Victoria News Staff

A new short film festival called MORVENFEST is encouraging B.C. secondary students to step into the world of film during their Christmas break. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

New film festival gives Victoria students exciting opportunity

MORVENFEST is open to all B.C. secondary students over Christmas break

A new short film festival called MORVENFEST is encouraging B.C. secondary students to step into the world of film during their Christmas break. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Victoria police are asking for help finding high-risk missing woman, Crystal Ross, who was last seen in Victoria Oct. 28. (Victoria Police Department handout)

UPDATE: Missing Victoria woman located

Crystal Ross, 38, was reported missing after being last seen on Oct. 28

Victoria police are asking for help finding high-risk missing woman, Crystal Ross, who was last seen in Victoria Oct. 28. (Victoria Police Department handout)
Victoria Police Service Dog Zender helped arrest two people in Quadra Village on Sunday. (VicPD)

Police arrest two suspects after robbery at Quadra Village store at knifepoint

A police dog helped Victoria Police Department locate the two suspects

Victoria Police Service Dog Zender helped arrest two people in Quadra Village on Sunday. (VicPD)
The JDRF Rockin’ For Research virtual gala raised over $720,000 in support of type 1 diabetes research. (Photo courtesy of JDRF Canada)

JDRF Rockin’ For Research a virtual life-saver

Virtual gala raises over $720,000 for type 1 diabetes research

The JDRF Rockin’ For Research virtual gala raised over $720,000 in support of type 1 diabetes research. (Photo courtesy of JDRF Canada)
Victoria police are investigating a pedestrian involved crash at Harriet and Gorge roads. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

UPDATE: Pedestrian dies from injuries in Friday evening crash

Police are asking any witnesses to call their non-emergency line

Victoria police are investigating a pedestrian involved crash at Harriet and Gorge roads. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
BC Transit’s double-decker buses in Victoria don their fabulous Mo’staches in support of Movember. (BC Transit/Twitter)

Mustachioed double-decker buses hit Victoria streets to support Movember

Campaign raises funds and awareness about mental health, suicide prevention and cancers

BC Transit’s double-decker buses in Victoria don their fabulous Mo’staches in support of Movember. (BC Transit/Twitter)
Victoria police are crediting a local taxi driver with helping locate two missing children. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria taxi driver helps police locate two missing children

VicPD officers were about to issue a public alert when the kids were spotted

Victoria police are crediting a local taxi driver with helping locate two missing children. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
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. 4

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.
Exercise psychologist and director of the Behavioural Medicine Lab at the University of Victoria, Ryan Rhodes, emphasizes the importance of exercise despite COVID-19 restrictions. (Courtesy of the University of Victoria)

Research shows 20 per cent of Canadians became inactive during COVID-19

UVic exercise psychologist emphasizes need to form exercise habits during pandemic

Exercise psychologist and director of the Behavioural Medicine Lab at the University of Victoria, Ryan Rhodes, emphasizes the importance of exercise despite COVID-19 restrictions. (Courtesy of the University of Victoria)
A legal battle over the glare created by a metal roof in Central Saanich has ended after a BC Supreme Court decision that damages had already been provided. (Unsplash)

Central Saanich legal battle over roof-caused sun glare draws to close

Neighbours embroiled in court battle since 2015

A legal battle over the glare created by a metal roof in Central Saanich has ended after a BC Supreme Court decision that damages had already been provided. (Unsplash)
After multiple sweeps of the building, emergency crews determined that it was safe for construction workers to return inside. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

UPDATE: Construction site given all clear after Hazmat finds nothing

Workers evacuated after feeling burning in their noses and throats

After multiple sweeps of the building, emergency crews determined that it was safe for construction workers to return inside. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Victoria police took a man into custody after a downtown foot chase on Nov. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD nab man in downtown foot chase

Victoria police made the arrest near Niagara Street and Government Street

Victoria police took a man into custody after a downtown foot chase on Nov. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department arrested a man Nov. 3 after receiving reports that he had set a fire inside a Beacon Hill Park tent. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD arrests man who set fire in Beacon Hill tent

The man had previously been prohibited from entering Victoria parks

The Victoria Police Department arrested a man Nov. 3 after receiving reports that he had set a fire inside a Beacon Hill Park tent. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are looking for Richard Strocel. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police searching for man wanted for sexual assault

Police are looking for 61-year-old Richard Strocel

Victoria police are looking for Richard Strocel. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Pedestrian fatalities in B.C. spike during fall and winter months. Weather and driver distraction are two contributing factors, according to ICBC. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police remind drivers to use caution during rainy, dark days

Pedestrian fatalities spike in fall and winter months: ICBC

Pedestrian fatalities in B.C. spike during fall and winter months. Weather and driver distraction are two contributing factors, according to ICBC. (Black Press Media file photo)
A motion coming to Victoria City Council is asking for additional pandemic relief funding for the Vic West Lawn Bowling Club. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lawn bowling club asks Victoria for $3,500 in pandemic relief

The Vic West Lawn Bowling Club has been operating since 1930

A motion coming to Victoria City Council is asking for additional pandemic relief funding for the Vic West Lawn Bowling Club. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are searching for this man, who they say swung a baseball bat at a number of people on Monday. (VicPD)

UPDATE: VicPD identify suspect who swung baseball bat at people

The suspect threw the bat, which struck another person, and then fled the scene

Victoria police are searching for this man, who they say swung a baseball bat at a number of people on Monday. (VicPD)
The BCCDC reported exposures on flights arriving and departing Victoria last week. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 exposure reported on Victoria flight

WestJet flight 227 added to list of domestic flight exposures

The BCCDC reported exposures on flights arriving and departing Victoria last week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria-based author Monique Gray Smith has released the new picture book When We Are Kind, based on the words of provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Photo contributed)

Victoria author releases picture book based on words of Dr. Bonnie Henry

When We Are Kind encourages children to explore how they feel when performing acts of kindness

Victoria-based author Monique Gray Smith has released the new picture book When We Are Kind, based on the words of provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Photo contributed)
Victoria council is considering providing extra funding to Our Place in order to extend the hours for showers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria to consider extra funds for longer shower hours at Our Place

It would cost the city $15,000 per month for an extra five hours of access each day

Victoria council is considering providing extra funding to Our Place in order to extend the hours for showers. (Black Press Media file photo)