Greater Victoria

Jonathan Lee Robichaud, from Central Saanich, is being sentenced in BC Supreme Court Monday. (Courtesy of Saanich police)

Greater Victoria nanny to be sentenced for sex crimes

Jonathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges of sex crimes against children

Jonathan Lee Robichaud, from Central Saanich, is being sentenced in BC Supreme Court Monday. (Courtesy of Saanich police)
Numerous signs reading “There’s always hope” have been installed at the Goldstream Trestle, following the death of Andre Courtemanche (whose memorial sign, left, can be found at the base of little Niagara Falls nearby. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

‘There’s always hope’ signs added along Goldstream Trestle

Langford teen, Andre Courtemanche’s, body found near trestle Jan. 9

Numerous signs reading “There’s always hope” have been installed at the Goldstream Trestle, following the death of Andre Courtemanche (whose memorial sign, left, can be found at the base of little Niagara Falls nearby. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Steven Hagen, 25, is wanted Canada-wide for failing to abide by the conditions of his statutory release. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Victoria police seeking man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Steven Hagen, 25, last seen in 700-block Queens Avenue

Steven Hagen, 25, is wanted Canada-wide for failing to abide by the conditions of his statutory release. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police are searching for Tyler Desorcy, 31, who has been missing since Dec. 30. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Victoria police still searching for Tyler Desorcy, missing for one month

Desorcy, 31, last seen Dec. 20 in 800-block Courtney Street

Victoria police are searching for Tyler Desorcy, 31, who has been missing since Dec. 30. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
There were 164 more overdose calls in Greater Victoria in 2020 than in 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria sees increase in overdose calls in 2020

Official says most deaths are in the suburbs, in garages and bedrooms

There were 164 more overdose calls in Greater Victoria in 2020 than in 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saphira, a four-year-old ferret, went missing in downtown Victoria on Jan. 25 and was reunited with her owner the next day thanks to some kind strangers. (ROAM/Facebook)
Saphira, a four-year-old ferret, went missing in downtown Victoria on Jan. 25 and was reunited with her owner the next day thanks to some kind strangers. (ROAM/Facebook)
Victoria police are seeking a young woman suspected of spitting on a bus driver in October 2020. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police are seeking a young woman suspected of spitting on a bus driver in October 2020. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police made 22 warrant enforcement arrests Jan. 27 as part of its #VicPDWarrantWednesday project. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

UPDATED: Victoria police make 23 arrests during #WarrantWednesday

VicPD says arrests part of warrant enforcement project

Victoria police made 22 warrant enforcement arrests Jan. 27 as part of its #VicPDWarrantWednesday project. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Jonathon Muzychka and Dean Reber are wanted on Canada-wide warrants. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Jonathon Muzychka and Dean Reber are wanted on Canada-wide warrants. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
The Gettin’ Higher Choir will be performing alongside Wavelengths Community Choir and special guests during an online concert Jan. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Gettin’ Higher Choir will be performing alongside Wavelengths Community Choir and special guests during an online concert Jan. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria’s Coldest Night walks go virtual this year on Feb. 20. (Photo courtesy Our Place Society)

Our Place neighbourhood walks raise money for Greater Victoria homeless

2021 Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser goes virtual

Greater Victoria’s Coldest Night walks go virtual this year on Feb. 20. (Photo courtesy Our Place Society)
Air Canada /Jazz flight 8081 from Vancouver to Victoria on Jan. 22 had a confirmed cases of COVID-19 onboard, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)
Air Canada /Jazz flight 8081 from Vancouver to Victoria on Jan. 22 had a confirmed cases of COVID-19 onboard, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)
Laura Campbell was one of eight people to receive the Community Living BC Widening Our World award in 2020. (Courtesy of Laura Campbell)

Victoria woman earns provincial award for work with differently abled adults

Widening our World awards recognize community, inclusivity building

Laura Campbell was one of eight people to receive the Community Living BC Widening Our World award in 2020. (Courtesy of Laura Campbell)
Learning tools from the Garth Homer Society’s LifeStreams program have gone online. (Facebook/Garth Homer Society)

Online platform launched for Greater Victoria adults with developmental disabilities

Platform includes programs, events, activities and COVID-19 resources

Learning tools from the Garth Homer Society’s LifeStreams program have gone online. (Facebook/Garth Homer Society)
Frank Bourree was awarded the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s first Governors’ Award of Distinction for his leadership in the business community. (Courtesy of Frank Bourree)

Frank Bourree receives award of distinction from Victoria chamber

Award recognizes positive role model in business community

Frank Bourree was awarded the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s first Governors’ Award of Distinction for his leadership in the business community. (Courtesy of Frank Bourree)
The Habitat for Humanity Meaning of Home contest is open to students in Grades 5 to 6. (Screenshot/Habitat for Humanity video)

Habitat for Humanity launches national writing contest

Entries accepted from students in Grades 4 to 6 until Feb. 19

The Habitat for Humanity Meaning of Home contest is open to students in Grades 5 to 6. (Screenshot/Habitat for Humanity video)
Jimmy Fallon joked that a woman’s 4.5-star review of a Langford jail is “the most Canadian thing you could do” in The Tonight Show Jan. 21. (Screenshot/YouTube)

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon jokes Canadian jails are basically hotels following woman’s 4.5-star review

Woman gave handwritten card to police following stay in Langford cells

Jimmy Fallon joked that a woman’s 4.5-star review of a Langford jail is “the most Canadian thing you could do” in The Tonight Show Jan. 21. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team and Victoria police executed a high-risk warrant arrest on Jan. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrest man wanted on multiple warrants

Warrants include drug trafficking, theft and possession of firearms

Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team and Victoria police executed a high-risk warrant arrest on Jan. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police say a missing teen has been located safe. (Black Press Media file photo)

Missing teen located safe: Victoria police

Missing person alert ended for high-risk missing 14-year-old

Victoria police say a missing teen has been located safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
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