Victoria

These homes along one side of Robert Street in Victoria West are among a group to be considered at a future public hearing for status as a Heritage Conservation Area by the City of Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Two Victoria neighbourhoods being considered for heritage designation

They could be the city’s first citizen-led designations

 

The Salvation Army ARC in downtown Victoria will have 30 overnight emergency-weather mats available to the city’s vulnerable population on Friday night (Dec. 3). Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this January 2020 photo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overnight mats open to Victoria’s homeless as wet snow, freezing temperatures forecast

Salvation Army ARC to have 30 mats available for city’s vulnerable population

 

Police officers in front of the Bastion BC Law Enforcement Memorial behind the BC legislature on Sept. 29. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Information sought after ‘ACAB’ graffiti found on police monument in Victoria

Anti-police acronym discovered on Bastion BC Law Enforcement Memorial Nov. 27

 

The Victoria Children’s Choir is getting set to host a pair of concerts this December at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Children’s Choir/Facebook)

Victoria Children’s Choir hosting pair of concerts in December

Travelogue: Come Travel with Me will be performed Dec. 4 and 7, at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall

The Victoria Children’s Choir is getting set to host a pair of concerts this December at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Children’s Choir/Facebook)
Victoria will now provide daytime warming centres for those experiencing homelessness, during extreme weather events this winter. Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this photo taken in January 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Daytime warming centres to now open for Victoria homeless during emergency weather events

Goal is to prevent death, injury caused from exposure to the harsh elements

Victoria will now provide daytime warming centres for those experiencing homelessness, during extreme weather events this winter. Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this photo taken in January 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emma Fillipoff was last seen in Victoria Nov. 29, 2012. (Courtesy VicPD)

Nine years later, search continues for missing Victoria woman Emma Fillipoff

Police have received hundreds of tips from across Canada since 2012

Emma Fillipoff was last seen in Victoria Nov. 29, 2012. (Courtesy VicPD)
A new exhibit at the Maritime Museum of BC features the story of a trio of sailing vessels in the museum’s care, the Tilikum, Dorothy and Trekka. Our Fleet: Small Craft with a Story opened Nov. 23 and runs until May 14, 2022. (Courtesy Maritime Museum of BC)

New Maritime Museum of B.C. exhibit celebrates trio of ships’ histories

Exhibit tells the unique stories of the Tilikum, Dorothy and Trekka

A new exhibit at the Maritime Museum of BC features the story of a trio of sailing vessels in the museum’s care, the Tilikum, Dorothy and Trekka. Our Fleet: Small Craft with a Story opened Nov. 23 and runs until May 14, 2022. (Courtesy Maritime Museum of BC)
Several road sections in Victoria will be closed on Saturday for the Peninsula Co-Op Santa’s Light Parade. (Black Press media file photo)

TRAFFIC: Road closures in Victoria for Santa’s Light Parade

Several road sections downtown will be impacted on Saturday

Several road sections in Victoria will be closed on Saturday for the Peninsula Co-Op Santa’s Light Parade. (Black Press media file photo)
Driving school instructor Steve Wallace has died, sources have confirmed to Black Press Media. (Steve Wallace/Facebook)

UPDATE: Victoria driving school instructor Steve Wallace dies of heart attack

Wallace had been accused of, but not charged with sexual assault of driving school students

Driving school instructor Steve Wallace has died, sources have confirmed to Black Press Media. (Steve Wallace/Facebook)
Old-growth forest supporters marched through Victoria on Nov. 24 as they called for all logging of the ancient trees to end. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

‘Just not replaceable’: Old-growth forest supporters march in Victoria for logging moratorium (PHOTOS)

Protesters want ancient forests fully protected, transition and compensation for loggers

Old-growth forest supporters marched through Victoria on Nov. 24 as they called for all logging of the ancient trees to end. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Neil Kingswell (left), Jason Rempel, and Paul Anderson are among seven former tenants of 118 Menzies St. pursuing legal action against the apartment building owner. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Neil Kingswell (left), Jason Rempel, and Paul Anderson are among seven former tenants of 118 Menzies St. pursuing legal action against the apartment building owner. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
David Suzuki speaks at a demonstration outside the legislature on Nov. 20. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
David Suzuki speaks at a demonstration outside the legislature on Nov. 20. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria woman aims to provide safe water, set world record with trans-African run

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
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

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)
Former Victoria tattoo artist David Samuel Hadden pleaded guilty to four out of six counts of sexual assault in court Nov. 19. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Victoria tattoo artist pleads guilty to four counts of sexual assault

David Samuel Hadden was arrested and charged in August 2020

Former Victoria tattoo artist David Samuel Hadden pleaded guilty to four out of six counts of sexual assault in court Nov. 19. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
Officers have arrested a man who was the suspect of a report of a man being chased with a hatchet by another man in the 700-block of Fort Street earlier on Thursday. (Courtesy VicPD)

UPDATE: Victoria police arrest suspect after man was chased with hatchet

Chase occurred in 700-block of Fort Street, according to police

Officers have arrested a man who was the suspect of a report of a man being chased with a hatchet by another man in the 700-block of Fort Street earlier on Thursday. (Courtesy VicPD)
The DVBA keeps more than 200 containers of a variety of shades of paint in its stores at the ready to cover graffiti as it appears. (Courtesy Downtown Victoria Business Association)

Saanich sees spike in graffiti during pandemic

Oak Bay officers carry wipes to swipe tags away on the go

The DVBA keeps more than 200 containers of a variety of shades of paint in its stores at the ready to cover graffiti as it appears. (Courtesy Downtown Victoria Business Association)
Heavy November rains have made living outdoors an even bigger challenge for those experiencing homelessness. Victoria’s Our Place Society helped dozens of people dry out and get warm after Monday’s storm. (Photo courtesy Grant McKenzie/Our Place Society)

Record rain, pandemic staffing, mental health issues compound on Victoria’s homeless

Monday’s storm exposed gaps in support system for those facing homelessness

Heavy November rains have made living outdoors an even bigger challenge for those experiencing homelessness. Victoria’s Our Place Society helped dozens of people dry out and get warm after Monday’s storm. (Photo courtesy Grant McKenzie/Our Place Society)
Victoria police are looking for a driver who left a trail of auto parts and debris from downtown to James Bay after an early-morning crash on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver’s early-morning downtown Victoria crash leaves trail of parts to follow

Police follow trail, find and impound vehicle 2.5 kilometres away, search on for driver

Victoria police are looking for a driver who left a trail of auto parts and debris from downtown to James Bay after an early-morning crash on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police officers have closed the 1200-block of Wharf Street to traffic while they investigate a sudden death Nov. 17. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police officers have closed the 1200-block of Wharf Street to traffic while they investigate a sudden death Nov. 17. (Courtesy VicPD)