Nina Grossman

Cathy Armstrong, executive director of the Land Conservancy, Paul Nursey CEO of Destination Greater Victoria and Saanich Coun. Susan Brice helped to kick off the annual Greater Victoria Flower Count at Abkhazi Garden Monday. This year, the flower count is less about rubbing the region’s weather in the rest of Canada’ faces, and more about extending a bouquet of compassion and love. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

2021 Greater Victoria Flower Count sows seeds of compassion

Friendly flower count competition runs from March 3 to 10

Cathy Armstrong, executive director of the Land Conservancy, Paul Nursey CEO of Destination Greater Victoria and Saanich Coun. Susan Brice helped to kick off the annual Greater Victoria Flower Count at Abkhazi Garden Monday. This year, the flower count is less about rubbing the region’s weather in the rest of Canada’ faces, and more about extending a bouquet of compassion and love. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Carolyn Howe, a kindergarten teacher and vice president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, says educators are feeling the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the influx of pressure that comes with it. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Stress leave, tears and insomnia: Greater Victoria teachers feel the strain of COVID-19

Teachers still adjusting to mask and cleaning rules, pressure from families

Carolyn Howe, a kindergarten teacher and vice president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, says educators are feeling the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the influx of pressure that comes with it. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A BC Ferries worker out of Swartz Bay has tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Swartz Bay ferry worker confirmed to have COVID-19

Employees in direct contact with worker now isolating

A BC Ferries worker out of Swartz Bay has tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Bowker Creek duck was in good hands this weekend when several neighbours came together to remove a plastic lid from her beak. (Courtesy of Mack Kurtz)

Saanich neighbours call for change after duck found with plastic ring on beak

Loose recycling, garbage could be contributing to Bowker Creek pollution, neighbours say

A Bowker Creek duck was in good hands this weekend when several neighbours came together to remove a plastic lid from her beak. (Courtesy of Mack Kurtz)
Victoria Coun. Sharmarke Dubow faced said the racism he faced after his holiday travels are a reminder that anti-Black racism exists in our community. (Photo by Quinton Gordon)

Victoria councillor faces racism after holiday travel

Sharmarke Dubow’s career focuses on marginalized communities

Victoria Coun. Sharmarke Dubow faced said the racism he faced after his holiday travels are a reminder that anti-Black racism exists in our community. (Photo by Quinton Gordon)
A fundraiser for Quinn Schaddelee, 16, aims to make the teen’s home more accessible. Schaddelee has muscular dystrophy and suffers from chronic pain and mobility limitations. (Courtesy of Tricia Schaddelee)

Victoria teacher running 100 kilometres to improve life of Saanich teen with muscular dystrophy

Elementary teacher planning fundraising run for former student

A fundraiser for Quinn Schaddelee, 16, aims to make the teen’s home more accessible. Schaddelee has muscular dystrophy and suffers from chronic pain and mobility limitations. (Courtesy of Tricia Schaddelee)
Dozens of reports of sexualized violence against a former employee of downtown Victoria restaurant Chuck’s Burger Bar were posted online in January. A police investigation is ongoing. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Dozens of reports of sexualized violence against a former employee of downtown Victoria restaurant Chuck’s Burger Bar were posted online in January. A police investigation is ongoing. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Tony Yang, owner of gift shop Cathay Living, hopes locals will support Chinatown businesses during Lunar New Year, despite the cancellation of typical celebrations. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria’s Chinatown rings in Year of the Ox without usual fanfare

Celebrate by supporting Chinatown businesses, says councillor

Tony Yang, owner of gift shop Cathay Living, hopes locals will support Chinatown businesses during Lunar New Year, despite the cancellation of typical celebrations. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria non-profits opened more shelter spaces for those wanting indoor shelter during the ongoing cold snap. (Black Press Media file photo)

More shelter spaces open for Victoria homeless during cold snap

Organizations collaborated, says Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness

Victoria non-profits opened more shelter spaces for those wanting indoor shelter during the ongoing cold snap. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews responded to a “major fire” in Victoria’s Burnside neighbourhood Wednesday night. (Courtesy of Armel Castellan)

Rock Bay Landing encampment fire points to need for shelter for Victoria’s homeless

Attempts to stay warm in tents poses dangerous fire risk

Crews responded to a “major fire” in Victoria’s Burnside neighbourhood Wednesday night. (Courtesy of Armel Castellan)
A Victoria police officer’s stop and search of a man on Pandora Avenue was deemed in violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police officer’s stop and search of man deemed unlawful in B.C. Supreme Court

