Greater Victoria

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation modelled how an oil tanker spill off south Vancouver Island would impact different wildlife in the area. (Courtesy of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation)

Eco groups say spectre of future oil tanker spill looms after fuel leak near Victoria

Diesel still leaking from fishing boat, 5 days after it sunk off San Juan Island

 

An overdose advisory has been issued for Greater Victoria. Pictured is a naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overdose advisory issued for Greater Victoria

Island Health sees increase in drug poisonings in Capital Region

 

During response activities Tuesday (Aug. 16) U.S. Coast Guard personnel recover most of a seine fishing net that detached from a vessel that sank off San Juan Island near Greater Victoria on Aug. 13. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Twitter)

Endangered orcas’ close call with fuel spill off Victoria a ‘wake-up call’: researcher

A quicker response was needed to protect marine wildlife, says U.S. institute

 

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage escaped from the William Head institution on July 7, 2019 and were subsequently charged with first-degree murder in the death of martin Payne of Metchosin. A civil case launched by Payne’s daughters blames the correctional system for their escape and the death of their father. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Metchosin man’s death due to prison allowing inmates to escape, daughters allege

Civil suit says Correctional Service of Canada staff failed repeatedly

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage escaped from the William Head institution on July 7, 2019 and were subsequently charged with first-degree murder in the death of martin Payne of Metchosin. A civil case launched by Payne’s daughters blames the correctional system for their escape and the death of their father. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Partner response agencies have deployed about 2,100 feet of absorbent booms in the waters between Greater Victoria and San Juan Island since a fishing boat sank and leaked fuel on Aug, 13. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Twitter)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat falls deeper, complicating response near Victoria

Endangered orcas still headed in opposite direction of spill

Partner response agencies have deployed about 2,100 feet of absorbent booms in the waters between Greater Victoria and San Juan Island since a fishing boat sank and leaked fuel on Aug, 13. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Twitter)
CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum head curator Tatiana Robinson arranges a unique handmade 1950s UN flag flown by HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. The museum highlighted the flag for National Peacekeepers’ Day this year. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)

Crafty sailor remembered at CFB Esquimalt museum for his resourcefulness

Naval and Military Museum marks National Peacekeepers’ Day with reminder of local contributions

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum head curator Tatiana Robinson arranges a unique handmade 1950s UN flag flown by HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. The museum highlighted the flag for National Peacekeepers’ Day this year. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)
Victoria lawyer Donald Roy McLeod was suspended from practice for six weeks by the Law Society of B.C. for professional misconduct related to an adult guardianship case. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria lawyer suspended six weeks for professional misconduct

Donald Roy McLeod was also fined more than $16,000 for his actions

Victoria lawyer Donald Roy McLeod was suspended from practice for six weeks by the Law Society of B.C. for professional misconduct related to an adult guardianship case. (Black Press Media file photo)
A fishing boat with thousands of litres of fuel onboard sank between Greater Victoria and Washington state on Aug. 13. A sheen spanning more than three kilometres was reported to have entered Canadian waters by that evening. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific West Coast district/ Twitter)

Sunken fishing boat causes oil spill that spread to Greater Victoria waters

Vessel had 9,400 litres of diesel in its tank when it went down

A fishing boat with thousands of litres of fuel onboard sank between Greater Victoria and Washington state on Aug. 13. A sheen spanning more than three kilometres was reported to have entered Canadian waters by that evening. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific West Coast district/ Twitter)
Colwood’s Juan de Fuca branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library is the latest location in the region to be featured in a Netflix original production, appearing in Rescued by Ruby earlier this year. (Greater Victoria Public Library/Facebook)

Colwood library added to growing list of Netflix filming locations

Three original Netflix productions have now been filmed in Greater Victoria

Colwood’s Juan de Fuca branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library is the latest location in the region to be featured in a Netflix original production, appearing in Rescued by Ruby earlier this year. (Greater Victoria Public Library/Facebook)
Map shows regional water supply areas and capital works recommendations approved by the Capital Regional District board at the Aug. 10 meeting. (Courtesy Capital Regional District)

