Victoria News Staff

Vancouver Island First Nations and supporters gather near Victoria’s Inner Harbour and at the legislature in the summer of 2021 to honour 215 children who never came home from a Kamloops residential school. Events marking the discovery replaced Canada Day events last year, but traditional city organized events, with heavy First Nations involvement, may return for 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria seeking local First Nations’ involvement in July 1 events; fireworks returning

Canada Day plans still preliminary, more discussions needed before event schedule set

Vancouver Island First Nations and supporters gather near Victoria’s Inner Harbour and at the legislature in the summer of 2021 to honour 215 children who never came home from a Kamloops residential school. Events marking the discovery replaced Canada Day events last year, but traditional city organized events, with heavy First Nations involvement, may return for 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
A suspect was arrested in relation to a man being stabbed in Victoria last Friday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested following Friday stabbing in Victoria

Police believe victim was targeted, man suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries

A suspect was arrested in relation to a man being stabbed in Victoria last Friday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Firefighters with the Victoria Fire Department respond to a kitchen fire in the 2000-block of Cook Street. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: Smoky morning with fires in Esquimalt, Victoria

Smoke engulfed a Fernwood neighbourhood home after an Esquimalt industrial fire Tuesday morning

Firefighters with the Victoria Fire Department respond to a kitchen fire in the 2000-block of Cook Street. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Environment Canada is warning of dense fog throughout Vancouver Island Jan. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

Poor visibility expected across Vancouver Island as fog advisory extended

Areas of dense fog will lift by Tuesday afternoon, Environment Canada says

Environment Canada is warning of dense fog throughout Vancouver Island Jan. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
Save Old Growth demonstrators block northbound lanes on Douglas Street at the intersection with Johnson Street in downtown Victoria on Monday afternoon (Jan. 24). (Photo courtesy of Klasom Satlt’xw Losah/Facebook)

6 arrested in Victoria after group blocks northbound lanes of Douglas Street downtown

Save Old Growth continues campaign calling for end to old growth logging around B.C.

Save Old Growth demonstrators block northbound lanes on Douglas Street at the intersection with Johnson Street in downtown Victoria on Monday afternoon (Jan. 24). (Photo courtesy of Klasom Satlt’xw Losah/Facebook)
The announced COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over at the Heights at Mt. View care home in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)

COVID-19 outbreak over at Saanich care home, new one declared in Nanaimo

Three resident cases are associated with the new outbreak

The announced COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over at the Heights at Mt. View care home in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)
With freezing temperatures in the forecast, an extreme weather alert is in effect for Greater Victoria on Jan 24. (Black Press Media file photo)

Freezing forecast sees overnight shelter spaces added in Victoria, Sooke

Those experiencing homelessness can grab one of 30 spots available in Victoria, five in Sooke

With freezing temperatures in the forecast, an extreme weather alert is in effect for Greater Victoria on Jan 24. (Black Press Media file photo)
Recycling piles grow on Quadra Street as some residents go weeks without a pickup. The CRD and Emterra hired trucks and crews to catch up starting Jan. 24. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

CRD, Emterra hire more trucks, crews as Greater Victoria recycling piles up

Materials set to be sorted at alternate facilities as challenges remain

Recycling piles grow on Quadra Street as some residents go weeks without a pickup. The CRD and Emterra hired trucks and crews to catch up starting Jan. 24. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Victoria police are searching for missing teen Lia Barker, 16, who was last seen in Victoria Jan. 23. (Courtesy VicPD)

MISSING: 16-year-old last seen in Victoria

Lia Barker seen in Victoria on evening of Jan. 23

Victoria police are searching for missing teen Lia Barker, 16, who was last seen in Victoria Jan. 23. (Courtesy VicPD)
The Victoria Seed Library is holding information sessions for prospective members in February, March and April. (Twitter/lifecyclesprjct)

Victoria Seed Library looks to grow membership 2022

Budding members invited to learn more at information sessions

The Victoria Seed Library is holding information sessions for prospective members in February, March and April. (Twitter/lifecyclesprjct)
Katrina Chen, provincial minister of state for child care, speaks with a Vancouver Island University early education student at a funding announcement. (Black Press Media file photo)

