Nicole Crescenzi

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix spoke at the 2018 Canada-United States Community Health Centres Summit. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

The Ministry of Health commits to focus more on community-driven health networks

Victoria hosts international Community Health Centres Summit

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix spoke at the 2018 Canada-United States Community Health Centres Summit. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Robert McKie stands in his backyard where his neighbour has painted racist symbols and words after McKie refused to pay for the whole fence. The fence is entirely on the neighbour’s property, so McKie can’t touch his fence. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Esquimalt man says neighbour painted racist slogans on fence

A man in Esquimalt says his neighbour has painted racist symbols and…

Robert McKie stands in his backyard where his neighbour has painted racist symbols and words after McKie refused to pay for the whole fence. The fence is entirely on the neighbour’s property, so McKie can’t touch his fence. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Orange shirt day was sparked from Phyllis Webstad’s account of having her sparkly new orange shirt taken away on her first day of St. Joseph Mission residential school. Since then, Orange Shirt Day has become a way to keep the discussion going on all aspects of residential schools. Thy can be purchased at Big Wheel Burger for $20. (File contributed/City of Victoria)

Victoria hosts Orange Shirt Day to remember residential school students

The event runs Sept. 30 in Centennial Square

Orange shirt day was sparked from Phyllis Webstad’s account of having her sparkly new orange shirt taken away on her first day of St. Joseph Mission residential school. Since then, Orange Shirt Day has become a way to keep the discussion going on all aspects of residential schools. Thy can be purchased at Big Wheel Burger for $20. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
Michael Geoghegan (left) says Stephen Hammond paid for attack ads on Victoria BC Today. (File photos)

Victoria mayoral candidate files complaint against fellow mayoral candidate

Geoghegan says Hammond paid for attack ads on a Facebook page

Michael Geoghegan (left) says Stephen Hammond paid for attack ads on Victoria BC Today. (File photos)
Madeleine Godfrey just competed in the Miss Canada Global Pageant and won the title of Miss British Columbia Globe. (File contributed/Cari Godfrey)

Victoria local wins regional title in Miss Canada Globe Pageant

Madeleine Godfrey won the title of Miss British Columbia Globe

Madeleine Godfrey just competed in the Miss Canada Global Pageant and won the title of Miss British Columbia Globe. (File contributed/Cari Godfrey)
People will legally be allowed to grow four cannabis plants at home starting Oct. 17, but B.C. fire chiefs are worried about the lack of legislation surrounding electrical and fire codes. (File photo)

B.C. Fire chiefs concerned over home-grown cannabis and fire hazards

More legislation is needed around electrical, fire codes

People will legally be allowed to grow four cannabis plants at home starting Oct. 17, but B.C. fire chiefs are worried about the lack of legislation surrounding electrical and fire codes. (File photo)
To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Victoria’s Cool Aid Society commissioned a mural on the side of their first purpose-built building , Swift House. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s Cool Aid Society unveils mural in celebration of 50th anniversary

The mural was created by Victoria’s artist-in-residence, Luke Ramsey

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Victoria’s Cool Aid Society commissioned a mural on the side of their first purpose-built building , Swift House. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour is one of the many draws of the B.C. capital. File photo

Victoria sees record tourism season

The last cruise ship for 2018 arrives on Oct. 14

Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour is one of the many draws of the B.C. capital. File photo
Brian Nadon and his dog, Ginger-Bella, just finished a 110-day journey across Canada to raise awarenss about PTSD for the Vatic Foundation. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Man and dog combo finish Canada-wide cycle for PTSD in Victoria

Brian Nadon and his dog, Ginger-Bella, run the Vatic Foundation to help those suffering from PTSD

Brian Nadon and his dog, Ginger-Bella, just finished a 110-day journey across Canada to raise awarenss about PTSD for the Vatic Foundation. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Students at Spectrum Community School sign a pledge to be stigma free. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s Spectrum Community School celebrates one year stigma-free

The school was the first in Victoria to align with the Stigma Free Society

Students at Spectrum Community School sign a pledge to be stigma free. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Students at CASK Karate school celebrate as they get new belt levels. (File contributed/ David DaSilva)

