Greater Victoria

No filters needed for the hazy pink skies on Saturday night near Oak Bay. Overnight temperatures offered little relief, dropping only to the high teens in Greater Victoria. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Eight weather stations break high heat records on southern Vancouver Island

Southern Gulf Islands, Malahat and UVic were the hottest hot spots

No filters needed for the hazy pink skies on Saturday night near Oak Bay. Overnight temperatures offered little relief, dropping only to the high teens in Greater Victoria. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Saanich has proclaimed June 28 to July 4 to be Pride Week in the district. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich marking Pride Week June 28 to July 4

Progress Pride Flag will be raised on June 28 at Saanich municipal hall

Saanich has proclaimed June 28 to July 4 to be Pride Week in the district. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canada’s Snowbirds take to the skies. (Photo provided by Logan Reid)

Former Kittyhawk Air Cadet now soaring with the Snowbirds

Logan Reid hopes to find way back to Vancouver Island once his posting with aerobatics team wraps up

  • Jun 27, 2021
Canada’s Snowbirds take to the skies. (Photo provided by Logan Reid)
The Islands Kids Cancer Association is running a virtual Victoria-themed escape room throughout July to raise funds for its CARE 4 Kids Program. (Facebook/Island Kids Cancer Association)

Virtual escape room raising funds for Vancouver Island kids with cancer

One-hour slots in Victoria-themed room are available on July 8, 15 or 22

The Islands Kids Cancer Association is running a virtual Victoria-themed escape room throughout July to raise funds for its CARE 4 Kids Program. (Facebook/Island Kids Cancer Association)
Pencil ninja is just one of the many stories from the minds of local youth on display in Victoria shop windows now through July 2. (Drawing courtesy Story Studio)

Young storytellers lead readers on a hunt through Victoria

Story Path featuring Pencil Ninja and more promotes literacy and outdoor physical activity

Pencil ninja is just one of the many stories from the minds of local youth on display in Victoria shop windows now through July 2. (Drawing courtesy Story Studio)
With a possibly record-breaking weekend of scorching temperatures upon Greater Victoria, here’s who’s more at-risk and what you can do to beat the heat. (Black Press File photo)

Heat wave tipsheet: what to do and who can help in Greater Victoria

How to stay cool this weekend whether you can shelter from heat or not

With a possibly record-breaking weekend of scorching temperatures upon Greater Victoria, here’s who’s more at-risk and what you can do to beat the heat. (Black Press File photo)
Volunteers with Camp Barnard and Scouts Canada accept an $11,254 donation from the Bottle Depot. (Photo courtesy of Camp Barnard)

Refundable containers build opportunities for Greater Victoria youth

Donations to Bottle Depot’s charity bins raise $11,254 for Scouts Canada’s Camp Barnard

Volunteers with Camp Barnard and Scouts Canada accept an $11,254 donation from the Bottle Depot. (Photo courtesy of Camp Barnard)
Yak Flight is a group of six Greater Victoria vintage plane pilots best known for their Remembrance Day flyover. (Courtesy of Chris Walker)

‘It’s just magic’: Greater Victoria group thankful for one-of-a-kind hobby

Yak Flight is best known for its formation fly on Remembrance Day

Yak Flight is a group of six Greater Victoria vintage plane pilots best known for their Remembrance Day flyover. (Courtesy of Chris Walker)
Kelly Favro, a 37-year-old Victoria mother, believes she is the first sexual assault survivor to have a publication ban overturned in B.C. history. (Courtesy of Kelly Favro)

Victoria sexual assault survivor achieves rare overturning of publication ban

Kelly Favro only learned of ban in 2020, four years after assault conviction

Kelly Favro, a 37-year-old Victoria mother, believes she is the first sexual assault survivor to have a publication ban overturned in B.C. history. (Courtesy of Kelly Favro)
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Greater Victoria, with temperatures forecasted to reach as high as 37 C. (Black Press Media file photo)

