Victoria

A little boy dresses up to watch on Quadra Street as the ceremonial procession and provincial commemorative service for Queen Elizabeth II passes along. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Victoria procession, ceremony, as B.C. pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Longest-serving monarch died on Sept. 8 after 70 years on the throne

A little boy dresses up to watch on Quadra Street as the ceremonial procession and provincial commemorative service for Queen Elizabeth II passes along. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Pictured is traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. A UVic researcher found carbon pricing mixed with subsidies for drivers to choose cleaner options was one of the most effective mixes at reducing transportation emission in Europe. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

B.C. researcher recommends carrot-and-stick to curb transportation emissions

Study shows how big greenhouse gas cuts are possible as world pushes to meet climate goals

Pictured is traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. A UVic researcher found carbon pricing mixed with subsidies for drivers to choose cleaner options was one of the most effective mixes at reducing transportation emission in Europe. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Victoria police responded to a report that a man had been shot at a temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Douglas Street early Friday (Sept. 16) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two arrested after man shot at Victoria temporary housing facility

Victim sustained possible life-altering gunshot wound

Victoria police responded to a report that a man had been shot at a temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Douglas Street early Friday (Sept. 16) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
A life preserver sits on the bridge of the Royal Canadian Navy’s ORCA class patrol vessel Caribou. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Canada’s Pacific fleet on display in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Annual Defence on the Dock held at Ship Point for first time

A life preserver sits on the bridge of the Royal Canadian Navy’s ORCA class patrol vessel Caribou. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. (Black Press Media file photo)

Solving worker shortages requires housing action: Greater Victoria business leaders

Local business groups tackle employment crunch and how companies more forward

An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police were looking for Riga Godron in relation to charges stemming from alleged erratic driving on July 1. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Victoria council candidate arrested after skipping court date

Riga Godron was wanted for charges related to several erratic driving incidents

Victoria police were looking for Riga Godron in relation to charges stemming from alleged erratic driving on July 1. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Ocean Network Canada field services manager Dirk Brussow and senior project engineer Nicolai Bailly with the recovered wave glider from the seafloor geodesy system project. (Courtesy of Ocean Networks Canada)

Research off Vancouver Island looks to uncover what makes megathrust earthquakes tick

Ocean Networks Canada team measuring tectonic plate movements underwater

Ocean Network Canada field services manager Dirk Brussow and senior project engineer Nicolai Bailly with the recovered wave glider from the seafloor geodesy system project. (Courtesy of Ocean Networks Canada)
Victoria says the time commitments of VicPD officers waiting in hospitals for mental health assessments puts a burden on police resources, and security guards with the special constable designation could take over the duties to alleviate the issue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria pleas for end of police supervision of Mental Health Act detainees

City says officers having to stay at hospital while individuals are assessed strains resources

Victoria says the time commitments of VicPD officers waiting in hospitals for mental health assessments puts a burden on police resources, and security guards with the special constable designation could take over the duties to alleviate the issue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a man after another man was stabbed Aug. 31. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect arrested in Victoria after man stabbed in the chest by stranger

Victim suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound, suspect tasered before arrest

Victoria police arrested a man after another man was stabbed Aug. 31. (Black Press Media file photo)
It’s easy to miss the public waterfront access at Hollywood Crescent and Wildwood Avenue in Victoria with not much signage in the area. A new guide looks to empower British Columbians to get back into public lands. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Groups call on British Columbians to know their rights to access public, natural spaces

UVic law centre teams up with outdoor council to empower residents to get out in nature

It’s easy to miss the public waterfront access at Hollywood Crescent and Wildwood Avenue in Victoria with not much signage in the area. A new guide looks to empower British Columbians to get back into public lands. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Photos of loved ones outside the Ministry of Health office during an International Overdose Awareness Day event in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Pleas for safe drug supply mark International Overdose Awareness Day in B.C. capital

10,000 people have died of toxic drug poisoning in B.C. since 2016

Photos of loved ones outside the Ministry of Health office during an International Overdose Awareness Day event in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Police arrested a man on Aug. 27 who wasn’t supposed to be in Victoria after he applied for $50,000 in financing at a local car dealership. (Black Press Media file photo)

