Victoria

Shopping in the evening in downtown Victoria can be a good time to go, with relatively few people in store and plenty of room to physically distance, as this photo from Government Street shows. (Don Descoteau/News Staff) 
Shopping in the evening in downtown Victoria can be a good time to go, with relatively few people in store and plenty of room to physically distance, as this photo from Government Street shows. But thanks to a new program from the Downtown Victoria Business Association, many downtown businesses will soon be able to provide free delivery for customers across the region. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria businesses offered free delivery for regional customers

DVBA launches ‘Downtown Delivers’ program Dec. 7

 

Athletes with Fairway Gorge Paddling Club’s open men’s staff head out on a high-tech outrigger canoe. The club raised more than $16,500 at its 2020 Wetdasche event. (Courtesy of Fairway Gorge Paddling Club)

Victoria paddling group breaks fundraising record

Fairway Gorge Paddling Club’s 2020 Wetdashe event raises more than $16,500

 

A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria Monday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Strong wind whips Greater Victoria

Winds predicted to subside by Monday afternoon

 

Tim Siebert, one half of the partnership behind Citrus & Cane, says opening the Douglas Street cocktail lounge during a pandemic had challenges, but the bar is ready to adapt to whatever comes next. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

New Victoria tropical cocktail lounge designed with COVID-19 safety in mind

Citrus & Cane opens in site of former Copper Owl after eight-month delay

Tim Siebert, one half of the partnership behind Citrus & Cane, says opening the Douglas Street cocktail lounge during a pandemic had challenges, but the bar is ready to adapt to whatever comes next. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
West Shore RCMP arrested four suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in View Royal Nov. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP arrests four following armed robbery

A victim was assaulted and robbed in View Royal early Thursday morning

West Shore RCMP arrested four suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in View Royal Nov. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
Volunteers are need for opportunities across Greater Victoria. (Stock photo)

COLUMN: Spend some time helping others in your community

Volunteer opportunities in Greater Victoria, the week of Nov. 1

  • Nov 27, 2020
Volunteers are need for opportunities across Greater Victoria. (Stock photo)
Island Health reported an exposure of COVID-19 at Sir James Douglas Elementary on Nov. 23. Those with high-risk exposures have been contacted directly, the health authority says. (Google maps)

Victoria elementary school added to list of COVID-19 exposures

Fairfield school is region’s third school listed with an exposure this month

Island Health reported an exposure of COVID-19 at Sir James Douglas Elementary on Nov. 23. Those with high-risk exposures have been contacted directly, the health authority says. (Google maps)
A Victoria-based orthopedic surgeon has been reprimanded after using sexualized language during a surgical consult with a pre-teen patient. (Pixabay)

Victoria doctor fined and reprimanded for calling pre-teen patient a ‘loose woman’

Dr. Bruce Taro Yoneda admitted to using sexualized language in surgical consult

A Victoria-based orthopedic surgeon has been reprimanded after using sexualized language during a surgical consult with a pre-teen patient. (Pixabay)
An economic recovery plan in progress since April offers various recommendations for the region to overcome the impacts of COVID-19. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Greater Victoria economic ‘reboot’ plan tackles impacts of COVID-19

Newly-formed task force looks at various sectors, industries

An economic recovery plan in progress since April offers various recommendations for the region to overcome the impacts of COVID-19. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Belfry Theatre’s Crush Fine Wine auction goes virtual this year. (Courtesy of Belfry Theatre)
The Belfry Theatre’s Crush Fine Wine auction goes virtual this year. (Courtesy of Belfry Theatre)
A lawsuit has been filed by a Penticton mall against The Bay for owing them around $600,000 in unpaid rent since April. The lawsuit says The Bay has been given an eviction notice. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Hudson’s Bay referenced in legal petition against Penticton store

Victoria landlord allegedly received default notice from retailer

A lawsuit has been filed by a Penticton mall against The Bay for owing them around $600,000 in unpaid rent since April. The lawsuit says The Bay has been given an eviction notice. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria is still short on doctors, even as primary care gains importance in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)

Pandemic is a time for ‘blue sky thinking’ on B.C. doctor shortage, expert says

Greater Victoria still plagued by ongoing shortage of family physicians

Greater Victoria is still short on doctors, even as primary care gains importance in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)
A rendering of Victoria Wonderland, a drive-thru immersive holiday experience coming to the Breakwater District at Ogden Point. (Courtesy of Transcend Victoria)

Immersive, drive-thru holiday light show coming to Victoria

‘Victoria Wonderland’ runs from Dec. 7 to Dec. 31

A rendering of Victoria Wonderland, a drive-thru immersive holiday experience coming to the Breakwater District at Ogden Point. (Courtesy of Transcend Victoria)
Victoria has the fourth most expensive rental market, according to PadMapper’s November 2020 rent report. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Cost to rent a Victoria two bedroom up 15 per cent from 2019

PadMapper’s latest rent report shows Victoria prices continue to soar

Victoria has the fourth most expensive rental market, according to PadMapper’s November 2020 rent report. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Ed Geric, president of Mike Geric Construction, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for Tresah, a B.C. mass timber-constructed condo development coming to the ‘Midtown’ area of Victoria. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Ground breaks on mass timber condo buildings in Victoria

Development kicks off Midtown neighbourhood, says Victoria mayor

Ed Geric, president of Mike Geric Construction, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for Tresah, a B.C. mass timber-constructed condo development coming to the ‘Midtown’ area of Victoria. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A windy forecast has cancelled some BC Ferries sailings Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media File)
A windy forecast has cancelled some BC Ferries sailings Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media File)
Quality Foods advertising manager, Regan Beaulieu, (left) and president, Noel Hayward, (right) stand in front of the Clean Cart on its first day of testing, Nov. 12. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

View Royal Quality Foods launches innovative new cart cleaning device

The Clean Cart uses far-UV light and is the first of its kind in Canada

Quality Foods advertising manager, Regan Beaulieu, (left) and president, Noel Hayward, (right) stand in front of the Clean Cart on its first day of testing, Nov. 12. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Eileen Stolze, 99, holds a picture of herself when she was in her early 20s, serving for the Royal Canadian Air Force in Skidoo, N.B. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

99-year-old Victoria woman felt a duty to serve in the Second World War

Eileen Stolze received the British Empire medal for outstanding service

Eileen Stolze, 99, holds a picture of herself when she was in her early 20s, serving for the Royal Canadian Air Force in Skidoo, N.B. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Victoria Shoah Project is hosting a virtual commemoration of Kristallnacht on Nov. 9. (Facebook/Victoria Shoah Project)

Victoria Shoah Project holds virtual commemoration of Kristallnacht

Jewish community remembers day of violence, holds hope for shalom

The Victoria Shoah Project is hosting a virtual commemoration of Kristallnacht on Nov. 9. (Facebook/Victoria Shoah Project)
The remains of the Capital CityCentre Hotel after a late-night fire tore through the building Thursday, Nov. 5. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The remains of the Capital CityCentre Hotel after a late-night fire tore through the building Thursday, Nov. 5. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)