CRD board approves master plan for Greater Victoria regional water supply

2022 master plan will guide engineering projects proposed through 2050

Map shows regional water supply areas and capital works recommendations approved by the Capital Regional District board at the Aug. 10 meeting. (Courtesy Capital Regional District)
Traditional ceremony sees red pupils painted onto the eyes of the dragon at the bow of the boats, thus awakening the dragon. (Austin Westphal/Staff News)

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival kicks off in Inner Harbour

Eye-dotting ceremony opens 27th annual festival, back after three years

Traditional ceremony sees red pupils painted onto the eyes of the dragon at the bow of the boats, thus awakening the dragon. (Austin Westphal/Staff News)
Many CFB Esquimalt workers and those in solidarity rally outside the naval base Aug. 10. The Public Service Alliance of Canada called the federal government’s current wage offer insulting. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Treasury Board looks to get back to bargaining table with CFB Esquimalt union

Aug. 10 rally in Esquimalt called for inflation-appropriate pay increases

Many CFB Esquimalt workers and those in solidarity rally outside the naval base Aug. 10. The Public Service Alliance of Canada called the federal government’s current wage offer insulting. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Drummers perform during the traditional eye dotting ceremony to start the annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival at Ship Point in 2016. The event returns to the Inner Harbour this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dragons, dogs and intriguing rocks on tap for Greater Victoria audiences

Trio of events offer culture, fun, entertainment and, of course, food

  • Aug 12, 2022
Drummers perform during the traditional eye dotting ceremony to start the annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival at Ship Point in 2016. The event returns to the Inner Harbour this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left to right: Logan, Jason, Rosemary and Michelle Smith revisited Jeneece Place after the family had two stints at the house when both children were born prematurely. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Families and Victoria General nurses reunited at Jeneece Place

Annual event allows families who had children in the neonatal unit to reconnect with hospital staff

From left to right: Logan, Jason, Rosemary and Michelle Smith revisited Jeneece Place after the family had two stints at the house when both children were born prematurely. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Victoria police are thanking the public after a missing 59-year-old man was found safe. (Black Press Media file photo)

59-year-old missing Esquimalt man found safe

Police thank the public for their help

Victoria police are thanking the public after a missing 59-year-old man was found safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
A former SD61 elementary school teacher has been given a lifetime teaching ban after being convicted of child pornography possession. (Black Press Media file photo)
A former SD61 elementary school teacher has been given a lifetime teaching ban after being convicted of child pornography possession. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria is a hiker’s paradise, and one of the favourites for locals? Mount Douglas in Saanich, whose shady trails through dense coastal forest give way to open, rocky areas and stunning views at the summit. Justin Samanski-Langille/Victoria News photo

Hike like a local: Victoria hikers share their top 3 destinations

With its scenic West Coast location, boasting a unique mix of ocean…

Greater Victoria is a hiker’s paradise, and one of the favourites for locals? Mount Douglas in Saanich, whose shady trails through dense coastal forest give way to open, rocky areas and stunning views at the summit. Justin Samanski-Langille/Victoria News photo
The Victoria Native Friendship Centre in Saanich is now administering a fund aimed at supporting organizations addressing Indigenous homelessness. The deadline for the current round of project applications is Aug. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Native Friendship Centre takes over Indigenous homelessness fund

Saanich-based organization accepting project funding applications until Aug. 15

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre in Saanich is now administering a fund aimed at supporting organizations addressing Indigenous homelessness. The deadline for the current round of project applications is Aug. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dragon boat teams paddle toward the finish line Saturday during the first day of the inaugural Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Inaugural dragon boat festival makes splash in Victoria

The Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival continues Sunday

Dragon boat teams paddle toward the finish line Saturday during the first day of the inaugural Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Capital Bike’s Sticker Challenge is back for a third year and runs through Aug. 14. (Courtesy of Capital Bike)

Explore Greater Victoria by bike and have a chance to win prizes

Capital Bike’s annual Sticker Challenge returns for third year, runs until Aug. 14

Capital Bike’s Sticker Challenge is back for a third year and runs through Aug. 14. (Courtesy of Capital Bike)