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The Annual VIATEC Awards are a way of celebrating champions of the Victoria high-tech sector, an industry that brings in $4.06 billion in annual sales and $5.22 billion in economic impact. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Champions of the Victoria high-tech sector celebrated with awards

Finalists announced for 2019 VIATEC Awards

The Annual VIATEC Awards are a way of celebrating champions of the Victoria high-tech sector, an industry that brings in $4.06 billion in annual sales and $5.22 billion in economic impact. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Andrew Berry, 45, has pleaded not guilty to two charges of second-degree murder in the deaths of his two daughters. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Oak Bay Sgt. struggles through emotional testimony in double murder trial

Andrew Berry is charged with second-degree murder in deaths of daughters Chloe (6) and Aubrey (4)

Andrew Berry, 45, has pleaded not guilty to two charges of second-degree murder in the deaths of his two daughters. (Keri Coles/News staff)
This undated photo provided by the University of Washington, show southern resident orca whales swimming off the coast of San Juan Island, Wash. (Jane Cogan/University of Washington via AP)

Public asked to give feedback on proposed protection measures for southern resident orcas

Measures focus on key threats related to contaminants, lack of prey, noise or physical disturbance

This undated photo provided by the University of Washington, show southern resident orca whales swimming off the coast of San Juan Island, Wash. (Jane Cogan/University of Washington via AP)
Sisters 4-year-old Aubrey Berry and 6-year-old Chloe Berry were found dead in their father’s apartment in Oak Bay on Christmas Day 2017. Their father Andrew Berry is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in their deaths. (Submitted photo)

Oak Bay double murder trial enters second week

Defence continues to question police handling of crime scene

Sisters 4-year-old Aubrey Berry and 6-year-old Chloe Berry were found dead in their father’s apartment in Oak Bay on Christmas Day 2017. Their father Andrew Berry is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in their deaths. (Submitted photo)
Event organizer Nikki Jackson of the Cannabis Buyers Club, Clea Maclean and Jacq Kittel celebrate 420 at the B.C. legislature. (Keri Coles/News staff)

420 celebrations turn over new leaf at B.C. legislature

Cannabis is legal for the first time in the 21-year existence of the 420 event in Victoria

Event organizer Nikki Jackson of the Cannabis Buyers Club, Clea Maclean and Jacq Kittel celebrate 420 at the B.C. legislature. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Stewie the Starfish made a grand entrance as the Pacific FC mascot, when he was led into the area by drums and cheers, before hi-fiving people in the crowd. (Keri Coles/News staff)

VIDEO: ‘Stewie the Starfish’ mascot revealed at Premier League kickoff party

Pacific FC kickoff party scores in Victoria Inner Harbour

Stewie the Starfish made a grand entrance as the Pacific FC mascot, when he was led into the area by drums and cheers, before hi-fiving people in the crowd. (Keri Coles/News staff)
The Good Friday procession, in its 38th year in Victoria, is a symbolic re-enactment of the story of Jesus walking to his crucifixion. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Parishioners bear the weight of a large wooden cross on Good Friday

Good Friday Passion Procession winds through streets of Victoria

The Good Friday procession, in its 38th year in Victoria, is a symbolic re-enactment of the story of Jesus walking to his crucifixion. (Keri Coles/News staff)
The conditions at noon Saturday for the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay route show the noon, one, two and three o’clock ferries all 100 per cent full. The four o’clock ferry is currently around 80 per cent full. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

The conditions at noon Saturday for the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay route show the noon, one, two and three o’clock ferries all 100 per cent full. The four o’clock ferry is currently around 80 per cent full. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Tower captain of the Christ Church Cathedral Guild of Change Ringers, David Oliver, rang the cathedral’s tenor bell Thursday in solidarity with the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral that burned in Paris Monday. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Victoria church bells toll in solidarity with Notre Dame Cathedral after devastating fire

Churches around the globe ring bells to honour iconic Paris cathedral

Tower captain of the Christ Church Cathedral Guild of Change Ringers, David Oliver, rang the cathedral’s tenor bell Thursday in solidarity with the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral that burned in Paris Monday. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Christ Church Cathedral hosts an overdose memorial April 23. (Photo courtesy Christ Church Cathedral)

