Victoria News Staff

The Salvation Army hopes its new ID storage program will help reduce barriers encountered by people living with homelessness, especially those related to the province’s’s new vaccine passport system. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s homeless can now store ID with Salvation Army

Charity’s 24/7 system will allow those living homeless easier access to vaccine passports

The Salvation Army hopes its new ID storage program will help reduce barriers encountered by people living with homelessness, especially those related to the province’s’s new vaccine passport system. (Black Press Media file photo)
A wide variety of local potters’ ceramics will be available for purchase at the West Shore Parks and Recreation Pottery Sale Sept. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore pottery sale encourages support of local artists

Outdoor event runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 in Langford

A wide variety of local potters’ ceramics will be available for purchase at the West Shore Parks and Recreation Pottery Sale Sept. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police have released security camera footage of suspects (right) in the vandalizing of St. Andrew’s Cathedral on Sept. 12. The individual in the broad white hat (left) is considered a witness whom police also want to speak with. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

WATCH: Police treating vandalism of downtown Victoria church as a hate crime

VicPD looking to identify two suspects who targeted St. Andrews Cathedral late on Sept. 12

Victoria police have released security camera footage of suspects (right) in the vandalizing of St. Andrew’s Cathedral on Sept. 12. The individual in the broad white hat (left) is considered a witness whom police also want to speak with. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Potts Pilsner, crafted by Victoria brewery Moon Under Water, scored gold at the 2021 Canadian Brewing Awards. (Courtesy Moon Under Water Brewery)
Potts Pilsner, crafted by Victoria brewery Moon Under Water, scored gold at the 2021 Canadian Brewing Awards. (Courtesy Moon Under Water Brewery)
Students at certain Greater Victoria schools have faced a high number of exposures since their return to class two weeks ago. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dozens of COVID-19 exposures reported in Greater Victoria schools since classes began

Exposures reported through crowdsourced independent tracker site

Students at certain Greater Victoria schools have faced a high number of exposures since their return to class two weeks ago. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pena Elliot, a jackpot winner of over $600,000, says his winnings will go towards family and a dream home. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)

Brentwood Bay man wins over $600,000 in online jackpot

The winnings will go towards helping family members and building a dream home

Pena Elliot, a jackpot winner of over $600,000, says his winnings will go towards family and a dream home. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Voters line up at Rockheights Middle School in Esquimalt at 6:30 p.m. on election night Sept. 20. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

POLL: Would you like to see elections in Canada move towards a more universal mail-in ballot?

Blame it on COVID, blame it on the hectic pace of day-to-day…

Voters line up at Rockheights Middle School in Esquimalt at 6:30 p.m. on election night Sept. 20. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Sept. 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
The Department of National Defence is conducting controlled burns at Rocky Point until mid-October for the purpose of wildfire deterrence and creating military training grounds. (Google Maps)

DND doing controlled burns at Rocky Point in Metchosin

Work being done to create military training space, protect Garry oaks and mitigate wildfires

The Department of National Defence is conducting controlled burns at Rocky Point until mid-October for the purpose of wildfire deterrence and creating military training grounds. (Google Maps)
8408 Lawrence Road sold for the record-breaking asking price of $22.75 million. Amenities include a full gym, tennis courts and a mechanical boat launch. (Engel & Volkers)

Sale of Saanich Peninsula estate breaks Greater Victoria price record

Agent says sale of the $22.75 million estate shows an increased demand in luxury properties

8408 Lawrence Road sold for the record-breaking asking price of $22.75 million. Amenities include a full gym, tennis courts and a mechanical boat launch. (Engel & Volkers)
The province on Tuesday announced that new clinics in Victoria and Nanaimo will aim to better support people with memory loss and those concerned about cognitive changes. (Black Press Media File photo)

Memory clinics opening in Victoria, Nanaimo aim to improve assessment and care

Team of medical workers will support those facing cognitive problems, dementia

The province on Tuesday announced that new clinics in Victoria and Nanaimo will aim to better support people with memory loss and those concerned about cognitive changes. (Black Press Media File photo)
Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason has been found safe after she was the subject of a missing person alert on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Missing 16-year-old found safe

Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason was the the subject of a missing person alert on Tuesday

Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason has been found safe after she was the subject of a missing person alert on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
View Street at Quadra Street was blocked after two cars crashed at the corner. Police, fire and paramedics all responded to the motor vehicle incident. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Crash snarls traffic at Quadra and View in Victoria

Emergency crews respond after two-vehicle crash

View Street at Quadra Street was blocked after two cars crashed at the corner. Police, fire and paramedics all responded to the motor vehicle incident. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Voters line the block outside of the polling station at Broad View United in Saanich. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

RESULTS: Greater Victoria returns familiar faces to Ottawa

Local incumbents sweep election night results

Voters line the block outside of the polling station at Broad View United in Saanich. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Members of Chantel Moore’s family gathered on the steps of the B.C. legislature on June 4. It was the first anniversary of the 26-year-old mother being fatally shot by a police officer in New Brunswick during what was supposed to be a wellness check. (Black Press Media news staff)

Chantel Moore’s family denounce liquid poured on police chief, call for refocus on memorial

Saturday event was to honour Moore, call for changes to policing

Members of Chantel Moore’s family gathered on the steps of the B.C. legislature on June 4. It was the first anniversary of the 26-year-old mother being fatally shot by a police officer in New Brunswick during what was supposed to be a wellness check. (Black Press Media news staff)
Sara Hutchison, Brennan Woolley and Sarah Howarth of Peninsula Co-op. (Alec Wheeler photo)

5 cents for every litre of fuel purchased at Peninsula Co-op flows to charity

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, funds will go out to the Help Fill A Dream foundation

Sara Hutchison, Brennan Woolley and Sarah Howarth of Peninsula Co-op. (Alec Wheeler photo)
View Royal council is asking for the community’s input on its first official community plan update in a decade. (Town of View Royal)

View Royal using ‘walkshops’ to hear from residents during OCP renewal process

First official community plan update since 2011 to consider land use, housing, demographic shifts

View Royal council is asking for the community’s input on its first official community plan update in a decade. (Town of View Royal)
Victoria firefighters aim to answer burning questions with a new social media tool – FAQ Friday on Instagram. (Victoria Fire 730/Instagram)

Victoria firefighters take to Instagram to answer burning questions

Frequently Asked Questions Friday reveals why the department has yellow trucks

Victoria firefighters aim to answer burning questions with a new social media tool – FAQ Friday on Instagram. (Victoria Fire 730/Instagram)
Saanich resident and University of British Columbia student Emilie Wang is working with the UBC vaccine literacy club to address vaccine hesitancy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich-based UBC student gathers immunity experts to talk COVID-19 vaccines

An online panel discussion Sept. 18 will allow public to ask anonymous questions

Saanich resident and University of British Columbia student Emilie Wang is working with the UBC vaccine literacy club to address vaccine hesitancy. (Black Press Media file photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Esquimalt claimed the lives of six residents between Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. (Google Maps)

COVID-19 outbreak over at Esquimalt care home, Island Health says

Outbreak claimed lives of six Sunset Lodge residents

A COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Esquimalt claimed the lives of six residents between Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. (Google Maps)