Nicole Crescenzi

Downtown Victoria development proposes co-living suites for students

Downtown Victoria development proposes co-living suites for students

Townline Homes Inc. proposes 16-storey tower with 121 rental units

Downtown Victoria development proposes co-living suites for students
A hundred tents have been spread out over Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Concerns rise for Greater Victoria’s homeless population during COVID-19

Delays in health measures putting local resources under pressure

A hundred tents have been spread out over Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Norman is a 10-week-old puppy in training for the BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (File contributed/ Samantha Jagt)

Play trivia online to help raise puppies for B.C. and Alberta Guide Dogs

An online competition takes place on April 25

Norman is a 10-week-old puppy in training for the BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (File contributed/ Samantha Jagt)
Howard La Fortune did what he knows best when he heard about people wanting masks for COVID-19. (File contributed/ Howard La Fortune)

Greater Victoria Indigenous artist takes unique approach to COVID-19 masks

Howard La Fortune thought he’d have some fun in designing a homemade mask

Howard La Fortune did what he knows best when he heard about people wanting masks for COVID-19. (File contributed/ Howard La Fortune)
Access to nature is one of the factors that can help Islanders deal with the stress of a global pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Island time’ lifestyle might give locals an advantage during COVID-19

How self isolation is handled differently by Vancouver Islanders

Access to nature is one of the factors that can help Islanders deal with the stress of a global pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
UVic researchers make 200 litres of hand sanitizer to donate to Island Health. Heather Buckley (centre), Jeremy Wulff (left to right), Katherine Elvira, Scott McIndoe and David Berry are pictured on April 8, 2020. (File contributed/Neil Burford)

University of Victoria produces 200 litres of hand sanitizer for Island Health

A team of six used a UVic chemistry lab to help out frontline workers

UVic researchers make 200 litres of hand sanitizer to donate to Island Health. Heather Buckley (centre), Jeremy Wulff (left to right), Katherine Elvira, Scott McIndoe and David Berry are pictured on April 8, 2020. (File contributed/Neil Burford)
Shoe designer John Fluevog has designed a pair of shoes in honour of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (File contributed/ fluevog.com)

B.C. designer John Fluevog creates shoes in honour of Dr. Bonnie Henry

Pre-sale profits from the shoes will go to Food Banks BC

Shoe designer John Fluevog has designed a pair of shoes in honour of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (File contributed/ fluevog.com)
Victoria Police seized a stash of weapons near Topaz Park. (File contributed/ VicPD)

Victoria police seize fake gun, weapons during arrest near Topaz Park

Victoria Police arrested one man who was in breach of his probation

Victoria Police seized a stash of weapons near Topaz Park. (File contributed/ VicPD)
An online list of where people can find food resources during COVID-19 has been put together by the Foodshare Network. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria’s Food Share Network compiles list of food banks during COVID-19

Resources are available for anyone facing food security issues

An online list of where people can find food resources during COVID-19 has been put together by the Foodshare Network. (Black Press Media file photo)
Trey Hale and his dog Lexi got an overwhelming response while looking for a roommate. (File contributed/Trey Hale)

Alberta firefighter gets surprise response after posting search for roommate in Greater Victoria

Trey Hale is moving from the Edmonton area to Sooke this summer

Trey Hale and his dog Lexi got an overwhelming response while looking for a roommate. (File contributed/Trey Hale)
Parking tickets are issued everyday in Victoria – but some people have yet to realize Sunday street parking is no longer free. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Parking tickets back to being issued after brief hiatus

The City of Victoria was giving out warning tickets as meters were adjusted to new rates

Parking tickets are issued everyday in Victoria – but some people have yet to realize Sunday street parking is no longer free. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria police seized $30,000 worth of stolen property from a storage unit during a strike force investigation. (File contributed/VicPD)

VicPD seize $30,000 of stolen property after storage locker raid

The owner of the storage locker was the subject of a stolen property investigation

Victoria police seized $30,000 worth of stolen property from a storage unit during a strike force investigation. (File contributed/VicPD)
The rightful owners of a camera were found after the Victoria Police Department released this image. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Greater Victoria bride sees photos of herself online two years after camera was stolen

VicPD posts pictures from stolen camera in hopes of finding rightful owner

The rightful owners of a camera were found after the Victoria Police Department released this image. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Members of Langford Fire Rescue check for hot spots after a grass fire off of Latoria Road in 2018. Brush fires are a growing concern as more dry weather is predicted for the near future. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria firefighters aim to balance COVID-19 with wildfires after record-topping dry spring

The month of March in Greater Victoria was one of the driest on record

Members of Langford Fire Rescue check for hot spots after a grass fire off of Latoria Road in 2018. Brush fires are a growing concern as more dry weather is predicted for the near future. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps provided an update to the COVID-19 situation on April 14. (Screenshot/ Facebook City of Victoria – local government).

City of Victoria turns to the arts for COVID-19 update

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said arts, culture and music will ‘carry us through’ hard times

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps provided an update to the COVID-19 situation on April 14. (Screenshot/ Facebook City of Victoria – local government).
West Shore RCMP say a U-Haul truck similar to this photo was stolen on April 14. (File contributed/ West Shore RCMP).

West Shore thieves steal U-Haul van, attempt to steal bike and load into vehicle

West Shore RCMP are looking for information in regards to recent thefts

West Shore RCMP say a U-Haul truck similar to this photo was stolen on April 14. (File contributed/ West Shore RCMP).
An unoccupied truck rolled into a Saanich home on Monday. (File contributed/ Saanich Police Department)

Truck rolls into Saanich family’s home

An unoccupied truck collided with a house after it was struck by another vehicle

An unoccupied truck rolled into a Saanich home on Monday. (File contributed/ Saanich Police Department)
A Victoria councillor wants to spark a ‘made-in-Victoria’ delivery app to help residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria councillor wants city to develop its own delivery app

Coun. Ben Isitt wants a ‘made-in-Victoria’ app to help local businesses

A Victoria councillor wants to spark a ‘made-in-Victoria’ delivery app to help residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Many people are postponing their weddings due to COVID-19. (File contributed/ Julia Loglisci)

Weddings cancelled, postponed and altered due to COVID-19

Many people are holding off on ‘I do’s’ until after the pandemic has passed

Many people are postponing their weddings due to COVID-19. (File contributed/ Julia Loglisci)
Digital renderings show what the new Roundhouse at Bayview Place development could look like. (File contributed/ Focus Equities).

Vic West development proposes high-rise condos, hotels and affordable rental units

The Roundhouse development at Bayview Place is revived after a 12-year hiatus

Digital renderings show what the new Roundhouse at Bayview Place development could look like. (File contributed/ Focus Equities).