City of Victoria

VicPD officers will be working to mitigate traffic disruptions during the Saturday (Aug. 20) cycling event. (Black Press Media file photo)

Several Victoria roads will be closed for Saturday’s cycling event

Tour de Victoria brings series of road closures from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 20

 

A live streaming video facing the intersection of Pandora and Store streets captured the moment a cyclist was struck by a truck July 5. (Swans/Youtube)

Victoria to install side guards on its trucks; cities want feds to mandate them

Capital Bike says the guards can help prevent cyclist deaths

 

The Township of Esquimalt plans to not renew a policing agreement that has seen it share budgeting and resources for VicPD with the City of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Township of Esquimalt to look at policing alternatives

Decision to not renew policing agreement with Victoria after 2023 follows public engagement

 

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum head curator Tatiana Robinson arranges a unique handmade 1950s UN flag flown by HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. The museum highlighted the flag for National Peacekeepers’ Day this year. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)

Crafty sailor remembered at CFB Esquimalt museum for his resourcefulness

Naval and Military Museum marks National Peacekeepers’ Day with reminder of local contributions

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum head curator Tatiana Robinson arranges a unique handmade 1950s UN flag flown by HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. The museum highlighted the flag for National Peacekeepers’ Day this year. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)
Victoria lawyer Donald Roy McLeod was suspended from practice for six weeks by the Law Society of B.C. for professional misconduct related to an adult guardianship case. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria lawyer suspended six weeks for professional misconduct

Donald Roy McLeod was also fined more than $16,000 for his actions

Victoria lawyer Donald Roy McLeod was suspended from practice for six weeks by the Law Society of B.C. for professional misconduct related to an adult guardianship case. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is investigating a sudden death after a body was found in a downtown parking lot. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police investigating sudden death

Investigation prompted by discovery of body in parking lot Saturday

VicPD is investigating a sudden death after a body was found in a downtown parking lot. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nulla’s reusable glass that’s been used at some Greater Victoria markets. The City of Victoria will create a new section in its 20-year economic plan and aims to become a national leader in the circular economy. (Photo courtesy of The Nulla Project)

Victoria looks to be a national leader in the circular economy

City incorporating the low-waste lens into its economic strategy for climate, waste, business goals

Nulla’s reusable glass that’s been used at some Greater Victoria markets. The City of Victoria will create a new section in its 20-year economic plan and aims to become a national leader in the circular economy. (Photo courtesy of The Nulla Project)
The Fibrations Festival, held last year in Fairfield’s Porter Park, returns Aug. 21 to a new location at Stevenson Park in Fernwood. Organizers expect this 11th edition to be bigger than ever. (Courtesy of Ryan Davis)

Fibrations festival relocates to Victoria’s Fernwood neighbourhood

Fibre artists, crafters and more gather in Stevenson Park for 11th festival Aug. 21

The Fibrations Festival, held last year in Fairfield’s Porter Park, returns Aug. 21 to a new location at Stevenson Park in Fernwood. Organizers expect this 11th edition to be bigger than ever. (Courtesy of Ryan Davis)
Concrete work will be going on at the intersection of Government and Herald streets from Aug. 9 to 12. (Google Streetview)

Drivers advised of concrete work at downtown Victoria intersection this week

Drivers should avoid intersection of Government and Herald streets

Concrete work will be going on at the intersection of Government and Herald streets from Aug. 9 to 12. (Google Streetview)
The City of Victoria plans to phase in a movement to a zero-carbon requirement on new buildings by 2025. (City of Victoria )

Victoria mandates zero carbon new buildings by 2025, ahead of B.C. timeline

Provincial requirement for new construction likely to take effect in 2030

The City of Victoria plans to phase in a movement to a zero-carbon requirement on new buildings by 2025. (City of Victoria )
The master plan layout for 300 affordable rental units at Chown Place in Victoria. (Courtesy of Gorge View Society)

300 affordable units coming to Victoria’s senior-focused Chown Place redevelopment

Gorge neighbourhood project includes green space, community centre

The master plan layout for 300 affordable rental units at Chown Place in Victoria. (Courtesy of Gorge View Society)
The yellow zones currently only allow for single-family dwellings. The missing middle initiative looks to change that. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria missing middle public hearing continues Sept. 1 after long opening session

Submissions about housing initiative can still be made, but not directly to council

The yellow zones currently only allow for single-family dwellings. The missing middle initiative looks to change that. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
VicPD has located Tyrone Emerson, who had been reported missing in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

FOUND: Victoria police locate missing man Tyrone Emerson, found to be safe

Police thank members of the public who shared his information

VicPD has located Tyrone Emerson, who had been reported missing in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Victoria’s 2021 crime severity highest among B.C.’s municipally policed communities

High urban density, social disorder present challenges for police, VicPD states

(Black Press Media file photo)
The Mysterious doorway is one of the natural oddities highlighted on the Elsie King Trail in Francis King Regional Park. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Three trails west of Esquimalt worth checking out

Each offers something different, and all have something worth seeing

The Mysterious doorway is one of the natural oddities highlighted on the Elsie King Trail in Francis King Regional Park. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
An Oak Bay Police Department car parked outside the office on Monterey Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Activist group deflates SUV tires in Victoria, Oak Bay

The group, called Tyre Extinguishers, wants to eliminate SUVs in cities

An Oak Bay Police Department car parked outside the office on Monterey Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ground-scaled multi-family homes are in high demand and needed in Victoria, but the city isn’t approving enough of them to be built, according to a recent report. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria housing review finds stark shortage in family spaces being approved

Despite record net permits issued, choice and affordability hinder market

Ground-scaled multi-family homes are in high demand and needed in Victoria, but the city isn’t approving enough of them to be built, according to a recent report. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
The Royal B.C. Museum. (Google photo)

10 things to do and see in Greater Victoria for the summer of 2022

Many attractions, activities to choose from for visitors of all ages

The Royal B.C. Museum. (Google photo)
A technician doing maintenance on the pipe organ at St. John the Divine Church in Victoria was trapped for a short period of time Wednesday morning (July 27), a situation that prompted a response by Victoria firefighters and paramedics. (St. John the Divine/Facebook)

Victoria firefighters respond after technician trapped behind church organ

No serious injuries result from situation, Victoria Fire Department said

A technician doing maintenance on the pipe organ at St. John the Divine Church in Victoria was trapped for a short period of time Wednesday morning (July 27), a situation that prompted a response by Victoria firefighters and paramedics. (St. John the Divine/Facebook)
Victoria has received a number of recommendations on how to improve, streamline or reimagine governance in the city. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria governance review calls for rework of meetings, councillor roles

Recommendations cover land use approvals, plus council conduct and impartiality

Victoria has received a number of recommendations on how to improve, streamline or reimagine governance in the city. (Black Press Media file photo)