Victoria News Staff

The Better Business Bureau is warning people of scammers posing as Amazon customer support. (AP File Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Watch out for Amazon imposters, says scam expert

Better Business Bureau is warning of a rise in Amazon scammers as people online shop more

The Better Business Bureau is warning people of scammers posing as Amazon customer support. (AP File Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
West Shore RCMP officers delivered dumped Amazon packages on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP deliver Amazon packages dumped outside mailbox

Officers take matters into their own hands ‘before mailbox pirates got to it’

West Shore RCMP officers delivered dumped Amazon packages on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Michael Friesen, 38, is a Caucasian man standing 6’1” and weighing approximately 220 pounds. (VicPD handout)

UPDATED: Victoria police arrest man after hours-long barricade

Michael Friesen was wanted on an unendorsed warrant for various offences

Michael Friesen, 38, is a Caucasian man standing 6’1” and weighing approximately 220 pounds. (VicPD handout)
A power outage is affecting over 1,500 people on the West Shore on the morning of Oct. 19. (BC Hydro)

UPDATED: Power restored to over 1,500 people after early morning West Shore crash causes outage

The power went off at about 1:40 a.m. after a crash on Sooke Road

A power outage is affecting over 1,500 people on the West Shore on the morning of Oct. 19. (BC Hydro)
Recovering the 'wool' dog crania in 2018. Photo: Eric Guiry

Ancient ‘woolly dog’ ate mostly fish, new University of Victoria study finds

Study gives researchers better understanding of human-dog relationships on Tsehaht First Nation

Recovering the 'wool' dog crania in 2018. Photo: Eric Guiry
Victoria police officers have arrested a man after he broke into a Blackwood Street home at 8:40 a.m. Oct. 17. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Man arrested after breaking into home of sleeping Victoria residents

Suspect arrested at Cook Street, Kiwanis Way

Victoria police officers have arrested a man after he broke into a Blackwood Street home at 8:40 a.m. Oct. 17. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
(Left to right) Jagmeet Singh, federal NDP leader; Zeb King, Saanich North and the Islands NDP candidate; Telaxten (Paul Sam), Tsartlip Nation councillor; Laurel Collins, NDP Member of Parliament for Victoria; Gord John, NDP Member of Parliament for Courtenay-Alberni; Murray Rankin, NDP candidate for Oak Bay—Gordon Head visited Deep Cove on Oct. 17. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Federal NDP leader promises to champion freighter traffic control in Deep Cove

Jagmeet Singh, local NDP candidates spoke in North Saanich Saturday morning

(Left to right) Jagmeet Singh, federal NDP leader; Zeb King, Saanich North and the Islands NDP candidate; Telaxten (Paul Sam), Tsartlip Nation councillor; Laurel Collins, NDP Member of Parliament for Victoria; Gord John, NDP Member of Parliament for Courtenay-Alberni; Murray Rankin, NDP candidate for Oak Bay—Gordon Head visited Deep Cove on Oct. 17. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
High-risk sex offender, Cameron Ratelle, was released into Victoria Friday afternoon after completing his sentence for sexual assault. (Victoria Police Department)

High-risk sex offender released in Victoria

Cameron Ratelle has a history of violent sexual offences against women aged 16-25

High-risk sex offender, Cameron Ratelle, was released into Victoria Friday afternoon after completing his sentence for sexual assault. (Victoria Police Department)
Roller Skate Victoria shoots their version of a viral TikTok video. (Roller Skate Victoria/Facebook)

WATCH: Victoria rollerskate school brings #cranberrydreams with new video

Roller Skate Victoria joins many others in imitating viral TikTok video

Roller Skate Victoria shoots their version of a viral TikTok video. (Roller Skate Victoria/Facebook)
Over 2,000 customers in the Langford and Millstream area are out of power Friday afternoon. (Google Maps)

