Nicole Crescenzi

Phoebe Ramsay (left), Samantha, and Lucy Gunn supported the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue from the front steps of Victoria’s City Hall. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather at Victoria City Hall after removal of Sir John A. Macdonald Statue

People rallied in support and in protest of the removal, carrying signs and chanting

Phoebe Ramsay (left), Samantha, and Lucy Gunn supported the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue from the front steps of Victoria’s City Hall. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Theatre Skam’s producton of Concord Floral explores the dark side of teenage life. The play runs until Aug. 26, File contributed

REVIEW: Ever wanted to be young again? Theatre Skam’s Concord Floral will make you think again

Strong acting in an interesting theatre space, writes Sheila Martindale

Theatre Skam’s producton of Concord Floral explores the dark side of teenage life. The play runs until Aug. 26, File contributed
People shouted in protest and cheered in joy as the Sir John A. Macdonald statue was removed from Victoria’s City Hall Saturday morning. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Crowd flocked to Victoria City Hall to see Macdonald statue removed

People debated race and politics while Sir John A. Macdonald was removed from City Hall steps

People shouted in protest and cheered in joy as the Sir John A. Macdonald statue was removed from Victoria’s City Hall Saturday morning. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Robert Jarvis is a senior support care worker at Cedar Grove, a supportive housing complex run by the Cool Aid Society. The site is due for a massive renovation, but construction can’t start until the 22 residents have somewhere to go. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Cool Aid struggles to find temporary housing for Cedar Grove residents

Renovations can’t start at 210 Gorge Rd. E. until homes are found

Robert Jarvis is a senior support care worker at Cedar Grove, a supportive housing complex run by the Cool Aid Society. The site is due for a massive renovation, but construction can’t start until the 22 residents have somewhere to go. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Lloyd “Jo” Soluk was honoured in a celebration of life memorial on Friday. Soluk passed away as a result of a tragic accident involving a garbage disposal truck on Aug. 1. He’s remembered as very kind, caring man. He leaves behind his son, Brandon, and two grandchildren, Harmony and Lyric (Pictured). Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Remembering Victoria man, Jo Soluk

Soluk passed away Aug. 1 after a tragic accident involving a garbage disposal truck

Lloyd “Jo” Soluk was honoured in a celebration of life memorial on Friday. Soluk passed away as a result of a tragic accident involving a garbage disposal truck on Aug. 1. He’s remembered as very kind, caring man. He leaves behind his son, Brandon, and two grandchildren, Harmony and Lyric (Pictured). Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
BC Proud has organized a rally for Saturday afternoon to protest the removal of the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from the front of Victoria’s City Hall. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Rally to save Sir John A. Macdonald statue heading to Victoria City Hall

BC Proud has organized a protest after learning the statue will be removed Saturday morning

BC Proud has organized a rally for Saturday afternoon to protest the removal of the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from the front of Victoria’s City Hall. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Victoria’s 24th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is running this weekend, as well as many other fun events. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

5 things to do in Greater Victoria this weekend

Check out dragon Boats, artists, football and more

Victoria’s 24th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is running this weekend, as well as many other fun events. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
John Dann (second from left) as he placed the his sculpture of John A. MacDonald in front of Victoria’s City Hall in 1981. File contributed

Sculptor of John A. Macdonald statue speaks out

John Dann created the sculpture in 1981, and recently found out about the City’s plan to remove it

John Dann (second from left) as he placed the his sculpture of John A. MacDonald in front of Victoria’s City Hall in 1981. File contributed
Susan Simmons of James Bay, B.C., plans to swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, but needs the weather and tides to just right. (provided)

Tide, winds delay marathon swim across Juan de Fuca Strait

Susan Simmons and her team need to wait for the perfect day for such a long swim

Susan Simmons of James Bay, B.C., plans to swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, but needs the weather and tides to just right. (provided)
Jonathan Su is a 14-year old Asian, teen male, standing five feet, four incehs tall with an athletic build, weighing approximately 130 lbs. File contributed

UPDATE: missing 14-year-old Jonathan Su found safe

Su was reported missing after last being seen in the Cook Street area Wednesday night

