Victoria

The province has launched a study into the redevelopment of the Evergreen Terrace complex at 2501 Blanshard St. in Victoria. The project was announced with statements from David Eby, the B.C. minister responsible for housing, on Friday, Jan. 21. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito file photo)

Plans to redevelop 175-unit, low-income housing complex in the works for Victoria

Province says Evergreen Terrace tenants won’t lose housing because of project

 

A COVID-19 outbreak at The Summit long-term care home in Victoria was among three declared Thursday and Friday, Jan. 20 and 21. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)

Outbreaks at three Victoria care homes declared on Thursday, Friday

Ten residents at The Summit, Parkwood Court and Mount. St. Mary Hospital affected

 

A resident case led to an outbreak at the Sunrise of Victoria long-term care home. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)

14-case Victoria care home COVID-19 outbreak over, two new ones declared

One resident case each at Sunrise of Victoria, Sidney All Care long-term care homes

 

Justin Geddie, 20, made it National Lacrosse League debut with the San Diego Seals Jan. 14. (Courtesy of San Diego Seals)

Greater Victoria goalie helps seal win for San Diego in National Lacrosse League debut

Justin Geddie, 20, promoted to active roster after 2 others placed on COVID protocol list

Justin Geddie, 20, made it National Lacrosse League debut with the San Diego Seals Jan. 14. (Courtesy of San Diego Seals)
Missing Michael is a 10-part podcast series by Laura Palmer that explores the notorious 1991 missing person case of a four-year-old Victoria boy. (Courtesy Laura Palmer)
Missing Michael is a 10-part podcast series by Laura Palmer that explores the notorious 1991 missing person case of a four-year-old Victoria boy. (Courtesy Laura Palmer)

New podcast investigates disappearance of Michael Dunahee from Victoria playground

Series promises previously unheard stories, details from notorious 1991 case, podcaster says

Missing Michael is a 10-part podcast series by Laura Palmer that explores the notorious 1991 missing person case of a four-year-old Victoria boy. (Courtesy Laura Palmer)
Missing Michael is a 10-part podcast series by Laura Palmer that explores the notorious 1991 missing person case of a four-year-old Victoria boy. (Courtesy Laura Palmer)
Victoria police officers arrested seven old-growth logging protesters at the intersection of Douglas Street and Burnside Road East Jan. 10. On Jan. 19, protesters plan to block the intersection of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Five old-growth logging protesters arrested at Greater Victoria intersection

Small group blocked Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue intersection Wednesday morning

Victoria police officers arrested seven old-growth logging protesters at the intersection of Douglas Street and Burnside Road East Jan. 10. On Jan. 19, protesters plan to block the intersection of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ogden Point will serve as the latest site for Victoria residents to pick up rapid antigen tests from Island Health. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Ogden Point new COVID rapid test pickup site for Greater Victoria residents

Appointments must be made with Island Health ahead of pickup

Ogden Point will serve as the latest site for Victoria residents to pick up rapid antigen tests from Island Health. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Daniel Semple has been found safe after the 40-year-old was the subject of a missing person alert on Jan. 17. (Photos courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Daniel Semple found safe

The 40-year-old was the subject of a missing person alert on Jan. 17

Daniel Semple has been found safe after the 40-year-old was the subject of a missing person alert on Jan. 17. (Photos courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria councillors have supported lowering the annual fee to run a cannabis retail store in the city, but the new amount remains much higher than what city staff recommended. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Victoria to phase in reduction of cannabis retailer license fee

Councillors reject going from $5,000 to suggested $280, 2022 fee set at $3,500; 2023 to be $2,000

Victoria councillors have supported lowering the annual fee to run a cannabis retail store in the city, but the new amount remains much higher than what city staff recommended. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Kathy Ajas (left to right), Cheryl Chalifour, Kristina Quinn present their People’s Choice Award winning gingerbread creation, Revera Retirement 2050. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)

PHOTOS: Many interpretations of futuristic theme among Victoria Gingerbread Showcase winners

Revera Living wins 2021 People’s Choice award, Habitat for Humanity Victoria raises over $37,000

Kathy Ajas (left to right), Cheryl Chalifour, Kristina Quinn present their People’s Choice Award winning gingerbread creation, Revera Retirement 2050. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)
The Team 4 Hope (donated by Mayfair Optometric) tree during the 30th Festival of Trees Victoria earned top Judges Choice award as voted by the volunteer committee. (Courtesy BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)

Festival of Trees Victoria raises $171,000 for BC Children’s Hospital mental health initiative

Mindfulness program open to young patients, caregivers, family and health professionals

The Team 4 Hope (donated by Mayfair Optometric) tree during the 30th Festival of Trees Victoria earned top Judges Choice award as voted by the volunteer committee. (Courtesy BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)
Coun. Ben Isitt breached the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act on three occasions in 2021, according to the City of Victoria’s Information Access and Privacy Officer. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt breached residents’ privacy 3 times in 2021, city finds

Instances involve unsolicited emails, Twitter spat with a Victoria resident

Coun. Ben Isitt breached the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act on three occasions in 2021, according to the City of Victoria’s Information Access and Privacy Officer. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
An outbreak limited to the first floor of Beacon Hill Villa in Victoria was declared Thursday following positive tests among three residents. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)

COVID-19 outbreaks declared at long-term care homes in Victoria, Nanaimo

A separate care facility outbreak in Victoria was declared over Thursday

An outbreak limited to the first floor of Beacon Hill Villa in Victoria was declared Thursday following positive tests among three residents. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)
The most recent Bigg’s killer whale calf, T124A7, breaches the water alongside three adult members of the pod. (Karac Lindsay/Eagle Wing Tours, courtesy of Pacific Whale Watch Association)

2021 brought record sightings, many newborn whale calves to Victoria waters

Whale researchers report 21 new humpback calves in the Salish Sea

The most recent Bigg’s killer whale calf, T124A7, breaches the water alongside three adult members of the pod. (Karac Lindsay/Eagle Wing Tours, courtesy of Pacific Whale Watch Association)
Lower business licensing fees for cannabis retailers will be considered by Victoria councillors on Jan. 13. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Victoria looks at major drop to city cannabis retailers’ license fee

Staff recommend lowering $5,000 fee to $280; other changes would reduce enforcement duplication

Lower business licensing fees for cannabis retailers will be considered by Victoria councillors on Jan. 13. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Three floors of a Victoria apartment building go up in flames the morning of Jan. 11. (Courtesy Alex Robb)
Three floors of a Victoria apartment building go up in flames the morning of Jan. 11. (Courtesy Alex Robb)
People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Victoria joins Canadian cities financing legal challenge of Quebec’s religious symbols ban

Council commits $9,500 to legal fees, encouraging other B.C. cities to do the same

People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
The Parole Board of Canada handed Victoria killer Justin Carte an extra 90 days in prison after he spit on a correctional manager in March 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bad behaviour extends prison sentence for Victoria killer

Justin Carte spit on correctional manager while serving time for manslaughter

The Parole Board of Canada handed Victoria killer Justin Carte an extra 90 days in prison after he spit on a correctional manager in March 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries is warning of possible service disruptions in the coming months as the Omicron variant spreads. (Don Denton/file photo)

BC Ferries anticipating service disruptions in coming months as Omicron spikes

Company expects inter-island routes to be especially affected by crew shortages

BC Ferries is warning of possible service disruptions in the coming months as the Omicron variant spreads. (Don Denton/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

Queer at Sea exhibit launches at Victoria’s Maritime Museum of BC in May

The Maritime Museum of B.C. in Victoria is launching a new exhibit…

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