Roszan Holmen

Herons sit in a tree at Beacon Hill Park

Herons making a strong comeback in Beacon Hill Park

Presence of more birds a bright spot to efforts to protect species

Herons sit in a tree at Beacon Hill Park
Sooke resident Rowan James

Chess champs are getting younger and younger

Grandmasters, fresh-faced rising stars hosted at this weekend’s Canadian Open

Sooke resident Rowan James
Employees of the liquor distribution warehouse on Government Street walk a picket line Tuesday morning. Shown are Gavin Nye

Liquor distributors hit the streets for a day

Impending privatization of alcohol distribution behind one-day walkout

Employees of the liquor distribution warehouse on Government Street walk a picket line Tuesday morning. Shown are Gavin Nye
Winnipeg resident Kelly Powers

Vendors watching Victoria discussions on food carts closely

Potential changes to city’s rules have some eyeing venue options

Winnipeg resident Kelly Powers
Sarah Kramer

Inaugural vegan fest launches in Victoria

Variety of activities planned for organizers' first-ever festival

Sarah Kramer

Robert Bateman Centre secures high-profile Victoria harbour location

World-renowned artist's gallery, store and educational space slated for CPR Steamship building

Greater Victoria libraries’ Internet access safe, for now

Federal access funding cut means adjustments in other areas

Musician  Eva Turkoni plays her guitar outside the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Turkoni will be performing at the Empress during the celebrations for the David Foster Foundation's 25th anniversary.

From back burner to mainstage

Eva Turkoni was selected to perform a 20-minute session during the David Foster Foundation Miracle Weekend brunch on May 27.

Musician  Eva Turkoni plays her guitar outside the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Turkoni will be performing at the Empress during the celebrations for the David Foster Foundation's 25th anniversary.

Victoria’s Highland Games promise a variety of entertainment options

Annual competition growing into world-class cultural, as well as athletic event

Kate Kerr

Royal B.C. Museum in spotlight: Old bones, new ideas

New dinosaur exhibit expected to attract 175,000 to Victoria galleries

Kate Kerr

Segways on trails get another look in Greater Victoria

Capital Regional District board asks parks department to reconsider ban

Homefulness project to proceed with tents on Woodwynn Farms

Agricultural Land Commission rejects proposal to turn buildings into housing for Victoria's homeless community

(Front) Trista Dahmi

Shan-e-Punjab Dance school mixes cultures

Dance students are busy preparing for the annual Youth Showcase, in honour of the Sikh harvest festival.

(Front) Trista Dahmi
New Royal B.C. Museum CEO Jack Lohman stands in the ethnography department with some items from the museum’s First Nations’ collection. The facility needs to do a better job of telling the story of indigenous people

New CEO looking to tell Royal B.C. Museum’s stories

Jack Lohman brings a wealth of experience to the top job at Victoria-based cultural institution

New Royal B.C. Museum CEO Jack Lohman stands in the ethnography department with some items from the museum’s First Nations’ collection. The facility needs to do a better job of telling the story of indigenous people

Truth Telling: Holding out hope for healing

Victoria News reporter Roszan Holmen talks about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and where things might go from here

Hermann Nieweler is hosting a musical fundraiser day for the Kidney Foundation  at Hermann’s Jazz Club on Saturday (April 21).

Kidney Foundation supported with Victoria jazz concert

Club owner Hermann Nieweler has very personal connection to foundation

Hermann Nieweler is hosting a musical fundraiser day for the Kidney Foundation  at Hermann’s Jazz Club on Saturday (April 21).
Sister Marie Zarowny

SERIES FINAL INSTALMENT: Residential school days bring mixed emotions for staff

The Sisters of St. Ann taught and cared for students at Indian residential schools. Their experiences have been largely untold until now.

Sister Marie Zarowny
The Esquimalt Nation drumming and dancing group

Victoria events offer a call to witness residential school legacy

Truth telling: Part 3 in a series looking at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Esquimalt Nation drumming and dancing group

Massive marine garage sale happens Saturday in Victoria

Annual event a fundraiser for the Maritime Museum of B.C.

Parents get busy at one of the sites from last year's Great Cloth Diaper Challenge.

Victoria’s Great Cloth Diaper Change out to bust misconceptions

Reducing disposable diapers in landfill among goals of initiative

Parents get busy at one of the sites from last year's Great Cloth Diaper Challenge.