Tegwyn Hughes

Students from Camosun College’s criminal justice program, pictured alongside an Our Place volunteer (centre), gathered donated clothes for the organization. (Our Place Society/Twitter)

Our Place Society receives ‘truckloads’ of clothing from Camosun group

College’s criminal justice students collected donations as part of curriculum

Students from Camosun College’s criminal justice program, pictured alongside an Our Place volunteer (centre), gathered donated clothes for the organization. (Our Place Society/Twitter)
Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace was investigated by ICBC in October and subsequently had his driver instructor licence cancelled, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment from former students emerged. (Black Press Media file photo)

No charges to be laid against former Victoria driving instructor Steve Wallace

BC Prosecution Service decides not to pursue sexual assault charges

Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace was investigated by ICBC in October and subsequently had his driver instructor licence cancelled, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment from former students emerged. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vehicles kick up a spray as they drive through pooling water during heavy rains on Nov. 15. Less severe but back to back storms are forecast to affect the Island this week. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Vancouver Island braces for 3 more storms in 7 days

Government weather agency tracking multiple atmospheric rivers across region

Vehicles kick up a spray as they drive through pooling water during heavy rains on Nov. 15. Less severe but back to back storms are forecast to affect the Island this week. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Motria Iwan stands on the steps of the legislature, which lit up blue to mark World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14. (Courtesy of Motria Iwan)

Camosun College student raises over $10k for diabetes research

Motria Iwan, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 11 years ago, uses tech training to help out

Motria Iwan stands on the steps of the legislature, which lit up blue to mark World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14. (Courtesy of Motria Iwan)
Heavy rainfall hit Greater Victoria on Nov. 14 and caused problems the following day. (Nancy Brown-Schembri)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria recovering from floods, outages

Record-breaking rainfall took the region by storm Monday

Heavy rainfall hit Greater Victoria on Nov. 14 and caused problems the following day. (Nancy Brown-Schembri)
BC Ferries’ Coastal Celebration vessel has been reassigned from its regular route to accommodate one round trip sailing between Nanaimo and Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: BC Ferries announces Thursday round-trip sailing between Nanaimo, Victoria

Route will take approximately 3 hours each direction

BC Ferries’ Coastal Celebration vessel has been reassigned from its regular route to accommodate one round trip sailing between Nanaimo and Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Malahat will close overnight until Nov. 22, the province confirmed on Nov. 16. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)

Malahat to close overnight for 7 days after flooding, BC Ferries stepping in again

Overnight crews to repair Hwy 1 damage caused by recent weather conditions

The Malahat will close overnight until Nov. 22, the province confirmed on Nov. 16. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)
Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park were swept up in stormy floodwaters on Nov. 15. (Courtesy RLC Park Services)

VIDEO: Goldstream salmon swim beside picnic tables amid surging stormwaters

Park still closed as Malahat region sustains flood damage

Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park were swept up in stormy floodwaters on Nov. 15. (Courtesy RLC Park Services)
Raises and 10 new positions are largely behind a Victoria Police Department request to the City of Victoria that would add more than $4 million to its annual budget. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria budget discussions lead to divides on policing

VicPD seeks to add $4.18 million in 2022, public can offer opinions at Nov. 17 virtual town hall

Raises and 10 new positions are largely behind a Victoria Police Department request to the City of Victoria that would add more than $4 million to its annual budget. (Black Press Media file photo)
Warm clothes can become lifesaving items for at-risk residents when winter weather strikes. (Black Press Media file photo)

Clothing donations needed across Greater Victoria

Warm outerwear most requested for those in need, as winter looms

Warm clothes can become lifesaving items for at-risk residents when winter weather strikes. (Black Press Media file photo)
It seems a seal was just as interested in the spawning salmon as visiting humans at Goldstream Provincial Park on Wednesday, Nov. 11. (Courtesy of Ruban Rebalkin)

VIDEO: Sneaky seal spotted at salmon spawning site in Langford river

A Goldstream Provincial Park visitor caught an unusual guest along the river’s edge

It seems a seal was just as interested in the spawning salmon as visiting humans at Goldstream Provincial Park on Wednesday, Nov. 11. (Courtesy of Ruban Rebalkin)
In Victoria’s Ross Bay Cemetery, rows of granite headstones commemorate those lost in the First and Second World War. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

‘Dignity and grace’: How Greater Victoria cemeteries honour veterans

The history and legacy of Canadian heroes, engraved in granite

In Victoria’s Ross Bay Cemetery, rows of granite headstones commemorate those lost in the First and Second World War. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)
Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital is one of the Island Health facilities that has taken in patients from Northern Health over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Do patient transfers impact Island Health COVID-19 figures? Yes and no, officials say

New case numbers, hospitalizations two different categories

Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital is one of the Island Health facilities that has taken in patients from Northern Health over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria firefighters on scene at 840 Johnson St. for a structure fire in the residential building. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

UPDATE: Two units damaged in Johnson Street fire

Cause of fire under investigation

Victoria firefighters on scene at 840 Johnson St. for a structure fire in the residential building. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)
One arrested man is suspected to have attempted multiple Greater Victoria robberies in an eight-day span. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrest man suspected in up to 10 robberies in region

Robberies and attempts in Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich and Oak Bay attributed to suspect

One arrested man is suspected to have attempted multiple Greater Victoria robberies in an eight-day span. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria has released its 2021 living wage report, showing that two parents in a four-person family need to earn $20.46 an hour to meet basic needs. (Black Press Media file photo)

Family living wage jumps to $20.46 in Greater Victoria

Dual wage needed to meet basic needs for family of four increases by 5.52 per cent from 2019 figure

The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria has released its 2021 living wage report, showing that two parents in a four-person family need to earn $20.46 an hour to meet basic needs. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Canadian pest control company just released its annual list of rodent-filled cities. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria is B.C.’s 3rd ‘rattiest’ city on pest control firm’s top 20 list

Provincial capital’s rodent record keeps company busy

A Canadian pest control company just released its annual list of rodent-filled cities. (Black Press Media file photo)
The spawning season lasts from late October to early December. (Black Press Media file photo)

Where to see spawning salmon on Vancouver Island this year

The top spots for fall fish viewing, from Goldstream to Campbell River

The spawning season lasts from late October to early December. (Black Press Media file photo)
The last time Victoria experienced so much rain was in 2003. (Black Press Media file photo)

Thursday downpour sends Victoria weather watchers scrambling for record books

Gonzales Point weather station registers wettest Oct. 28 ever

The last time Victoria experienced so much rain was in 2003. (Black Press Media file photo)
The planned 306-bed assisted living facility will be built on Metchosin Road south of Latoria Boulevard. (Courtesy Capital Regional Hospital District)

$205-million dementia care neighbourhood coming to Colwood

Independence, connection and wellness prioritized for future residents

The planned 306-bed assisted living facility will be built on Metchosin Road south of Latoria Boulevard. (Courtesy Capital Regional Hospital District)
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