Cathedral to hold inclusive memorial for those lost through overdoses

Christ Church Cathedral memorial to respect diverse spirituality of participants

Christ Church Cathedral hosts an overdose memorial April 23. (Photo courtesy Christ Church Cathedral)
The Crown presents its opening statement at the Vancouver Law Courts Tuesday, providing a general road map for the jury of how the trial is expected to unfold. (Family handout)
The Crown presents its opening statement at the Vancouver Law Courts Tuesday, providing a general road map for the jury of how the trial is expected to unfold. (Family handout)
Sarah Cotton, mother of two Oak Bay girls slain on Christmas Day 2017, was not in court on the first day of accused Andrew Berry’s trial, however, her friend Trisha Lees, and Sarah’s partner, Scott Elliott, were present. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Trial begins for Oak Bay father charged in Christmas Day deaths of two daughters

Andrew Berry pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in deaths of two daughters

Sarah Cotton, mother of two Oak Bay girls slain on Christmas Day 2017, was not in court on the first day of accused Andrew Berry’s trial, however, her friend Trisha Lees, and Sarah’s partner, Scott Elliott, were present. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Lawyer Kirby Hayes helped organize the annual event that is part of national Law Day, held every April to celebrate the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Victoria courthouse opens its doors to the public with talks, mock trials

Law Day is an annual event to demystify the courts and justice system

Lawyer Kirby Hayes helped organize the annual event that is part of national Law Day, held every April to celebrate the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (Keri Coles/News staff)
In 1968, Edith Iglauer (second from left) accompanied Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (second from right), his chief aide, Marc Lalonde, Trudeau’s brother, Charles, and three pooled press members—a photographer, a Canadian Press representative and the CBC—on a tour across the Canadian Arctic, the first such journey for a Canadian prime minister in office. (University of Victoria Libraries, Edith Iglauer fonds, SC546)

UVic receives personal and literary archives of renowned journalist

Edith Iglauer was ‘something like a meteor that flew across the sky’

In 1968, Edith Iglauer (second from left) accompanied Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (second from right), his chief aide, Marc Lalonde, Trudeau’s brother, Charles, and three pooled press members—a photographer, a Canadian Press representative and the CBC—on a tour across the Canadian Arctic, the first such journey for a Canadian prime minister in office. (University of Victoria Libraries, Edith Iglauer fonds, SC546)
Russ Solc treats himself on his birthday to the record released today by his favourite band Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam is this year’s ambassadors for Record Store Day. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Vinyl lovers celebrate Record Store Day in Victoria

Pearl Jam 2019 Ambassadors for global event

Russ Solc treats himself on his birthday to the record released today by his favourite band Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam is this year’s ambassadors for Record Store Day. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Reverend Ian Powell joined Victoria based Paul’s Restaurants Ltd in 2006, becoming managing director of Paul’s Restaurants Ltd. and general manager of its flagship property, The Inn at Laurel Point. (Submitted)

Multitasking priest wins top industry award for running Victoria hotel

General manager of Inn at Laurel Point named Hotelier of the Year

Reverend Ian Powell joined Victoria based Paul’s Restaurants Ltd in 2006, becoming managing director of Paul’s Restaurants Ltd. and general manager of its flagship property, The Inn at Laurel Point. (Submitted)
The suspect was described as a Caucasian man, wearing a grey balaclava, black shirt, and dark pants. (VicPD)

Police seek suspect in string of Victoria robberies

Major crime detectives investigate three robberies in past week

The suspect was described as a Caucasian man, wearing a grey balaclava, black shirt, and dark pants. (VicPD)
Jon Tupper (left), director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, with Lyn Goldman, sister of the late Anthony Thorn, and Benaron Gleiberman, Thorn’s nephew, at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for the Anthony Thorn donation presentation. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria receives $2.8M Anthony Thorn donation

Victoria News article inspires hefty donation for gallery expansion

Jon Tupper (left), director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, with Lyn Goldman, sister of the late Anthony Thorn, and Benaron Gleiberman, Thorn’s nephew, at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for the Anthony Thorn donation presentation. (Keri Coles/News staff)
MLAs Garry Begg and Nicholas Simons try out turbans during the Vaisakhi celebration at the B.C. legislature Wednesday. (Keri Coles/News staff)

B.C. legislature celebrates Sikh holiday for first time

Vaisakhi is one of the holiest holidays in the Sikh faith

MLAs Garry Begg and Nicholas Simons try out turbans during the Vaisakhi celebration at the B.C. legislature Wednesday. (Keri Coles/News staff)
One new South Island measles exposure confirmed, for a total of six cases. (File photo)

New measles case in Victoria makes six in the South Island

Island Health warning of exposure at Royal Oak shopping complex

One new South Island measles exposure confirmed, for a total of six cases. (File photo)