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Driving onto the ferry. BC Ferries predicts traffic levels for statutory holidays through historic monitoring. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

BC Ferries nearly fully booked Friday of Remembrance Day weekend

Between Vancouver Island and the mainland, routes are reserved through the evening

Driving onto the ferry. BC Ferries predicts traffic levels for statutory holidays through historic monitoring. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Market in Mayfair features local vendors and weekend pop-ups

Market in Mayfair features local vendors and weekend pop-ups

Shopping centre in Victoria features Vancouver Island businesses

Market in Mayfair features local vendors and weekend pop-ups
Former costumed greeters Anne Morley-Cree, Max Caplan (the Honourary Mayor of Ogden Point), and Louise Chabros used to welcome cruise ships to Victoria. (Courtesy of Victoria AM Association)

Victoria’s costumed greeters bid farewell

Victoria AM Association dissolving, to host goodbye breakfast Nov. 16

Former costumed greeters Anne Morley-Cree, Max Caplan (the Honourary Mayor of Ogden Point), and Louise Chabros used to welcome cruise ships to Victoria. (Courtesy of Victoria AM Association)
The B.C. SPCA is recommending a ban on horse-drawn trolleys on downtown Victoria streets, and asking that carriage tours be limited to quieter areas around parks. (Black Press file photo)

Victoria council asked to ban horse-drawn carriages

Victoria Horse Alliance to present BC SPCA recommendations to council on Nov. 8

The B.C. SPCA is recommending a ban on horse-drawn trolleys on downtown Victoria streets, and asking that carriage tours be limited to quieter areas around parks. (Black Press file photo)
Production manager Danny Seeton helps design Vancouver Island Brewing beer flavours. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)

Is your beer vegan? Vancouver Island Brewing also going kosher

Victoria-based brewery has been vegan since 2017

Production manager Danny Seeton helps design Vancouver Island Brewing beer flavours. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)
Joanne Socrates is already the oldest woman to have sailed around the world alone. Now she’s after a new record. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

B.C. sailor’s attempt to break record crosses Equator line

Jeanne Socrates is five weeks into her mission to become the oldest person to solo sail the world

Joanne Socrates is already the oldest woman to have sailed around the world alone. Now she’s after a new record. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Google Maps shows heavy traffic during the morning of Nov. 7 in Greater Victoria. (Google Maps)

Heavy traffic leads to slow commute from West Shore into Victoria

Traffic volumes from Langford and Colwood have been built up more than usual along Trans Canada highway

Google Maps shows heavy traffic during the morning of Nov. 7 in Greater Victoria. (Google Maps)
At the Democrats Abroad Victoria chapter’s event in September, Americans could register to vote from out of the country. (Democrats Abroad Victoria, BC Facebook)

Democrats Abroad to host election results screening in Victoria

Gathering at Sticky Wicket on Douglas begins at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 6

At the Democrats Abroad Victoria chapter’s event in September, Americans could register to vote from out of the country. (Democrats Abroad Victoria, BC Facebook)
B.C. Premier John Horgan announces the new urgent primary care centre located on Goldstream Avenue in Langford. (File photo)

New urgent primary care centre opens on the West Shore

Centre saw approximately 60 patients its first day

B.C. Premier John Horgan announces the new urgent primary care centre located on Goldstream Avenue in Langford. (File photo)
Parking signs use confusing language, David Willows said in an audit of Victoria’s accessible on-street parking spots. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Victoria’s $750,000 accessibility reserve fund makes improvement ‘not the side project’

Mayor Lisa Helps on an audit of accessible parking in the city

Parking signs use confusing language, David Willows said in an audit of Victoria’s accessible on-street parking spots. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
A four-sailing wait on Oct.19 at the BC Ferries Swartz Bay Terminal. (Hugo Wong/News staff)

BC Ferries predicts potential travel trends for 2020

With more than 22 million travellers in 2018, infrastructure looks at accommodating ride-sharing

A four-sailing wait on Oct.19 at the BC Ferries Swartz Bay Terminal. (Hugo Wong/News staff)
BC Ferries’s vessel approaches the Prince Rupert terminal. (Shannon Lough/Black Press Media)

Former BC Ferries CFO paid almost $500,000 settlement

Dennis Dodo was the company’s chief financial officer for less than three years

BC Ferries’s vessel approaches the Prince Rupert terminal. (Shannon Lough/Black Press Media)
Six-year-old Joseph Salverda gets his first flu shot at a child health clinic in Saanich. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Time to get flu shots is now, says Island Health

Children, seniors and people with medical conditions most at-risk of suffering from influenza

Six-year-old Joseph Salverda gets his first flu shot at a child health clinic in Saanich. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Robert was 26 when he became an organ donor, and his mother Colleen Riopel is looking to meet the people who recieved five of his organs. (Courtesy of Colleen Riople)

Victoria mother seeks recipients of son’s donated organs

Colleen Riopel wants to meet the five people who have her son’s heart, liver, kidneys and lung

Robert was 26 when he became an organ donor, and his mother Colleen Riopel is looking to meet the people who recieved five of his organs. (Courtesy of Colleen Riople)
Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay is famous for its ghost. (Oak Bay News file photo)

Ghost at Victoria Golf Club ‘playing tricks’

Legend says the spirit of Doris Gravlin can still be found on the greens

Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay is famous for its ghost. (Oak Bay News file photo)
31-year-old Victoria resident Drielle Tousignant needs a second kidney donation after her first transplant was unsuccessful. (Contributed by Drielle Tousignant)

Victoria mom calls for more organ donors after first kidney transplant fails

Drielle Tousignant is one of 538 British Columbians waiting for a kidney

31-year-old Victoria resident Drielle Tousignant needs a second kidney donation after her first transplant was unsuccessful. (Contributed by Drielle Tousignant)
Victoria Police responded to hundreds of calls for service the weekend before Halloween. (File photo)

Victoria police Halloween live-stream reports fights, large parties

Officers responded to hundreds of calls Oct. 26-28

Victoria Police responded to hundreds of calls for service the weekend before Halloween. (File photo)
Your pets could be costing you an extra $400 in energy costs, BC Hydro said on Oct. 26. (Black Press file photo)

Pets watching TV costs owners more energy bills: BC Hydro

Energy company releases report showing B.C. pet owners spend an extra $400

Your pets could be costing you an extra $400 in energy costs, BC Hydro said on Oct. 26. (Black Press file photo)
Victoria’s Clean Team has already collected more needles by October in 2018 than in all of 2017. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Victoria businesses deal with ‘impossible’ amount of used needles

Property owner on Government and Queens describes garbage often blocking businesses

Victoria’s Clean Team has already collected more needles by October in 2018 than in all of 2017. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Judy, a nurse from the pulmonary vascular ICU, leads a demonstration of the defibrillator and heart monitoring machine the Victoria Hospital Foundation is raising money for. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

You Are Vital $3.5M campaign launched for new hospital equipment

Victoria Hospitals Foundation looking for crucial equipment

Judy, a nurse from the pulmonary vascular ICU, leads a demonstration of the defibrillator and heart monitoring machine the Victoria Hospital Foundation is raising money for. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)