Jake Romphf

Metchosin’s Shannon Carman was on CBC’s The National newscast panel to share her perspective as an undecided voter after the English election debate. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Carman)

‘It made me feel very Canadian’: Metchosin woman takes part in The National’s undecided voter panel

Federal debate fracas divides leaders but connects four voters from across the political spectrum

Metchosin’s Shannon Carman was on CBC’s The National newscast panel to share her perspective as an undecided voter after the English election debate. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Carman)
Kayakers, paddleboarders and canoers travelled from Willows Beach to Cattle Point and back on Sept. 11 to raise money for the Island Kids Cancer Association. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

Paddlers in Oak Bay raise more than $23,000 for Island families facing child cancer

Paddle for Health hosted at Willows Beach on Sept. 11

Kayakers, paddleboarders and canoers travelled from Willows Beach to Cattle Point and back on Sept. 11 to raise money for the Island Kids Cancer Association. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
Ribfest returned to Esquimalt from Sept. 10 to 12 at Bullen Park. (Jake Romphf/NewsStaff)

PHOTOS: Meat maestros sling sauce at Esquimalt Ribfest return

The Sept. 10 to 12 event is supporting more than 50 charities

Ribfest returned to Esquimalt from Sept. 10 to 12 at Bullen Park. (Jake Romphf/NewsStaff)
Gurinder Pal Singh, in the yellow turban, stands shoulder to shoulder with about 15 people during a Friday vigil at Victoria’s Centennial Square for a man who was killed in Truro, Nova Scotia on Sept. 5. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria vigil held for man killed in Nova Scotia

Organizer said the death brought pain, unease for those with ties to India

Gurinder Pal Singh, in the yellow turban, stands shoulder to shoulder with about 15 people during a Friday vigil at Victoria’s Centennial Square for a man who was killed in Truro, Nova Scotia on Sept. 5. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Jordan Reichert is the Animal Protection Party candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Reichert)

Victoria’s Animal Protection Party candidate wants people, wildlife, planet at centre of federal policy

Canada needs a minister for animals to oversee and review their treatment, says Jordan Reichert

Jordan Reichert is the Animal Protection Party candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Reichert)
Joost Dubois, Ocean Cleanup’s head of communications, at Ogden Point on Sept. 8. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Ocean Cleanup stops in Victoria to restock for next plastics hunt

Organization testing its new collection system at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Joost Dubois, Ocean Cleanup’s head of communications, at Ogden Point on Sept. 8. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Demonstrators calling for more action on climate change will gather outside a building that houses local media in Victoria on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured are Victoria High students, Annarosa Ventura, Sienna Nargang and Djuna Nagasaki at the B.C. legislature on Friday, March 15 for Student Strike 4 Climate. (Lia Crowe/Black Press Media)

Victoria demonstrators call out governments for not treating climate change as a crisis

Event also called for moratorium on new fossil fuel expansion, just transition legislation

Demonstrators calling for more action on climate change will gather outside a building that houses local media in Victoria on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured are Victoria High students, Annarosa Ventura, Sienna Nargang and Djuna Nagasaki at the B.C. legislature on Friday, March 15 for Student Strike 4 Climate. (Lia Crowe/Black Press Media)
Nick Loughton is running as Green Party of Canada in the Victoria riding. (Photo courtesy of Nick Loughton)

Victoria Green Party candidate Nick Loughton fed up with inaction on climate, housing

Local law student frustrated enough to throw his hat in the ring for Greens

Nick Loughton is running as Green Party of Canada in the Victoria riding. (Photo courtesy of Nick Loughton)
Troy More at the 158th Highland Games and Celtic Festival in View Roya on Sept. 4. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Canada’s longest continuously running Highland Games returns to View Royal

The Labour Day weekend festival is celebrating Celtic and Scottish culture

Troy More at the 158th Highland Games and Celtic Festival in View Roya on Sept. 4. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Demonstrators blocked the Johnson Street bridge in Victoria on Aug. 31 as they called for an end to police brutality. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

UPDATE: Victoria bridge reopens to traffic after protest against police brutality

