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Debra Sheets stands on the rooftop balcony at The Janion building at Wharf Street and Pandora Avenue, where she uses her condominium for short-term rentals. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria short-term rental operators start GoFundMe campaign for legal costs

Facebook group mounting defence against proposed vacation rental rules

Debra Sheets stands on the rooftop balcony at The Janion building at Wharf Street and Pandora Avenue, where she uses her condominium for short-term rentals. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Police are seeking the identity of this man related to three incidents in James Bay on Dec. 4. (Submitted)

Sketch released of would-be purse snatcher in James Bay

Victoria police say suspect may be involved in three separate incidents

Police are seeking the identity of this man related to three incidents in James Bay on Dec. 4. (Submitted)
Children from Victoria-area schools will be performing Holiday carols this week at City Hall. (News files)

Sing along at City Hall during annual Carolling Week

Children from Victoria-area schools to perform lunchtime Christmas carols

Children from Victoria-area schools will be performing Holiday carols this week at City Hall. (News files)

Victoria clamping down on illegal cannabiz

City’s injunction to close downtown dispensary may not be the last

Lola Parks performs during Victoria’s Summer In The Square lunchtime concerts in Centennial Square in July. Don Denton/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria seeks local musicians and food truck vendors

Talent and operators would be added to City’s roster for 2018 public events

Lola Parks performs during Victoria’s Summer In The Square lunchtime concerts in Centennial Square in July. Don Denton/VICTORIA NEWS
Participants at the Fairfield renters forum Thursday evening hear from city planners about where rental units fit into the draft Fairfield neighbourhood plan. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Renters weigh in on Fairfield plan

City seeking feedback from renters about the draft Fairfield neighbourhood plan

Participants at the Fairfield renters forum Thursday evening hear from city planners about where rental units fit into the draft Fairfield neighbourhood plan. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria saw a record-breaking amount of rain in December. (News files)

Victoria breaks rainfall record for November

Residents say mild weather makes toughing out the rain worthwhile

Victoria saw a record-breaking amount of rain in December. (News files)
Greater Victoria’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 per cent in November, the lowest in Canada. (News files)

Victoria’s low unemployment rate raises concerns

The Capital Region had the lowest jobless rate in the country for November

Greater Victoria’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 per cent in November, the lowest in Canada. (News files)
Cold weather shelters are opening in Greater Victoria as the temperature cools. A new service provided through bc211 will provide real-time information on where shelter beds are available in the city. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

United Way, bc211 activate shelter bed helpline and real-time list for Greater Victoria

Street community, service providers can access interactive map to find open shelter spaces

Cold weather shelters are opening in Greater Victoria as the temperature cools. A new service provided through bc211 will provide real-time information on where shelter beds are available in the city. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria City Hall hosts an open house and town hall meeting on the 2018 budget tonight (Nov. 30). (News files)

TONIGHT: Have your say on Victoria’s 2018 budget at town hall

Taxpayers can learn more about how the City plans to spend your money

Victoria City Hall hosts an open house and town hall meeting on the 2018 budget tonight (Nov. 30). (News files)
Traffic flow in busy downtown intersections, like this one at Johnson and Wharf streets, could be the subject of a study if it is approved in the 2018 city budget. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Downtown traffic signal study on city’s radar for 2018 budget

Bike lanes, aging demographic, and development affect traffic flow

Traffic flow in busy downtown intersections, like this one at Johnson and Wharf streets, could be the subject of a study if it is approved in the 2018 city budget. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Volunteers give back year-round at Our Place in Victoria

Volunteers give back year-round at Our Place in Victoria

Public donations increase in December, but are needed all year long

Volunteers give back year-round at Our Place in Victoria
The Dynamic Beast crane barge will make its way to Victoria on Dec. 8 to begin moving heavy steel parts of the new Johnson Street Bridge into place. Photo courtesy Dynamic Heavy Lift

‘Dynamic Beast’ arrives to lift new bridge components into place next week

Giant crane to lower steel rings and counterweight onto existing Victoria structure

The Dynamic Beast crane barge will make its way to Victoria on Dec. 8 to begin moving heavy steel parts of the new Johnson Street Bridge into place. Photo courtesy Dynamic Heavy Lift
Fred Rohani of Alpha Developments, said much of the native vegetation on the 515 Foul Bay Rd. property would have been preserved as “urban forest.” His company’s application for a development permit was declined by Victoria City Council. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Fred Rohani of Alpha Developments, said much of the native vegetation on the 515 Foul Bay Rd. property would have been preserved as “urban forest.” His company’s application for a development permit was declined by Victoria City Council. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
The City of Victoria is working on short term rental regulations with the aim of moving units back into the long-term rental housing market. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Draft short term rental bylaw considered in Victoria

City gets negative feedback on vacation rental rules

The City of Victoria is working on short term rental regulations with the aim of moving units back into the long-term rental housing market. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Island Savings credit union was honoured by Big Brothers and Big Sisters recently for its community volunteer work. Island Savings president Randy Bertsch, left, shown here helping out at the Burnside Gorge Community Association, said being generous of time and expertise is part of the company’s culture. Island Savings/Facebook

Victoria Big Brothers/Big Sisters honours Island Savings for contribution to community

Credit union given Community Partnership Award for generosity and leadership

Island Savings credit union was honoured by Big Brothers and Big Sisters recently for its community volunteer work. Island Savings president Randy Bertsch, left, shown here helping out at the Burnside Gorge Community Association, said being generous of time and expertise is part of the company’s culture. Island Savings/Facebook
The tile pathway along the Inner Harbour is due for repairs, says the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. The quartzite tiles would be replaced with stamped concrete in a pattern matching the current tile, and damaged mushroom lights would be refurbished (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Inner Harbour pathway in need of repairs: Harbour Authority

Victoria council approves initial design plans for walkway changes

The tile pathway along the Inner Harbour is due for repairs, says the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. The quartzite tiles would be replaced with stamped concrete in a pattern matching the current tile, and damaged mushroom lights would be refurbished (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
VicPD Chief Del Manak rescues a lost $10 bill dropped by a Victoria woman on Broughton at Douglas Street Friday afternoon. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

VicPD chief rescues lost $10 bill in downtown Victoria

The note was promptly returned to its owner unharmed

VicPD Chief Del Manak rescues a lost $10 bill dropped by a Victoria woman on Broughton at Douglas Street Friday afternoon. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
UPDATED: Humboldt bike lanes next in Victoria’s Biketoria plan

UPDATED: Humboldt bike lanes next in Victoria’s Biketoria plan

Public input sought on new designs; protected two-way, shared lanes being considered

UPDATED: Humboldt bike lanes next in Victoria’s Biketoria plan
(News files)

Tenant relocation plan recommended in Victoria city staff report

City to consider renter protection program Thursday

(News files)
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