Nicole Crescenzi

The Robbins parking lot next to the transitional housing facility on Douglas Street at Topaz Avenue, formerly the Super 8 Motel, became available as a park and ride Tuesday. In a move made to help reduce demand for downtown spots, for $125 a month patrons can park here and receive a bus pass to ride the rest of the way into town. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

New park-and-ride option opens in Douglas Street corridor

For $125, commuters get a parking spot and a monthly bus pass to get downtown

The Robbins parking lot next to the transitional housing facility on Douglas Street at Topaz Avenue, formerly the Super 8 Motel, became available as a park and ride Tuesday. In a move made to help reduce demand for downtown spots, for $125 a month patrons can park here and receive a bus pass to ride the rest of the way into town. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
A scene from Cirque du Soleil’s show ‘Corteo’ which is coming to Victoria. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Cirque du Soleil coming to Victoria

The show ‘Corteo’ will be coming to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

A scene from Cirque du Soleil’s show ‘Corteo’ which is coming to Victoria. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
CBC radio show host and branding expert Terry O’Reilly made a presentation on the importance of brands to delegates at the Vancouver Island Construction Conference on Friday.  Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Competition is tough: Brand specialist offers advice at Victoria construction conference

Terry O’Reilly says the biggest trick is to zig when others zag

CBC radio show host and branding expert Terry O’Reilly made a presentation on the importance of brands to delegates at the Vancouver Island Construction Conference on Friday.  Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning owners of backyard chickens to take precautions against contracting the bird flu. (Black Press file image)

Officials send warnings about backyard chickens and bird flu

Canadian Food Inspection Agency gives advice to prevent deadly disease

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning owners of backyard chickens to take precautions against contracting the bird flu. (Black Press file image)
Naloxone is a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in an overdose.

Sudden rise in overdose calls exhausts Victoria police officers’ naloxone supplies

Five overdose calls resulting in one death exhaust Victoria Police department’s naloxone supply

Naloxone is a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in an overdose.
Hundreds of students walked around the BC Legislature to participate in the WE Walk for Water event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Hundreds of students participate in WE Walk for Water event

350 students from Greater Victoria took part in a walk for access to clean water

Hundreds of students walked around the BC Legislature to participate in the WE Walk for Water event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Leanne Allen stands with some of her products at the reopening of her shop, West Coast Refill, at its new location at 1319 Broad St. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

BUSINESS PROFILE: Lots of space for zero waste

Newly reopened West Coast Refill aims to reduce waste for city consumers

Leanne Allen stands with some of her products at the reopening of her shop, West Coast Refill, at its new location at 1319 Broad St. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
With the newest living wage estimate a family of four could afford one latte per year. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Greater Victoria’s living wage now costs $20.50 an hour

Cost of living increase drives region’s living wage up 49 cents, leaving you able to afford only one latte per year

With the newest living wage estimate a family of four could afford one latte per year. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Police are looking for John Buchanan, He is described as a 39 year-old Caucasian man, six foot, one inch tall with a slim build, weighing 175 lbs. Buchanan has bluey-green eyes and short, sandy blonde hair. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Victoria Police are looking for John Buchanan

Buchanan is wanted on BC-wide warrants

Police are looking for John Buchanan, He is described as a 39 year-old Caucasian man, six foot, one inch tall with a slim build, weighing 175 lbs. Buchanan has bluey-green eyes and short, sandy blonde hair. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
An undated portrait of Elinor Dunsmuir, the granddaughter of Craigdarroch Castle builder Robert Dunsmuir. Elinor’s music compositions have recently been uncovered.                                 (Photo contributed)

Unearthed music compositions written by Dunsmuir heiress

Music discovered in England by Craigdarroch curator to be played this Saturday at GVPL event

An undated portrait of Elinor Dunsmuir, the granddaughter of Craigdarroch Castle builder Robert Dunsmuir. Elinor’s music compositions have recently been uncovered.                                 (Photo contributed)
Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins, Esquimalt Elder Mary Ann Thomas and Songhees Chief Ron Sam cut the ribbon at the grand opening. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS

Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations open new RV Park

Both Nations excited about new economic venture

Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins, Esquimalt Elder Mary Ann Thomas and Songhees Chief Ron Sam cut the ribbon at the grand opening. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS
The first National Cannabis Conference in Victoria was very busy. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

UPDATE: Victoria hosts first National Cannabis Conference

Vendors, shoppers and cannabis-curious folk head to the Victoria Conference Centre

The first National Cannabis Conference in Victoria was very busy. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
A backyard chicken inspects food near its backyard coop behind a home in Fernwood. News file photo

BCSPCA’s proposed limits on chickens go too far: urban food advocate

Capping the number of hens at 12 an unnecessary solution, Aaren Topley tells Victoria council

A backyard chicken inspects food near its backyard coop behind a home in Fernwood. News file photo
Assault with weapon in Centennial Square sends two to hospital
Assault with weapon in Centennial Square sends two to hospital
The body of Const. Ian Jordan is taken from the Christ Church Cathedral following the funeral. Jordan passed away after being unresponsive for more than 30 years following an accident in the line of duty. (Christine Van Reeuwyk/Black Press)

Manak calls Const. Ian Jordan fallen hero

Late Victoria cop mourned at funeral by officers from numerous local, out-of-town jurisdictions

The body of Const. Ian Jordan is taken from the Christ Church Cathedral following the funeral. Jordan passed away after being unresponsive for more than 30 years following an accident in the line of duty. (Christine Van Reeuwyk/Black Press)
Missing: 72-year old Gregory Helmer

Missing: 72-year old Gregory Helmer

Victoria Police are asking for your help in locating Gregory Helmer.

Missing: 72-year old Gregory Helmer
RJ Peters and Celine Stubel act out a scene from Swan Song (and other farces), which opens Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s 10th season on April 24 at the Roxy Theatre. Photo contributed
RJ Peters and Celine Stubel act out a scene from Swan Song (and other farces), which opens Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s 10th season on April 24 at the Roxy Theatre. Photo contributed
Shania Twain is coming to the CFB Esquimalt to meet members of the Canadian Armed Forces and host a listening party of a new song. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Shania Twain set to visit CFB Esquimalt

Country music star is meeting members of the Canadian Armed Forces

Shania Twain is coming to the CFB Esquimalt to meet members of the Canadian Armed Forces and host a listening party of a new song. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
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