Kendra Crighton

Wild ARC received over 30 patients in the month of April due to the actions of outdoor cats. (Wild ARC Facebook)

Domestic cats wreaking havoc on south Island wildlife

Greater Victoria wild animal rehab centre treating an animal a day injured by cats

Wild ARC received over 30 patients in the month of April due to the actions of outdoor cats. (Wild ARC Facebook)
Brian Kieran (middle), Veronica Osborn (left) and Kate Thompson (right) have launched a website for seniors resources. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria residents launch one stop website for seniors in isolation

Well and Truly Grey will provide information, resources and things to do for seniors staying home

Brian Kieran (middle), Veronica Osborn (left) and Kate Thompson (right) have launched a website for seniors resources. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre has been transformed into a 45-bed shelter site for Victoria’s homeless population. (Provided by the B.C. Government)

Save-On-Foods arena transformed into 45-bed shelter for homeless population

People living in camps will be referred to the site by BC Housing, Island Health

The Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre has been transformed into a 45-bed shelter site for Victoria’s homeless population. (Provided by the B.C. Government)
A fire was started in a home in the 2000-block of Victor Street on Monday evening. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Two people taken to hospital after cooking oil fire ravages home

Victoria Fire Department estimates $150,000 in damages

A fire was started in a home in the 2000-block of Victor Street on Monday evening. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Paul Archer stands outside his shop on Broughton Street, holding Luna — who appears in the self-portrait above the doorway — with Takaya’s mural along side him. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria artist commemorates Discovery Island wolf Takaya with mural

Longtime artist doesn’t want Takaya’s death overshadowed because of the pandemic

Paul Archer stands outside his shop on Broughton Street, holding Luna — who appears in the self-portrait above the doorway — with Takaya’s mural along side him. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Kate Vallance, CISUR research associate and lead author on an evaluation of baseline survey data, places stickers on alcohol containers in a Yukon liquor store. (Provided by the University of Victoria)

UVic study finds warning labels reduce alcohol consumption

Researchers behind study recommend warning labels should be on all alcohol containers

Kate Vallance, CISUR research associate and lead author on an evaluation of baseline survey data, places stickers on alcohol containers in a Yukon liquor store. (Provided by the University of Victoria)
BC Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver announced he is stepping away from the Green Party to sit as an independent. (Black Press Media file photo)

Appeals court says 2011 article was ‘attack’ on Andrew Weaver, rules it was defamation

The article, Corruption of Climate Science Has Created 30 Lost Years, was written by Timothy Ball

BC Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver announced he is stepping away from the Green Party to sit as an independent. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man stopped for not wearing a helmet while riding a bike on the sidewalk was arrested for breaching court conditions and being in possession of knives, a replica handgun and meth. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cyclist stopped in Colwood for not wearing helmet, arrested for weapons possession

West Shore RCMP stopped the man on April 29 in Colwood

A man stopped for not wearing a helmet while riding a bike on the sidewalk was arrested for breaching court conditions and being in possession of knives, a replica handgun and meth. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: VicPD name missing caretaker as suspect in Plaza Hotel arson

Police believe Michael Draeger died in the blaze May 6, 2019

Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Police to release more details about Plaza Hotel arson investigation

A Thursday virtual press conference is scheduled with Victoria police and fire departments

Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A referral-only drive-through COVID-19 screening clinic that opened in Victoria in mid-March. Since then, Island Health has now opened a number of testing sites across the region that are able to see patients with symptoms but only through an appointment.(Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Any Vancouver Island residents with symptoms can now get tested for COVID-19

Testing sites across the Island now OK to receive patients by appointment through health provider

A referral-only drive-through COVID-19 screening clinic that opened in Victoria in mid-March. Since then, Island Health has now opened a number of testing sites across the region that are able to see patients with symptoms but only through an appointment.(Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Research shows that isolation, economic and employment uncertainty, crowded or precarious housing and social disorder and disruption are all risk factors for sexual violence, intimate partner violence, elder and child abuse.(Photo by JR Korpa on Unsplash)

