Greater Victoria

Victoria lawyer Rosario Canteno Di Bella has been suspended four months for professional misconduct. (Creative Outlet)

Victoria lawyer suspended for negligence by Law Society Tribunal

Rosario Canteno Di Bella to serve a four-month suspension beginning Jan. 1

Victoria lawyer Rosario Canteno Di Bella has been suspended four months for professional misconduct. (Creative Outlet)
At least one COVID-19 case has been confirmed at Tillicum Elementary School in December. (Photo courtesy of Tillicum Elementary School)

COVID-19 found at 3 more Greater Victoria schools

Ecole Marigold, Tillicum Elementary, South Park Family School hit with new cases

At least one COVID-19 case has been confirmed at Tillicum Elementary School in December. (Photo courtesy of Tillicum Elementary School)
Sara Maksymowicz worries about the effect of cuts to non-emergency care on the South Island for adults facing eating disorders. (Courtesy Sara Maksymowicz)

‘A system of failures:’ South Vancouver Island adult eating disorder services quietly removed

Non-emergency resources have been a lifeline for Greater Victoria residents

Sara Maksymowicz worries about the effect of cuts to non-emergency care on the South Island for adults facing eating disorders. (Courtesy Sara Maksymowicz)
Carla Willock is clinical director of the Victoria Speech and Language Centre, which provides support for 200 children with autism. (Courtesy Carla Willock)

Victoria autism support providers blindsided by provincial funding changes

B.C. plans to cut individual funding for children with autism, switch to hub model by 2025

Carla Willock is clinical director of the Victoria Speech and Language Centre, which provides support for 200 children with autism. (Courtesy Carla Willock)
Spencer Middle School in Langford is one of 12 schools in Greater Victoria dealing with COVID-19 exposures. (Black Press Media file photo)

6 Greater Victoria schools hit with new COVID-19 cases

Total of 12 schools in region with known cases

Spencer Middle School in Langford is one of 12 schools in Greater Victoria dealing with COVID-19 exposures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Zoe Clint is organizing a fundraiser on Dec. 18 to raise money for Victoria Hospice in recognition of the support they gave her when her mother Cindy Hannah (left) and father Bill Clint (right) died of cancer. (Photos Courtesy of Zoe Clint)

‘The gift I didn’t expect’: Woman saying thanks to Victoria Hospice with bottle drive

Esquimalt woman fundraising for organization which helped her through the death of both her parents

Zoe Clint is organizing a fundraiser on Dec. 18 to raise money for Victoria Hospice in recognition of the support they gave her when her mother Cindy Hannah (left) and father Bill Clint (right) died of cancer. (Photos Courtesy of Zoe Clint)
Matt Bawtinheimer of Oak Bay Bikes works on one of the 60 bikes collected by the Spandads in a bid to get bikes out to kids this Christmas. (Photo by Malcolm Gaylord)

Spandads ensure bikes a possibility around Greater Victoria Christmas trees

Oak Bay Bikes service department lends a hand with labour, expertise

Matt Bawtinheimer of Oak Bay Bikes works on one of the 60 bikes collected by the Spandads in a bid to get bikes out to kids this Christmas. (Photo by Malcolm Gaylord)
BC Ferries has cancelled several Dec. 10 sailings between Vancouver Island and the mainland due to strong winds. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries cancels Friday night sailings due to strong winds in forecast

Routes between mainland and Greater Victoria, Nanaimo impacted

BC Ferries has cancelled several Dec. 10 sailings between Vancouver Island and the mainland due to strong winds. (Black Press Media file photo)
Curbside glass collection will resume on Dec. 13 in Greater Victoria. (Courtesy CRD)
Curbside glass collection will resume on Dec. 13 in Greater Victoria. (Courtesy CRD)
A Harbour Ferry Taxi cruises through the inner Harbour in this file photo. Victoria Harbour Ferry is launching a pair of holiday offerings this month. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Harbour Ferry offering pair of holiday specials

The annual Santa Ballet is set to return along with a new Sleigh Boat Ride

A Harbour Ferry Taxi cruises through the inner Harbour in this file photo. Victoria Harbour Ferry is launching a pair of holiday offerings this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
Floor signs at Belmont Secondary School instruct students to stay six feet apart. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 cases reported at 2 Greater Victoria schools

Belmont Secondary School, Oxford Learning tutoring service impacted

Floor signs at Belmont Secondary School instruct students to stay six feet apart. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Harbour Ferry Taxi cruises through the inner Harbour in this file photo. Victoria Harbour Ferry is launching a pair of holiday offerings this month. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Harbour Ferry offering pair of holiday specials

The annual Santa Ballet is set to return along with a new Sleigh Boat Ride

A Harbour Ferry Taxi cruises through the inner Harbour in this file photo. Victoria Harbour Ferry is launching a pair of holiday offerings this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria Friday night and Saturday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Strong wind warning issued for Greater Victoria

Winds gusting up to 90km/h expected overnight Friday into Saturday morning

A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria Friday night and Saturday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Students at Greater Victoria schools continue to face new cases of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

2 Greater Victoria schools facing new COVID-19 exposures

Eagle View Elementary, Shoreline Community Middle School impacted

Students at Greater Victoria schools continue to face new cases of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ferris’ on Yates Street and Cook Street eatery Bear & Joey are two of OpenTable’s top 100 Canadian restaurants, as rated by diners. (Ferris’ Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar/Facebook)

Two Victoria restaurants make reservation platform’s top 100 list

Customers rank local brunch and seafood eateries into top spots

Ferris’ on Yates Street and Cook Street eatery Bear & Joey are two of OpenTable’s top 100 Canadian restaurants, as rated by diners. (Ferris’ Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar/Facebook)
A BC Transit bus cruises down Douglas Street in Victoria. (Black Press Media news staff)
A BC Transit bus cruises down Douglas Street in Victoria. (Black Press Media news staff)
A financial fraud and theft court case against a man investigated by the British Columbia Securities Commission resumed in Victoria this month. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man charged with financial fraud, theft due in Victoria court Dec. 15

Randolph Michael Rochefort accused of eight offences between 2013 and 2016 by securitites commission

A financial fraud and theft court case against a man investigated by the British Columbia Securities Commission resumed in Victoria this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
At least one case of COVID-19 has been detected at George Jay Elementary in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 reported at three Greater Victoria schools

Total of 11 schools dealing with known cases

At least one case of COVID-19 has been detected at George Jay Elementary in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
A small amount of snow is accumulating along the Malahat Monday (Dec. 6) morning. (Drive BC traffic camera)

Snow lands in Greater Victoria as Environment Canada warns of light layer

Up to 10 centimetres forecast in Greater Victoria, 5 to 15 centimetres along Malahat

A small amount of snow is accumulating along the Malahat Monday (Dec. 6) morning. (Drive BC traffic camera)
Leila Durzi, a board member of the Victoria Coats for Kids Association, shows off examples of winter coats that are in dire need for kids across the region. Cash and coat donations can be dropped at the guest services kiosk in Hillside Shopping Centre. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Leila Durzi, a board member of the Victoria Coats for Kids Association, shows off examples of winter coats that are in dire need for kids across the region. Cash and coat donations can be dropped at the guest services kiosk in Hillside Shopping Centre. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)