Victoria News Staff

The addition of the new bike lanes hope to further connect the Greater Victoria Area. (Black Press file photo)

Esquimalt adding new protected bike and pedestrian lanes in 2023

The goal of the new bike lanes is to reduce the number of cars that pass through the area

The addition of the new bike lanes hope to further connect the Greater Victoria Area. (Black Press file photo)
VicPD is warning the public after fraudsters took nearly $50,000 from a victim of a phishing scam. (Black Press Media file photo)

Public warned after Bitcoin scam swindles Victoria victim for $50K

Victim directed to tell bank funds for buying property, deposit cash at Bitcoin ATMs

VicPD is warning the public after fraudsters took nearly $50,000 from a victim of a phishing scam. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the Greater Victoria Green Team worked to clean an invasive plant from Patricia Bay Park. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Green Team)

Greater Victoria Green Team takes on invasive plants in Patricia Bay Park

The group worked nearly 3 hours to remove the invasive Himalayan blackberry

Members of the Greater Victoria Green Team worked to clean an invasive plant from Patricia Bay Park. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Green Team)
The Spirit of British Columbia has been delayed due to a mechanical error. (Black Press Media file photo)

Anchor issue causing BC Ferries delays between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen

Spirit of British Columbia drops anchor off Mayne Island

The Spirit of British Columbia has been delayed due to a mechanical error. (Black Press Media file photo)
The family hosts a memorial service on Dec. 18 for Victoria man Scott Graham, 67, who died while travelling in Spain. (Courtesy Georgia Graham)

Family hosts memorial for Victoria man who disappeared, died in Spain

Memorial service for Scott Graham is Dec. 18 in Victoria

The family hosts a memorial service on Dec. 18 for Victoria man Scott Graham, 67, who died while travelling in Spain. (Courtesy Georgia Graham)
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 Nov. 29

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.
Axe and Grind coach Ragnar Olafson poses for a photo with TV star John C. McGinley. (Axe and Grind/Facebook)

Celebrities throw axes in Victoria business

Scrubs, 24 stars spotted in Victoria

Axe and Grind coach Ragnar Olafson poses for a photo with TV star John C. McGinley. (Axe and Grind/Facebook)
Hospice hosts a community gathering Dec. 1 that includes the annual tree lighting, and a new candle-lighting ceremony, treats, music and importantly, information on how to cope with grief on the holidays. (Courtesy Victoria Hospice)

Victoria Hospice candle-lighting gathering reminds us it’s OK to grieve

Community gathering is Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. by the Garry oak tree on Richmond Road

Hospice hosts a community gathering Dec. 1 that includes the annual tree lighting, and a new candle-lighting ceremony, treats, music and importantly, information on how to cope with grief on the holidays. (Courtesy Victoria Hospice)
Walk seems the safe way to travel as the snow accumulates in downtown Duncan on Tuesday (Nov. 28). (Sarah Simpson/Black Press Media)

Watch for ice as temperatures plunge across Vancouver Island

Cold is probable, snow for Friday a maybe, say forecasters

Walk seems the safe way to travel as the snow accumulates in downtown Duncan on Tuesday (Nov. 28). (Sarah Simpson/Black Press Media)
Alvin Deo and his group of 27 colleagues from Victoria have purchased lottery tickets for close to five years. (Courtesy BCLC)

Someone bought a $1M winning ticket in Victoria

Greater Victoria group shared $1M winning ticket in October

Alvin Deo and his group of 27 colleagues from Victoria have purchased lottery tickets for close to five years. (Courtesy BCLC)
Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)

Blake Shelton announced as Sunfest headliner

The Cowichan country music festival returns to Laketown Ranch Aug. 3 to 6, 2023

Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)
In addition to the 2012 Chrysler 200, the recipient of the fourth annual car giveaway receives three months of insurance from Maxxam Insurance, one year of maintenance from Affordable Auto Repair, and a two-year warranty from Lubrico Warranties. (Courtesy Cool Aid Society)

Greater Victoria aid society, Langford car dealership rev up annual car giveaway

Nominations open for Victoria Cool Aid Society, King’s Auto Sales giveaway

In addition to the 2012 Chrysler 200, the recipient of the fourth annual car giveaway receives three months of insurance from Maxxam Insurance, one year of maintenance from Affordable Auto Repair, and a two-year warranty from Lubrico Warranties. (Courtesy Cool Aid Society)
The B.C. legislature building decorated with a fine dusting of snow in December 2021. Snow and low temperatures prompted warming centres and shelters to be activated in Victoria on Nov. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria warming centres, shelters available on Tuesday night

Low temperatures and snow expected as strong gusts impact region

The B.C. legislature building decorated with a fine dusting of snow in December 2021. Snow and low temperatures prompted warming centres and shelters to be activated in Victoria on Nov. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria General Hospital’s current intensive care unit patient monitoring system is more than 17 years old. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation/Facebook)

Victoria Hospitals Foundation launches fundraiser on Giving Tuesday for new ICU patient monitors

‘More than Just a Monitor’ campaign aims to raise $500,000 for critical equipment

Victoria General Hospital’s current intensive care unit patient monitoring system is more than 17 years old. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation/Facebook)
Michaelangelo and Candice Woodward celebrating the announcement of the 2019 Capital City Comic Con. (Black Press Media file photo)

Future uncertain as Capital City Comic Con on hiatus for 2023

Resources required to plan the event for its traditional spring dates deemed too onerous

Michaelangelo and Candice Woodward celebrating the announcement of the 2019 Capital City Comic Con. (Black Press Media file photo)
The B.C. legislature building decorated with a fine dusting of snow in December 2021. A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast this week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria forecast prompts opening of warming centres, heads up from Canadian weather report star

Mix of snow and rain with frosty temperatures expected in Greater Victoria

The B.C. legislature building decorated with a fine dusting of snow in December 2021. A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast this week. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)

Highly-touted Connor Bedard delivers for Regina in win over Victoria Royals

Bedard scores hat trick as Pats take 9-5 win in the capital city

The Regina Pats took down the Victoria Royals 9-5 on Nov. 26 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy of the Regina Pats)
The Victoria Shoebox Project is looking for donations to help fill more than 700 shoeboxes by Dec. 16, with each and everyone of them destined for a woman in need. (Courtesy Victoria Shoebox Project/Facebook)

Victoria Shoebox Project looking to fill 735 shoeboxes

Each box is designed to brighten a woman’s day and is filled with $50 of personal care, comfort items

The Victoria Shoebox Project is looking for donations to help fill more than 700 shoeboxes by Dec. 16, with each and everyone of them destined for a woman in need. (Courtesy Victoria Shoebox Project/Facebook)
A tasting at the 2020 Victoria Whisky Festival, which returns to the Hotel Grand Pacific in January. (Orlando Carillo/Victoria Whisky Festival)

Greater Victoria spirits are high with the return of whisky fest

Tickets on sale now for Victoria Whisky Festival, Jan. 19 to 22, 2023

A tasting at the 2020 Victoria Whisky Festival, which returns to the Hotel Grand Pacific in January. (Orlando Carillo/Victoria Whisky Festival)
Premier David Eby has announced the province is scrapping controversial plans to eliminate individualized autism funding, which was scheduled to be phased out by 2025. (Black Press Media file photo)

Premier announces about-turn on B.C. autism funding cuts

David Eby says individualized funding will continue past 2025

Premier David Eby has announced the province is scrapping controversial plans to eliminate individualized autism funding, which was scheduled to be phased out by 2025. (Black Press Media file photo)