Victoria

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nick Pivetta throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Victoria-born pitcher throws first Red Sox complete game since 2019

Nick Pivetta didn’t let a leadoff homer phase him, allowing just two hits in 5-1 win

 

A man walks on a mountain of plastic bottles as he carries a sack of them to be sold for recycling after weighing them at the dump in the Dandora slum of Nairobi, Kenya on Dec. 5, 2018. The UN Environment Assembly unanimously voted in March to start to create a legally binding global treaty to address plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, rivers and landscape. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

B.C. watches as California subpoenas plastic industry over waste, alleged deception

University of Victoria law expert says recycling used by plastic producers to deceive public

 

The Koningsdam ship arrived in Victoria on April 9 and holds up to 2,650 passengers. The local landfill will once again be taking cruise ship waste now that they’re returning to Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

As cruise ships return to Greater Victoria, so does their garbage

Cruise garbage represented 1.3 per cent of all the solid waste landfilled in the CRD in 2019

 

Victoria police have responded to around two dozen incidents relating to youth, who are coming from other communities, reportedly engaging in crimes downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police report swarms of youth flocking into downtown to commit crimes

Police say roughly 150 youth came from other communities causing more than 2 dozen calls for service

Victoria police have responded to around two dozen incidents relating to youth, who are coming from other communities, reportedly engaging in crimes downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)
Actor Denise Crosby is headlining a slate of celebrity guests at this year’s Capital City Comic Con in September. (Capital City Comic Con/Instagram)

Victoria’s Capital City Comic Con announces celebrity guests

Actor Denise Crosby will headline at the September event in Victoria

Actor Denise Crosby is headlining a slate of celebrity guests at this year’s Capital City Comic Con in September. (Capital City Comic Con/Instagram)
A car crashed into Victoria’s Red Cross Society building on May 10, sending four people to hospital. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Four hospitalized after Victoria driver hits pedestrian then crashes into Red Cross

Driver, two passengers and pedestrian suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries

A car crashed into Victoria’s Red Cross Society building on May 10, sending four people to hospital. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Nurses from across B.C. attend a vigil at the B.C. legislature Monday night and say they’ll return Tuesday, May 10 for a rally to demand the government address the health-care crisis. (Courtesy BCNU)

Nurses plan rally at B.C. legislature to demand health-care crisis action

Caregivers use National Nursing Week to highlight problems impacting mental health, patient care

Nurses from across B.C. attend a vigil at the B.C. legislature Monday night and say they’ll return Tuesday, May 10 for a rally to demand the government address the health-care crisis. (Courtesy BCNU)
Economist and University of Victoria postdoctorate fellow Kevin Andrew was one of three authors of a study into green stimulus among G20 countries. He’s pictured here at a climate change conference in Glasgow. (Courtesy of Kevin Andrew)

Canada a G20 leader in green pandemic recovery initiatives, UVic study finds

Still roadblocks ahead on hitting emission goals find University of Victoria researchers

Economist and University of Victoria postdoctorate fellow Kevin Andrew was one of three authors of a study into green stimulus among G20 countries. He’s pictured here at a climate change conference in Glasgow. (Courtesy of Kevin Andrew)
From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Pickleball’s growth raises a racket in Victoria, amid bans over noise complaints

“The noise is people having fun,” says Victoria Regional Pickleball Association president

From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Victoria will create a bylaw aiming to reduce the amount of single-use plastics being used in the city. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Victoria looks at adding 25-cent surcharge to every single-use takeout cup

Plastic items by request only part of proposed bylaw to address city’s 75,000 throwaway items a day

Victoria will create a bylaw aiming to reduce the amount of single-use plastics being used in the city. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Fundraiser started for Ukrainian pastor’s family after house fire suspected of arson in Victoria

Members of Victoria-based family injured escaping from early morning fire

A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Victoria has passed what some are calling an unprecedented affordable housing policy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria adopts ‘historic’ permit process to kickstart more affordable housing

Policy allows certain projects to bypass council, looks to spur housing creation

Victoria has passed what some are calling an unprecedented affordable housing policy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria-based advanced care paramedic Melissa Sims is part of a group of B.C. paramedics fundraising to buy at least one ambulance filled with supplies to donate to medical volunteers on the frontline of the war in Ukraine. (Photo Courtesy of Melissa Sims)

B.C. paramedics hoping to double down on donation with two ambulances for Ukraine

Victoria-based paramedics flying to Poland Sunday to purchase ambulance, supplies

Victoria-based advanced care paramedic Melissa Sims is part of a group of B.C. paramedics fundraising to buy at least one ambulance filled with supplies to donate to medical volunteers on the frontline of the war in Ukraine. (Photo Courtesy of Melissa Sims)
Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)

Cirque du Soleil returns to Vancouver Island this spring with OVO

Seven performances will transform Victoria’s Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in June

Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)
Ian Indridson was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Search continues three months after Island man’s ‘uncharacteristic’ disappearance

Ian Indridson described as Caucasian, 5’11”, with a slim build and short brown salt and pepper hair

Ian Indridson was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)
The province has extended its pandemic patio program until next spring. The patios in the 1300-block of Gladstone Avenue serve as a pilot program as Victoria explores permanently allowing street and sidewalk dining spaces. (Courtesy Build Back Victoria)

B.C. extends pandemic patio program until next spring as summer season looms

Victoria mayor applauds the move as many still easing out of COVID-19 life

The province has extended its pandemic patio program until next spring. The patios in the 1300-block of Gladstone Avenue serve as a pilot program as Victoria explores permanently allowing street and sidewalk dining spaces. (Courtesy Build Back Victoria)
Christopher Gaudet is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Man wanted on Canada-wide arrest warrant believed to be in Victoria

Anyone who sees 36-year-old Christopher Gaudet is asked to not approach him, call 911

Christopher Gaudet is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Pacific FC CEO Rob Friend (middle) speaks at a season kickoff event. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Pacific FC already looking to the future after Canadian Premier League title

The Langford-based team held a season kickoff event Thursday

Pacific FC CEO Rob Friend (middle) speaks at a season kickoff event. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Photos of Payton MacDonald, who has been missing for two weeks, pinned up during a news conference in Victoria on March 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

RCMP makes appeal as dad still refusing to talk about missing B.C. girl’s location

Payton MacDonald, 13, was last seen on Harbour View Road in Ladysmith two weeks ago

Photos of Payton MacDonald, who has been missing for two weeks, pinned up during a news conference in Victoria on March 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Vancouver Island RCMP Cpl. Alex Berube speaks at a news conference in Victoria on March 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

UPDATE: Missing Ladysmith girl found safe, say RCMP

Payton MacDonald, 13, was last seen on Harbour View Road in Ladysmith two weeks ago

Vancouver Island RCMP Cpl. Alex Berube speaks at a news conference in Victoria on March 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)