Victoria News Staff

Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, was given the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Excellence Award on Wednesday evening. (Provided by Deepa Pillay)

Accent Inns, Hotel Zed CEO earns prestigious award

Mandy Farmer wins RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Excellence Award

Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, was given the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Excellence Award on Wednesday evening. (Provided by Deepa Pillay)
Victoria police are asking for the public’s help locating Alexander Stokes, 19. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Police report Victoria man found safe

Police ensured safety of 19-year-old

Victoria police are asking for the public’s help locating Alexander Stokes, 19. (Courtesy of VicPD)
BC Transit is investigating a ‘rapid bus’ action plan for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit launches investigation after passenger fall from upper deck

A passenger went to hospital after a fall from the upper deck

BC Transit is investigating a ‘rapid bus’ action plan for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)

Investigation launched into man’s death after arrest in Victoria

IIO investigation to determine if police actions or inaction played a role in the man’s death

The Victoria Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)
Brenda Schroeder thought she was reading it wrong when she won $100,000 from a Season’s Greetings Scratch & Win. (Courtesy BCLC)

New home on the agenda after scratch ticket win in Saanich

Victoria woman set to share her $100,000 Season’s Greetings lottery win

Brenda Schroeder thought she was reading it wrong when she won $100,000 from a Season’s Greetings Scratch & Win. (Courtesy BCLC)
The Belfry Theatre’s Crush Fine Wine auction goes virtual this year. (Courtesy of Belfry Theatre)

Belfry Theatre offers ‘rare and unusual wines’ for online auction

Theatre’s fundraiser goes virtual Nov. 30

The Belfry Theatre’s Crush Fine Wine auction goes virtual this year. (Courtesy of Belfry Theatre)
A group of Pearson College students take their learning outside in COVID-conscious classrooms. The college is one of 18 United World Colleges that will be welcoming more refugee students through the Rise initiative. (Courtesy of Pearson College)

Metchosin’s Pearson College part of new global initiative to support young refugees and trailblazers

The Rise initiative is seeking youth aged 15 to 17 who are ready to change the world

A group of Pearson College students take their learning outside in COVID-conscious classrooms. The college is one of 18 United World Colleges that will be welcoming more refugee students through the Rise initiative. (Courtesy of Pearson College)
Victoria has ranked seventh in a report scoring tech talent in Canada. (Provided by Tim Teh)

Victoria ranks seventh in Canadian tech talent

Canada’s top tech markets were ‘largely unfazed by the pandemic,’ states report

Victoria has ranked seventh in a report scoring tech talent in Canada. (Provided by Tim Teh)
Shoppers have until Dec. 16 to fulfill the wish lists of local seniors, through London Drugs’ Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program. (Black Press Media file photo)
 Shoppers have until Dec. 16 to fulfill the wish lists of local seniors, through London Drugs’ Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program. (Courtesy of London Drugs)

Greater Victoria seniors need holiday cheer more than ever this year

The annual Stocking Stuffers for Seniors drive helps curb loneliness in seniors

Shoppers have until Dec. 16 to fulfill the wish lists of local seniors, through London Drugs’ Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program. (Black Press Media file photo)
 Shoppers have until Dec. 16 to fulfill the wish lists of local seniors, through London Drugs’ Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program. (Courtesy of London Drugs)
The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is suspending all play from Nov. 21 until further notice. (Greg Sakaki/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey suspends play following new COVID-19 restrictions

All games postponed until further notice starting Nov. 21, league says

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League is suspending all play from Nov. 21 until further notice. (Greg Sakaki/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Classic cars will be cruising through the West Shore Nov. 21, encouraging people to donate to the Goldstream Food Bank. (Black Press Media file photo)

Supercars and classics cruising through Langford today for a cause

Goldstream Food Bank collecting non-perishables at 1:30 p.m.

Classic cars will be cruising through the West Shore Nov. 21, encouraging people to donate to the Goldstream Food Bank. (Black Press Media file photo)
Uber Eats is offering half-off pickup orders on Saturdays through November. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Uber Eats offers 50 per cent off Victoria takeout for Small Business Saturdays

Limited number of people to get half-off order on Saturdays through November

Uber Eats is offering half-off pickup orders on Saturdays through November. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)
Families are encouraged to take part in Santa’s Drive-Thru Lunch, a fundraiser for Help Fill a Dream being staged Dec. 5 by Country Grocer in the parking lot of Esquimalt Archie Browning Recretation Centre. (Image courtesy Help Fill a Dream)

Santa’s Drive-Thru Lunch replaces breakfast event in Esquimalt

Santa, superheroes and more on hand for Dec. 5 event benefiting Help Fill a Dream

Families are encouraged to take part in Santa’s Drive-Thru Lunch, a fundraiser for Help Fill a Dream being staged Dec. 5 by Country Grocer in the parking lot of Esquimalt Archie Browning Recretation Centre. (Image courtesy Help Fill a Dream)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Island Health warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Victoria pub

Health authority says risk is low for those at this location during exposure time

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria simplifies business licences with online option

Businesses needing more detailed reviews must still apply at city hall

(Black Press Media file photo)
Over 20 people gathered outside City Hall Friday afternoon to protest the City’s removal of a community tent and showers from Beacon Hill Park. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria residents protest removal of showers, community tent from Beacon Hill Park

Over 20 protesters gathered outside City Hall Friday afternoon

Over 20 people gathered outside City Hall Friday afternoon to protest the City’s removal of a community tent and showers from Beacon Hill Park. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Aerial shot of a section of the Hartland landfill in Saanich. (YouTube/Capital Regional District)

CRD, First Nations sign contract to haul biosolids to Mainland cement plant

Deal ‘hits the triple bottom line of positive social, environmental and financial impact,’ says CRD

Aerial shot of a section of the Hartland landfill in Saanich. (YouTube/Capital Regional District)
A new van for the Victoria Humane Society could mean at least 1,000 more animals can be helped this year. (Victoria Humane Society)

Victoria Humane Society’s new rescue vehicle allows for thousand more animals to be helped

In first week of use, new van transported 200 cats and dogs

A new van for the Victoria Humane Society could mean at least 1,000 more animals can be helped this year. (Victoria Humane Society)
VicPD is seeking witnesses and dashcam footage of a fatal crash that happened on Nov. 6. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria police seeking witnesses, dashcam footage of crash that killed cyclist

The crash happened on Nov. 6 at the intersection of Harriet Street and Gorge Road

VicPD is seeking witnesses and dashcam footage of a fatal crash that happened on Nov. 6. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Saanich police are searching for Sean Hart, who unexpectedly left a mental health facility on Nov. 6 and did not return. (Saanich Police)
Saanich police are searching for Sean Hart, who unexpectedly left a mental health facility on Nov. 6 and did not return. (Saanich Police)