Greater Victoria

BC Housing ensures that by March 31, shelter will be available to all people living outside. (Black Press Media file photo)

All unhoused Victoria residents will be offered shelter by March 31, says BC Housing

BC Housing working to secure shelter locations in coming weeks

 

The Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre has reopened with 45 shelter spots for people experiencing homelessness in Victoria. (Courtesy of Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre)

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre shelter in Victoria reopens with spots for 45 people

Arena is an interim step until long-term housing is found

 

Gabriel Swift, 23, is one of three Victoria filmmakers chosen to receive $20,000 Telus Storyhive grants to produce Local Heroes documentaries. (Courtesy of Gabriel Swift)

Three Victoria filmmakers producing ‘local heroes’ documentaries with $20,000 grants

Telus Storyhive providing $20,000 to 40 Western Canada productions

 

Several BC Ferries sailings are cancelled Friday due to adverse weather. (Black Press Media File)

UPDATED: All B.C. Ferries sailings cancelled due to wind, weather

Adverse weather causes cancellations across several BC Ferries routes

Several BC Ferries sailings are cancelled Friday due to adverse weather. (Black Press Media File)
A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria Thursday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Strong winds predicted for Greater Victoria

Environment Canada issues warning for Thursday afternoon

A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria Thursday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
LaRae Richards loads an order for deliver via Uber Eats Wednesday afternoon at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace on May 17, 2017.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Uber Eats service area expands to Saanich Peninsula

Delivery platform launched in Victoria in 2018

LaRae Richards loads an order for deliver via Uber Eats Wednesday afternoon at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace on May 17, 2017.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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)
On Feb. 22, over 100 B.C. landmarks will glow blue to celebrate Girl Guides’ World Thinking Day and girl empowerment. (Courtesy of Girl Guides of Canada)

Greater Victoria landmarks will glow blue Monday night for girl empowerment

Homeowners are encouraged to join the Girl Guides’ event

On Feb. 22, over 100 B.C. landmarks will glow blue to celebrate Girl Guides’ World Thinking Day and girl empowerment. (Courtesy of Girl Guides of Canada)
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Your Guide to Our New Normal

Black Press Media publishes informative new guide exploring COVID-19 and its local impacts

  • Feb 22, 2021
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A Facebook advertisement for a ‘one-bedroom’ igloo garnered plenty of comments and messages. (Facebook)

Facebook post advertises ‘one-bedroom’ Victoria igloo for $1,170 per month

Satirical post makes light of region’s tough rental market

A Facebook advertisement for a ‘one-bedroom’ igloo garnered plenty of comments and messages. (Facebook)
Langford is ranked B.C.’s most resilient city of 2021, according to BC Business magazine. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford is ranked B.C.’s most resilient city of 2021, according to BC Business magazine. (Black Press Media file photo)
Calf L125, seen with mother L86, appears to be in good physical condition. (Photo by Dave Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research)

Researchers confirm new southern resident orca calf

L125 the first baby born to L Pod since January 2019

Calf L125, seen with mother L86, appears to be in good physical condition. (Photo by Dave Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research)
Pulcherie Mboussi is the founder and executive director of the African Arts and Cultural Community Contributor Society (AACCCS) and ISSAMBA Centre in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Pulcherie Mboussi)

Black leaders, artists bring Black History Month celebrations to Greater Victoria virtually

African Arts and Cultural Community Contributor Society hosts discussions, concerts online

Pulcherie Mboussi is the founder and executive director of the African Arts and Cultural Community Contributor Society (AACCCS) and ISSAMBA Centre in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Pulcherie Mboussi)
McKenzie Avenue in Saanich was unrecognizable on the morning of Feb. 13 before the municipal snow plows came by. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Greater Victoria schools open, buses running

No closures after snowy long weekend

McKenzie Avenue in Saanich was unrecognizable on the morning of Feb. 13 before the municipal snow plows came by. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Camosun College’s new micro-credentials will allow tradespeople and working professionals to learn how to create net-zero energy buildings. (Black Press Media file photo)

New Camosun College micro-credentials teach learners to create net-zero buildings

Weekday evening courses allow full-time workers to partake

Camosun College’s new micro-credentials will allow tradespeople and working professionals to learn how to create net-zero energy buildings. (Black Press Media file photo)
17-month-old Isla enjoyed a wild toboggan ride in the snow on Feb. 13. (Photo courtesy Angela Maunders)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria residents urged to stay off the roads, enjoy snow day close to home

Up to 15 cm expected as Vancouver Island’s snowstorm 2021 gets underway

17-month-old Isla enjoyed a wild toboggan ride in the snow on Feb. 13. (Photo courtesy Angela Maunders)
Victoria police issued a statement Feb. 12 to clarify that they’ve received no reports of red van kidnapping attempts despite online rumours. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police say no reports of ‘red van kidnappings’ despite online rumours

VicPD says circulating information likely a hoax

  • Feb 12, 2021
Victoria police issued a statement Feb. 12 to clarify that they’ve received no reports of red van kidnapping attempts despite online rumours. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)