City of Victoria

Victoria company compares drone footage of city streets between August and now

Fewer cars, people seen on streets and at landmarks

 

Victoria councillors propose waiving parkade fees to support essential workers

Motion coming to committee of the whole for consideration

 

Victoria parkades ditch attendants in effort to reduce COVID-19 exposure

Some parkades were free this week, but fees are back in place

 

Drive-through COVID-19 screening clinic now operating in Victoria

Public requires referral from doctor or 811 nurse

Victoria by-election postponed due to COVID-19 precautions

Gatherings of more than 50 people not recommended by provincial health officer

Victoria gas prices second highest amongst B.C. cities

Prices of regular gas rise in Victoria while prices fall nationally

Horse-drawn carriages to stay after Victoria backs down from debate

Tourist draw will stay in city after a years-long discussion on banning

Victoria unlikely to make decisions about Sir John A. Macdonald statue until 2022

A well-attended reconciliation dialogue discussed Macdonald’s history

Victoria to lead discussion on John A. Macdonald

Fourth chapter of the city’s reconciliation dialogues was moved to a larger venue

Petition calls for suspension of Victoria councillor over legislature protest comments

Ben Isitt says petition ‘does not provide a reliable barometer of public opinion’

Half of Victoria city councillors live outside of the municipality

Four councillors live in Esquimalt, Saanich rather than Victoria

Tickets to watch Olympic-qualifying basketball in Victoria go on sale Friday

FIBA’s 2020 Olympic-qualifying tournament on from June 23 to June 28

Victoria becomes first municipality to endorse campaign for provincially-funded contraception

Council passes motion to support AccessBC campaign for no-cost birth control

Victoria again pushing for free youth transit passes regionally

The idea was originally rejected by the Victoria Regional Transit Commission in August 2019

Victoria shops avoid plastic bags, despite bylaw being voided

The city is working on getting the bylaw re-established

Province rejects two ride hailing operators in Greater Victoria

Two smaller companies rejected in CRD; Uber and Lyft approved in Vancouver

High-rise hotel proposed for downtown Victoria location

A 15-storey hotel could be coming to the Fort and Blanshard streets area

Victoria council keeps its catered lunches at more than $10,000 per year

Two councillors tried to eliminate the expense, with widespread rejection

Victoria’s plastic bag ban quashed by Supreme Court decision

City’s leave to appeal lower court’s decision denied