Victoria News Staff

Annalee Lepp is the first woman to be appointed as dean of the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Humanities, after serving as acting dean since April 2020. (Courtesy of UVic Photo Services)

University of Victoria makes it official, Faculty of Humanities has first woman dean

Annalee Lepp led students, staff, faculty through pandemic as acting dean

Annalee Lepp is the first woman to be appointed as dean of the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Humanities, after serving as acting dean since April 2020. (Courtesy of UVic Photo Services)
Cory Trepanier captures Hudson Bay. (Ryan Bray photo)

Travel to the Arctic this Saturday from the comfort of your home

Trio of award-winning films about Canada’s north stream free on YouTube on July 17

Cory Trepanier captures Hudson Bay. (Ryan Bray photo)
A view of Lytton on Friday, July 9, nine days after a wildfire ripped through the village on June 30. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

Greater Victoria rallies for residents who fled fire in Lytton

Fill a truck with supplies July 17 at Barnes Harley-Davidson

A view of Lytton on Friday, July 9, nine days after a wildfire ripped through the village on June 30. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Saanich police are looking to identify two suspects after a property was damaged and items were stolen out of a trash compactor. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/ Twitter)
Saanich police are looking to identify two suspects after a property was damaged and items were stolen out of a trash compactor. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/ Twitter)
A high-profile property currently home to a parking lot in James Bay just off Victoria harbour has been purchased for potential use for a mixed-use development. (Courtesy of Mike Geric Construction)

Victoria company hopes to create paradise out of James Bay parking lot

Mike Geric Construction eyes mixed-use project for one of last undeveloped sites in neighbourhood

A high-profile property currently home to a parking lot in James Bay just off Victoria harbour has been purchased for potential use for a mixed-use development. (Courtesy of Mike Geric Construction)
Coun. Ben Isitt resigned this week as vice-chair of the Capital Regional District’s First Nations relations committee over concerns voiced about his presence at the Fairy Creek watershed blockades. (File contributed/City of Victoria)

Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt resigns from CRD First Nation committee vice-chair role

Resignation came after he “reflected on the concerns” made by Pacheedaht First Nation Chief

Coun. Ben Isitt resigned this week as vice-chair of the Capital Regional District’s First Nations relations committee over concerns voiced about his presence at the Fairy Creek watershed blockades. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
Campus Greenway pathway design and crossing improvements at West Campus Way. UVic’s West Campus Greenway project aims to create a main east-west greenway through the campus and develop the natural and man-made area to be used as both a connection and destination. (ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. rendering)

Construction gets rolling on UVic greenway

Project will connect east and west while improving greenspace

Campus Greenway pathway design and crossing improvements at West Campus Way. UVic’s West Campus Greenway project aims to create a main east-west greenway through the campus and develop the natural and man-made area to be used as both a connection and destination. (ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. rendering)
Each naloxone kit has three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus and alcohol swabs. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overdose advisory issued for Greater Victoria

Overdoses are increasing in the area, Island Health said

Each naloxone kit has three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus and alcohol swabs. (Black Press Media file photo)
Shane McGuire, a member of the 2017 Victoria HarbourCats team, was selected 278th overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2021 MLB draft. (Photo courtesy of Victoria HarbourCats)

Six former Victoria HarbourCats chosen in MLB draft

Each played with the team sometime between 2017 to 2019

Shane McGuire, a member of the 2017 Victoria HarbourCats team, was selected 278th overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2021 MLB draft. (Photo courtesy of Victoria HarbourCats)
Sooke RCMP arrested a man July 11 accused of stealing three bottles of wine from a liquor store and brandishing a sword at employees. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sword-brandishing robbery suspect arrested in Sooke

Three bottles of wine stolen from liquor store

Sooke RCMP arrested a man July 11 accused of stealing three bottles of wine from a liquor store and brandishing a sword at employees. (Black Press Media file photo)
The annual Victoria HarbourCats sock toss for Anawim House goes Thursday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria HarbourCats host annual sock toss for Anawim House

Cash, socks colleced July 15 for North Park non-profit

The annual Victoria HarbourCats sock toss for Anawim House goes Thursday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are asking for help identifying a 60-year-old woman suspected of stealing multiple items from a romance shop in the 2000-block of Douglas Street July 8. (Courtesy VicPD)

Suspected romance shop thief sought by Victoria police

Suspect described as an approximately 60-year-old Caucasian woman

Victoria police are asking for help identifying a 60-year-old woman suspected of stealing multiple items from a romance shop in the 2000-block of Douglas Street July 8. (Courtesy VicPD)
The MV Coho plies the waters in Port Angeles Harbor during a maintenance sailing. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coho ferry headed out for a spin in Victoria

Black Ball Ferry Line conducting routine drills Tuesday

The MV Coho plies the waters in Port Angeles Harbor during a maintenance sailing. (Black Press Media file photo)
Design District Access on Pembroke and Government streets has been purchased by commercial designer Ann Squires Ferguson. (Google Maps)

Victoria commercial designer acquires fellow local firm, downtown showroom

Western Interior Design to ramp up its residential offerings

Design District Access on Pembroke and Government streets has been purchased by commercial designer Ann Squires Ferguson. (Google Maps)
Victoria police arrested a man July 10 after he chased after a vehicle brandishing a knife. (Courtesy VicPD)

Man arrested after chasing Victoria police vehicle with knife

Man was subject of release conditions prohibiting him from possessing weapons

Victoria police arrested a man July 10 after he chased after a vehicle brandishing a knife. (Courtesy VicPD)
West Shore RCMP arrested a 33-year-old Langford man accused of threatening to kill his ex-partner and children on July 7. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison)

Langford man wanted for threatening his family arrested with helicopter, dogs

Lloyd Robinson was wanted for threatening to kill his ex-partner and their children

West Shore RCMP arrested a 33-year-old Langford man accused of threatening to kill his ex-partner and children on July 7. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison)
Island Health has issued no-swim advisories at Clover Point and Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)

No-swim advisories issued at two Greater Victoria beaches

High bacteria levels found at Clover Point, Saanich Inlet

Island Health has issued no-swim advisories at Clover Point and Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)
The government of B.C. has committed $42.9 million to replacing Cedar Hill Middle School with a new, more environmentally-friendly building by January 2025. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. commits $43 million to replace Saanich school

New Cedar Hill Middle School expected to be complete by January 2025

The government of B.C. has committed $42.9 million to replacing Cedar Hill Middle School with a new, more environmentally-friendly building by January 2025. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Transit is asking for public feedback on a bus route change that will connect East Sooke to Langford through Scia’new First Nation (Beecher Bay) beginning in January 2022. (Courtesy B.C. Transit)

Feedback sought on East Sooke bus extension through Beecher Bay

Route will connect Scia’new First Nation at Beecher Bay with East Sooke, Langford

B.C. Transit is asking for public feedback on a bus route change that will connect East Sooke to Langford through Scia’new First Nation (Beecher Bay) beginning in January 2022. (Courtesy B.C. Transit)
A local food tourism company opens its kiosk in the Steamship Terminal Building on July 17. (Google Maps)

Foodie tourism company opening kiosk in Victoria waterfront building

Off The Eaten Track adds self-guided tours to its menu

A local food tourism company opens its kiosk in the Steamship Terminal Building on July 17. (Google Maps)