Victoria

Axe and Grind coach Ragnar Olafson poses for a photo with TV star John C. McGinley. (Axe and Grind/Facebook)

Celebrities throw axes in Victoria business

Scrubs, 24 stars spotted in Victoria

 

The B.C. legislature building decorated with a fine dusting of snow in December 2021. Snow and low temperatures prompted warming centres and shelters to be activated in Victoria on Nov. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria warming centres, shelters available on Tuesday night

Low temperatures and snow expected as strong gusts impact region

 

The B.C. legislature building decorated with a fine dusting of snow in December 2021. A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast this week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria forecast prompts opening of warming centres, heads up from Canadian weather report star

Mix of snow and rain with frosty temperatures expected in Greater Victoria

 

A Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board member has stepped down as he said he didn’t have the information to do the job. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police board member steps down over information, mental health response concerns

Paul Schachter said more information needed on how budgets used

A Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board member has stepped down as he said he didn’t have the information to do the job. (Black Press Media file photo)
The B.C. and transgender flags fly together at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Sunday (Nov. 20) in recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

B.C. legislature marks Transgender Day of Remembrance in Victoria

Transgender flag raised to commemorate lives lost to violence

The B.C. and transgender flags fly together at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Sunday (Nov. 20) in recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Layanna Robinson was awarded a crown and sash after being named Miss Earth Canada 2023. (Courtesy Layanna Robinson)

Victoria woman crowned Miss Earth Canada 2023

Layanna Robinson will represent Canada at Miss Earth 2023 in Vietnam

Layanna Robinson was awarded a crown and sash after being named Miss Earth Canada 2023. (Courtesy Layanna Robinson)
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are charged with the first-degree murder of a Metchosin man after their escape from William Head Institution on July 7, 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Couple recalls doorstep encounter with inmates accused of murdering Metchosin man

Zachary Armitage and James Lee Busch are charged with killing 60-year-old Martin Payne

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are charged with the first-degree murder of a Metchosin man after their escape from William Head Institution on July 7, 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
The Malahat will have single-lane alternating traffic overnight starting Nov. 17. (Google Streetview)
The Malahat will have single-lane alternating traffic overnight starting Nov. 17. (Google Streetview)
Victoria woman Kaela Mehl is expected to plead guilty to second-degree murder in a retrial for the murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte Cunningham, who died in September 2015. (Black Press Media file photo)

Guilty plea expected in retrial for Victoria mom accused in toddler’s death

Kaela Mehl successfully appealed her first-degree murder charge last year

Victoria woman Kaela Mehl is expected to plead guilty to second-degree murder in a retrial for the murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte Cunningham, who died in September 2015. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canada’s Sophie De Goede prepares to take a shot at goal during the women’s rugby World Cup semifinal between Canada and England at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.5, 2022. De Goede is up for World Rugby’s Women’s 15s Player of the Year award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photosport, Andrew Cornaga

Victoria-born captain of Canadian women’s rugby team up for international award

Sophie de Goede up against three others for Player of the Year award

Canada’s Sophie De Goede prepares to take a shot at goal during the women’s rugby World Cup semifinal between Canada and England at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.5, 2022. De Goede is up for World Rugby’s Women’s 15s Player of the Year award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photosport, Andrew Cornaga
Victoria Levesque poses during a concert featuring ZINNIA at The.Victoria.House on Sunday, Nov. 6. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Victoria resident hosting shows in her home before deal inked on Dragons’ Den

Victoria Levesque has been hosting concerts at her home since 2019

Victoria Levesque poses during a concert featuring ZINNIA at The.Victoria.House on Sunday, Nov. 6. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
Victoria police are looking for information after a woman said she was grabbed by an unknown man in Pioneer Square on Nov. 3 (Google Streetview)

Police seeking information after woman grabbed by a man in Victoria park

The woman managed to pull away from man and seek safety

Victoria police are looking for information after a woman said she was grabbed by an unknown man in Pioneer Square on Nov. 3 (Google Streetview)
A Victora real estate agent has been charged with making or publishing child pornography and another count of importing/distributing child pornography. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria real estate agent charged with making child pornography

Scott Garman faces two charges related to child pornography offences

A Victora real estate agent has been charged with making or publishing child pornography and another count of importing/distributing child pornography. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Vital Signs report breaks down how different demographics view their city. (Black Press Media file photo)

Men happier with the state of Greater Victoria: annual survey

Vital Signs looks at perception of region among different demographics

The Victoria Vital Signs report breaks down how different demographics view their city. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nearby residents of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point say they’ve been hit with a new foul odour since the plant started operating. (Courtesy of the CRD)

For its neighbours, Greater Victoria’s wastewater plant woes flow through the nose

Those living nearby say CRD hasn’t kept its promise of an odour-free McLoughlin treatment facility

Nearby residents of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point say they’ve been hit with a new foul odour since the plant started operating. (Courtesy of the CRD)
A warming centre and temporary shelter will open in Victoria on Nov. 8 as frosty temperatures are expected. (Black Press Media file photo)
A warming centre and temporary shelter will open in Victoria on Nov. 8 as frosty temperatures are expected. (Black Press Media file photo)
Icy roads remain Nov. 8 after an overnight snowfall across Greater Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Snowy night ends in crashes and closures but Greater Victoria schools are open

Pat Bay Highway closed temporarily, buses got stuck in Esquimalt on Monday

Icy roads remain Nov. 8 after an overnight snowfall across Greater Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Victoria police are looking for Hamada Hussein Yiyia, who has a provincewide warrant out for his arrest after he was charged with four counts of sexual assault but skipped his court date. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Provincewide warrant issued for man charged with sexual assaults in Victoria

Hamada Hussein Yiyia has been charged with a series of sexual assaults from June

Victoria police are looking for Hamada Hussein Yiyia, who has a provincewide warrant out for his arrest after he was charged with four counts of sexual assault but skipped his court date. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Outgoing Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps (left) and former mayor Gretchen Brewin plant a Garry Oak tree in the Mayor’s Grove in Beacon Hill Park during a past event. Beacon Hill Park will be busy this Sunday for Victoria’s tree appreciation event. (File photo by Derek Ford)

Victoria tree appreciation event will take place at Beacon Hill Park this Sunday

The event will feature tree tours, tree planting and kids’ nature activities

Outgoing Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps (left) and former mayor Gretchen Brewin plant a Garry Oak tree in the Mayor’s Grove in Beacon Hill Park during a past event. Beacon Hill Park will be busy this Sunday for Victoria’s tree appreciation event. (File photo by Derek Ford)
Victoria police are asking for the public’s help in finding Sara Elbahir after she was last seen on Sept. 28 and reported missing on Oct. 13. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police are asking for the public’s help in finding Sara Elbahir after she was last seen on Sept. 28 and reported missing on Oct. 13. (Courtesy of VicPD)