Kristyn Anthony

Bears coming into communities attracted to improperly stored garbage or fruit remain the biggest source of wildlife conflicts in B.C. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service)

Greater Victoria not out of the woods when it comes to bear safety

Conservation receives 1,000-plus calls for bear sightings annually

Bears coming into communities attracted to improperly stored garbage or fruit remain the biggest source of wildlife conflicts in B.C. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service)
Residents of roving tent city Namegans Nation moved to Cattle Point in Oak Bay Wednesday evening. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Homeless campers of Namegans Nation head to Oak Bay

Roughly 30 members of roving tent city settle at Cattle Point in Uplands Wednesday

Residents of roving tent city Namegans Nation moved to Cattle Point in Oak Bay Wednesday evening. (Keri Coles/News staff)
First responders help an injured motorcyclist after a collision involving three vehicles on the Pay Bay Highway, Wednesday. (Travis Paterson/News staff)

UPDATE: Pat Bay Highway traffic moving again after motorcyclist rear-ended

Three vehicle collision stalled traffic in southbound lane Wednesday shortly before 4 p.m.

First responders help an injured motorcyclist after a collision involving three vehicles on the Pay Bay Highway, Wednesday. (Travis Paterson/News staff)
A woman smokes a joint. Hundreds showed up at the B.C. Legislature to celebrate the legalization of marijuana in Canada. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Legalization at the legislature: Victoria celebrates with free cannabis

Longtime cannabis activist Dana Larsen hands out free joints, seeds, plants

A woman smokes a joint. Hundreds showed up at the B.C. Legislature to celebrate the legalization of marijuana in Canada. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
BC Ferries is trialling the use of debit cards as a form on payment onboard select vessels after 58 years in business. (BCFerrys/Twitter)

Debit now accepted onboard BC Ferries

Company is giving customers option to use Interac on two-month trial on select vessels

BC Ferries is trialling the use of debit cards as a form on payment onboard select vessels after 58 years in business. (BCFerrys/Twitter)
(Black Press file photo)

Conservation officers investigate four elk shot and abandoned

Leaving harvestable game meat in the field is a punishable offence

(Black Press file photo)
West Shore RCMP tape off Langford law office sent suspicious substance last month

West Shore RCMP tape off Langford law office sent suspicious substance last month

No confirmation as to why police were back at Hemminger Law Group Monday afternoon

West Shore RCMP tape off Langford law office sent suspicious substance last month
A Victoria police officer and a woman believed to be the driver of the white Audi that smashed through the window of a View Street business survey the damage Monday afternoon. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Afternoon collision launches vehicle through downtown Victoria business

Two female drivers and staff of CEV Victoria uninjured, but visibly shaken

A Victoria police officer and a woman believed to be the driver of the white Audi that smashed through the window of a View Street business survey the damage Monday afternoon. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Criminal defence lawyer Kevin McCullough. (News files)

Victoria lawyer urges B.C. law society to make pro bono work mandatory

Resolution says justice system is “at a crisis level” in B.C.

Criminal defence lawyer Kevin McCullough. (News files)
Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke speaks to a crowd protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline outside his constituency office in March 2018. (Black Press Media)

Victoria MP says battle against Trans Mountain pipeline still worth fighting

Randall Garrison hosted town hall this week to update people now that pipeline is federally owned

Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke speaks to a crowd protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline outside his constituency office in March 2018. (Black Press Media)
Photo courtesy Canadian Orca Rescue Society

Whale tale: Victoria activists stage orca vigil for J35

Group calls on government to fund wild salmon hatcheries, invoke emergency measures in Species at Risk Act

Photo courtesy Canadian Orca Rescue Society
CFB Esquimalt will be the host of Operation: This IS You! an initiative from Achieve Anything, a mainland-based organization dedicated to inspiring future female leaders in the fields of aviation, aerospace, marine and defence. (Submitted)

‘Achieve Anything’ : Women and girls get hands-on learning at CFB Esquimalt

Day sail on a warship will open up fields of marine, defence and engineering to inspire females

CFB Esquimalt will be the host of Operation: This IS You! an initiative from Achieve Anything, a mainland-based organization dedicated to inspiring future female leaders in the fields of aviation, aerospace, marine and defence. (Submitted)
Attendees of a mayoral candidates forum on how to solve homelessness in Greater Victoria packed the First Metropolitan Church, Tuesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Homelessness experts challenge Greater Victoria candidates on finding a fix

‘People are dying every week on our streets, and it’s not just the opioid crisis,’ Our Place executive director tells crowd of hundreds

Attendees of a mayoral candidates forum on how to solve homelessness in Greater Victoria packed the First Metropolitan Church, Tuesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena urges drivers to prioritize road safety Wednesday with the ‘Shift Into Winter’ campaign. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Province urges drivers to ‘Shift Into Winter’

Transportation minister Claire Trevena warns drivers to have winter tires, reduce speeds in icy and snowy conditions

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena urges drivers to prioritize road safety Wednesday with the ‘Shift Into Winter’ campaign. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
October is LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month

Canada has a lot to be proud of, but still a long way to go

October is LGBT History Month
Indigenous arts showcase ‘Reclaimed Culture and Life’ opens at Royal BC Museum

Indigenous arts showcase ‘Reclaimed Culture and Life’ opens at Royal BC Museum

Work of First Nations carvers, weavers, textile artists on display for free until Oct. 22

Indigenous arts showcase ‘Reclaimed Culture and Life’ opens at Royal BC Museum
The Bay Centre, in partnership with United Way Greater Victoria has secured a $10,000 grant to create a community helpline. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Victoria’s Bay Centre, United Way win national award for ‘Be.United’ campaign

Award grants $10,000 to launch new Island-wide helpline

The Bay Centre, in partnership with United Way Greater Victoria has secured a $10,000 grant to create a community helpline. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
A&W announced the return of the plant-based Beyond Burger, which will take a permanent spot on the fast food chain’s menu. Twitter

Beyond Burger back on the menu at A&W – for good

Popular plant-based burger sold out after July launch causing nation-wide shortage

A&W announced the return of the plant-based Beyond Burger, which will take a permanent spot on the fast food chain’s menu. Twitter
A memorial to the late Sgt. Mike Lawless was unveiled Thursday in the foyer of the Saanich Police Department. (Submitted)

Late Saanich police officer honoured with memorial

Sgt. Mike Lawless lost battle with cancer in 2015, remembered for passion for Tour de Rock

A memorial to the late Sgt. Mike Lawless was unveiled Thursday in the foyer of the Saanich Police Department. (Submitted)
Gas still sits at $139.9 per litre at the Esso station on Carey Road. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

No jump in gas prices at one Greater Victoria Esso station

Esso at 3775 Carey Road still offering fuel at $139.9 per litre

Gas still sits at $139.9 per litre at the Esso station on Carey Road. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)