Vancouver Island support group reports 40 per cent leap in women seeking escape from family violence

Cridge Centre: Measures necessary in responding to COVID-19 increase domestic abuse risk factors

Research shows that isolation, economic and employment uncertainty, crowded or precarious housing and social disorder and disruption are all risk factors for sexual violence, intimate partner violence, elder and child abuse.(Photo by JR Korpa on Unsplash)
Teddy Laver serves up lunch at Big Wheel Burger. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Restaurant team puts community first with initiative to seed 500 backyard food gardens

The Big Wheel Community Foundation has sponsored a new initiative called My FED Farm

Teddy Laver serves up lunch at Big Wheel Burger. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Dr. Daniel Ovakim is helping lead a multinational study on Vancouver Island. The Solidarity Trial, launched by the World Health Organization, has already seen over 1,000 patients enroll in over 100 countries. (Provided by Dr. Daniel Ovakim)

Multinational trial for COVID-19 treatment comes to Vancouver Island

More than 1,000 patients have already been enrolled in the Solidarity Trail, launched by the WHO

Dr. Daniel Ovakim is helping lead a multinational study on Vancouver Island. The Solidarity Trial, launched by the World Health Organization, has already seen over 1,000 patients enroll in over 100 countries. (Provided by Dr. Daniel Ovakim)
More than 200 tents have been spread out over Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria allocates more than $50,000 for policing around Topaz Park homeless camp

Council also allocated another $100,000 to city staff to help the vulnerable population

More than 200 tents have been spread out over Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Leah Hollins, board chair of Island Health (Left), Dr. Leah MacDonald, executive medical director of primary care and senior’s health, MLA Lana Popham, Kaye Kennish, executive director of the James Bay community project, Acting Mayor Sharmarke Dubow, Minister of Finance Carole James, Rozlynne Mitchell, chair of the James Bay community Project and Minister of Health Adrian Dix stand in front of the building at 547 Michigan St. where Victoria’s first Urgent and Primary Health Care Centre will go. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s first urgent primary health clinic set to open in James Bay this month

Facility will be Island’s third, patients asked to call ahead due to risk of COVID-19

Leah Hollins, board chair of Island Health (Left), Dr. Leah MacDonald, executive medical director of primary care and senior’s health, MLA Lana Popham, Kaye Kennish, executive director of the James Bay community project, Acting Mayor Sharmarke Dubow, Minister of Finance Carole James, Rozlynne Mitchell, chair of the James Bay community Project and Minister of Health Adrian Dix stand in front of the building at 547 Michigan St. where Victoria’s first Urgent and Primary Health Care Centre will go. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Blossom, an 11-week-old lab with her trainer, Cheryl Tradewell, in training to be a service dog with the BC and Alberta Guide Dog Society. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Guide dogs not taught social distancing, public asked to assist when necessary

Dogs trained to take most efficient route meaning they could jump the line, brush against people

Blossom, an 11-week-old lab with her trainer, Cheryl Tradewell, in training to be a service dog with the BC and Alberta Guide Dog Society. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The West Shore RCMP says the two rifles stolen from the legion branch in Langford on April 7 look similar to the ones in this stock photo. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
The West Shore RCMP says the two rifles stolen from the legion branch in Langford on April 7 look similar to the ones in this stock photo. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Approximately 75 tents lined Pandora Avenue on April 3, some closer than the two-metre physical distance guideline set out by the provincial health officer. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Death on Pandora Avenue not thought to be COVID-19 related

A man in his late 30s died in his tent

Approximately 75 tents lined Pandora Avenue on April 3, some closer than the two-metre physical distance guideline set out by the provincial health officer. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The statue of Captin James Cook dons a mask. Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: People wearing masks, hearts in windows — Victoria’s streetscape continues to shift

The World Health Organization declared a pandemic on March 11

The statue of Captin James Cook dons a mask. Kendra Crighton/News Staff)