recounts the abuse he endured at six years old, as he sits outside his home in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

‘It has to be heard’: Nanaimo Indian Hospital survivor recounts torture he endured

Melven (Sx̄wen) Jones was forcibly held for two years

Nanaimo Indian Hospital survivor Melven <ins>(Sx̄wen)</ins> Jones recounts the abuse he endured at six years old, as he sits outside his home in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Deep Cove Elementary in North Saanich is one of the latest sites of a COVID-19 cluster in the region’s schools. (Black Press Media file photo)

Another two COVID-19 clusters reported in Greater Victoria schools

Clusters reported at Deep Cove Elementary and Cloverdale Traditional Elementary

Deep Cove Elementary in North Saanich is one of the latest sites of a COVID-19 cluster in the region’s schools. (Black Press Media file photo)
Passengers on Harbour Air flight 216 Sept. 23 from Victoria to Vancouver may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)

COVID-19 case reported on Victoria to Vancouver flight

Passengers on Harbour Air flight 216 Sept. 23 affected

Passengers on Harbour Air flight 216 Sept. 23 from Victoria to Vancouver may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)
The Spirit of Vancouver Island remains out of commission Sept. 30 after first experiencing a mechanical issue Sept. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferry cancellations continue between Victoria and Vancouver

Preemptive cancellations for Oct. 1 and 3 due to mechanical issues

The Spirit of Vancouver Island remains out of commission Sept. 30 after first experiencing a mechanical issue Sept. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tour de Rock riders visited Sooke on Sept. 29. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Tour de Rock visit ‘pretty fantastic’

Thousands raised locally for pediatric cancer research

Tour de Rock riders visited Sooke on Sept. 29. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Five of the top business leaders in Greater Victoria will be inducted into the Chamber Business Hall of Fame in 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

First inductees of Greater Victoria’s new business hall of fame announced

Five inductees recognized as role models in region’s economic growth, prosperity

Five of the top business leaders in Greater Victoria will be inducted into the Chamber Business Hall of Fame in 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ Spirit of Vancouver Island is experiencing mechanical issues Sept. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Mechanical issue, power outage cancel and delay BC Ferries sailings out of Victoria

Half of Wednesday’s sailings between Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen cancelled

BC Ferries’ Spirit of Vancouver Island is experiencing mechanical issues Sept. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo Indian Hospital survivor Melven <ins>(Sx̄wen)</ins> Jones recounts the abuse he endured at six years old, as he sits outside his home in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

‘It has to be heard’: Greater Victoria survivor recounts torture he endured at Indian Hospital

Melven (Sx̄wen) Jones was forcibly held at the Nanaimo Indian Hospital for two years

Nanaimo Indian Hospital survivor Melven <ins>(Sx̄wen)</ins> Jones recounts the abuse he endured at six years old, as he sits outside his home in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)
The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)
Oct. 1, National Seniors Day, is an opportunity to celebrate and show your care for elder adults in the community. (Pixabay)

Show a Greater Victoria senior you care on Oct. 1, National Seniors Day

Community Response Networks on the south Island encourage residents to participate

Oct. 1, National Seniors Day, is an opportunity to celebrate and show your care for elder adults in the community. (Pixabay)
Back to school has been fraught with COVID-19 cases, with three clusters reported in Greater Victoria schools so far. (Black Press Media file photo)

3 active COVID-19 clusters in Greater Victoria schools

Ecole Poirier Elementary, Sir James Douglas Elementary, Ecole Victor-Brodeur affected

Back to school has been fraught with COVID-19 cases, with three clusters reported in Greater Victoria schools so far. (Black Press Media file photo)
Artist Carey Newman’s design for the University of Victoria’s 2021 Orange Shirt Day T-shirts. (UVic Photo Services)

Greater Victoria marks Orange Shirt Day with in-person, streamed events

University of Victoria hosts event Sept. 29, City of Victoria on Sept. 30

  • Sep 27, 2021
Artist Carey Newman’s design for the University of Victoria’s 2021 Orange Shirt Day T-shirts. (UVic Photo Services)
Camas flowers in full bloom. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Garry oaks, camas reveal agricultural impacts of colonialism on Vancouver Island

Lekwungen food expert Cheryl Bryce looks to raise awareness of traditional food systems

  • Sep 25, 2021
Camas flowers in full bloom. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)