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Victoria police news In Brief for Nov. 8

Victoria police news In Brief for Nov. 8

Bear spray assault downtown, garbage fires investigated

Victoria police news In Brief for Nov. 8
Jeremy Randall, member of the Victoria Skateboard Association, holds his board at Victoria West’s skatepark. Advocates are hoping the city of Victoria considers building a second venue, at either Topaz or Central parks. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria skateboard advocates push for new skate park

Crystal Pool, Topaz Park being eyed for second location

Jeremy Randall, member of the Victoria Skateboard Association, holds his board at Victoria West’s skatepark. Advocates are hoping the city of Victoria considers building a second venue, at either Topaz or Central parks. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS
Man with bear spray attacks downtown security guard

Man with bear spray attacks downtown security guard

VicPD still seeking suspect of alleged assault

Man with bear spray attacks downtown security guard
A delegation from Greater Victoria meets with officials during a trade mission to China and Japan last month. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said the trip will pay dividends down the road for local businesses and individuals. (Facebook)

Asia trade mission will strengthen Victoria tourism, local economy: mayor

City business representatives enjoy fruitful meetings with Asian counterparts

A delegation from Greater Victoria meets with officials during a trade mission to China and Japan last month. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said the trip will pay dividends down the road for local businesses and individuals. (Facebook)
The RCMP’s Real Time Intelligence Centre in Surrey.  Submitted

Victoria police seek funding for real-time intelligence unit

Format and administration uncertain, but centre would service South Island police agencies

The RCMP’s Real Time Intelligence Centre in Surrey.  Submitted
Suspect arrested after Esquimalt student robbed at knifepoint, school locked down

Suspect arrested after Esquimalt student robbed at knifepoint, school locked down

VicPD still searching for suspect, students said to be safe

Suspect arrested after Esquimalt student robbed at knifepoint, school locked down
Fall back, check your smoke alarm

Fall back, check your smoke alarm

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday at 2 a.m.

Fall back, check your smoke alarm
Cherry blossoms in full bloom along McKenzie Street in Victoria. Victoria News file photo

Victoria considers limiting trees that cause allergy flareups

City investigating low pollen and fragrance-free trees near playgrounds

Cherry blossoms in full bloom along McKenzie Street in Victoria. Victoria News file photo
VS Rentals website lists rent for 3025 Douglas St. at $750 for a bachelor, and $850 for a one-bedroom unit. (VSRENTALS.CA)

Conversion proposed for former Travellers Inn hotel

Owners want land use as affordable housing to continue

VS Rentals website lists rent for 3025 Douglas St. at $750 for a bachelor, and $850 for a one-bedroom unit. (VSRENTALS.CA)
Ballet Victoria became the subject of controversy this week when it was revealed a staff member had been investigated for allegedly taking nude photographs of students. (Black Press file photo)

Ballet Victoria staffer fired in wake of sexual allegations

Bruce Monk was previously let go and rehired by local company

Ballet Victoria became the subject of controversy this week when it was revealed a staff member had been investigated for allegedly taking nude photographs of students. (Black Press file photo)
VicPD Chief Del Manak says enforcement surrounding cannabis use won’t disappear with legalization(Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

VicPD chief: Legalizing marijuana will require more police resources

Home growers, drug-impaired driving and youth access major concerns for Del Manak

VicPD Chief Del Manak says enforcement surrounding cannabis use won’t disappear with legalization(Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Canada hosts the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Vancouver and Victoria. The City has confirmed its allocation of spending for the event. File photo

Victoria confirms funding for World Junior Hockey Championship

City will allocate up to $70,000 for event

Canada hosts the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Vancouver and Victoria. The City has confirmed its allocation of spending for the event. File photo
Paramedics take a young man away on a stretcher after an incident at a car dealership on Yates Street on Monday afternoon. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Young man taken to hospital after incident at downtown Victoria car dealership

Man transported by ambulance to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Paramedics take a young man away on a stretcher after an incident at a car dealership on Yates Street on Monday afternoon. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria web developer Owen Lett, who designed an easy-to-use transit map of Greater Victoria as a hobby project, hopes his map makes using public transit easier. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria man simplifies regional bus route

New map focuses on trip planning, bus frequency

Victoria web developer Owen Lett, who designed an easy-to-use transit map of Greater Victoria as a hobby project, hopes his map makes using public transit easier. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Gillian Montgomery (left) and Annie Gibson (right) of Vancouver Island Surfrider Foundation hold a mountain of plastic bags tied to a suit they brought to the Victoria City Hall Thursday afternoon when council discussed a staff report about council’s proposed plastic bag ban. Council will consider a draft plastic ban bylaw no later than December 2017. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria moves for regional plastic bag ban

Victoria bylaw to be considered by December fines businesses for providing plastic bags

Gillian Montgomery (left) and Annie Gibson (right) of Vancouver Island Surfrider Foundation hold a mountain of plastic bags tied to a suit they brought to the Victoria City Hall Thursday afternoon when council discussed a staff report about council’s proposed plastic bag ban. Council will consider a draft plastic ban bylaw no later than December 2017. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria residents who live near the site the former Victoria Truth Centre sat in a packed committee of the whole meeting Thursday morning to hear an update on Abstract Development’s plans to build condos and townhomes on the property at 1201 Fort St. and 1050 Pentrelew Place. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Controversial Rockland development sent back for review

Neighbours and council unconvinced by revised proposal for Fort Street development

Victoria residents who live near the site the former Victoria Truth Centre sat in a packed committee of the whole meeting Thursday morning to hear an update on Abstract Development’s plans to build condos and townhomes on the property at 1201 Fort St. and 1050 Pentrelew Place. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Facebook group advocates for short term rental owners in Greater Victoria

Facebook group advocates for short term rental owners in Greater Victoria

Local property owners and vacation rental operators mount defence against new STR regulations

Facebook group advocates for short term rental owners in Greater Victoria
New Victoria zoning bylaw would cut red tape for developers, downtown property owners

New Victoria zoning bylaw would cut red tape for developers, downtown property owners

Complex zoning laws made easier to navigate under proposed regulations

New Victoria zoning bylaw would cut red tape for developers, downtown property owners
Chase Thomas Hufnagle was wanted for his involvement in a break and enter Monday night. (Victoria Police photo)

UPDATE: Esquimalt man wanted for James Bay break and enter surrenders

Suspect caught on video surveillance tape

Chase Thomas Hufnagle was wanted for his involvement in a break and enter Monday night. (Victoria Police photo)
Colin Angus is helping create an automated, uncrewed boat he hopes will sail across the Atlantic Ocean. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Victoria couple hope unmanned boat drone becomes first to cross Atlantic

Colin and Julie Angus, UVic scientists to have drone collect environmental data en route

Colin Angus is helping create an automated, uncrewed boat he hopes will sail across the Atlantic Ocean. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
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