Officers followed man they suspected of possessing drugs, stopped him for jaywalking

A Victoria police officer’s stop and search of a man on Pandora Avenue was deemed in violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the Saanich Parks Urban Forestry team helped to deposit salmon carcasses in Douglas Stream on Jan. 22. (Photo Courtesy Darrell Wick)

Salmon carcass transplant a success despite small team

Annual salmon toss plays important role in ecology of Douglas Stream, says organizer

Members of the Saanich Parks Urban Forestry team helped to deposit salmon carcasses in Douglas Stream on Jan. 22. (Photo Courtesy Darrell Wick)
Cruise ship arrives at Victoria Harbour, a prime source of international tourism that has been suspended in the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Welcome to Victoria’ garden a casualty of extended cruise ship ban

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority supports extension, but says losses will follow

Cruise ship arrives at Victoria Harbour, a prime source of international tourism that has been suspended in the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chuck’s Burger Bar says it has launched an investigation after allegations of sexualized violence against an employee were made public. (Facebook/Chuck’s Burger Bar)

Victoria police now investigating reports of sexual assault, harassment at downtown restaurant

Many people came forward after calls for information, police say

Chuck’s Burger Bar says it has launched an investigation after allegations of sexualized violence against an employee were made public. (Facebook/Chuck’s Burger Bar)
A group of students from Divest UVic at a physically-distanced live-art protest in November 2020. The students were calling for the University of Victoria to divest $400 million in investment funds from the fossil fuel industry. (Black Press Media file photo)
A group of students from Divest UVic at a physically-distanced live-art protest in November 2020. The students were calling for the University of Victoria to divest from the fossil fuel industry. (Black Press Media file photo)

University of Victoria divests $80 million from fossil fuel investments

Divest UVic calls for further divestment from UVic Foundation

A group of students from Divest UVic at a physically-distanced live-art protest in November 2020. The students were calling for the University of Victoria to divest $400 million in investment funds from the fossil fuel industry. (Black Press Media file photo)
A group of students from Divest UVic at a physically-distanced live-art protest in November 2020. The students were calling for the University of Victoria to divest from the fossil fuel industry. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are investigating a report of an indecent act in the 600-block of Lampson Street Saturday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt woman warns others after indecent exposure

‘It’s OK to feel disgusted:’ woman says experience was violating, traumatizing

Victoria police are investigating a report of an indecent act in the 600-block of Lampson Street Saturday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chuck’s Burger Bar says it has launched an investigation after allegations of sexualized violence against an employee were made public. (Facebook/Chuck’s Burger Bar)

Employee fired from Victoria restaurant after sexual assault allegations

Chuck’s Burger Bar says it was unaware of allegations until now

Chuck’s Burger Bar says it has launched an investigation after allegations of sexualized violence against an employee were made public. (Facebook/Chuck’s Burger Bar)
Jonathan Lee Robichaud, from Central Saanich, is being sentenced in BC Supreme Court Monday. (Courtesy of Saanich police)

Greater Victoria nanny to be sentenced for sex crimes

Jonathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges of sex crimes against children

Jonathan Lee Robichaud, from Central Saanich, is being sentenced in BC Supreme Court Monday. (Courtesy of Saanich police)
Feb. 2, 2021 marks 13 years since 24-year-old Realtor Lindsay Buziak was murdered while showing a home in Saanich. (Submitted photo)

New technology allowing Saanich police, FBI, RCMP to follow leads in Lindsay Buziak’s murder

Feb. 2 marks 13 years since the 24-year-old was murdered while showing a home in Greater Victoria

Feb. 2, 2021 marks 13 years since 24-year-old Realtor Lindsay Buziak was murdered while showing a home in Saanich. (Submitted photo)
In 2020, North Saanich painter Brandy Saturley, known as the ‘Iconic Canuck’ made art that spoke to the strange new reality of living with COVID-19 in Canada. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

North Saanich ‘Iconic Canuck’ paints portrayal of COVID-19

Island artist shifted focus to inner world as pandemic changed Canadian cultural landscape

In 2020, North Saanich painter Brandy Saturley, known as the ‘Iconic Canuck’ made art that spoke to the strange new reality of living with COVID-19 in Canada. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)