Daniel Palmer

Drivers motor up the ramp to board B.C. Ferries’ Spirit of British Columbia for a 9 a.m. sailing at Swartz Bay terminal. The company makes money with its sailings to Tsawwassen

Special Report on B.C. Ferries – Part 4: Trying to reimagine B.C. Ferries

With public input, the province hopes to get the cash-strapped corporation back on course

Drivers motor up the ramp to board B.C. Ferries’ Spirit of British Columbia for a 9 a.m. sailing at Swartz Bay terminal. The company makes money with its sailings to Tsawwassen
Merchant Navy veteran Bill Emberly

Merchant navy vets endured wartime stress

Enemy u-boats could be lurking anywhere underneath the waves

Merchant Navy veteran Bill Emberly

Traffic jam at Esquimalt council

Road-related issues bring the residents out in droves

Emergency crews remove an RCMP officer from her vehicle after a two vehicle motor vehicle accident at the corner of Blanshard Street at Broughton Street just before 9:30 AM Thursday morning.

Police officer injured in morning collision

Emergency crews have closed Blanshard Street at Broughton Street following a collision between a police car and a civilian vehicle.

Emergency crews remove an RCMP officer from her vehicle after a two vehicle motor vehicle accident at the corner of Blanshard Street at Broughton Street just before 9:30 AM Thursday morning.
Passengers enjoy the view on board the B.C. Ferries vessel Spirit of British Columbia during a sailing from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen.

Special Report on B.C. Ferries – Part 3: A lifeline to the mainland

B.C. Ferries impacts everything from food prices to tourism for Vancouver Islanders

Passengers enjoy the view on board the B.C. Ferries vessel Spirit of British Columbia during a sailing from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen.

Numbers vary widely in Esquimalt policing report

Township panel marked RCMP policing proposal far higher than that of VicPD

Amar Sandhu has begun training for the first annual Fight 4 the Cause boxing classic Dec. 8.

Putting up their dukes for a cause

Rookie boxers to fight for charity at black-tie event in Victoria

Amar Sandhu has begun training for the first annual Fight 4 the Cause boxing classic Dec. 8.
Harold Swierenga

Special Report on B.C. Ferries – Part 2: Gulf Islanders pay a price

Ferry committee members call consultation ‘confusing, rushed and missing key parts of the picture’

Harold Swierenga
A passenger walks up the passageway to Berth No. 5 at B.C. Ferries’ Tsawwassen terminal to wait for the arrival of the ferry from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. In the background a ferry heads out on the Tsawwassen-Duke Point run.

Special Report on B.C. Ferries – Part 1: A sea of change

B.C. Ferries at ‘tipping point’ of affordability: commissioner

A passenger walks up the passageway to Berth No. 5 at B.C. Ferries’ Tsawwassen terminal to wait for the arrival of the ferry from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. In the background a ferry heads out on the Tsawwassen-Duke Point run.

Victoria man chased into Gorge by police dog

K-9 unit and VicPD officers take down man who fled from traffic stop

The Sapphire Princess cruise ship sits at Ogden Point in early October.

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority aiming for another record season

Successful 2012 also included a reduction in speeding in neighbourhood

The Sapphire Princess cruise ship sits at Ogden Point in early October.
The Spirit of British Columbia churns through the waters of Active Pass en route from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen. B.C. Ferries is undertaking community consultation to help find ways of saving millions of dollars.

B.C. Ferries charts a new course

The News embarks upon an investigation into beleaguered corporation

The Spirit of British Columbia churns through the waters of Active Pass en route from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen. B.C. Ferries is undertaking community consultation to help find ways of saving millions of dollars.
Ivan Habel

B.C. liquor branch altered charity policy in June

Province announces some changes, but fails to explain delay to inform public of charity wine auction restrictions

Ivan Habel
James Kasper in the Soma Sound studio in Oak Bay. Kasper recently launched Blue Water Gun records

Blue Water Gun records takes aim at local talent

Label will focus on artists who contribute to community; official launch expected in May

James Kasper in the Soma Sound studio in Oak Bay. Kasper recently launched Blue Water Gun records
Ivan Habel

B.C. liquor policies crush Belfry Theatre fundraiser

Victoria's Belfry Theatre denied a liquor licence for wine auction; consequences could be 'massive' for other B.C. charities

Ivan Habel

Victoria senior pulled from her vehicle in attempted carjacking

Suspect flees on foot after failing to start vehicle

Off-duty Victoria police officers disarm gunman

Officers heard woman screaming for help during their morning jog

Members of the Association for Responsible and Environmentally Sustainable Sewage Treatment

Sewage debate clogs CRD committee meeting in Victoria

Talk of alternate technologies still on the table with some committee members

Members of the Association for Responsible and Environmentally Sustainable Sewage Treatment
A stolen Chevrolet Cavalier

Stolen vehicle rams into Victoria police cruiser

Police avoid high-speed chase, lure associate with fake drug call to lead them back to driver

A stolen Chevrolet Cavalier
Democrats Abroad Victoria Chapter members (from left): Heidi Burch

U.S. citizens in Victoria ramp up for presidential election

Democrats Abroad active on Vancouver Island, while Republicans find more support from Ontario-based U.S. expats

Democrats Abroad Victoria Chapter members (from left): Heidi Burch