Christine van Reeuwyk

Curator Wendy Smylitopoulos’s grandson participates in a scavenger hunt at the Greek Heritage Project Museum on Elk Lake Drive in Saanich. (Courtesy Wendy Smylitopoulos)

Popular Greater Victoria Greek Fest shifts focus to food

Drive-thru allows annual cultural celebration to continue in Saanich amid coronavirus concerns

Curator Wendy Smylitopoulos’s grandson participates in a scavenger hunt at the Greek Heritage Project Museum on Elk Lake Drive in Saanich. (Courtesy Wendy Smylitopoulos)
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(Black Press Media file photo)
Amy Sanderson returns the mermaid memento that disappeared from a North Saanich home. July 2010 (Courtesy Amy Sanderson)

Morning Esquimalt lagoon walk brings mermaid back to North Saanich

Sign swiped from Deep Cove found one week later in Colwood

Amy Sanderson returns the mermaid memento that disappeared from a North Saanich home. July 2010 (Courtesy Amy Sanderson)
Strands of green plastic blades in a drain at Oak Bay Recreation Centre next to the turf at Oak Bay High. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Greater Victoria School District gets rolling on new artificial turf at Oak Bay High

SD61 hopes to have field replaced and in use by August

Strands of green plastic blades in a drain at Oak Bay Recreation Centre next to the turf at Oak Bay High. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Local Western Speedway drivers bring the thrill to fans at home while helping the Goldstream Food Bank. (Screenshot/iwesternspeedway.com)

Western Speedway brings racing home, feeds those in need

Realistic online racing series runs Sundays May 17 to June 7

Local Western Speedway drivers bring the thrill to fans at home while helping the Goldstream Food Bank. (Screenshot/iwesternspeedway.com)
The entrance to an area of Topaz Park, across from the Chabad Centre, where the City of Victoria allows homeless to camp amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Rabbi calls on Victoria to close Topaz Park homeless camp

Victoria mayor continues to look for ways to get everyone indoors

The entrance to an area of Topaz Park, across from the Chabad Centre, where the City of Victoria allows homeless to camp amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Lake Cowichan in the wake of flooding that closed roads and saw homes evacuated Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. (Leslie Schofield photo)
Lake Cowichan in the wake of flooding that closed roads and saw homes evacuated Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. (Leslie Schofield photo)
Flooding closes Highway 1, Cowichan Valley declares state of emergency

Flooding closes Highway 1, Cowichan Valley declares state of emergency

Homes evacuated overnight, residents put up

Flooding closes Highway 1, Cowichan Valley declares state of emergency
A North Saanich home is one of eight grand prizes in the 2019 Millionaire Lottery. (Courtesy Millionaire Lottery)

Take a peek inside the North Saanich Millionaire Lottery prize home

The prize home is open for public tours Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A North Saanich home is one of eight grand prizes in the 2019 Millionaire Lottery. (Courtesy Millionaire Lottery)
Shirley Smith snagged a bright and busy spider’s last hunt before winter at Butchart Gardens. (Shirley Smith photo)

PHOTOS: Readers share a flurry of fall photos

October filled with colour, imagination through our readers’ eyes

Shirley Smith snagged a bright and busy spider’s last hunt before winter at Butchart Gardens. (Shirley Smith photo)
Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a wind storm. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Wind gusts 70 to 90 km/h expected across Greater Victoria

Environment Canada issues wind warning easing off in the afternoon

Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a wind storm. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
A fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians, returns to the McPherson Playhouse on Nov. 8. (Courtesy Comic Strippers)
A fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians, returns to the McPherson Playhouse on Nov. 8. (Courtesy Comic Strippers)
NDP candidate Laurel Collins wins the Victoria riding during the 43rd Canadian federal election. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

WATCH: NDP Laurel Collins elected in Victoria

Black Press Media journalists catch up with the candidates as results flow tonight

NDP candidate Laurel Collins wins the Victoria riding during the 43rd Canadian federal election. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
NDP candidate Laurel Collins wins the Victoria riding during the 43rd Canadian federal election. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

WATCH: NDP Laurel Collins elected in Victoria

Black Press Media journalists catch up with the candidates as results flow tonight

NDP candidate Laurel Collins wins the Victoria riding during the 43rd Canadian federal election. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
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Four dead after float plane crash north of Port Hardy

JRCC confirms crash of small plane north of Vancouver Island

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Meghan Lorenzon and her spouse Brent Petkus enjoy a pedicab tour. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Harbour Authority)

Florida woman celebrated as eight millionth passenger to Victoria’s cruise ship terminal

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority marks the occasion with Lekwungen Dancers, gifts, tours

Meghan Lorenzon and her spouse Brent Petkus enjoy a pedicab tour. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Harbour Authority)
Eighth case of confirmed measles carries low transmission risk: Island Health

Eighth case of confirmed measles carries low transmission risk: Island Health

Latest case of measles on south Island is believed to be travel-related

Eighth case of confirmed measles carries low transmission risk: Island Health
VI Free Daily journalists lauded at provincial awards

VI Free Daily journalists lauded at provincial awards

Your Vancouver Island news team honoured by the newspaper industry

VI Free Daily journalists lauded at provincial awards
Malahat snow-covered as flakes fall on parts of Vancouver Island

Malahat snow-covered as flakes fall on parts of Vancouver Island

Snowfall warning now lifted this morning, more flurries possible overnight

Malahat snow-covered as flakes fall on parts of Vancouver Island
A bus struggles with fast-falling snow Feb. 11 in Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Slick roads, whiteout conditions halt drivers across Greater Victoria

Up to 25 cm expected across the region this evening and overnight

A bus struggles with fast-falling snow Feb. 11 in Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)