Greater Victoria

Camas flowers in full bloom. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Garry oaks, camas reveal agricultural impacts of colonialism on Vancouver Island

Lekwungen food expert Cheryl Bryce looks to raise awareness of traditional food systems

  • Sep 25, 2021

 

Passengers on a recent WestJet flight through the Victoria International Airport may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 exposure reported on flight from Calgary to Victoria

Passengers on WestJet flight 185 Sept. 17 affected

 

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

 

Police departments no longer receive funding for naloxone kits. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)

UPDATE: Long-term funding missing for police naloxone kits amid B.C. opioid pandemic

Province commits to eliminate funding gaps; Greater Victoria departments worry for current situation

Police departments no longer receive funding for naloxone kits. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)
The increase in COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island in recent weeks is having impacts on hospitals and critical care units, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria General Hospital sets up COVID-19 inpatient unit in response to soaring case counts

Unit will serve patients who need to be hospitalized, but don’t require critical care

The increase in COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island in recent weeks is having impacts on hospitals and critical care units, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Three more flight exposures have been reported through Greater Victoria, including one on Harbour Air. (Black Press Media file photo)

3 COVID-19 cases reported on flights through Victoria

Affected flights occurred Sept. 6, 10 and 11

Three more flight exposures have been reported through Greater Victoria, including one on Harbour Air. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Spirit of Vancouver Island docked at Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media news staff)

Engine problem cancels two BC Ferries sailings between Victoria and Vancouver

7 a.m. from Swartz Bay, 9 a.m. from Tsawwassen cancelled Sept. 20

The Spirit of Vancouver Island docked at Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media news staff)
The WSANEC Leadership Council wants to help non-Indigenous residents understand more about the traditional territories, language and history of First Nations in the area. (Photo courtesy of the WSANEC Leadership Council/Twitter)

WSANEC settler education page offers resources on Indigenous territories, language

Territory acknowledgments, history lessons offered to help reconciliation efforts

The WSANEC Leadership Council wants to help non-Indigenous residents understand more about the traditional territories, language and history of First Nations in the area. (Photo courtesy of the WSANEC Leadership Council/Twitter)
Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year across the province during the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)

Thanksgiving food drive seeks volunteers in Greater Victoria

13th Annual B.C. Thanksgiving Food and Fund Drive happens Sept. 20 to 25

Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year across the province during the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay resident Jude Somers won the 2020 People’s Choice Award for her creation The Santa Train during the 12th annual showcase. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)

Gingerbread fundraiser calls on Greater Victoria creators to envision a Future of Home

Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s biggest annual fundraiser is looking for bakers

Oak Bay resident Jude Somers won the 2020 People’s Choice Award for her creation The Santa Train during the 12th annual showcase. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)
Levi Hildebrand (left) and Leah Tidey have been making informational content about sustainability together since 2019. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

Victoria couple using YouTube to help save the planet

Levi Hildebrand, Leah Tidey thrive in city sharing their zero-waste lives through video

Levi Hildebrand (left) and Leah Tidey have been making informational content about sustainability together since 2019. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)
Emergency crews assess the scene of a bus crash near Thetis Lake Friday morning. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)
Emergency crews assess the scene of a bus crash near Thetis Lake Friday morning. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)
Clipper Vacations resumes its Seattle to Victoria passenger ferry service on Friday (Sept. 17), for U.S.-based passengers. (Clipper Vacations/Facebook)

Victoria Clipper ferries visitors to town for first time in 18 months

Company resumes weekend service for U.S.-based passengers Sept. 17

Clipper Vacations resumes its Seattle to Victoria passenger ferry service on Friday (Sept. 17), for U.S.-based passengers. (Clipper Vacations/Facebook)
According to Statistics Canada, Greater Victoria’s unemployment continues to drop, reaching 4.2 per cent in August. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria’s unemployment rate continues to drop

At 4.2 per cent, local unemployment rate is well below provincial and national figures

According to Statistics Canada, Greater Victoria’s unemployment continues to drop, reaching 4.2 per cent in August. (Black Press Media file photo)
Businesses in the 3400-block of Douglas Street were evacuated after a gas leak Wednesday (Sept. 15). (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

UPDATE: Business back to usual after Saanich gas leak

No disruption to Galloping Goose, Highway 1 traffic

Businesses in the 3400-block of Douglas Street were evacuated after a gas leak Wednesday (Sept. 15). (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Three more school exposures have been reported in Greater Victoria, including at Ecole Victor-Brodeur in Esquimalt. (Google Streetview)

Another three school exposures reported in Greater Victoria

Exposures reported on volunteer-run site in lieu of public information

Three more school exposures have been reported in Greater Victoria, including at Ecole Victor-Brodeur in Esquimalt. (Google Streetview)
Eat in or take out from dozens of restaurants and eateries from Greater Victoria, Sooke and the Cowichan Valley in a celebration of Camosun College and its place among local cuisine, Sept. 16 to 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria dining event inspires Camosun foodie affair

Follow #CamosunEats, keep an eye out for themed dishes at south Island eateries Sept. 16-23

Eat in or take out from dozens of restaurants and eateries from Greater Victoria, Sooke and the Cowichan Valley in a celebration of Camosun College and its place among local cuisine, Sept. 16 to 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
A special weather statement has been issued for Greater Victoria with winds gusting up to 70 km/h forecast for the B.C. inner south coast into Wednesday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Strong winds starting overnight prompt weather statement for Greater Victoria

Gusts up to 70 km/h in the forecast early Wednesday for B.C.’s inner south coast

A special weather statement has been issued for Greater Victoria with winds gusting up to 70 km/h forecast for the B.C. inner south coast into Wednesday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian comic Norm Macdonald arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel on April 2, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Chris Pizzello)

Norm Macdonald’s Victoria ‘scrabble story’ resurfaces following death

Macdonald joked about terrible bed-and-breakfast experience on Vancouver Island

Canadian comic Norm Macdonald arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel on April 2, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Chris Pizzello)
The Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee is launching a five-part conversation series on improving community-police relations. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee)
The Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee is launching a five-part conversation series on improving community-police relations. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee)