Keri Coles

The hawk will be treated for dehydration, parasites and have his bill trimmed, filed and reshaped by Wild ARC staff. (BC SPCA)

Red-tailed hawk’s own bill is killing him

‘Most birds with this syndrome will starve to death without treatment’

The hawk will be treated for dehydration, parasites and have his bill trimmed, filed and reshaped by Wild ARC staff. (BC SPCA)
A new location will be found for the “Sea Lore” sculpture after controversy erupted around the first proposed location of a rock off the Oak Bay shore. (Photos Oakbay.ca/Fred Dobbs)

The rock is no more for Oak Bay ‘Sea Lore’

Council calls for change to controversial location proposed for art installation

A new location will be found for the “Sea Lore” sculpture after controversy erupted around the first proposed location of a rock off the Oak Bay shore. (Photos Oakbay.ca/Fred Dobbs)
Bake sale on the Avenue, run by Oak Bay High students Maggie Lalonde (left), Grade 9; Marika Shafonsky, Grade 12; and Valentina Tomaselli, Grade 10, raises funds for mental health. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Oak Bay High bake sale on the Avenue raises funds for mental health

Leadership students hawking baked goods until 3 p.m. Tuesday

Bake sale on the Avenue, run by Oak Bay High students Maggie Lalonde (left), Grade 9; Marika Shafonsky, Grade 12; and Valentina Tomaselli, Grade 10, raises funds for mental health. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Two skiers successfully made the move to the lines attached to the ferry, much to the delight of the growing crowd on the back deck of the Princess Marguerite. (Submitted Clarke Whitney)

Prank to produced: daredevils waterski behind Victoria to Seattle ferry

A look back at SS Princess Marguerite and her adventures as a ski boat

Two skiers successfully made the move to the lines attached to the ferry, much to the delight of the growing crowd on the back deck of the Princess Marguerite. (Submitted Clarke Whitney)
Witnesses reported seeing the woman smoking, however the Victoria Fire Department is not yet confirming what caused the fire. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Woman admits to accidentally starting Dallas Road brush fire: Victoria Fire

Woman taken to hospital with burn to head suffered while trying to put out fire

Witnesses reported seeing the woman smoking, however the Victoria Fire Department is not yet confirming what caused the fire. (Keri Coles/News staff)
A group gathered outside City Hall in Victoria Friday to honour the victims and families of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Keri Coles/News staff)
A group gathered outside City Hall in Victoria Friday to honour the victims and families of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Students, supporters gather at the B.C. Legislature on Friday, March 15 for Student Strike 4 Climate. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

Greater Victoria youth strike for their future as part of global movement

Group calls on governments to divest from fossil fuels

Students, supporters gather at the B.C. Legislature on Friday, March 15 for Student Strike 4 Climate. (Keri Coles/News Staff)
The winner of “Bloomingest” community for 2019 was Victoria, with a total of 19,948,306,872 blossoms, breaking Colwood’s five-year winning streak. (The Butchart Gardens/Facebook)

Greater Victoria has almost six times as many blossoms as there are people in the world

44 billion blossoms counted in Greater Victoria Flower Count

The winner of “Bloomingest” community for 2019 was Victoria, with a total of 19,948,306,872 blossoms, breaking Colwood’s five-year winning streak. (The Butchart Gardens/Facebook)
Daniel Diemer on the beach in LA while visiting friend and fellow actor Shane Paul McGhie from Sacred Lies on Facebook Watch. (Shane Paul McGhie photo)

Victoria actor heads to New York for big break in major movie

Brentwood Bay’s Daniel Diemer cast in lead role with internationally acclaimed producers

Daniel Diemer on the beach in LA while visiting friend and fellow actor Shane Paul McGhie from Sacred Lies on Facebook Watch. (Shane Paul McGhie photo)
One of the guns seized, a semi-automatic SKS rifle, had been altered to include an aftermarket synthetic stock as well as a prohibited 21-round magazine. (West Shore RCMP)

Three firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition seized by West Shore RCMP

One semi-automatic rifle altered with aftermarket synthetic stock and prohibited 21-round magazine

One of the guns seized, a semi-automatic SKS rifle, had been altered to include an aftermarket synthetic stock as well as a prohibited 21-round magazine. (West Shore RCMP)
Joshua Bennett is seen walking in the industrial area near Langford Lanes shortly after 9:30 p.m. on March 9th. (West Shore RCMP)

RCMP release new images in case of missing Langford man

31-year-old Joshua Bennett was last seen March 9

Joshua Bennett is seen walking in the industrial area near Langford Lanes shortly after 9:30 p.m. on March 9th. (West Shore RCMP)
The average person has around 118 online accounts, according to a study in the UK, and every single one has personal, if not financial, information tied to them. (File photo)

Security tips for National Password Day

Study found average person has 118 accounts, 73 per cent repeat same password

The average person has around 118 online accounts, according to a study in the UK, and every single one has personal, if not financial, information tied to them. (File photo)
Alysha Brown is a team leader for Surrounded by Cedar, a delegated Aboriginal Agency in Victoria. (Province of British Columbia)

B.C. honours social workers during Social Work Week

Contributions of thousands of social workers throughout B.C. celebrated from March 10 to 16

Alysha Brown is a team leader for Surrounded by Cedar, a delegated Aboriginal Agency in Victoria. (Province of British Columbia)
A job posting for “Mascot Performer” was tweeted out by the organization Tuesday, calling the career posting “one for the books.” (Keri Coles/News staff)

Dance moves could land you coveted role as mascot for Pacific FC

Langford’s Canadian Premier League team seeks outgoing, creative crowd-pleaser

A job posting for “Mascot Performer” was tweeted out by the organization Tuesday, calling the career posting “one for the books.” (Keri Coles/News staff)
VicPD investigating after cyclist struck in 2100 block of Richmond Road

VicPD investigating after cyclist struck in 2100 block of Richmond Road

A cyclist was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries

VicPD investigating after cyclist struck in 2100 block of Richmond Road
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. found no evidence of excessive force used in the 2017 arrest of a suicidal man. (File photo)

Watchdog finds no evidence of excessive force in Victoria police apprehension of suicidal man

Man received facial fracture while being taken in to custody under the Mental Health Act

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. found no evidence of excessive force used in the 2017 arrest of a suicidal man. (File photo)
A driver hit a hydro pole in the 4100-block of Happy Valley Road just before 3 p.m. Saturday. (Shalu Mehta/News staff)

Truck into pole knocks power to 1400 in Metchosin

Multiple first responders on scene

A driver hit a hydro pole in the 4100-block of Happy Valley Road just before 3 p.m. Saturday. (Shalu Mehta/News staff)
City staff are recommending council approve five applications for cannabis shops in Victoria, after mostly favourable or neutral response received from public. (Google map)
City staff are recommending council approve five applications for cannabis shops in Victoria, after mostly favourable or neutral response received from public. (Google map)
The website for The Guild restaurant in downtown Victoria appears to have been shut down and calls to the restaurant’s telephone number don’t connect. (Keri Coles/News staff)

The Guild restaurant in Victoria shuttered with notice from landlord

Notice on door calls for immediate delivery of all keys and security cards

The website for The Guild restaurant in downtown Victoria appears to have been shut down and calls to the restaurant’s telephone number don’t connect. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Jesse Roper song serenades Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry on American Idol

Metchosin singer-songwriter calls the experience ‘pretty surreal’

Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)