Kiernan Green

Former VGH pediatric patient Brynn, 13, presents artwork handmade for their fire house to Oak Bay firefighter Trent Frenkel, a member of the Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria, as fellow member Scott McMillan with Esquimalt Fire Department looks on. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria deliver final $25,000 cheque for VGH

Decade of fundraising for hospital pediatric unit helped Island kids stay on Island for care

Former VGH pediatric patient Brynn, 13, presents artwork handmade for their fire house to Oak Bay firefighter Trent Frenkel, a member of the Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria, as fellow member Scott McMillan with Esquimalt Fire Department looks on. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Colwood Fire Rescue responded to an ammonia alarm at the Juan de Fuca Arena on July 28. (Google Maps)

Ammonia sensor alarm brings Colwood firefighters to Juan de Fuca arena

Low ammonia sensor alarm tripped during maintenance work: acting chief

Colwood Fire Rescue responded to an ammonia alarm at the Juan de Fuca Arena on July 28. (Google Maps)
Downtown Victoria Business Association executive director Jeff Bray discusses his association’s third annual report, outlining the resiliency of downtown businesses throughout the pandemic. (Kiernan Green/New Staff)

Downtown Victoria reps surprised by business resiliency during pandemic

Loss of businesses modest, report shows, growth of new retail spaces continues

Downtown Victoria Business Association executive director Jeff Bray discusses his association’s third annual report, outlining the resiliency of downtown businesses throughout the pandemic. (Kiernan Green/New Staff)
Rendering of the proposed residential and commercial building on the existing site of the Northern Junk buildings at 1314 and 1318 Wharf St. Victoria council will consider the proposal after a public hearing this Thursday (July 29). (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Developer brings eighth proposal for Northern Junk buildings to Victoria council

Public hearing for new rental building goes Thursday; 19th-century warehouses would be added onto

Rendering of the proposed residential and commercial building on the existing site of the Northern Junk buildings at 1314 and 1318 Wharf St. Victoria council will consider the proposal after a public hearing this Thursday (July 29). (Courtesy City of Victoria)
B.C. Investment Management Corporation CEO Gordon Fyfe has led the corporation to achieve positive returns for the province’s civil service pension plan. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria-based company nets record return for B.C. pension investment in pandemic year

B.C. Investment Management Corporation gained 16.5 per cent in 2020 for civil service pension plan

B.C. Investment Management Corporation CEO Gordon Fyfe has led the corporation to achieve positive returns for the province’s civil service pension plan. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Members of the Island Health team Carlee Bushell (back row left), Dr. Mike Benusic, Charlotte Brown, Kaylee Gray, Matt Erickson (front row left) and Mike Munro in front of the health authority’s new mobile vaccination clinic, the Vax Van. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Island Health launches mobile first-vaccination clinic across south island communities

Vax Van aims to reach vaccine hesitant people age 18 to 40 where they’re at

Members of the Island Health team Carlee Bushell (back row left), Dr. Mike Benusic, Charlotte Brown, Kaylee Gray, Matt Erickson (front row left) and Mike Munro in front of the health authority’s new mobile vaccination clinic, the Vax Van. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Firefighters Bryan McNeil (from right), Michael Poole, Josh Pettigrew and Captain Bryan Erwin get acquainted with Colwood Fire Rescue’s new engine. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

West Shore RCMP investigating suspicious fire at vacant Colwood home

Nearly 30 firefighters responded to late-night call at Betula Avenue house

Firefighters Bryan McNeil (from right), Michael Poole, Josh Pettigrew and Captain Bryan Erwin get acquainted with Colwood Fire Rescue’s new engine. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
University of Victoria researchers and a Georgia Institute of Technology chemical engineer are part of a team developing an arsenic-in-water detector that is compatible with cell phones. (Black Press Media file photo)

University of Victoria collaborates with Georgia researcher on cellphone arsenic tester

Invention could bring single-use tests from $20 to pennies while avoiding harmful chemicals

University of Victoria researchers and a Georgia Institute of Technology chemical engineer are part of a team developing an arsenic-in-water detector that is compatible with cell phones. (Black Press Media file photo)
Federal Minister of Transportation Omar Alghabra announces the resumption of international cruise ships in Canadian waters for Nov. 1 2021. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Federal government announces return of Canadian cruise ship industry

Prohibition of cruise ships in Canadian waters to end Nov. 1 if operators comply with health requirements

Federal Minister of Transportation Omar Alghabra announces the resumption of international cruise ships in Canadian waters for Nov. 1 2021. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Central Saanich police and firefighters were called to help rescue a horse stuck in a ditch. (Courtesy of Central Saanich Fire)

