Keili Bartlett

Victoria’s first bench-charging station is powered by cycling in Cook St. Village. (Erica Mak photo)

Charge your phone through pedal power with Victoria art installation

Cook St. Village’s urban spinning bench invites users to make a positive impact

Victoria’s first bench-charging station is powered by cycling in Cook St. Village. (Erica Mak photo)
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Property assessments to rise again on Vancouver Island

Some areas could see their assessments spike as much as 20 per cent

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A special weather statement calls for wet snow and rain on Vancouver Island. (Pixabay)

Wet snow, rain expected on Vancouver Island this weekend

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Dec. 7

A special weather statement calls for wet snow and rain on Vancouver Island. (Pixabay)
Members of 17 Vancouver Island-based Chambers of Commerce gathered in Esquimalt on Dec. 6 to talk about how an extension of protected whale habitat would affect coastal communities. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Island businesses concerned over potential economic loss if whale habitat extended

Marine-based tourism generates more than $1.2 billion to B.C.’s economy each year

Members of 17 Vancouver Island-based Chambers of Commerce gathered in Esquimalt on Dec. 6 to talk about how an extension of protected whale habitat would affect coastal communities. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
76-year-old Jeanne Socrates is making her third attempt to become the oldest person to sail around the world solo. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Where is the woman attempting to be the oldest person to sail around the world?

B.C. sailor Jeanne Socrates’s potentially record-breaking mission is two-months underway

76-year-old Jeanne Socrates is making her third attempt to become the oldest person to sail around the world solo. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Dec. 6 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women after the 1989 murder of 14 women at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. (Pixabay photo)

Vigils in Victoria honour National Day of Remembrance

Annual day to reflect on violence against women and girls held on Dec. 6

Dec. 6 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women after the 1989 murder of 14 women at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. (Pixabay photo)
Salvation Army jingles all the way for Christmas donations

Salvation Army jingles all the way for Christmas donations

Kettlebells hit the streets for annual fundraiser on Dec. 4

Salvation Army jingles all the way for Christmas donations
The Emergency Room staff at the Victoria General Hospital receive a gift from Operation Popcorn from transplant recipients. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Transplant recipients thank VGH staff with Operation Popcorn

Organ recipients deliver gifts to Victoria General Hospital in thanks for pre- and post-op care

The Emergency Room staff at the Victoria General Hospital receive a gift from Operation Popcorn from transplant recipients. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
The Victoria Disability Resource Centre serves around 10,000 people a year. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Including ‘invisible disabilities’ in Stats Canada survey important, said resource centre

Victoria Disability Resource Centre has seen an increase in demand for service in last five years

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre serves around 10,000 people a year. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
BC Ferries will be providing paper straws aboard all vessels, while still providing plastic straws on request from passengers. (Black Press file photo)

BC Ferries to switch to paper straws

All vessels will soon carry the plastic alternative and some plastics for passengers who ask

BC Ferries will be providing paper straws aboard all vessels, while still providing plastic straws on request from passengers. (Black Press file photo)
The City of Victoria is considering instating a disposable straw ban. (Pixabay)

Some readers say no to proposed plastic straw ban in Victoria

Many hightlight issues with alternatives, requirements of people with disabilities

The City of Victoria is considering instating a disposable straw ban. (Pixabay)
The Victoria Native Friendship Centre is one of 10 shelters open in Victoria. (Facebook/VNCF)

Extreme weather plan activated in Greater Victoria as temperatures fall below freezing

Sub-zero temperatures open more mats for homeless people to sleep indoors

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre is one of 10 shelters open in Victoria. (Facebook/VNCF)
Police searching for man who left Victoria-area hospital

Police searching for man who left Victoria-area hospital

Jason Perry was last seen near Royal Jubilee Hospital

Police searching for man who left Victoria-area hospital
The 13th annual Be a Santa for Seniors program is running in Victoria Nov. 27-Dec.10. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Secret Santas for seniors wanted in Victoria

Gift giving program launches Nov. 27 to Dec. 10

The 13th annual Be a Santa for Seniors program is running in Victoria Nov. 27-Dec.10. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Corrie Kessler’s art is suspended next to their short film at the sixth annual Artists with Disabilities Showcase by the Victoria Disability Resource Centre. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Showcase shines a light on artists with disabilities

Sixth annual art show hosted by Victoria Disability Resource Centre runs Nov. 30 to Dec. 3

Corrie Kessler’s art is suspended next to their short film at the sixth annual Artists with Disabilities Showcase by the Victoria Disability Resource Centre. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Ogden Point is Victoria’s cruise ship terminal, and may also be the location of a new spill response vessel financed by Kinder Morgan Canada if the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proceeds. (Western Canada Marine Response Corp.)

Feds help fund $6.8 million Ogden Point extension

Victoria’s port for receiving cruise ship passengers to accommodate larger vessels

Ogden Point is Victoria’s cruise ship terminal, and may also be the location of a new spill response vessel financed by Kinder Morgan Canada if the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proceeds. (Western Canada Marine Response Corp.)
A car turns left through the intersection of Shelbourne Street and Feltham Road into a pedestrian crossing. (Facebook video)

Dash cam captures moment woman struck in marked crosswalk

Incident occurred in the evening of Nov. 25

A car turns left through the intersection of Shelbourne Street and Feltham Road into a pedestrian crossing. (Facebook video)
The second Alert Ready trial in B.C. only reached some residents. (Black Press file photo)

Second Alert Ready test works for some in Victoria

Victoria News readers respond about their trial experience on Nov. 28

The second Alert Ready trial in B.C. only reached some residents. (Black Press file photo)
Highest condo sale in Victoria fetches $10.79M

Highest condo sale in Victoria fetches $10.79M

Customs House penthouse eclipses previous $7M sale in same building

Highest condo sale in Victoria fetches $10.79M
Victoria Hospice gets another match-donation from anonymous donor

Victoria Hospice gets another match-donation from anonymous donor

Palliative care organization could raise another $100,000 by the end of 2018

Victoria Hospice gets another match-donation from anonymous donor