Victoria

Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)

Cirque du Soleil returns to Victoria this spring with OVO

Seven performances will transform Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in June

Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted his government’s electric vehicle moves during an appearance at Royal Roads University in Colwood on April 11. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Prime minister rolls into Greater Victoria to boost Liberal electric vehicle moves

Trudeau advanced EV sales mandates, faced questions on where electricity will come from

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted his government’s electric vehicle moves during an appearance at Royal Roads University in Colwood on April 11. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Daniel Lapp directs the Joy of Life choir, which plays a key role in the return of the Joy of Life concert to the Alix Goolden Performance Hall on April 16. (Mark Nicol/courtesy Victoria Conservatory of Music)

COMING UP: Live music, theatre and more make April notable in Victoria

From spoken word to live jazz, Joy of Life to UNOFest, patrons have options

Daniel Lapp directs the Joy of Life choir, which plays a key role in the return of the Joy of Life concert to the Alix Goolden Performance Hall on April 16. (Mark Nicol/courtesy Victoria Conservatory of Music)
Residents picked up seedlings, soil and other materials as part of the Get Growing, Victoria! program in the Fernwood neighbourhood in a previous spring. The materials will be available to eligible individuals and families starting April 21. (Photo courtesy of Aly Sibley Photography/City of Victoria)

Free mulch, compost program targets underserved Victoria communities

Gardening materials will be available in neighbourhoods all over the city this month

Residents picked up seedlings, soil and other materials as part of the Get Growing, Victoria! program in the Fernwood neighbourhood in a previous spring. The materials will be available to eligible individuals and families starting April 21. (Photo courtesy of Aly Sibley Photography/City of Victoria)
Helen Edwards and Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats managing partner, at the Edwards Family Training Centre in Victoria on April 7. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Indoor training facility hailed as ‘gamechanger’ for Victoria baseball

Centre aims to develop skills of young players year-round

Helen Edwards and Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats managing partner, at the Edwards Family Training Centre in Victoria on April 7. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Ian Indridson was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: Search for Ian Indridson continues three months after he was last seen

He’s described as Caucasian, 5’11”, with a slim build and short brown salt and pepper hair

Ian Indridson was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria is once again calling for provincial action toward regional policing for the Greater Victoria core. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria calls on province to act on regional policing before amalgamation study

Council reiterates its support for new model ahead of Police Act review wrapup

Victoria is once again calling for provincial action toward regional policing for the Greater Victoria core. (Black Press Media file photo)
The province has extended its pandemic patio program until next spring. The patios in the 1300-block of Gladstone Avenue serve as a pilot program as Victoria explores permanently allowing street and sidewalk dining spaces. (Courtesy Build Back Victoria)

B.C. extends pandemic patio program until next spring as summer season looms

Victoria mayor applauds the move as many still easing out of COVID-19 life

The province has extended its pandemic patio program until next spring. The patios in the 1300-block of Gladstone Avenue serve as a pilot program as Victoria explores permanently allowing street and sidewalk dining spaces. (Courtesy Build Back Victoria)
Christopher Gaudet was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Man wanted Canada-wide arrested in Victoria on April 8

Christopher Gaudet was wanted after his statutory release was suspended

Christopher Gaudet was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
A test of Google Maps’ new ‘eco-friendly routing’ feature in Victoria. (Google Maps)

Greater Victoria drivers can now find most fuel-efficient route on Google Maps

Web company’s ‘eco-friendly routing’ feature recently launched in Canada

A test of Google Maps’ new ‘eco-friendly routing’ feature in Victoria. (Google Maps)
London Drugs’ Harris Green Village location is heading into the future with ROLL-E, a robot that will deliver curbside orders to waiting customers. (Courtesy of London Drugs)

Victoria London Drugs location adding robot to delivery staff

ROLL-E will help deliver curbside orders to waiting customers

London Drugs’ Harris Green Village location is heading into the future with ROLL-E, a robot that will deliver curbside orders to waiting customers. (Courtesy of London Drugs)
Ryan Malcolm, a director with Victoria Beer Society, speaks at the Victoria Beer Week’s April 1 kickoff event, at the Powerhouse (2110 Store St.) in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria Beer Week returns with Friday untapping

Plenty of events set for suds-centred April 1 to 9 festivities

Ryan Malcolm, a director with Victoria Beer Society, speaks at the Victoria Beer Week’s April 1 kickoff event, at the Powerhouse (2110 Store St.) in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Pacific FC CEO Rob Friend (middle) speaks at a season kickoff event. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Pacific FC already looking to the future after Canadian Premier League title

The Langford-based team held a season kickoff event Thursday

Pacific FC CEO Rob Friend (middle) speaks at a season kickoff event. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The Victoria Pride parade returns to city streets with a new route on June 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Pride Society refocuses festival on 2SLGBTQIA+ community

Popular parade returns as part of Victoria Pride Festival June 24 to July 2

The Victoria Pride parade returns to city streets with a new route on June 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
Photos of Payton MacDonald, who has been missing for two weeks, pinned up during a news conference in Victoria on March 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

RCMP make public appeal in Victoria about missing Ladysmith girl

Payton MacDonald, 13, was last seen on Harbour View Road in Ladysmith two weeks ago

Photos of Payton MacDonald, who has been missing for two weeks, pinned up during a news conference in Victoria on March 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Photos of Payton MacDonald, who has been missing for two weeks, pinned up during a news conference in Victoria on March 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

RCMP makes appeal as dad still refusing to talk about missing B.C. girl’s location

Payton MacDonald, 13, was last seen on Harbour View Road in Ladysmith two weeks ago

Photos of Payton MacDonald, who has been missing for two weeks, pinned up during a news conference in Victoria on March 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A rendering of a 137-unit rental building proposed for the corner of Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Photo courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)

Victoria council delays decision on 137-unit James Bay redevelopment

Deal preserving low rent for returning tenants still to be crafted

A rendering of a 137-unit rental building proposed for the corner of Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Photo courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)
John Dickinson, 30, is remembered as a loving, outgoing and adventurous man. He was stabbed outside a bar on Yates Street in the early hours of March 1 and died in hospital. (Courtesy Matt Roulston)
John Dickinson, 30, is remembered as a loving, outgoing and adventurous man. He was stabbed outside a bar on Yates Street in the early hours of March 1 and died in hospital. (Courtesy Matt Roulston)
Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, died on Friday (March 25) at age 50. The band has since cancelled its 2022 tour, which included a Victoria show in October. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, died on Friday (March 25) at age 50. The band has since cancelled its 2022 tour, which included a Victoria show in October. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
Mental Health and Addictions Minister Sheila Malcolmson has announced the creation of a ‘situation table’ for Victoria, designed to bring local agencies together to help connect vulnerable people to services before traumatic or criminal experiences. (Black Press Media file photo)

Identifying people at risk of trauma, criminal activity in Victoria goal of program

‘Situation table’ will seek to proactively link people to services beforehand

Mental Health and Addictions Minister Sheila Malcolmson has announced the creation of a ‘situation table’ for Victoria, designed to bring local agencies together to help connect vulnerable people to services before traumatic or criminal experiences. (Black Press Media file photo)