Victoria

Victoria police suspect a driver was impaired by drugs when they crashed into the Bay Centre Marble Slab Sunday night. (Courtesy VicPD)

VIDEO: Suspected drug-impaired driver crashes into Victoria ice cream shop

Driver crashes into Bay Centre Marble Slab, reverses, and comes back again

 

Crystal Pool. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria’s Crystal Pool replacement project stalled until 2023

Project not included in city’s 2022 draft budget, advocate saddened by the delay

  • Oct 23, 2021

 

Smoke coming off MV Zim Kingston vessel can be seen from Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Fire on cargo ship off Victoria’s shore leads to crew evacuation as 40 containers fall overboard

Five crew members remained on the MV Zim Kingston to fight the fire as of Saturday night

 

Our Place Society and Cool Aid Society say COVID-19 cases among Victoria’s unhoused population have dropped since their peak at the end of September. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 cases fall, vaccination rates rise in Victoria’s unhoused population

Our Place says its cases dropped from 56 to 2 over 3 weeks

Our Place Society and Cool Aid Society say COVID-19 cases among Victoria’s unhoused population have dropped since their peak at the end of September. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are looking for the owner of a wallet they recovered from a recent break-and-enter in the Fairfield neighbourhood. (Courtesy VicPD)

Owner sought of wallet recovered from Victoria break-in

Wallet found at residence in 900-block of Fairfield Road

Victoria police are looking for the owner of a wallet they recovered from a recent break-and-enter in the Fairfield neighbourhood. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police say a missing Victoria teen Lia Barker may be with wanted man Lionel Sewap in Greater Victoria or the Lower Mainland. (Courtesy VicPD)

Missing Victoria teen may be with wanted man, police say

Lia Baker, 16, last seen in Victoria Sept. 21

Victoria police say a missing Victoria teen Lia Barker may be with wanted man Lionel Sewap in Greater Victoria or the Lower Mainland. (Courtesy VicPD)
Root Cellar owners Daisy and Adam Orser stand in front of their new Cook Street location on its opening day Oct. 20. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Root Cellar opens on Cook Street to warm welcome

Old Oxford Foods space transformed with modern renovation

Root Cellar owners Daisy and Adam Orser stand in front of their new Cook Street location on its opening day Oct. 20. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Victoria police apprehended a man under the mental health act in the 100-block of Gorge Road East Oct. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police officer punched while apprehending man in crisis

Officer treated for concussion, released from hospital

Victoria police apprehended a man under the mental health act in the 100-block of Gorge Road East Oct. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are seeking witnesses and information after four fires were set in one day in James Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are seeking witnesses and information after four fires were set in one day in James Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria masseur arrested in May faces nine more sexual assault charges. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria masseur charged with 9 more counts of sexual assault

Ajesh ‘Sam’ Jacob remains on bail awaiting trial

A Victoria masseur arrested in May faces nine more sexual assault charges. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police apprehended a man wanted under several criminal and mental health warrants Oct. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police apprehend man following 8-hour barricade

Irritant gas used after negotiations failed

Victoria police apprehended a man wanted under several criminal and mental health warrants Oct. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
A jellyfish floats seemingly weightless, in this image taken from a video shot in the waters off the Ogden Point breakwater by diver Justin Gross. (YouTube/Justin Gross)

VIDEO: A peek under the Salish Sea off the shores of Victoria

Local diver shares first-person perspective of the wonders of kelp forest

A jellyfish floats seemingly weightless, in this image taken from a video shot in the waters off the Ogden Point breakwater by diver Justin Gross. (YouTube/Justin Gross)
Rowers taking part in the Head and Tail of the Gorge regatta in Victoria on Saturday. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Costumed regatta takes to the Gorge in Victoria

Saturday was day one of the Head and Tail of the Gorge event

Rowers taking part in the Head and Tail of the Gorge regatta in Victoria on Saturday. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board’s 2022 provisional budget is 7.05 per cent higher compared to 2021 with pay raises and additional resources driving the increased price tag. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board’s proposed budget price up 7 per cent from 2021

Department pay increases, new resources driving the cost increase

The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board’s 2022 provisional budget is 7.05 per cent higher compared to 2021 with pay raises and additional resources driving the increased price tag. (Black Press Media file photo)
University of Victoria researcher and biodiversity expert Brian Starzomski on the hunt for tiny plant treasures at Oak Bay’s Harling Point in early October. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
University of Victoria researcher and biodiversity expert Brian Starzomski on the hunt for tiny plant treasures at Oak Bay’s Harling Point in early October. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Server Roxanne Cameron sets up a ping pong table on the street patio area outside Pagliacci’s restaurant on Broad Street as she and other staff get ready for opening. The eatery supplied both the ping pong and a foosball table for patrons who want to enjoy the outdoor space. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria council gives pandemic patios year-long extension

Extending Build Back Victoria programs until fall 2022 gets the green light

Server Roxanne Cameron sets up a ping pong table on the street patio area outside Pagliacci’s restaurant on Broad Street as she and other staff get ready for opening. The eatery supplied both the ping pong and a foosball table for patrons who want to enjoy the outdoor space. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
(Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Victoria Royals goalie #35 Sebastian Wraneschitz redirects the puck as teammate #3 Justin Kipke battles with Kamloops Blazers #29 Nick McCarry during the first period at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Kamloops Blazers roll over Victoria Royals 8-3

Royals had best start of the season but couldn’t execute on the powerplay

  • Oct 14, 2021
Victoria Royals goalie #35 Sebastian Wraneschitz redirects the puck as teammate #3 Justin Kipke battles with Kamloops Blazers #29 Nick McCarry during the first period at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
A glimpse from a previous Massive Marine Garage Sale to benefit the museum. (Maritime Museum of British Columbia/Facebook)

Massive Marine Garage Sale returns this weekend

Dozens of vendors bring marine goods to Victoria to raise funds for the Maritime Museum of B.C.

A glimpse from a previous Massive Marine Garage Sale to benefit the museum. (Maritime Museum of British Columbia/Facebook)