Victoria

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)
Victoria Beer Week is back post-pandemic beginning April 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Beer Week raises a glass April 1 after two-year hiatus

8th edition of event features 18 events over 9 days, from tastings to how-tos

Victoria Beer Week is back post-pandemic beginning April 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. (rickcollinsphotography.com)

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Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. (rickcollinsphotography.com)
The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province appeals court ruling against sheltering in Beacon Hill Park

Decision raises questions for other B.C. parks with trusts, attorney general says

The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a suspect at Royal Jubilee Hospital on March 24, following a machete assault in Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victim gets ride to Victoria hospital from alleged machete-wielding assaulter

Man being treated for potentially life-altering arm injuries, knew his attacker

Victoria police arrested a suspect at Royal Jubilee Hospital on March 24, following a machete assault in Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
Laurel Collins is the NDP candidate for Victoria. (Courtesy Laurel Collins campaign)

Victoria residents to benefit from dental, housing aspects of NDP-Liberal deal: MP

Laurel Collins expects agreement to spur huge health-care expansion

Laurel Collins is the NDP candidate for Victoria. (Courtesy Laurel Collins campaign)
Victoria councillors approved a motion Thursday (March 24) that calls for forms to be mailed with tax notices that enable property owners to make a voluntary donation to local First Nations, as an act of reconciliation. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria approves voluntary reconciliation payment program for property owners

Owners will have option to donate to local First Nations alongside tax payment

Victoria councillors approved a motion Thursday (March 24) that calls for forms to be mailed with tax notices that enable property owners to make a voluntary donation to local First Nations, as an act of reconciliation. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
An age-enhanced sketch released on the 30th anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s disappearance shows what he may look like in 2021. (Courtesy of VicPD)
An age-enhanced sketch released on the 30th anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s disappearance shows what he may look like in 2021. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Mayor Barb Desjardins says data shows Esquimalt already receives more policing resources that it needs as a local police union criticizes the township’s council for rejecting funding for new officers. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)

Police union ‘disappointed’ in Esquimalt for rejecting new officer funding

Mayor Barb Desjardins defends decision, points to already-excess police services

Mayor Barb Desjardins says data shows Esquimalt already receives more policing resources that it needs as a local police union criticizes the township’s council for rejecting funding for new officers. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)
A rendering of a 137-unit rental building proposed for the corner of the Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Photo courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)

Public hearing on Thursday for 137-unit redevelopment in James Bay

Victoria council will make its decision on the proposal after the hearing

A rendering of a 137-unit rental building proposed for the corner of the Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Photo courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)
Victoria council, meeting as committee of the whole, will consider a motion on a voluntary reconciliation tax. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C’s capital considering voluntary Indigenous reconciliation tax for property owners

Under Victoria proposal, city taxpayers would have option to add contribution to area First Nations

Victoria council, meeting as committee of the whole, will consider a motion on a voluntary reconciliation tax. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria council, meeting as committee of the whole, will consider a motion on a voluntary reconciliation tax. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria considering voluntary reconciliation tax for property owners

Motion headed to committee of the whole March 24

Victoria council, meeting as committee of the whole, will consider a motion on a voluntary reconciliation tax. (Black Press Media file photo)