A scorching 37 C in the forecast for Victoria

Heat warning in effect in Greater Victoria from June 25 to 29

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Greater Victoria, with temperatures forecasted to reach as high as 37 C. (Black Press Media file photo)
The price of gas is way up in many parts of Greater Victoria after a Monday afternoon surge sent it to 162.9 cents per litre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Gas prices surge to 162.9 cents a litre at some Greater Victoria stations

Prices jumped up more than 10 cents Monday afternoon

The price of gas is way up in many parts of Greater Victoria after a Monday afternoon surge sent it to 162.9 cents per litre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Greater Victoria with unusually high temperatures expected Monday and this coming weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria’s first week of summer will be a scorcher

Special weather statement issued Monday by Environment Canada

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Greater Victoria with unusually high temperatures expected Monday and this coming weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two volunteers work to sieve a sample of sand and ocean water through a filter, capturing any potential microplastics. (Courtesy of Ocean Diagnostics)

Victoria startup making waves in microplastics research

New products from Ocean Diagnostics will make research faster, more affordable

Two volunteers work to sieve a sample of sand and ocean water through a filter, capturing any potential microplastics. (Courtesy of Ocean Diagnostics)
Murray Rankin is the MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head. (Courtesy of Murray Rankin)

MLA REPORT: Working to protect our ancient forests

Murray Rankin MLA for Oak Bay–Gordon Head As a passionate environmentalist, I…

  • Jun 20, 2021
Murray Rankin is the MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head. (Courtesy of Murray Rankin)
Theatre SKAM is offering mobile, pop-up performances to Greater Victoria residents once again this summer. They’ll feature emerging artists Yasmin D’Oshun, Courtney Crawford, Kaelan Bain and Kendra Bidwell (left to right). (Courtesy of Theatre SKAM)
Theatre SKAM is offering mobile, pop-up performances to Greater Victoria residents once again this summer. They’ll feature emerging artists Yasmin D’Oshun, Courtney Crawford, Kaelan Bain and Kendra Bidwell (left to right). (Courtesy of Theatre SKAM)
Karl and Stephanie Ann Johanson were thrilled to spot a pair of Sandhill Cranes in the Panama Flats this month, an unusual appearance for such birds. (Photo by Stephanie Ann Johanson)

WATCH: Sandhill cranes an unusual, joyful sight in Saanich parkland

The birds don’t often touch down in the south of the Island

Karl and Stephanie Ann Johanson were thrilled to spot a pair of Sandhill Cranes in the Panama Flats this month, an unusual appearance for such birds. (Photo by Stephanie Ann Johanson)
The BC Ferries’ website was down for the second time in one week from what they say was likely an overwhelming increase in web traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Surging web traffic crashes BC Ferries’ site again

Website down for second time this week

The BC Ferries’ website was down for the second time in one week from what they say was likely an overwhelming increase in web traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Helicopter crew members onboard HMCS Halifax conduct inflight refueling during Operation Reassurance in the Mediterranean Sea in 2020. Some of the military choppers flying around Greater Victoria recently are taking part in a special ops training exercise. (Photo by Cpl. Braden Trudeau/Trinity-Formation Imaging Services)

Special Ops exercise brings influx of helicopters to Victoria

Ontario-based air force unit comes to Victoria to train over ocean

Helicopter crew members onboard HMCS Halifax conduct inflight refueling during Operation Reassurance in the Mediterranean Sea in 2020. Some of the military choppers flying around Greater Victoria recently are taking part in a special ops training exercise. (Photo by Cpl. Braden Trudeau/Trinity-Formation Imaging Services)
There were 255 babies born in Victoria in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pandemic baby boom makes for a busier Vancouver Island Father’s Day

Victoria’s 255 babies born in May up almost 10 per cent over last year

There were 255 babies born in Victoria in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Processed sewage is still being deposited at the Hartland landfill rather than sent as biosolids to a Richmond cement plant. (Black Press Media file photo)

Treated sewage bound for dump until CRD upgrades processing to required standard

Richmond cement plant up and running, but CRD end product not suitable for purpose

Processed sewage is still being deposited at the Hartland landfill rather than sent as biosolids to a Richmond cement plant. (Black Press Media file photo)