Keili Bartlett

Jill Van Gyn, FATSO peanut butter owner, took her Victoria-based company to the Dragons’ Den in 2018. (FATSO peanut butter photo)

Victoria’s FATSO one month after Dragons’ Den deal

Owner Jill Van Gyn talks about the immediate spike in her peanut butter business

Jill Van Gyn, FATSO peanut butter owner, took her Victoria-based company to the Dragons’ Den in 2018. (FATSO peanut butter photo)
An undated photo of the Fairmont Empress at Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Black Press file photo)

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress crowned best hotel in Canada

Luxury hotel made top of 50 best hotels list

An undated photo of the Fairmont Empress at Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Black Press file photo)
‘I could feel the heat on my face’ homeowner said of Songhees fire

‘I could feel the heat on my face’ homeowner said of Songhees fire

Two mobile homes on Middle Road burned on Oct. 23, investigation ongoing

‘I could feel the heat on my face’ homeowner said of Songhees fire
Fog blocks the view of the Victoria Inner Harbour at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 24. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Victoria fog expected to lift as storms move in

Fifth day of disrupted flights out of Victoria in past week

Fog blocks the view of the Victoria Inner Harbour at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 24. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Two homes were damaged by fire late Oct. 23 in Songhee Nation on Middle Road. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

RCMP still investigating Songhees Nation fire

Two homes caught on fire on Middle Road on Oct. 23

Two homes were damaged by fire late Oct. 23 in Songhee Nation on Middle Road. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Women make up nearly 50 per cent of Greater Victoria councillors

Ten councils in Greater Victoria elected women for at least half of their seats

Lisa Helps at her election party headquarters after the polls closed in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
The dragons sample vegan meat alternatives by Victoria-based Very Good Butchers. (Submitted)

Very Good Butchers to appear on Dragons’ Den

Victoria-based vegan company will star in Nov. 29 episode

The dragons sample vegan meat alternatives by Victoria-based Very Good Butchers. (Submitted)
Gery Lemon is the only new face on the Town of View Royal’s council after the Oct. 20 municipal election. (Submitted)

Gery Lemon adds woman’s perspective to View Royal council

New council-elect ready to work with incumbent councillors and mayor

Gery Lemon is the only new face on the Town of View Royal’s council after the Oct. 20 municipal election. (Submitted)
Fog in Victoria affects at least four airlines

Fog in Victoria affects at least four airlines

Oct. 23 is the fourth day in last week fog has cancelled flights

Fog in Victoria affects at least four airlines
The first of three earthquakes off the B.C. coast was recorded at around 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2018. (USGS)

Multiple earthquakes off Vancouver Island recorded around the world

Five earthquakes overnight on Oct. 21 were measured as ‘strong’

The first of three earthquakes off the B.C. coast was recorded at around 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2018. (USGS)
David Willows wrote a 53-page audit of Victoria’s accessible on-street parking downtown. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Only half of Victoria’s accessible parking meets basic standards: report

Father of a child with disabilities suggests solutions for parking design flaws

David Willows wrote a 53-page audit of Victoria’s accessible on-street parking downtown. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
A small group of tents have been set up in North Saanich’s Dominion Brook Park over the weekend. The camp is traveling throughout the region to protest a lack of action on homelessness and addictions issues. (Peninsula News Review file photo)

A year in tent city: Timeline of Camp Namegans

Since September 2017, Victoria’s homeless camp has set up in more than 20 locations

A small group of tents have been set up in North Saanich’s Dominion Brook Park over the weekend. The camp is traveling throughout the region to protest a lack of action on homelessness and addictions issues. (Peninsula News Review file photo)
Four-sailing wait at BC Ferries Swartz Bay terminal

Four-sailing wait at BC Ferries Swartz Bay terminal

Full vessels create long waits on Friday afternoon

Four-sailing wait at BC Ferries Swartz Bay terminal
A woman smokes a joint. Hundreds showed up at the B.C. Legislature to celebrate the legalization of marijuana in Canada. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

‘Think about impairment in the workplace’ suggests WorkSafeBC

Suggestions for detecting and dealing with cannabis use at work

A woman smokes a joint. Hundreds showed up at the B.C. Legislature to celebrate the legalization of marijuana in Canada. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Used needles were found stuck in a tree on Pandora Avenue on Oct. 16. (Harrison Campbell photo)

Victoria’s Clean Team collects 600 used needles in a week

Number of used needles found downtown steadily increasing over 12 years

Used needles were found stuck in a tree on Pandora Avenue on Oct. 16. (Harrison Campbell photo)
A sail boat shifted off its trailer on Quadra Street holding up traffic late Thursday morning. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Traffic delays minimized on Quadra after large boat blocks lane

Sail boat has shifted from its trailer bed near Quadra and Greenridge

A sail boat shifted off its trailer on Quadra Street holding up traffic late Thursday morning. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
‘About time’ scores of BC Ferries passengers comment on debit trial

‘About time’ scores of BC Ferries passengers comment on debit trial

Two boats started two-month trail on Oct. 17

‘About time’ scores of BC Ferries passengers comment on debit trial
Murray Rankin, Victoria MP (Contributed photo)

MP calls federal government’s cannabis pardon ‘half-baked’

Murray Rankin introduced bill to expunge criminal possession records for free

Murray Rankin, Victoria MP (Contributed photo)
Victoria General Hospital. (Google Maps)

Sewage leak closes sterilizing room at Victoria General Hospital

Royal Jubilee equipment sharing means no VGH surgeries cancelled

Victoria General Hospital. (Google Maps)
504 people on Vancouver Island have had medical assistance in dying since it became legal two years ago. (Pixabay photo)

Vancouver Island leads nation in medically assisted deaths

Island residents choose assisted death five times more than other Canadians

504 people on Vancouver Island have had medical assistance in dying since it became legal two years ago. (Pixabay photo)