More spots for early childhood education students coming to Camosun College

Provincial funding allowing for 24 additional spaces

Katrina Chen, provincial minister of state for child care, speaks with a Vancouver Island University early education student at a funding announcement. (Black Press Media file photo)
Downtown Victoria streets have been emptier with less tourists in town since the pandemic started, but the South Island Prosperity Partnership has been working hard to get the economy bouncing back. It earned three international awards for its efforts. (Black Press Media file photo)

South Island Prosperity Partnership wins 3 global awards for COVID economic response

Conglomerate’s 2 gold, 1 silver won for innovation, special events, education partnerships

Downtown Victoria streets have been emptier with less tourists in town since the pandemic started, but the South Island Prosperity Partnership has been working hard to get the economy bouncing back. It earned three international awards for its efforts. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 32nd annual Chip In for the Kids, raised more than $15,000 for Easter Seals programs and services, including Camp Shawnigan where children and adults with disabilities have enjoyed overnight camp experiences since 1979. (Courtesy Easter Seals)

Greater Victoria residents recycle more than 1,000 trees for children’s charity

Donations amass to $15,000 for Easter Seals BC and Yukon

The 32nd annual Chip In for the Kids, raised more than $15,000 for Easter Seals programs and services, including Camp Shawnigan where children and adults with disabilities have enjoyed overnight camp experiences since 1979. (Courtesy Easter Seals)
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the B.C. legislature Saturday to protest government mandates introduced during the pandemic. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

UPDATE: Hundreds gather at B.C. legislature for rally against pandemic restrictions

The event was organized by the B.C. Businesses Against Health Pass Facebook page

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the B.C. legislature Saturday to protest government mandates introduced during the pandemic. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Family Literacy Week emphasizes the importance of reading through a variety of games and virtual events. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Peninsula Literacy)

Family Literacy Week in Greater Victoria reminds of the importance of reading

Family friendly events and activities take place Jan. 23 to 30 around the region and online

Family Literacy Week emphasizes the importance of reading through a variety of games and virtual events. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Peninsula Literacy)
Meliah Motchman has a snack while completing a five-kilometre swim at Thetis Lake. The Victoria Special Olympics open water swimmer is nominated for an international award. (Photo courtesy of Susan Simmons)

Victoria Special Olympics swimmer nominated for international open water award

Distance swimming specialist Meliah Motchman has broken new ground

Meliah Motchman has a snack while completing a five-kilometre swim at Thetis Lake. The Victoria Special Olympics open water swimmer is nominated for an international award. (Photo courtesy of Susan Simmons)
The province has launched a study into the redevelopment of the Evergreen Terrace complex at 2501 Blanshard St. in Victoria. The project was announced with statements from David Eby, the B.C. minister responsible for housing, on Friday, Jan. 21. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito file photo)

Plans to redevelop 175-unit, low-income housing complex in the works for Victoria

Province says Evergreen Terrace tenants won’t lose housing because of project

The province has launched a study into the redevelopment of the Evergreen Terrace complex at 2501 Blanshard St. in Victoria. The project was announced with statements from David Eby, the B.C. minister responsible for housing, on Friday, Jan. 21. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito file photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak at The Summit long-term care home in Victoria was among three declared Thursday and Friday, Jan. 20 and 21. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)

Outbreaks at three Victoria care homes declared on Thursday, Friday

Ten residents at The Summit, Parkwood Court and Mount. St. Mary Hospital affected

A COVID-19 outbreak at The Summit long-term care home in Victoria was among three declared Thursday and Friday, Jan. 20 and 21. (Photo courtesy of Google Streetview)
A stay in the penthouse at the Hotel Grand Pacific is among the prizes for the raffle attached to the Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria festival. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria adds raffle to meal appeal

Prize packages feature hotel stays, restaurant gift cards; hospitality workers to benefit

A stay in the penthouse at the Hotel Grand Pacific is among the prizes for the raffle attached to the Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria festival. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health is encouraging residents to learn about and carry Naloxone to help prevent fatal overdoses. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drug poisoning and overdose advisory issued for Greater Victoria

Island Health warns of increased risk from injecting, inhaling drugs

Island Health is encouraging residents to learn about and carry Naloxone to help prevent fatal overdoses. (Black Press Media file photo)