Power returns for thousands of West Shore BC Hydro customers

Customers have been without power since 1:43 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Over 2,000 customers in the Langford and Millstream area are out of power Friday afternoon. (Google Maps)
Passengers seated in rows five to 11 on WestJet flight 195 on Oct. 10 may have been exposed to COVID-19. (Black Press File Photo)

COVID-19 exposure reported on WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria

The BCCDC is cautioning anyone who was seated in rows five to 11 on WestJet flight 195 on Oct. 10

Passengers seated in rows five to 11 on WestJet flight 195 on Oct. 10 may have been exposed to COVID-19. (Black Press File Photo)
Victoria police, fire and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team responding to a barricade incident in the 700-block of Pandora Avenue on Dec. 25, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria officer cleared of wrongdoing in fatal Christmas Day barricade incident

Woman died after being shot in the head, neck with plastic projectiles

Victoria police, fire and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team responding to a barricade incident in the 700-block of Pandora Avenue on Dec. 25, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team apprehended a man Friday morning after he was caught destroying residential property and barricaded himself in a stairwell. (Black Press News Staff)

Victoria emergency response team uses non-lethal weapons to apprehend man

The man barricaded himself in a stairwell Oct. 15 and was destroying residential property

Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team apprehended a man Friday morning after he was caught destroying residential property and barricaded himself in a stairwell. (Black Press News Staff)
A few dozen residents marched through the streets of Downtown Victoria Oct. 16, calling for affordable and safe housing for all. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

‘Housing for all’ march hits Victoria streets

Route runs from Beacon Hill Park to Central Park, City Hall and the Legislature

A few dozen residents marched through the streets of Downtown Victoria Oct. 16, calling for affordable and safe housing for all. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
If re-elected, the BC NDPs have promised funding to tackle toxicity in Elk and Beaver Lake, popular swimming and rowing spots for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photos)

ELECTION 2020: NDP promises funding to tackle Elk and Beaver Lake algae blooms

BC NDP claims it would provide $750,000 to reduce toxic outbreaks in two Greater Victoria lakes

If re-elected, the BC NDPs have promised funding to tackle toxicity in Elk and Beaver Lake, popular swimming and rowing spots for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photos)
A Victoria resident is facing over $5,000 in tickets for impaired driving and other offences. (Black Press Media file photo)

Morning traffic stop leaves Victoria woman facing over $5,000 in fines for impaired driving, other offences

Witness called police after driver was swerving on the Trans-Canada Highway in Langford

A Victoria resident is facing over $5,000 in tickets for impaired driving and other offences. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are investigating after a man was assaulted with a weapon in Central Park on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man sent to hospital with potentially life-altering injuries after Victoria assault

VicPD called to Central Park for an assault with a weapon

Victoria police are investigating after a man was assaulted with a weapon in Central Park on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chocolate chip cookies topped the list of 2020 dessert searches in B.C. (Unsplash)

Chocolate chip cookies, banana bread top list of B.C.’s favourite desserts

Dessert Advisor website analyzed monthly Google searches

Chocolate chip cookies topped the list of 2020 dessert searches in B.C. (Unsplash)
A large bush sporting googly eyes and a mask is delighting Colwood residents along Cecil Blogg Drive. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Nature masks up too in Colwood

A large bush sporting googly eyes and a mask has been giving residents a good chuckle

A large bush sporting googly eyes and a mask is delighting Colwood residents along Cecil Blogg Drive. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Rufus the pug gets dressed up for Halloween. The BC SPCA in Victoria has worked with the Cool Aid Society to extend its pet food bank services to more pets and people in need in the community. (Courtesy of BC SPCA)

Non-profit partnership helps more Victoria pets in need

BC SPCA and Cool Aid Society extend pet food bank to more community members

Rufus the pug gets dressed up for Halloween. The BC SPCA in Victoria has worked with the Cool Aid Society to extend its pet food bank services to more pets and people in need in the community. (Courtesy of BC SPCA)