Tegwyn Hughes

B.C.’s updated legislation does not limit a landlord’s ability to alter rental rates after work on a unit is complete. Victoria council is waiting to see how changes to the Rental Tenancy Act could impact local bylaws. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria delays action on renoviction protection bylaw

Council waiting to see impact of provincial legislation changes

B.C.’s updated legislation does not limit a landlord’s ability to alter rental rates after work on a unit is complete. Victoria council is waiting to see how changes to the Rental Tenancy Act could impact local bylaws. (Black Press Media file photo)
A temporary inhalation-focused overdose prevention site will open in November on an unoccupied city-owned lot at 926 Pandora Ave. (Black Press Media file photo)

Temporary inhalation-focused consumption site coming to downtown Victoria

Service will open sometime in November across from The Harbour

A temporary inhalation-focused overdose prevention site will open in November on an unoccupied city-owned lot at 926 Pandora Ave. (Black Press Media file photo)
Black Press Media social media specialist Tegwyn Hughes and friend Nathan Rideout enjoy sample brews during the Victoria Beer Society’s Lager Than Life event in the city’s brewery district last weekend. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

Victoria Beer Society delights patrons with back-to-back weekend events

In-person tastings invited locals to try a range of lager and fresh-hopped beers

Black Press Media social media specialist Tegwyn Hughes and friend Nathan Rideout enjoy sample brews during the Victoria Beer Society’s Lager Than Life event in the city’s brewery district last weekend. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)
Organizers hope the nine-day event will be back next year. (Matt Dell/Do The Loop)

Do The Loop fundraiser donates over $28k to Victoria’s at-risk youth

Greater Victoria residents ran, biked or walked in support of inaugural event

Organizers hope the nine-day event will be back next year. (Matt Dell/Do The Loop)
The Langford-based market hopes to support vendors with some additional wintertime sales opportunities. (Black Press Media file photo)

Goldstream Farmers Market extending its season until November

Popular outdoor market adding holiday cheer to the calendar

The Langford-based market hopes to support vendors with some additional wintertime sales opportunities. (Black Press Media file photo)
Clothing donations can be dropped off at 919 Pandora Ave. any time. (Black Press Media file photo)

Our Place Society seeks underwear, sock donations

Centre serving unhoused residents asks for local support

Clothing donations can be dropped off at 919 Pandora Ave. any time. (Black Press Media file photo)
Wednesday’s federal vaccine requirement announcement doesn’t include BC Ferries. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements will not apply to BC Ferries’ passengers

Federally regulated transportation changes coming Oct. 30

Wednesday’s federal vaccine requirement announcement doesn’t include BC Ferries. (Black Press Media file photo)
The last time B.C. had this many new residents was 1993. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck )

More people moved to B.C. than elsewhere in Canada in the last year: StatCan

The province recorded numbers last seen in the ’90s

The last time B.C. had this many new residents was 1993. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck )
Capital Bike organizers Adam Krupper (left) and Sarah Frumento stand with Eddy Charlie and Kristin Spray of Orange Shirt Day Victoria. (John Holland/Capital Bike)

Fall Go By Bike Week returns, announces new reconciliation ride

Local spokes-person says annual event is gearing up to be a hit

Capital Bike organizers Adam Krupper (left) and Sarah Frumento stand with Eddy Charlie and Kristin Spray of Orange Shirt Day Victoria. (John Holland/Capital Bike)
Plants were delivered to frontline workers at Victoria General Hospital in 2020 as part of the Poinsettias for Patients annual holiday campaign. (Photo courtesy of Val Smith)

Victoria General Hospital poinsettia campaign targets Kid’s Kave for 2021

‘Tis the season for festive flowers and cheery charity, led by hospital auxiliary volunteers

Plants were delivered to frontline workers at Victoria General Hospital in 2020 as part of the Poinsettias for Patients annual holiday campaign. (Photo courtesy of Val Smith)
The Royal BC Museum exhibit on orcas immerses visitors in the world of whales. (Photo by Shane Lighter/Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum extends orca exhibit, implements vaccine requirement

Splashy feature exhibit will stay in town for a few more months

The Royal BC Museum exhibit on orcas immerses visitors in the world of whales. (Photo by Shane Lighter/Royal BC Museum)
L47 (Marina) pictured with her youngest male offspring, L115 (Mystic) in 2011. (Courtesy of the Center for Whale Research)

Salish Sea southern resident killer whale population now 73 after matriarch’s death

47-year-old orca Marina leaves three surviving offspring, two in next generation

L47 (Marina) pictured with her youngest male offspring, L115 (Mystic) in 2011. (Courtesy of the Center for Whale Research)
Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year across the province during the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)

Thanksgiving food drive seeks volunteers in Greater Victoria

13th Annual B.C. Thanksgiving Food and Fund Drive happens Sept. 20 to 25

Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year across the province during the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)
Levi Hildebrand (left) and Leah Tidey have been making informational content about sustainability together since 2019. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

Victoria couple using YouTube to help save the planet

Levi Hildebrand, Leah Tidey thrive in city sharing their zero-waste lives through video

Levi Hildebrand (left) and Leah Tidey have been making informational content about sustainability together since 2019. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)
Rachel Levy (left) and their partner Eva Hocking in their Saanich-area apartment. (Photo courtesy of Eva Hocking)

Saanich couple’s wheelchair fundraiser passes $10,000 in 24 hours

Rachel Levy says a motorized wheelchair would help them regain their independence

Rachel Levy (left) and their partner Eva Hocking in their Saanich-area apartment. (Photo courtesy of Eva Hocking)
A nurse prepares a vaccine dose at an immunization clinic for long-term care workers in Nanaimo. (Island Health photo)

Vancouver Island breaks record for COVID-19 cases

Island Health reported 102 new cases, 700 active cases on Sept. 17

A nurse prepares a vaccine dose at an immunization clinic for long-term care workers in Nanaimo. (Island Health photo)
Environment Canada predicts between 50 to 70 mm of rainfall across south coastal B.C. (Pixabay)

Friday weather warning for south coastal B.C. includes heavy rainfall, winds

Stormy weather can result in downed trees and power lines

Environment Canada predicts between 50 to 70 mm of rainfall across south coastal B.C. (Pixabay)
Pregnant southern resident orca J-pod member J36 (Alki) is seen in drone photos (SR3)

Three pregnancies documented among J-pod orca whales

Drone shots from U.S. researchers reveal three swimming moms-to-be

Pregnant southern resident orca J-pod member J36 (Alki) is seen in drone photos (SR3)
Jason Vincent is a 39-year-old Caucasian man standing five feet, six inches tall with a heavy build, weighing 241 pounds (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATED: High-risk offender taken into custody by VicPD

Jason Vincent has been known to target elderly and vulnerable victims in the past, police say

Jason Vincent is a 39-year-old Caucasian man standing five feet, six inches tall with a heavy build, weighing 241 pounds (Courtesy of VicPD)
A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. public schools, government offices to close Sept. 30

Province invites residents to ‘have important conversations’ about residential schools

A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)