Victoria

Pulcherie Mboussi, executive director of Issamba Centre, holds one of 100 Christmas hampers going out to families. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

‘Small but mighty team’ provides Christmas hampers to Greater Victoria’s African-Caribbean community

Without volunteers, Issamba Centre hustles to provide emergency hampers

Pulcherie Mboussi, executive director of Issamba Centre, holds one of 100 Christmas hampers going out to families. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A grant from the City of Victoria will help Greater Victoria non profits administer outreach services and a community tent for the city’s homeless. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria non-profits administer outreach, community tent for homeless

City issues $100,000 in grants to fill gap in services for those living outdoors

A grant from the City of Victoria will help Greater Victoria non profits administer outreach services and a community tent for the city’s homeless. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria filmmaker Michael Korican collaborated with Santa Claus to film a sequel to his short film Sad Santa, Glad Santa. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Santa contemplates a COVID-19 Christmas in Victoria filmmaker’s creation

Free film Sad Santa, Mad Santa, a play on Twas The Night Before Christmas

Victoria filmmaker Michael Korican collaborated with Santa Claus to film a sequel to his short film Sad Santa, Glad Santa. (YouTube)
Victoria police officers arrested a man Dec. 30 after he was seen chasing someone down with a knife while riding his bicycle through traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrest bike-riding, knife-wielding man

Man was arrested at gunpoint at Blanshard and Johnson streets

Victoria police officers arrested a man Dec. 30 after he was seen chasing someone down with a knife while riding his bicycle through traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)
To thank the community for supporting them through a difficult year, the Canadian College of Performing Arts released a holiday music video Dec. 17. (Screenshot)

Victoria performing arts college releases holiday music video

Canadian College of Performing Arts takes theatre online amid pandemic

To thank the community for supporting them through a difficult year, the Canadian College of Performing Arts released a holiday music video Dec. 17. (Screenshot)
Bronté Freeman is the owner and operator of Victoria custom fabrication and design business, Freeman Fabrication. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Female-owned welding business is a Victoria trailblazer

When Bronté Freeman first tried welding five years ago she was ‘instantly mesmerized’

Bronté Freeman is the owner and operator of Victoria custom fabrication and design business, Freeman Fabrication. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The Johnson Street Bridge audit will no longer go through, the Auditor General for Local Government announced Dec. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Audit cancelled for Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge project

Auditor general cites COVID-19, closing of office

The Johnson Street Bridge audit will no longer go through, the Auditor General for Local Government announced Dec. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police say 15-year-old Alejandro Leiton-Morales was last seen Dec. 15. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Missing teen located safe: Victoria police

Teen was last seen Dec. 15 and located Dec. 21

Victoria police say 15-year-old Alejandro Leiton-Morales was last seen Dec. 15. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A sailor is missing from HMCS Winnipeg, which was headed back to Esquimalt after deployments in the Asia-Pacific region. (Twitter/HMCS Winnipeg)

Fundraiser launched for family of missing navy sailor, as HMCS Winnipeg returns home

Duane Earle believed to have gone overboard HMCS Winnipeg on Dec. 14

A sailor is missing from HMCS Winnipeg, which was headed back to Esquimalt after deployments in the Asia-Pacific region. (Twitter/HMCS Winnipeg)
In a whirlwind of a year, Sarah Shaw and her husband met, married, moved to Victoria and bought a sailboat that they plan to move onto in April. (Courtesy of Sarah Shaw)

Greater Victoria residents share positive pandemic experiences

Silver linings come from challenges of COVID-19

In a whirlwind of a year, Sarah Shaw and her husband met, married, moved to Victoria and bought a sailboat that they plan to move onto in April. (Courtesy of Sarah Shaw)
Victoria police are looking for missing woman Crystal Ross, 38. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Missing woman located safe: Victoria police

Missing person alert had been issued for Crystal Ross, 38, last seen Dec. 8

Victoria police are looking for missing woman Crystal Ross, 38. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Black Press Media file photo.

‘Please take my tenant!’ landlord posts to Used Victoria

Landlord will pay you damage, first month’s rent to take his tenant

Black Press Media file photo.
Dr. Rachel Staples has been recovering at the Victoria General Hospital since getting struck by a vehicle Dec. 4. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)

Cyclist suffers more than 18 fractures after getting struck at Colwood trail crossing

Oak Bay woman has been recovering in hospital since Dec. 4

Dr. Rachel Staples has been recovering at the Victoria General Hospital since getting struck by a vehicle Dec. 4. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)
No charges will be laid in a high-speed crash in downtown Victoria last summer. (Video/Ruan Burghardt)

No charges in high-speed Victoria crash caught on video

Victoria police officer had attempted to pull over driver shortly before incident

No charges will be laid in a high-speed crash in downtown Victoria last summer. (Video/Ruan Burghardt)
The search for Master Sailor Duane Earle, from Winnipeg, has concluded. The Boatswain, described as a ‘sailor’s sailor’ was not found. (Courtesy Canadian Armed Forces)

VIDEO: Navy at a loss at how missing sailor could go overboard from HMCS Winnipeg

Search for Boatswain Duane Earle concluded Tuesday evening

The search for Master Sailor Duane Earle, from Winnipeg, has concluded. The Boatswain, described as a ‘sailor’s sailor’ was not found. (Courtesy Canadian Armed Forces)
A first glimpse of the view near the top of Mount Work. Amy Attas photo.

Your go-to guide to Victoria’s trails

A hike for every occasion, all within 25 minutes of downtown

  • Dec 15, 2020
A first glimpse of the view near the top of Mount Work. Amy Attas photo.
The 55+ BC Games have postponed the planned 2021 Victoria event to 2022 and Abbotsford has been moved from 2022 to 2023.

55+ BC Games Victoria event postponed to 2022, Abbotsford now set for 2023

Delays related to health concerns associated with COVID-19 pandemic causes events to shift forward

The 55+ BC Games have postponed the planned 2021 Victoria event to 2022 and Abbotsford has been moved from 2022 to 2023.
A Victoria real estate agent has been disciplined for professional misconduct. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria real estate agent has been disciplined for professional misconduct. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kathy Gillis (left) and Joanne Newell (right) say that a high-pitched hum emitted from the Summit, a long-term care facility in the Hillside-Quadra neighbourhood, is having negative effects on their mental and emotional well-being. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria neighbours call for an end to ‘high-pitched hum’ from Summit building

CRD says long-term care building is compliant with noise bylaws

Kathy Gillis (left) and Joanne Newell (right) say that a high-pitched hum emitted from the Summit, a long-term care facility in the Hillside-Quadra neighbourhood, is having negative effects on their mental and emotional well-being. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
COVID-19 has further revealed the factors that leave women trapped in violent relationships, according to the Cridge Centre for the Family. (Unsplash)

Pandemic leaves Greater Victoria women more vulnerable to domestic violence

Local shelter says factors aggravated by economic downturn, job losses

COVID-19 has further revealed the factors that leave women trapped in violent relationships, according to the Cridge Centre for the Family. (Unsplash)