Nicole Crescenzi

Stolen Search and Rescue dog harness found

Stolen Search and Rescue dog harness found

The specialized harness was stolen at the Pet-A-Palooza festival on Saturday

Stolen Search and Rescue dog harness found
Moxxii got a new harness from an anonymous donor after her original SAR harness was stolen at the Pet-A-Palooza festival. File contributed

Stolen Search and Rescue dog harness replaced by donation

Moxxii’s specialized harness was stolen at the Pet-A-Palooza festival

Moxxii got a new harness from an anonymous donor after her original SAR harness was stolen at the Pet-A-Palooza festival. File contributed
Smoke from wildfires burning in central British Columbia hangs in the air as a seaplane prepares to land on the harbour near the bulk carrier Nanakura, in Vancouver, B.C. in 2017. Flights have been grounded between Victoria, Vancouver and Richmond due to poor visibility. File photo

Seaplane flights cancelled between Victoria and Vancouver due to smoke

Harbour Air has grounded flights travelling through the Georgia Strait

Smoke from wildfires burning in central British Columbia hangs in the air as a seaplane prepares to land on the harbour near the bulk carrier Nanakura, in Vancouver, B.C. in 2017. Flights have been grounded between Victoria, Vancouver and Richmond due to poor visibility. File photo
Jeremie White like to design hockey masks and team uniforms before his design was picked to represent the Canucks for eight years. File contributed

Oak Bay man designer behind Canucks’ retro jersey

Jeremie White was 20 years old when he told Canucks assistant GM Brian Burke he had a design

Jeremie White like to design hockey masks and team uniforms before his design was picked to represent the Canucks for eight years. File contributed
Susan Simmons took a minute to herself before she began her journey from Victoria to Port Angeles and back. Each direction is 33 kilometres. Simmons is hoping to get it done in 24 hours. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Susan Simmons begins a 24-hour swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back

The MS Athlete and ultra-marathon swimmer wants to be the first person to make the journey

Susan Simmons took a minute to herself before she began her journey from Victoria to Port Angeles and back. Each direction is 33 kilometres. Simmons is hoping to get it done in 24 hours. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Cyclist in the 100 km and 60 km races in Tour de Victoria took off at 8:30 a.m. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

PHOTOS: Tour de Victoria takes off

1,800 cyclists took off in the Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria for a city-wide loop

Cyclist in the 100 km and 60 km races in Tour de Victoria took off at 8:30 a.m. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Teale Phelps Bondaroff delivers the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network’s 5000th book to the Republic of North Park little free library on Queens Ave. File Contributed/Charles Joerin

Victoria’s little free libararies get 5,000th book

Volunteers have been dropping off books around Greater Victoria since 2017

Teale Phelps Bondaroff delivers the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network’s 5000th book to the Republic of North Park little free library on Queens Ave. File Contributed/Charles Joerin
Peter Allen stands infront of his mural, located at 401 David St. Allen’s work is one of 16 pieces being painted across Victoria. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Local and international artists paint murals across Victoria

Sixteen murals are spread out across downtown Victoria as part of the ‘concrete canvas’ project

Peter Allen stands infront of his mural, located at 401 David St. Allen’s work is one of 16 pieces being painted across Victoria. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced a $115 million investment in to the Royal Canadian Navy. File contributed

Federal government announces over $115 million to Royal Canadian Navy

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan was at CFB Esquimalt to announce missile system upgrades

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced a $115 million investment in to the Royal Canadian Navy. File contributed
Controlled blasting will begin today at CFB Esquimalt. The blasts will happen once per week in the evening, between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. from Aug. 17 to Oct. 1. File photo

Controlled blasting starting tonight at CFB Esquimalt

Residents may hear whistles and blasts weekly between now and Oct. 1

Controlled blasting will begin today at CFB Esquimalt. The blasts will happen once per week in the evening, between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. from Aug. 17 to Oct. 1. File photo
Police have arrested a man in relation to an indecent act that took place near Goodacre Lake in Beacon Hill Park on Aug. 9. Google Maps

Victoria Police arrest man in relation to indecent act at Beacon Hill Park

The man is known to police, and is facing three charges

Police have arrested a man in relation to an indecent act that took place near Goodacre Lake in Beacon Hill Park on Aug. 9. Google Maps
Susan Simmons of James Bay, B.C., plans to swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Saturday. File contributed

Victoria woman sets date to swim the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Susan Simmons will attempt to be the first to swim the Strait twice starting Saturday afternoon

Susan Simmons of James Bay, B.C., plans to swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Saturday. File contributed
Ross Isherwood (left), Murray Chunyk, Jed Hyde, Paul Hicke, Trevor Partlow and Luke Lampard went to Fort St. James on Wednesday with a water tender and a structural fire fightng engine to help combat wild fires. File contributed

Six Victoria firefighters head to B.C. Interior to combat wildfires

The Victoria Fire Department sent a water tender and fire truck to Fort St. James

Ross Isherwood (left), Murray Chunyk, Jed Hyde, Paul Hicke, Trevor Partlow and Luke Lampard went to Fort St. James on Wednesday with a water tender and a structural fire fightng engine to help combat wild fires. File contributed
Suzann Albion (left) and Mavis Degirolamo stand in front of some of the goods available at the Global Village Store at 527 Pandora Ave. The free trade store is celebrating its 30th anniversary this Saturday.                                 Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria’s Global Village Store celebrates 30 years in business

The City’s first free-trade store sells products from 28 countries around the world

Suzann Albion (left) and Mavis Degirolamo stand in front of some of the goods available at the Global Village Store at 527 Pandora Ave. The free trade store is celebrating its 30th anniversary this Saturday.                                 Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
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UPDATED: Bail conditions released for Esquimalt man facing multiple sexual assault charges

71-year old Kit Wong practiced acupuncture from his home during the time of the assaults

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Victoria’s 8th annual Pet-a-palooza is coming to town this weekend! File contributed

Pet-A-Palooza a good reason to ‘pawse’ this weekend in Victoria

Puppies, goats, wiener dog races and more on the grounds of St. Ann’s Academy Aug. 18-19

Victoria’s 8th annual Pet-a-palooza is coming to town this weekend! File contributed
Get ready for the 39th annual Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Get ready for the 39th annual Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Up to 9,000 particpants are anticipated for this year’s three-day race weekend

Get ready for the 39th annual Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon
Police say women working in Victoria businesses have been targets of unwanted, sexually explicit phone calls (Pexel)

Victoria police say explicit calls continue to target women

Over 50 reports of unwanted, sexually explicit calls have come in

Police say women working in Victoria businesses have been targets of unwanted, sexually explicit phone calls (Pexel)
The plaque that replaced the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in front of Victoria’s city hall was vandalized within the first day that it was up. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Plaque that replaced Macdonald statue at Victoria city hall vandalized

Less than 24 hours after plaque was installed, an ‘X’ had been scratched through the centre

The plaque that replaced the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in front of Victoria’s city hall was vandalized within the first day that it was up. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
The city of Victoria was voted as one of the Friendliest cities in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. File photo

Victoria named one of the friendliest cities in the world

Conde Nast Traveler put Victoria on the top 10 list for this first time

The city of Victoria was voted as one of the Friendliest cities in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. File photo
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