Jonathan Su is a 14-year old Asian, teen male, standing five feet, four incehs tall with an athletic build, weighing approximately 130 lbs. File contributed
Donald Naugle is described as a 49 year-old Caucasian man standing five feet, six inches tall, with a slim build. He has medium length brown hair, often long on top with flecks of grey near the temples. Donald’s ears are pierced and he wears thick silver earrings. File contributed

UPDATE: missing 49-year old Donald Naugle found safe

Naugle went missing on Aug. 6, and his family was concerned

Donald Naugle is described as a 49 year-old Caucasian man standing five feet, six inches tall, with a slim build. He has medium length brown hair, often long on top with flecks of grey near the temples. Donald’s ears are pierced and he wears thick silver earrings. File contributed
The creation of cannabis lounges in Victoria, after marijuana is legalized this fall was discussed at yesterday’s city council meeting.                                File photo

Cannabis lounge idea to be floated at Victoria council meeting

Coun. Ben Isitt wants to explore smoking area options for marijuana users after legalization

The creation of cannabis lounges in Victoria, after marijuana is legalized this fall was discussed at yesterday’s city council meeting.                                File photo
Their drummer encouraging them to work hard to the finish, a team’s paddlers crank their way to victory on the water during finals at a previous Victoria Dragon Boat Festival in 2017. Spectators lined both sides of the harbour watching the event over the weekend. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

24th annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival hitting the water

Races, music, food and more will take up Ship Point this weekend

Their drummer encouraging them to work hard to the finish, a team’s paddlers crank their way to victory on the water during finals at a previous Victoria Dragon Boat Festival in 2017. Spectators lined both sides of the harbour watching the event over the weekend. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria police Const. Kris Greffard (right), leads a training exercise involving VicPD officers and local media. Greffard says police experience a significant amount of stress preparing for the unexpected. Arnold Lim/Black Press

Cops are people too: looking at the heart and head behind the badge

VicPD officer opens up about the realities of managing a uniquely stressful job

Victoria police Const. Kris Greffard (right), leads a training exercise involving VicPD officers and local media. Greffard says police experience a significant amount of stress preparing for the unexpected. Arnold Lim/Black Press
Ann Kilbertus has been a student and yoga teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Centre for many years. This year marks 100 years since the the birth of the practice’s founder, B.K.S. Iyengar, and the studio is celebrating.                                Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

BODY AND MIND: Founder of Iyengar yoga celebrated in Victoria

100 days of yoga events, readings will lead up to birthday of B.K.S. Iyengar

Ann Kilbertus has been a student and yoga teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Centre for many years. This year marks 100 years since the the birth of the practice’s founder, B.K.S. Iyengar, and the studio is celebrating.                                Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
A Victoria man has been arrested and charged in relation to the theft of multiple lottery tickets. File photo

Luck runs out for lottery theft suspect

Victoria man Mark Ewart is facing charges in relation to stolen lottery tickets

A Victoria man has been arrested and charged in relation to the theft of multiple lottery tickets. File photo
ICBC encourages people who have held their driver’s licence for some time to take a refresher test online. Results from the quiz revealed that over 40 per cent of drivers would fail their learner’s licence test. File photo

40% of B.C. drivers fail ICBC refresher course: results

Crosswalk, school zone and road obstruction signs confuse; texting and driving questions a breeze

ICBC encourages people who have held their driver’s licence for some time to take a refresher test online. Results from the quiz revealed that over 40 per cent of drivers would fail their learner’s licence test. File photo
UPDATE: Missing 26-year old Daniella Richer-Arseneau found

UPDATE: Missing 26-year old Daniella Richer-Arseneau found

The young woman was reported missing by her family, but was found safe

UPDATE: Missing 26-year old Daniella Richer-Arseneau found
A man who was sleeping in a dumpster has died after being picked up by a garbage disposal truck. Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS

Victoria man crushed in a garbage truck accident

A local man was sleeping in a dumpster near the Conservatory of Music

A man who was sleeping in a dumpster has died after being picked up by a garbage disposal truck. Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS
The Victoria Event Centre recieved $20,000 in funding to launch a pilot coffee shop and shared workspace in daytime hours. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria Event Centre to open café, begin workspace pilot project

$20,000 grant from Coastal Community Credit Union will help Centre expand its services

The Victoria Event Centre recieved $20,000 in funding to launch a pilot coffee shop and shared workspace in daytime hours. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
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