City of Victoria

Before it makes a decision on tapping into the city’s housing reserve fund, Victoria council wants to know where the extra $565,000 the Capital Region Housing Corporation is requesting would be spent on its Caledonia redevelopment (rendering, above), a subsidized housing project in Fernwood behind Vic High. (Photo courtesy of Capital Region Housing Corporation)

Victoria considers $1 million-plus grant for Fernwood housing project

More project details needed before council decides whether to exceed maximum grant amount

 

Old Town will be one of several displays removed from the Royal BC Museum on Jan. 2 when it closes its third-floor galleries. (Black Press Media file photo)

Attempt to delay closure of Royal B.C. Museum galleries defeated by Victoria council

Third-floor galleries that focus on colonial narrative to be closed Jan. 2

 

Raises and 10 new positions are largely behind a Victoria Police Department request to the City of Victoria that would add more than $4 million to its annual budget. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria budget discussions lead to divides on policing

VicPD seeks to add $4.18 million in 2022, public can offer opinions at Nov. 17 virtual town hall

 

The City of Victoria is asking for resident feedback on its 2022 draft budget. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Feedback opens on City of Victoria’s draft 2022 budget

Budget proposes 3.25 per cent tax increase

The City of Victoria is asking for resident feedback on its 2022 draft budget. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
City of Victoria youth are now able to apply for the 2022 U-PASS, which provides free rides on the Victoria Regional Transit System for city residents aged 13 to 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Applications open for free Victoria youth transit pass

City of Victoria residents aged 13 to 18 can apply online for the 2022 U-PASS

City of Victoria youth are now able to apply for the 2022 U-PASS, which provides free rides on the Victoria Regional Transit System for city residents aged 13 to 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
The owners of Mayfair Shopping Centre are embarking on a proposed series of upgrades to the busy Victoria mall. (Photo courtesy of Central Walk)

Mayfair Shopping Centre upgrades plan moving to proposal stage in Victoria

Burnside Gorge Neighbourhood Association anticipates seeing plans

The owners of Mayfair Shopping Centre are embarking on a proposed series of upgrades to the busy Victoria mall. (Photo courtesy of Central Walk)
Street murals are one of the eight community project options Victoria residents can vote on to receive city funding. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Resident votes to determine which Victoria neighbourhood projects receive funding

$50,000 available for eight possible neighbourhood spaces

Street murals are one of the eight community project options Victoria residents can vote on to receive city funding. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
The Victoria Police Department is asking for $63 million for their 2022 budget. (Black Press Media file photo)

Downtown Victoria businesses and non-profits sign off on 7% police budget increase

Officials with variety of agencies draft joint letter calling on city hall to approve VicPD budget

The Victoria Police Department is asking for $63 million for their 2022 budget. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Victoria is looking to help commercial and residential building owners more closely investigate the potential for using solar panels, with its new online Solar Rooftop Tool. (Black Press Media file photo)

New tool helps Victoria building owners gauge solar power potential

Online resource developed by City of Victoria in partnership with UVic, UBC

The City of Victoria is looking to help commercial and residential building owners more closely investigate the potential for using solar panels, with its new online Solar Rooftop Tool. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C.’s updated legislation does not limit a landlord’s ability to alter rental rates after work on a unit is complete. Victoria council is waiting to see how changes to the Rental Tenancy Act could impact local bylaws. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria delays action on renoviction protection bylaw

Council waiting to see impact of provincial legislation changes

B.C.’s updated legislation does not limit a landlord’s ability to alter rental rates after work on a unit is complete. Victoria council is waiting to see how changes to the Rental Tenancy Act could impact local bylaws. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fans cheer on the runners in the 2021 half marathon portion of the Royal Victoria Marathon. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Fans cheer on the runners in the 2021 half marathon portion of the Royal Victoria Marathon. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
City of Victoria council voted Oct. 7 to revoke the businesses license of I-Tow Group towing company based on numerous counts of founded and alleged malpractice. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

16 years of bylaw violations end with business revocation for Victoria tow company

Victoria council voted to revoke I-Tow Group’s license Oct. 7

City of Victoria council voted Oct. 7 to revoke the businesses license of I-Tow Group towing company based on numerous counts of founded and alleged malpractice. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
City of Victoria council will vote Oct. 7 on whether to permanently revoke the businesses license of I-Tow Group towing company based on numerous counts of malpractice. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria tow truck company may lose business license over malpractice

I-Tow found to be misleading, overcharging public with tow practises

City of Victoria council will vote Oct. 7 on whether to permanently revoke the businesses license of I-Tow Group towing company based on numerous counts of malpractice. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Volunteers tend to fruit trees and surrounding plants in the Vic West community orchard. The City of Victoria is offering new start-up grants to eligible community organizations for the establishment of neighbourhood gardens. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria offers start-up cash for new community gardens

Funding available to help underserved neighbourhoods create local food source

  • Sep 25, 2021
Volunteers tend to fruit trees and surrounding plants in the Vic West community orchard. The City of Victoria is offering new start-up grants to eligible community organizations for the establishment of neighbourhood gardens. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
A family stands with their newly planted tree, funded by City of Victoria grants in conjunction with their Trees and Cities challenge. (City of Victoria)

Grants sow the seeds for tree planting in Victoria

Residents can apply for $1,000 grant to plant trees on their property

A family stands with their newly planted tree, funded by City of Victoria grants in conjunction with their Trees and Cities challenge. (City of Victoria)
Victoria city staff estimate the cost of staff, materials and consulting services for restoring city parks following temporary sheltering to be $535,000. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria city staff slap $500,000 price tag on post-sheltering park restoration

Restoration in such parks as Beacon Hill, Topaz, Cecilia Ravine expected to take until 2024: report

Victoria city staff estimate the cost of staff, materials and consulting services for restoring city parks following temporary sheltering to be $535,000. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Victoria invites residents and business owners to its lunchtime series of online workshops, touching on a range of topics. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Victoria launching fall series of lunchtime workshops

Online sessions focus on graffiti removal, leadership building and living waste-free

The City of Victoria invites residents and business owners to its lunchtime series of online workshops, touching on a range of topics. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria resident and accessibility consultant Steve Bertrand accesses the rocky beach off Dallas Road. (Photo courtesy of City of Victoria)

New accessible amenities unveiled along Victoria’s Dallas Road waterfront

City takes action to support residents with mobility challenges

Victoria resident and accessibility consultant Steve Bertrand accesses the rocky beach off Dallas Road. (Photo courtesy of City of Victoria)
The winners of the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and Children’s Book Prize will be announced online Oct. 3. (Thorsten Frenzel/Pixabay)

Victoria Book Prize Society announces award finalists

Two local authors will win $5,000 for their work, winners announced online Oct. 3

The winners of the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and Children’s Book Prize will be announced online Oct. 3. (Thorsten Frenzel/Pixabay)
A mini pinscher. Victoria Animal Control Services responded to a call after a seventh naloxone resuscitation was provided for one dog at Portland Housing Society. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Victoria will not seize pets that have ingested narcotics

Council considered the bylaw amendment on Sept. 2 after naloxone used seven times on one dog

A mini pinscher. Victoria Animal Control Services responded to a call after a seventh naloxone resuscitation was provided for one dog at Portland Housing Society. (Black Press Media file photo)