Lauren Boothby

Artist rendering of the proposed 29-storey tower Hudson Place 1 at the corner of Blanshard and Herald Streets.                                 Courtesy of Townline

Victoria’s skyline could soon be reaching higher

Half of Townline’s Hudson Place project could extend up to 29 storeys high.

Artist rendering of the proposed 29-storey tower Hudson Place 1 at the corner of Blanshard and Herald Streets.                                 Courtesy of Townline
V2V Empress boat in the Inner Harbour getting ready to head to Vancouver. (Don Descoteau/VICTORIA NEWS)

V2V ferry out of commission

Company is making alternative arrangements until vessel is repaired

V2V Empress boat in the Inner Harbour getting ready to head to Vancouver. (Don Descoteau/VICTORIA NEWS)
VicPD’s new drug lab makes analysis safer

VicPD’s new drug lab makes analysis safer

Investment in equipment pays off with carfentanil detection

VicPD’s new drug lab makes analysis safer
Victoria city council continues to work through the list of rezoning applications for marijuana dispensaries while waiting for direction from the federal government. Black Press file photo

Medicinal marijuana clubs gain additional hearing from Victoria council

One applicant rejected over minimum distance requirements

Victoria city council continues to work through the list of rezoning applications for marijuana dispensaries while waiting for direction from the federal government. Black Press file photo
The woman was approached by a man with a knife while was cycling on the Galloping Goose Trail Friday morning near Burnside Road. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Man with knife scares cyclist on Victoria trail

A female cyclist on the Galloping Goose trail was threatened by a man Friday morning; the suspect is now in custody.

The woman was approached by a man with a knife while was cycling on the Galloping Goose Trail Friday morning near Burnside Road. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
VicPD investigators processing exhibits in drug processing room. Photo courtesy VicPD

Carfentanil confirmed for first the time in Victoria

Carfentanil discovered by police after analyzing drug haul in Langford

VicPD investigators processing exhibits in drug processing room. Photo courtesy VicPD
Standing GPS head for Victoria Fire Department stories

Fire in Beacon Hill Park Wednesday night was human-caused

Fire grew up to 50 feet in diameter at Circle Drive and Heywood Way before flames were extinguished

Standing GPS head for Victoria Fire Department stories
A crew attends to a utility pole, damaged in a three-car collision at the intersection of Shelbourne Street and North Dairy Road on Tuesday. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News

Three car collision at Shelbourne and North Dairy sends one to hospital

The collision severely damaging a hydro pole on the east side of the street

A crew attends to a utility pole, damaged in a three-car collision at the intersection of Shelbourne Street and North Dairy Road on Tuesday. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News
A breaching humpback whale was involved in an incident with a whale-watching vessel from Victoria on Monday afternoon near Race Rocks. Two passengers were injured when the whale surfaced in front of the boat. PIXabay images

Video: Tour boat strikes humpback whale near Victoria

Two people were taken to hospital after a collision involving a Prince of Whales zodiac near Race Rocks Ecological Reserve.

A breaching humpback whale was involved in an incident with a whale-watching vessel from Victoria on Monday afternoon near Race Rocks. Two passengers were injured when the whale surfaced in front of the boat. PIXabay images
Missing Victoria man found safe

Missing Victoria man found safe

Justin Storms, 40, has been located by Victoria Police and he is safe

Missing Victoria man found safe
Raven the cat plays in her finished cat cave, courtesy of artist Gittan Klemetsrud. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Victoria shows off their pawsome kitties for International Cat Day

Cats break the internet every day, but today you may be seeing more of them

Raven the cat plays in her finished cat cave, courtesy of artist Gittan Klemetsrud. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Air quality improves to ‘moderate’

Air quality improves to ‘moderate’

Special air quality statement is still in effect for Victoria, Saanich and the West Shore.

Air quality improves to ‘moderate’
Members of Victoria Women in Black gather for a silent vigil at the Inner Harbour on Monday to commemorate victims of the 1945 bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and to call for the government to sign the UN treaty against nuclear weapons next month. Written on the sign on the right, they say, is the inscription on the war memorial in Japanese and in English. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria group wants Feds to ban nuclear weapons

They gathered at the Inner Harbour to remember victims of atomic bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Members of Victoria Women in Black gather for a silent vigil at the Inner Harbour on Monday to commemorate victims of the 1945 bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and to call for the government to sign the UN treaty against nuclear weapons next month. Written on the sign on the right, they say, is the inscription on the war memorial in Japanese and in English. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS
Symphony Splash draws thousands to Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Symphony Splash draws thousands to Victoria’s Inner Harbour

It was the 28th annual Symphony Splash on Sunday with classical music performances and fireworks.

Symphony Splash draws thousands to Victoria’s Inner Harbour
Modern liquor store emerges from the ashes of former Esquimalt pub

Modern liquor store emerges from the ashes of former Esquimalt pub

Tudor House emerges from the ashes a new, modernist liquor store, hoping to inspire local growth

Modern liquor store emerges from the ashes of former Esquimalt pub
Vic West adds a new off-leash location in Barnard Park

Vic West adds a new off-leash location in Barnard Park

Council votes in favour of a new location for an off-leash dog park

Vic West adds a new off-leash location in Barnard Park
Local man in custody after breaching court orders

Local man in custody after breaching court orders

A Victoria man is in custody after he was found allegedly breaching court orders early this morning

Local man in custody after breaching court orders
A dead deer was found in the backyard of an Esquimalt home. Police say it was killed by a cougar, but there has been no sighting yet. (Brian Braaten photo)

Dead deer in Esquimalt said to be killed by cougar

Police issued an alert late Friday afternoon when a dead deer was found in Esquimalt

A dead deer was found in the backyard of an Esquimalt home. Police say it was killed by a cougar, but there has been no sighting yet. (Brian Braaten photo)
The Esquimalt community plan update includes plans to beautify Esquimalt Road and increase density along this transit and commuter corridor. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News

Esquimalt looks at increasing density

Food security also an issue for Esquiamalt residents.

The Esquimalt community plan update includes plans to beautify Esquimalt Road and increase density along this transit and commuter corridor. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News
Man arrested for violent sexual assault in Victoria

Man arrested for violent sexual assault in Victoria

Officers flooded the area after a witness flagged down police early Wednesday morning.

Man arrested for violent sexual assault in Victoria
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