Horse stuck in ditch freed by Central Saanich crews

Backhoe used to help police, fire and public works free animal

Central Saanich police and firefighters were called to help rescue a horse stuck in a ditch. (Courtesy of Central Saanich Fire)
“Poppy” is Platinum Floral Design’s new mobile flower truck. (Becca Carroll / Rivkah Photography)

“Poppy” the flower truck making the rounds in Greater Victoria

Pandemic prompts Sooke-based floral design company to add mobile flower truck

“Poppy” is Platinum Floral Design’s new mobile flower truck. (Becca Carroll / Rivkah Photography)
Founding Northwest Deuce Days organizer Al Clark passes along the leather folder he used for years to new event organizer and celebrated Victoria motorcycle builder Jay Donovan. The rebirth of the popular antique and classic car event and its purchase by Destination Greater Victoria was announced on Thursday at the Hotel Grand Pacific. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Return to Greater Victoria announced for 2022 Northwest Deuce Days

Destination Greater Victoria takes over legendary event, anticipation sells out Hotel Grand Pacific

Founding Northwest Deuce Days organizer Al Clark passes along the leather folder he used for years to new event organizer and celebrated Victoria motorcycle builder Jay Donovan. The rebirth of the popular antique and classic car event and its purchase by Destination Greater Victoria was announced on Thursday at the Hotel Grand Pacific. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Cool Aids’s new mobile clinic van has been on the roads for about three weeks. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Mobile health clinic extends services to Victoria’s vulnerable population

Mobile clinic allowing Cool Aid to engage individuals who have not accessed care for years

Cool Aids’s new mobile clinic van has been on the roads for about three weeks. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Anna Poustie, chair of the Victoria Cruise Industry Alliance, stands at the Pier B entrance near the association’s office at Ogden Point, which would see tourist traffic of up to 15,000 people in a normal year. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria-led cruise tourism, business coalition warns of potential losses

Without certainty for 2022, many related businesses may not survive another year

Anna Poustie, chair of the Victoria Cruise Industry Alliance, stands at the Pier B entrance near the association’s office at Ogden Point, which would see tourist traffic of up to 15,000 people in a normal year. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, left, and Premier John Horgan chat with attendees after the announcement of the creation of primary care networks, targeting people without a family doctor, in May 2018. 
(Photo courtesy B.C. Government)

Langford couple ‘left high and dry’ in search for a family physician

West Shore centre has matched 3,300 less patients with medical practitioners than promised in 2018

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, left, and Premier John Horgan chat with attendees after the announcement of the creation of primary care networks, targeting people without a family doctor, in May 2018. 
(Photo courtesy B.C. Government)
FireSmoke Canada predicts light smoke throughout eastern and northern Vancouver Island the night of July 6. (FireSmoke Canada)

Light blanket of wildfire smoke to reach Island by Tuesday; no major events predicted

Western winds, mountains to likely protect coastal B.C. from wildfire smoke: expert

FireSmoke Canada predicts light smoke throughout eastern and northern Vancouver Island the night of July 6. (FireSmoke Canada)
Brewery & the Beast returns for its ninth year following a pandemic hiatus. The festival will take place this September in Langford. (SMC Communications Inc. for Brewery & The Beast)

Beasts and brews return to Langford this September

Tickets go on sale July 7 for ninth year of Brewery & The Beast

Brewery & the Beast returns for its ninth year following a pandemic hiatus. The festival will take place this September in Langford. (SMC Communications Inc. for Brewery & The Beast)
The crowd gathered outside the BC Legislature building on July 1, 2021. (Kiernan Green / Victoria News Staff)

Sasha Perron completes multi-marathon run in Victoria for residential school victims, survivors

Accomplishment, ceremony demonstrate Indigenous resilience: First Nations artist

The crowd gathered outside the BC Legislature building on July 1, 2021. (Kiernan Green / Victoria News Staff)
Staff at the Starbucks at Douglas and Alpha streets in Victoria have settled their first collective agreement with the company after voting last summer to unionize. (Google Street View)

Victoria Starbucks location workers union inks deal with coffee giant

Douglas Street drive-thru staff’s agreement first for Starbucks corporate stores in Canada

Staff at the Starbucks at Douglas and Alpha streets in Victoria have settled their first collective agreement with the company after voting last summer to unionize. (Google Street View)
Fred Dobbs and Paul Olson do some weekend work on their pirate ship sand sculpture as part of the Township Community Arts Council’s Sculpture Splash event in Bullen Park. The full creation is due for completion and unveiling on Wednesday, June 30. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Swashbuckling scene emerging from sand in Esquimalt’s Bullen Park

Project a sequel of sorts to Township Community Arts Council’s Sculpture Splash in 2014

Fred Dobbs and Paul Olson do some weekend work on their pirate ship sand sculpture as part of the Township Community Arts Council’s Sculpture Splash event in Bullen Park. The full creation is due for completion and unveiling on Wednesday, June 30. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)