Victoria News Staff

Victoria police are investigating after the head of Beacon Hill Park’s Queen Elizabeth II statue was removed. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police are investigating after the head of Beacon Hill Park’s Queen Elizabeth II statue was removed. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
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B.C. residents can reserve provincial camp sites starting March 8

B.C. residents get priority access to camping reservations in province

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POLL: Are you struggling with Greater Victoria’s cost of housing?

While Victoria remains one of the most expensive cities in the country…

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Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
West Shore RCMP headquarters in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP arrests two suspects in connection to View Royal arson

Investigators determined the fire was deliberately set, targeted

West Shore RCMP headquarters in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Victoria Pride Society hosts online games night to bring LGBTQ+ community together

The Feb. 26 aims to break up the pandemic ‘isolation and disconnection’

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Victoria police arrested a man Tuesday after he reportedly smashed a sledgehammer into a City of Victoria Parks truck and fled into Beacon Hill Park on his bike. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a man Tuesday after he reportedly smashed a sledgehammer into a City of Victoria Parks truck and fled into Beacon Hill Park on his bike. (Black Press Media file photo)
Weapons seized by Victoria police during a Feb. 21 traffic stop in the 400-block of Gorge Road East. (VicPD photo)

Victoria police seize firearms, knives, drugs during Gorge Road traffic stop

Seized items include rifle, replica handguns, knives and an extendable baton

Weapons seized by Victoria police during a Feb. 21 traffic stop in the 400-block of Gorge Road East. (VicPD photo)
If you’re considering a new career or upgrading skills, CamWeek is a perfect time to explore options. (File photo courtesy of Camosun College)

Annual Camosun College information night turns into three-day virtual event

The Feb. 23 to 25 online event will include information sessions running from 4 to 8 p.m.

If you’re considering a new career or upgrading skills, CamWeek is a perfect time to explore options. (File photo courtesy of Camosun College)
On Feb. 22, over 100 B.C. landmarks will glow blue to celebrate Girl Guides’ World Thinking Day and girl empowerment. (Courtesy of Girl Guides of Canada)

Greater Victoria landmarks will glow blue Monday night for girl empowerment

Homeowners are encouraged to join the Girl Guides’ event

On Feb. 22, over 100 B.C. landmarks will glow blue to celebrate Girl Guides’ World Thinking Day and girl empowerment. (Courtesy of Girl Guides of Canada)
The original artwork created by local artist Emily Thiessen, is featured as the Commercial Alley’s eighth installation. (City of Victoria)

Victoria calls for artists to fill Commercial Alley gallery

Competition open to artists in the Capital Regional District

The original artwork created by local artist Emily Thiessen, is featured as the Commercial Alley’s eighth installation. (City of Victoria)
Part of Seaspan’s fleet in action. (File photo courtesy of Seaspan)

Seaspan to field test new energy storage system that will more than triple its battery capacity

The company says the new system will play a role in making marine shipping more green

Part of Seaspan’s fleet in action. (File photo courtesy of Seaspan)
Victoria police arrested a woman Saturday morning supsected of bear-spraying and stabbing a man several times. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria police arrest woman after man bear-sprayed, stabbed several times

Suspect briefly barricaded herself before surrendering to police

Victoria police arrested a woman Saturday morning supsected of bear-spraying and stabbing a man several times. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria resident Ian Taylor has created a livestream of a mother hummingbird and her two chicks in hopes that it brings people a bit of joy. (Courtesy of Ian Taylor)

Victoria man creates livestream of hummingbird chicks to spread a bit of joy

Livestream will continue until the chicks fly away in March

Victoria resident Ian Taylor has created a livestream of a mother hummingbird and her two chicks in hopes that it brings people a bit of joy. (Courtesy of Ian Taylor)
Victoria police used a less-lethal round to arrest a man Saturday morning who is suspected of robbing a pharmacy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police use anti riot weapon to take down suspected pharmacy robber

Suspect medically cleared, transported to VicPD cells

Victoria police used a less-lethal round to arrest a man Saturday morning who is suspected of robbing a pharmacy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are warning the public after several incidents of fraud in a four-day period. (Unsplash)
Victoria police are warning the public after several incidents of fraud in a four-day period. (Unsplash)
A Facebook advertisement for a ‘one-bedroom’ igloo garnered plenty of comments and messages. (Facebook)

Facebook post advertises ‘one-bedroom’ Victoria igloo for $1,170 per month

Satirical post makes light of region’s tough rental market

A Facebook advertisement for a ‘one-bedroom’ igloo garnered plenty of comments and messages. (Facebook)
Victoria police arrested a shovel-wielding man at gunpoint Feb. 18 after he allegedly threatened multiple bylaw officers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Shovel-wielding man disarmed at gunpoint by Victoria police

Man allegedly threatened bylaw officers with shovel

Victoria police arrested a shovel-wielding man at gunpoint Feb. 18 after he allegedly threatened multiple bylaw officers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a woman Feb. 17 after she reportedly threatened people with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrest woman in mental health crisis

Woman reportedly threatened people with knife

Victoria police arrested a woman Feb. 17 after she reportedly threatened people with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested wanted man Barry Dick, 34, Feb. 22. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

UPDATED: Victoria police arrest man wanted on multiple warrants

Barry Dick, 34, is 5’9” tall with short black hair and brown eyes

Victoria police arrested wanted man Barry Dick, 34, Feb. 22. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)