Victoria

Victoria Literacy Connection is asking Greater Victorians to read for a cause this August and gather pledges from friends and family for every 100 pages read. Donations will support free literacy programs for children, youth and adults in the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Reading fundraiser challenges Greater Victorians to pick up a book

Readers encouraged to obtain pledges for every 100 pages read in August

 

Demonstrators supporting old-growth logging blockades in the Fairy Creek area said a man with them was struck by a vehicle on Blanshard Street, outside the provincial courthouse on July 21. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

UPDATE: No arrests made after man hit by vehicle on street outside Victoria courthouse

Incident occurred just after 6 p.m. Wednesday following old growth logging demonstration

 

Left, Harold Mortimer Lamb, Emily Carr in her studio, c.1939 (1980.087.003). Right, Emily Carr, Totem Walk at Sitka, 1907 (1994.055.004)

New Art Gallery of Greater Victoria exhibition explores work of Emily Carr

Seeing and Being Seen continues through July 2022

Left, Harold Mortimer Lamb, Emily Carr in her studio, c.1939 (1980.087.003). Right, Emily Carr, Totem Walk at Sitka, 1907 (1994.055.004)
A common wall lizard captured on a Victoria street. July 15, 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Invasive lizard population spreads across Vancouver Island

Even record-breaking heat didn’t diminish European wall lizard population

A common wall lizard captured on a Victoria street. July 15, 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Legendary Sikh Riders started their cross-Canada tour, to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in Victoria on July 17. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

PHOTOS: Sikh motorcycle group starts cross-Canada charity tour in Victoria

The Legendary Sikh Riders are raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Legendary Sikh Riders started their cross-Canada tour, to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in Victoria on July 17. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
Danielle (left) and Eijo Toyonaga are a husband and wife team who create art on the causeway. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Danielle (left) and Eijo Toyonaga are a husband and wife team who create art on the causeway. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Ocean Cleanup project’s latest iteration of plastic-collecting technology, the System 002, will leave Victoria and heads to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Ocean Cleanup/Twitter)

Ocean plastic-trapping ‘artificial coastline’ to depart from Victoria

The Ocean Cleanup’s project is heading to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup project’s latest iteration of plastic-collecting technology, the System 002, will leave Victoria and heads to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Ocean Cleanup/Twitter)
Federal Minister of Transportation Omar Alghabra announces the resumption of international cruise ships in Canadian waters for Nov. 1 2021. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Federal government announces return of Canadian cruise ship industry

Prohibition of cruise ships in Canadian waters to end Nov. 1 if operators comply with health requirements

Federal Minister of Transportation Omar Alghabra announces the resumption of international cruise ships in Canadian waters for Nov. 1 2021. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A high-profile property currently home to a parking lot in James Bay just off Victoria harbour has been purchased for potential use for a mixed-use development. (Courtesy of Mike Geric Construction)

Victoria company hopes to create paradise out of James Bay parking lot

Mike Geric Construction eyes mixed-use project for one of last undeveloped sites in neighbourhood

A high-profile property currently home to a parking lot in James Bay just off Victoria harbour has been purchased for potential use for a mixed-use development. (Courtesy of Mike Geric Construction)
Victoria police are asking for help identifying a 60-year-old woman suspected of stealing multiple items from a romance shop in the 2000-block of Douglas Street July 8. (Courtesy VicPD)

Suspected romance shop thief sought by Victoria police

Suspect described as an approximately 60-year-old Caucasian woman

Victoria police are asking for help identifying a 60-year-old woman suspected of stealing multiple items from a romance shop in the 2000-block of Douglas Street July 8. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police arrested a man July 10 after he chased after a vehicle brandishing a knife. (Courtesy VicPD)

Man arrested after chasing Victoria police vehicle with knife

Man was subject of release conditions prohibiting him from possessing weapons

Victoria police arrested a man July 10 after he chased after a vehicle brandishing a knife. (Courtesy VicPD)
The pandemic-sprung patios on the 1300-block of Gladstone Avenue will serve as a pilot program as the city explores the idea of permanently allowing the street- and sidewalk-dining spaces in Victoria. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

Permanent street-patio pilot in Fernwood gets go-ahead from Victoria

Staff will look into permanently allowing pandemic-sprung patios

The pandemic-sprung patios on the 1300-block of Gladstone Avenue will serve as a pilot program as the city explores the idea of permanently allowing the street- and sidewalk-dining spaces in Victoria. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)
After speaking in the Cowichan Valley on Thursday, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh continues his cross-Canada tour with a stop in Victoria Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATE: Jagmeet Singh criticizes Trudeau, possible early election in Victoria appearance

Federal NDP leader highlighted his party pressuring the government to strengthen pandemic supports

After speaking in the Cowichan Valley on Thursday, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh continues his cross-Canada tour with a stop in Victoria Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A two-week outdoor music festival will run in the grounds of St. Ann’s Academy this summer, with performances from the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria and others. (Photo courtesy Victoria Symphony/Pacific Opera Victoria)

Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera announce outdoor festival of music

Two-week festival will include paid performances and free pop-up events

A two-week outdoor music festival will run in the grounds of St. Ann’s Academy this summer, with performances from the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria and others. (Photo courtesy Victoria Symphony/Pacific Opera Victoria)
Kaela Mehl was convicted of murdering her 18-month-old daughter, Charlotte Cunningham, in October 2017. On June 30, the Court of Appeal ordered a new trial, citing juror and lawyer missteps. (Submitted photo)

Mother’s conviction overturned in killing of Victoria toddler

New trial order after Court of Appeal found missteps by juror, trial counsel

Kaela Mehl was convicted of murdering her 18-month-old daughter, Charlotte Cunningham, in October 2017. On June 30, the Court of Appeal ordered a new trial, citing juror and lawyer missteps. (Submitted photo)
Victoria police arrested 16 shoplifters at one downtown Victoria business in just three days during a project to prevent theft. (Black Press Media file photo)

16 shoplifters arrested at 1 Victoria business in 3 days

Arrests part of Victoria police initiative to prevent thefts

Victoria police arrested 16 shoplifters at one downtown Victoria business in just three days during a project to prevent theft. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are seeking the owner of a large snake after it was found on a person’s patio Tuesday night. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police are seeking the owner of a large snake after it was found on a person’s patio Tuesday night. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria city council approved a feasibility study June 24 that will determine if the central library is redeveloped or relocated. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria central library to be redeveloped or relocated

City launching 15-month study to determine best option

Victoria city council approved a feasibility study June 24 that will determine if the central library is redeveloped or relocated. (Black Press Media file photo)
Climate change is a growing concern for young people in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

University of Victoria study gauges young Canadians’ opinions on climate, energy policy

Researchers have surveyed people aged 18 to 29 at local environmental rallies in recent years

Climate change is a growing concern for young people in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)