Chris Campbell

A nurse in Victoria is in trouble for drinking on the job. (File photo)
A nurse in Victoria is in trouble for drinking on the job. (File photo)
A Victoria renter discovered her neighbours were partying and stealing from her. (Pexels photo)
A Victoria renter discovered her neighbours were partying and stealing from her. (Pexels photo)
Did the City of Victoria do enough to protect a resident from an oak tree? (Pexels photo)

Opinion: A giant branch crashed into a Victoria house but the city forced him to sue for damages

Victoria resident warned the city their tree was a ‘hazard’

Did the City of Victoria do enough to protect a resident from an oak tree? (Pexels photo)
A cashier works behind a plexiglass shield at a Super H Mart grocery store. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A cashier works behind a plexiglass shield at a Super H Mart grocery store. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Strata council will have to save more for the future. (Ron Cogswell/Flickr)

Opinion: Penny-pinching Victoria stratas now forced to save for the future. Thank goodness

New rules introduced to force stratas to boost contingency funds

Strata council will have to save more for the future. (Ron Cogswell/Flickr)
Historic Sooke Harbour House. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Historic Sooke Harbour House. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A bike lane on Tillicum Road. (Chris Campbell/News Staff)
A bike lane on Tillicum Road. (Chris Campbell/News Staff)
The house is at 3355 Midland Rd. and it’s more than 14,000 square feet. (Photo contributed)

Cavernous mansion with 3 kitchens selling for $10M as Victoria real estate craters

But will foreign buyer rules hurt the sale of a home with 4,000 square feet of garage space?

The house is at 3355 Midland Rd. and it’s more than 14,000 square feet. (Photo contributed)
Just because a landlord has a key doesn't mean they can use it whenever they want. (Pexels photo)

Opinion: ‘Unlawful entry’: Nosy Victoria landlords can’t just stroll into your home whenever they want

Many landlords don’t know the rules on entering a renter’s unit

Just because a landlord has a key doesn't mean they can use it whenever they want. (Pexels photo)
A strata council enacted a bylaw to restrict out-of-wedlock relationships. (Pexels photo)

Opinion: This ‘prudish’ Victoria strata sued to stop owner from living with boyfriend

Should strata bylaws be able to restrict certain relationships?

A strata council enacted a bylaw to restrict out-of-wedlock relationships. (Pexels photo)
One Victoria chef – who didn’t want their name or restaurant named because “the industry here is small and repercussions could be huge” – wrote me about the real-life consequences stemming from a lack of experienced cooks and chefs. (Pexels photo)

‘We can kill people’: Victoria chef says staff shortages can have deadly consequences

Chef also details how Victoria restaurants are ‘poaching’ from each other

One Victoria chef – who didn’t want their name or restaurant named because “the industry here is small and repercussions could be huge” – wrote me about the real-life consequences stemming from a lack of experienced cooks and chefs. (Pexels photo)
A road sign on Blanshard Street in Downtown Victoria. (Chris Campbell photo)

Opinion: This is why downtown Victoria traffic is ‘bloody painful’

But are Victoria drivers actually spoiled compared to other areas?

A road sign on Blanshard Street in Downtown Victoria. (Chris Campbell photo)
Victoria renters have few options. (Pexels photo)

Opinion: ‘Outrageous’ Victoria landlords ‘jack up’ rents by nearly 20%. When will it stop?

The latest numbers show Victoria is one of the worst rental cities in Canada

Victoria renters have few options. (Pexels photo)
People are being urged to butt out on Wednesday. (Unsplash photo)

Greater Victoria residents urged to butt out on ‘Weedless Wednesday’

Those who smoke or vape are encouraged to abstain from smoking for 24 hours

People are being urged to butt out on Wednesday. (Unsplash photo)
The parking lot of the Mariner Village Mall in Sidney, which includes Thrifty Foods. (Wolf Depner/News)

This Greater Victoria grocery store chain is dropping Air Miles

But will shoppers be happy with its replacement at Thrifty Foods?

The parking lot of the Mariner Village Mall in Sidney, which includes Thrifty Foods. (Wolf Depner/News)
Worker at Swartz Bay terminal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Worker at Swartz Bay terminal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Agrius Restaurant is closing down. (Facebook/Agrius)
Agrius Restaurant is closing down. (Facebook/Agrius)
The town of Esquimalt has seen its only bank close down. (CP photo)

‘We’re bankless!’: Esquimalt residents alarmed as town’s only bank closes

Residents say town is growing, but services are not

The town of Esquimalt has seen its only bank close down. (CP photo)
Old Vic is closing down. (Old Vic photo)

‘A disaster’: Iconic Victoria restaurant closing down after 90 years

Diners speaking out after restaurant says it’s closing down

Old Vic is closing down. (Old Vic photo)
Michael Kriberg is accustomed to watching his children score goals playing hockey, but after winning a $1-million Maxmillions prize from the Nov. 29, 2022 Lotto Max draw, he can complete some goals of his own off the ice.
Michael Kriberg is accustomed to watching his children score goals playing hockey, but after winning a $1-million Maxmillions prize from the Nov. 29, 2022 Lotto Max draw, he can complete some goals of his own off the ice.