Protesters painted bridge deck with red hands, call for police accountability in Fairy Creek actions

Demonstrators blocked the Johnson Street bridge in Victoria on Aug. 31 as they called for an end to police brutality. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Police investigate Victoria’s second murder of 2021. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

UPDATE: Police investigate Victoria’s second murder of 2021

Police seek any overnight dash cam footage

Police investigate Victoria’s second murder of 2021. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Laurel Collins points to her infant daughter’s future when asked why Canadian should re-elect her and elect an NDP government in Ottawa. (Photo courtesy of Laurel Collins)

Laurel Collins vows to keep fighting for Victoria electors in Ottawa

Incumbent points to NDP influence on federal pandemic supports, climate legislation

Laurel Collins points to her infant daughter’s future when asked why Canadian should re-elect her and elect an NDP government in Ottawa. (Photo courtesy of Laurel Collins)
The WSANEC Leadership Council announced earlier this month it’ll be moving forward on a number of initiatives with the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory. (Courtesy of Dominion Astrophysical Observatory)

Saanich observatory to include local First Nations history

Signs will bolster presence of SENCOTEN culture, language

The WSANEC Leadership Council announced earlier this month it’ll be moving forward on a number of initiatives with the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory. (Courtesy of Dominion Astrophysical Observatory)
Nikki Macdonald, the Liberal candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of the Nikki Macdonald)

Victoria Liberal candidate hopes to bring climate knowledge, collaboration to Ottawa

Nikki Macdonald hopes her background shows voters she can deliver on addressing climate change

Nikki Macdonald, the Liberal candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of the Nikki Macdonald)
Pacific FC shined in a historic win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in Langford on Aug. 26. They’ll now advance to the Canadian Championship quarterfinals. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Pacific FC shine in Langford with historic win over Vancouver Whitecaps

They now advance to the Canadian Championship quarterfinals

Pacific FC shined in a historic win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in Langford on Aug. 26. They’ll now advance to the Canadian Championship quarterfinals. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The Conservative candidate for Saanich Gulf-Islands has apologized for past comments he made about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the murder of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Trelford).

Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative candidate apologizes for Black Lives Matter comments

David Busch asked if protesters wanted lynchings, BLM organizer says it’s a learning opportunity

The Conservative candidate for Saanich Gulf-Islands has apologized for past comments he made about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the murder of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Trelford).
Pictured is a 2019 Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island (XRVI) climate change event in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
A small group of demonstrators blocked traffic in downtown Victoria on Aug. 21 as they called for more action in addressing climate change. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Demonstrators call for climate action as small group disrupts Victoria intersection

The Extinction Rebellion group intermittently blocked the intersection of Fort, Douglas streets

Pictured is a 2019 Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island (XRVI) climate change event in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
A small group of demonstrators blocked traffic in downtown Victoria on Aug. 21 as they called for more action in addressing climate change. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The 153rd running of the Saanich Fair on Labour Day weekend will have some aspects scaled down due to the ongoing pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Fair returns Labour Day weekend

Fewer farm animals, reduced indoor aspects being planned for this year’s fair

The 153rd running of the Saanich Fair on Labour Day weekend will have some aspects scaled down due to the ongoing pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
U14 champ Owen Nguyen, right, and finalist Eric Wang at the Bear Mountain 5 Star junior championship on Aug. 20. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

B.C.’s best rally on the red-clay at junior tennis tournament in Langford

The Bear Mountain-hosted tournament for U12, U14 players runs from Aug. 18 to 22

U14 champ Owen Nguyen, right, and finalist Eric Wang at the Bear Mountain 5 Star junior championship on Aug. 20. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Four cedar trusses are raised onto the Tsawout First Nation’s new bighouse in the first week of August. A 2009 fire destroyed the former cultural space. (Courtesy Dave Watson/Tsawout First Nation)

‘It was just like we can breathe again’: Tsawout bighouse takes shape

Raising of the cultural building’s roof trusses brings positive impact

Four cedar trusses are raised onto the Tsawout First Nation’s new bighouse in the first week of August. A 2009 fire destroyed the former cultural space. (Courtesy Dave Watson/Tsawout First Nation)