Victoria non-profit karate school struggles to stay afloat

James Bay non-profit karate school tries to keep up with big businesses

Students at CASK Karate school celebrate as they get new belt levels. (File contributed/ David DaSilva)
Nicole Sellers is the National Indigenous Sign Language, ASL, LSQ representative for the Coast Salish People. She and other members of the deaf community were at the B.C. Legislature advocating for the federal government to recognize ASL and LSQ on bill C-81, titled “An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada” and to have Indigenous Sign Language recognized in the Indigenous Language Act. Here, Sellers is making the motion which translates to “Coast Salish.” (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s deaf community advocates for different sign languages to be recognized on federal accessibility act

Advocates also want Indigenous Sign Language to be recognized on the Indigenous Language Act

Nicole Sellers is the National Indigenous Sign Language, ASL, LSQ representative for the Coast Salish People. She and other members of the deaf community were at the B.C. Legislature advocating for the federal government to recognize ASL and LSQ on bill C-81, titled “An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada” and to have Indigenous Sign Language recognized in the Indigenous Language Act. Here, Sellers is making the motion which translates to “Coast Salish.” (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Joyce Murray (left), parliamentary secretay to the presidentof the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government represented Minister of Transport Marc Garneau in an announcment that Transport Canada awared $17.6 million in a contract to removed contaminents from the ecosystem at Laurel Point park. She also announced $31,000 in funding to remove six abandoned boats from B.C. waters. Here she stands with acting Victoria mayor, Coun. Geoff Young (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)

Transport Canada announces $17M for pollutant clean up in Victoria Park, removal of abandoned boats

Contaminants at Laurel Point Park will be removed starting at the end of September

Joyce Murray (left), parliamentary secretay to the presidentof the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government represented Minister of Transport Marc Garneau in an announcment that Transport Canada awared $17.6 million in a contract to removed contaminents from the ecosystem at Laurel Point park. She also announced $31,000 in funding to remove six abandoned boats from B.C. waters. Here she stands with acting Victoria mayor, Coun. Geoff Young (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)
Kinley (left) and Tayten Doucette are four-year-old fraternal twins. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Seeing double, the trials and tribulations of twins

BIG READ: Three Vancouver Island mothers share their experiences with multiple births

Kinley (left) and Tayten Doucette are four-year-old fraternal twins. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Fall is here! Here are some seasonal events you can check out. (pxhere)

First day of fall: what you can look forward to in Greater Victoria this season

Food, festivals, pumpkins and more are coming your way

Fall is here! Here are some seasonal events you can check out. (pxhere)
Dennis Crook was 35 years old when he was reported missing. (File contributed/Victoria Police Department)

COLD CASE UPDATE: DNA, photos emerge in relation to missing Victoria man Dennis Crook

Victoria Police investigators have reached international relatives in the 33-year old cold case

Dennis Crook was 35 years old when he was reported missing. (File contributed/Victoria Police Department)
The Victorians for Transportation Choice are asking Greater Victoria electoral candidates how they feel about transportation options (photo / Victoria cycling association)

Victorians for Tranportation Choice survey Greater Victoria election candidates

Mayoral and council candidates from across Greater Victoria face 12 questions

The Victorians for Transportation Choice are asking Greater Victoria electoral candidates how they feel about transportation options (photo / Victoria cycling association)
Victoria’s 2018 Wine Fest is happening Sept. 20-21 at the Parkside Hotel and Spa. (File contributed)

The Victoria International Wine Festival is back!

People can attend Sept. 20-21 at the Parkside Hotel and Spa

Victoria’s 2018 Wine Fest is happening Sept. 20-21 at the Parkside Hotel and Spa. (File contributed)
Police are looking for 26-year old Gregory Partington. File contributed

UPDATE: missing 26-year old Victoria man Gregory Partington found safe

Partington was last see on Sept. 19 in downtown Victoria

Police are looking for 26-year old Gregory Partington. File contributed
An incident at Bolen Books on Saturday involving a shoplifter resulted in the shop closing three hours early. (File contributed/Reddit user: wtfwasmylastusername)

Shoplifter launches bear spray at Victoria’s Bolen Books

The shop closed early after emergency responders arrived on scene

An incident at Bolen Books on Saturday involving a shoplifter resulted in the shop closing three hours early. (File contributed/Reddit user: wtfwasmylastusername)
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