Kendra Crighton

An app is allowing people to book campsites on private land. (File photo)

App allows campers to book sites in people’s backyards

Campertunity offers camping on private land across Canada

An app is allowing people to book campsites on private land. (File photo)
Michael Stone, a renowned teacher of yoga and Buddhism, died in 2017 of fentanyl poisoning. (Change.org)

Wife of Victoria yogi who overdosed asks Dr. Bonnie Henry to announce overdose deaths

Carina Stone lost her husband Michael in 2017 to fentanyl poisoning

Michael Stone, a renowned teacher of yoga and Buddhism, died in 2017 of fentanyl poisoning. (Change.org)
A man who tried to sue the Victoria Police Department has had his claim dismissed by a Supreme Court Justice. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Judge dismisses Victoria man’s claim of wrongful arrest by VicPD

The arrest occurred after the man’s daughter made allegations of sexual offences

A man who tried to sue the Victoria Police Department has had his claim dismissed by a Supreme Court Justice. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
Cynthia Diadick has created a petition to ‘save Beacon Hill Park’ from becoming a tent city as sights like the one pictured become a more common occurrence. (Provided by Cynthia Diadick)

Petition demands Victoria ‘save Beacon Hill Park’

Residents ask City do something to house those camping in Beacon Hill Park

Cynthia Diadick has created a petition to ‘save Beacon Hill Park’ from becoming a tent city as sights like the one pictured become a more common occurrence. (Provided by Cynthia Diadick)
Crystal Irene Buchan will begin her one month suspension starting on Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria lawyer suspended for second time in 2020

Crystal Irene Buchan began her one month suspension Tuesday

Crystal Irene Buchan will begin her one month suspension starting on Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
When events and concerts started getting cancelled, Metropol Industries Inc. – the company behind printing the posters – wanted to do something to bring some “colour” to Victoria streets. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria utility poles turn open-air art gallery after concert, event posters dry up

‘We just wanted to put some art up for the sake of just putting art out’

When events and concerts started getting cancelled, Metropol Industries Inc. – the company behind printing the posters – wanted to do something to bring some “colour” to Victoria streets. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Man who killed Victoria father in middle of Hillside Avenue sentenced to seven years

Man who killed Victoria father in middle of Hillside Avenue sentenced to seven years

Joseph Gauthier, a father of four, was killed March 10 after a party.

Man who killed Victoria father in middle of Hillside Avenue sentenced to seven years
A portrait of George Floyd has been painted on Fort Street by Victoria artist Paul Archer. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

George Floyd mural appears on Victoria street

Victoria artist Paul Archer painted the mural outside his shop on Fort Street

A portrait of George Floyd has been painted on Fort Street by Victoria artist Paul Archer. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The City sold the land at the southeast corner of Douglas and Humboldt streets for $8.1 million. Currently, two car rental companies operate on the 27,790 square-foot property. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Telus headquarters to come to Victoria in ‘landmark building’ development

City sells land on coroner of Douglas and Humboldt streets for $8.1 million

The City sold the land at the southeast corner of Douglas and Humboldt streets for $8.1 million. Currently, two car rental companies operate on the 27,790 square-foot property. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks at bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to hear blind community’s case against Victoria bus stops

The Canadian Federation of the Blind says bike lanes can be dangerous

Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks at bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Papers depeicting names and descriptions of people who have lost their lives to the hands of police brutailty were

Name of victims ‘ripped down’ from Victoria display

Organizers feel the act is ‘malicious’

Papers depeicting names and descriptions of people who have lost their lives to the hands of police brutailty were
A people-less protest is holding space for the lives lost to systematic racism and police brutality. (Courtesy of Zara Chaudhry)

People-less protest in Victoria holds space for victims of police brutality, systematic racism

People are asked to come learn the names of the lives lost to the hands of racism

A people-less protest is holding space for the lives lost to systematic racism and police brutality. (Courtesy of Zara Chaudhry)
Ninja groups for children and adults, including the YYJ Wine Ninjas, have been popping up all over Facebook as a way to spread cheer and stay connected during the pandemic. (Courtesy of Megan Muloin)

Ninja groups could be setting children up for identity theft, online safety expert says

‘When I started seeing entry codes into secure buildings, I’m thinking oh my God, what are we doing?’

Ninja groups for children and adults, including the YYJ Wine Ninjas, have been popping up all over Facebook as a way to spread cheer and stay connected during the pandemic. (Courtesy of Megan Muloin)
Steven Baileys, with the Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria, was one of three Victoria residents recognized by the province during the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Province recognizes three Greater Victoria residents for work to combat racism

The three residents were recognized during the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards

Steven Baileys, with the Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria, was one of three Victoria residents recognized by the province during the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Police are on scene at 1502 Fulford-Ganges Rd. on Salt Spring Island. (Gulf Islands Driftwood photo)
Police are on scene at 1502 Fulford-Ganges Rd. on Salt Spring Island. (Gulf Islands Driftwood photo)
Principal Gillian Bruan has set up her office to allow for six feet of distance between her and anyone else. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria School District reports 50 per cent of students back in class

Students are on a rotational schedule alternating two days a week

Principal Gillian Bruan has set up her office to allow for six feet of distance between her and anyone else. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A wildlife photographer closely followed Discovery Island wolf, Takaya. (Photo by Cheryl Alexander)

Killing of Discovery Island wolf was legal, says BC Conservation Service

Takaya was shot and killed by hunters on March 24

A wildlife photographer closely followed Discovery Island wolf, Takaya. (Photo by Cheryl Alexander)
Gathering in the First Memorial Funeral Service’s cemetery is not recommended now due to COVID-19. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Grieving together, but apart: How funeral homes are handling the pandemic

‘Hugs are so important and right now hugs can’t happen’

Gathering in the First Memorial Funeral Service’s cemetery is not recommended now due to COVID-19. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

‘Seven baths in two days’: Homeless adjusting to life in hotels

Victoria passes motion to allow camping 24-7 in parks until June 25

The B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Scott Shepard (top left), Evan James (top right), Adrian Maxell (bottom left) and Rick Storey (bottom right) sit on the steps of Foundation House. Their stories were featured in a four-part Black Press Media series last year called the House of Hope. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria society purchases addiction recovery home after year of fundraising

Umbrella Society’s Foundation House is a second stage house for men in active recovery

Scott Shepard (top left), Evan James (top right), Adrian Maxell (bottom left) and Rick Storey (bottom right) sit on the steps of Foundation House. Their stories were featured in a four-part Black Press Media series last year called the House of Hope. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)