85 charges recommended against Island suspect in multiple frauds

Man under numerous court orders arrested after Victoria car dealer gets suspicious

Police arrested a man on Aug. 27 who wasn’t supposed to be in Victoria after he applied for $50,000 in financing at a local car dealership. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Union Club of British Columbia copy of Yousuf Karsh’s famous 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill is not at risk of theft following, says the manager after the recent discovery the original on display at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa had been replaced by a fake. (Courtesy of the Union Club of British Columbia)

Vancouver club confident its copy of scowling Churchill portrait secure

Union Club of British Columbia owns a copy of the original work discovered stolen from Ottawa hotel

The Union Club of British Columbia copy of Yousuf Karsh’s famous 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill is not at risk of theft following, says the manager after the recent discovery the original on display at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa had been replaced by a fake. (Courtesy of the Union Club of British Columbia)
Made Sparshu, Sam Elder and Nyoman Sparshu (left to right) are the inaugural recipients of Island Health’s Youth Harm Reduction award. (Courtesy of Island Health)

Trio wants to bring award-winning harm reduction program to all Island high schools

One person they trained saved the life of a high-risk youth, 500 trained overall

Made Sparshu, Sam Elder and Nyoman Sparshu (left to right) are the inaugural recipients of Island Health’s Youth Harm Reduction award. (Courtesy of Island Health)
The commissioner called the teacher’s behaviour a violation of ‘his privileged position of power and trust.’ (Black Press Media file photo)

Former B.C. teacher gets lifetime ban after sexual relationship with student

Brent Garraway admitted to being physically intimate, having sexual relationship with student

The commissioner called the teacher’s behaviour a violation of ‘his privileged position of power and trust.’ (Black Press Media file photo)
A fuel-absorbing boom in an ecologically sensitive area near Washington state’s San Juan Island on Aug. 17. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Twitter)
A fuel-absorbing boom in an ecologically sensitive area near Washington state’s San Juan Island on Aug. 17. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Twitter)
Angela Dalman is being remembered as a shining light by her loved ones as her killer is sentenced to life with no parole for 14 years. (Angela Suzanne/Facebook)

Man who killed Vancouver Island mother gets life in jail, no parole for 14 years

Friends, family mourn the ‘shining light’ Angela Dalman was

Angela Dalman is being remembered as a shining light by her loved ones as her killer is sentenced to life with no parole for 14 years. (Angela Suzanne/Facebook)
Angela Dalman was shot and killed in Langford in March 2020. Friends and family made emotional pleas during the sentencing hearing for Dalman’s murderer on Aug. 22. (Angela Suzanne/Facebook)

Giving and joyful Langford mother remembered at her murderer’s sentencing

Anthony Dheensaw shot and killed Angela Dalman in March 2020

Angela Dalman was shot and killed in Langford in March 2020. Friends and family made emotional pleas during the sentencing hearing for Dalman’s murderer on Aug. 22. (Angela Suzanne/Facebook)
Romana Didulo, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Canada”, hands out sardines to followers at an event in Peterborough, Ont. where participants looked to arrest police for COVID-related “crimes against humanity.” Some protesters have been charged with assaulting police at the event. (CarymaRules/Twitter)

B.C.’s ‘Queen of Canada’ promotes assault charge-ridden Ontario rally

Romana Didulo’s conspiracy-filled Telegram account has 60,000 followers

Romana Didulo, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Canada”, hands out sardines to followers at an event in Peterborough, Ont. where participants looked to arrest police for COVID-related “crimes against humanity.” Some protesters have been charged with assaulting police at the event. (CarymaRules/Twitter)
The average rent for all property types in Victoria jumped 27 per cent in July over the same month in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria rents spike at fastest rate in the country in past year

Cost of 2-bedroom suite reaches $2,836, a jump of 34.8 per cent over July 2021

The average rent for all property types in Victoria jumped 27 per cent in July over the same month in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)