Victoria News Staff

Victoria firefighters aim to answer burning questions with a new social media tool – FAQ Friday on Instagram. (Victoria Fire 730/Instagram)

Victoria firefighters take to Instagram to answer burning questions

Frequently Asked Questions Friday reveals why the department has yellow trucks

Victoria firefighters aim to answer burning questions with a new social media tool – FAQ Friday on Instagram. (Victoria Fire 730/Instagram)
Saanich resident and University of British Columbia student Emilie Wang is working with the UBC vaccine literacy club to address vaccine hesitancy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich-based UBC student gathers immunity experts to talk COVID-19 vaccines

An online panel discussion Sept. 18 will allow public to ask anonymous questions

Saanich resident and University of British Columbia student Emilie Wang is working with the UBC vaccine literacy club to address vaccine hesitancy. (Black Press Media file photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Esquimalt claimed the lives of six residents between Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. (Google Maps)

COVID-19 outbreak over at Esquimalt care home, Island Health says

Outbreak claimed lives of six Sunset Lodge residents

A COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Esquimalt claimed the lives of six residents between Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. (Google Maps)
An onslaught of rainy weather brought traffic mayhem to the West Shore Sept. 17, with four crashes in the first couple hours of the morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wet weather spells morning mayhem for West Shore traffic

Four vehicle crashes reported in two hours Sept. 17

An onslaught of rainy weather brought traffic mayhem to the West Shore Sept. 17, with four crashes in the first couple hours of the morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency crews assess the scene of a bus crash near Thetis Lake Friday morning. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)

Transit bus crashes into ditch near Thetis Lake on Trans-Canada Highway

No passengers on board, driver in stable condition

Emergency crews assess the scene of a bus crash near Thetis Lake Friday morning. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)
Victoria police show a comparison between a real submachine gun (bottom) and a replica one (top). (Courtesy VicPD)

Police seize replica submachine gun from bag hanging off Victoria balcony

Replica gun discovered by nearby resident, reported to police

Victoria police show a comparison between a real submachine gun (bottom) and a replica one (top). (Courtesy VicPD)
The Victoria Flying Club hangar at Victoria International Airport. (Victoria Flying Club photo)

Victoria Flying Club 75th anniversary celebration soars this weekend

Learn, see and fly at special public event this Saturday

The Victoria Flying Club hangar at Victoria International Airport. (Victoria Flying Club photo)
Golden Tide head coach Curtis Pelletier. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Golden Tide)

FRIDAY BASEBALL: Victoria Golden Tide playing inaugural home game

Tide taking on Thompson Rivers Wolfpack at Wilson’s Group Stadium at 6 p.m.

Golden Tide head coach Curtis Pelletier. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Golden Tide)
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Sept. 14

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Canadians head to the polls on Sept. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)

POLL: Will you be voting for a different party in this election than you did in 2019?

After the initial shock of an election call has worn off, Canadians…

Canadians head to the polls on Sept. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)
Businesses in the 3400-block of Douglas Street were evacuated after a gas leak Wednesday (Sept. 15). (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

UPDATE: Business back to usual after Saanich gas leak

No disruption to Galloping Goose, Highway 1 traffic

Businesses in the 3400-block of Douglas Street were evacuated after a gas leak Wednesday (Sept. 15). (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Esquimalt’s Sunset Lodge long-term care home is the site of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. (Google Maps)

Two more deaths reported from COVID-19 outbreak at Esquimalt care home

Six Sunset Lodge residents have died since outbreak began Aug. 27

Esquimalt’s Sunset Lodge long-term care home is the site of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. (Google Maps)
Three more school exposures have been reported in Greater Victoria, including at Ecole Victor-Brodeur in Esquimalt. (Google Streetview)

Another three school exposures reported in Greater Victoria

Exposures reported on volunteer-run site in lieu of public information

Three more school exposures have been reported in Greater Victoria, including at Ecole Victor-Brodeur in Esquimalt. (Google Streetview)
A special weather statement has been issued for Greater Victoria with winds gusting up to 70 km/h forecast for the B.C. inner south coast into Wednesday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Strong winds starting overnight prompt weather statement for Greater Victoria

Gusts up to 70 km/h in the forecast early Wednesday for B.C.’s inner south coast

A special weather statement has been issued for Greater Victoria with winds gusting up to 70 km/h forecast for the B.C. inner south coast into Wednesday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
The latest incident involving a police officer being physically assaulted happened during an early morning arrest Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canine service officer headbutted during early morning arrest in Victoria

Suspect faces recommended charges of obstructing and assaulting a peace officer

The latest incident involving a police officer being physically assaulted happened during an early morning arrest Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Royals begin their WHL exhibition schedule this weekend in Kelowna, and host the Prince George Cougars on Sept. 25 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals final roster to be released any day now

Western Hockey League team saw 43 players vie for spots during main camp

The Victoria Royals begin their WHL exhibition schedule this weekend in Kelowna, and host the Prince George Cougars on Sept. 25 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Kevin Light/Courtesy Victoria Royals)
Victoria police arrested a woman after an off-duty officer was attacked while walking in the 500-block of David Street around 12:30 p.m. on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Woman arrested after random assault on off-duty Victoria police officer

Off-duty officer struck and kicked in attack

Victoria police arrested a woman after an off-duty officer was attacked while walking in the 500-block of David Street around 12:30 p.m. on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)
When it comes to the future of the city’s music scene, Victoria is asking for the public’s help. Pictured is Winnie Cooper playing her flute at the Dallas Road beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
When it comes to the future of the city’s music scene, Victoria is asking for the public’s help. Pictured is Winnie Cooper playing her flute at the Dallas Road beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee is launching a five-part conversation series on improving community-police relations. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee)

Police committee launches conversation series on community relations in Greater Victoria

Five sessions to be hosted by local human rights advocate

The Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee is launching a five-part conversation series on improving community-police relations. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee)
Monterey Middle School is one of four Greater Victoria schools that have experiened a COVID-19 exposure so far in September, according to the BC School COVID Tracker. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 exposures reported in 4 Greater Victoria schools

Mom-run site tracking exposures in lieu of public information

Monterey Middle School is one of four Greater Victoria schools that have experiened a COVID-19 exposure so far in September, according to the BC School COVID Tracker. (Black Press Media file photo)