Victoria

Vehicles using horns improperly can now be ticketed easier in Victoria. Another freedom convoy demonstration against pandemic-related mandates, ending at the B.C. legislature, is expected this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Incessant honkers can now face $125 fine on the spot in Victoria

Tweaking of noise bylaw response to freedom convoys; another planned for this weekend

Vehicles using horns improperly can now be ticketed easier in Victoria. Another freedom convoy demonstration against pandemic-related mandates, ending at the B.C. legislature, is expected this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rapidly expanding the public charging network in the city of Victoria is key to getting more drivers behind the wheel of an electric vehicle. Pictured is an EV charging station in the city’s Broughton Street parkade. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria aims to add 650 public electric vehicle charging stations over 5 years

City’s adopted EV strategy pegs expansion cost at $8.5 million, 100 charging ports coming in 2022

Rapidly expanding the public charging network in the city of Victoria is key to getting more drivers behind the wheel of an electric vehicle. Pictured is an EV charging station in the city’s Broughton Street parkade. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Victoria council voted Thursday to suspend its relationship with the Russian city of Khabarovsk in response to the deadly military invasion of Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria suspends ties with Russian twin city over Ukraine invasion

B.C.’s capital urges Khabarovsk to call for peace, oppose President Vladimir Putin’s war

Victoria council voted Thursday to suspend its relationship with the Russian city of Khabarovsk in response to the deadly military invasion of Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Victoria duo Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy of Ocie Elliott are nominated for the Juno Awards’ breakthrough group of the year. (Photo by Sara Laking)

Juno Awards nominees have strong connections to Greater Victoria

Ocie Elliott, Spiritbox nominated for breakthrough group; Spiritbox up for metal/hard music album

Victoria duo Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy of Ocie Elliott are nominated for the Juno Awards’ breakthrough group of the year. (Photo by Sara Laking)
A rendering shows a Lekwungen plaza along Government Street at Humboldt Street, part of Victoria’s next stage of proposed design plans. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Feedback opens on Victoria’s expanded people-priority redesign on Government Street

Lekwungen and Chinatown-focused cultural plazas among proposed plans

A rendering shows a Lekwungen plaza along Government Street at Humboldt Street, part of Victoria’s next stage of proposed design plans. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
John Dickinson has been identified by his family as the victim of a fatal downtown Victoria stabbing. (John Dickinson/Facebook)
John Dickinson has been identified by his family as the victim of a fatal downtown Victoria stabbing. (John Dickinson/Facebook)
Kaela Mehl will face a new 20-day trial starting Nov. 14 after her murder conviction was overturned in June 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Retrial date set for Victoria woman accused of killing toddler daughter

Kaela Mehl’s conviction overturned in June 2021 due to ineffective counsel, juror bias

Kaela Mehl will face a new 20-day trial starting Nov. 14 after her murder conviction was overturned in June 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Former Victoria resident Stephen Dorsey saw his first book, Black and White, released last month. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Dorsey)

Former Victoria man looks to bridge gaps in understanding of the Black Canadian experience

Stephen Dorsey’s teen years in Victoria helped shape the subject matter of his first book

Former Victoria resident Stephen Dorsey saw his first book, Black and White, released last month. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Dorsey)
Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board in early February and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. Both filed civil suits against the board on Feb. 28. (Black Press Media file photos)

Greater Victoria trustees take civil action in efforts to have suspensions rescinded

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter’s punishments related to bullying, harassment complaints

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board in early February and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. Both filed civil suits against the board on Feb. 28. (Black Press Media file photos)
Abkhazi Garden will be permanently protected from development if a proposal from Aryze Developments and the Land Conservancy of B.C. is approved by the City of Victoria. (The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden/Facebook)

Proposal could permanently protect Victoria’s Abkhazi Garden from development

Aryze Developments looks to purchase density rights from garden site, transfer to nearby property

Abkhazi Garden will be permanently protected from development if a proposal from Aryze Developments and the Land Conservancy of B.C. is approved by the City of Victoria. (The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden/Facebook)
Victoria city council will vote March 3 on whether to cut ties with one of their twin cities, Khabarovsk, Russia. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria considers suspending ties with twin city in Russia

Coun. Stephen Andrew bringing motion to council March 3

Victoria city council will vote March 3 on whether to cut ties with one of their twin cities, Khabarovsk, Russia. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
VicPD responded to a fatal stabbing in downtown Victoria March 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man in custody following fatal downtown Victoria stabbing

Death marks Victoria’s first homicide of 2022

VicPD responded to a fatal stabbing in downtown Victoria March 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s recently released 2021 rental market report shows Greater Victoria aligned with the national rent price hike, with both up 3.1 per cent from 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Low vacancy rates, rising prices squeeze Greater Victorians out of appropriate residential rentals

National 2021 rental report gives insight into Capital Region demand, affordability

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s recently released 2021 rental market report shows Greater Victoria aligned with the national rent price hike, with both up 3.1 per cent from 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Brianna Sarita Lozano, a 46-year-old mother and Victoria resident, has been identified by her father as the Beacon Hill Park homicide victim from March 3. (Courtesy of Jorge Lozano)

No updates 1 year after Beacon Hill Park homicide, Victoria police say

Bree Gamble found dead in Beacon Hill Park on March 3, 2021

Brianna Sarita Lozano, a 46-year-old mother and Victoria resident, has been identified by her father as the Beacon Hill Park homicide victim from March 3. (Courtesy of Jorge Lozano)
Two former The Agency real estate agents are suing the company for defamation and breach of contract. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria real estate agents accused of sexual assault suing former employer for defamation

Andrew Rogers and Bowman Rutledge fired after allegations arose online in March 2021

Two former The Agency real estate agents are suing the company for defamation and breach of contract. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Victoria is moving towards banning the sale of dogs, cats and rabbit from stores in an effort to limit impulse buying. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Victoria looks to ban sale of dogs, cats, rabbits in stores

Bylaw change intended to reduce impulse buying, abandoned pets

Victoria is moving towards banning the sale of dogs, cats and rabbit from stores in an effort to limit impulse buying. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Members of Greater Victoria’s Ukrainian community at a solidarity gathering outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 24, less than a day after Russia’s military attacked Ukraine on multiple fronts. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Ukrainian community gathers in Victoria while fearing for loved ones amid Russian assault

Hurt, concern, anxiety felt among those with Ukraine ties as they showed solidarity at legislature

Members of Greater Victoria’s Ukrainian community at a solidarity gathering outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 24, less than a day after Russia’s military attacked Ukraine on multiple fronts. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A couple of tents in Beacon Hill Park in January 2020. The B.C. Supreme Court ruled Feb. 24 sheltering in the park is not allowed under the 1882 Trustee Act. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park cannot be used for sheltering, B.C. Supreme Court rules

City of Victoria asked court to clarify uses of park under 1882 Trustee Act

A couple of tents in Beacon Hill Park in January 2020. The B.C. Supreme Court ruled Feb. 24 sheltering in the park is not allowed under the 1882 Trustee Act. (Black Press Media file photo)
More resources have been made available with cold weather in Victoria this week. (Black Press Media file photo)
More resources have been made available with cold weather in Victoria this week. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD looking for missing 16-year-old, Lia Barker. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: Lia Barker last seen in Victoria on Feb. 1

Police are concerned about how long the 16-year-old has been missing

VicPD looking for missing 16-year-old, Lia Barker. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)