City of Victoria

Songhees Chief Ron Sam addresses the crowd during a ceremony Sunday marking the renaming of Trutch Street to Su’it Street. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Trutch Street in Victoria renamed to Su’it Street in

Su’it means truth in the Lekwungan language

Songhees Chief Ron Sam addresses the crowd during a ceremony Sunday marking the renaming of Trutch Street to Su’it Street. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The City of Victoria is inviting the community to participate in its latest reconciliation dialogue on July 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria hosting reconciliation dialogue July 11

All are invited to attend the free evening event

The City of Victoria is inviting the community to participate in its latest reconciliation dialogue on July 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kai Choufour’s work known as Newtopia shown here was selected by the City of Victoria for the Commercial Alley Outdoor Art Gallery’s fifth installation in 2017-2018. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Victoria looks to showcase artwork at downtown outdoor gallery

City searches for artist or art team to fill the Commercial Alley Outdoor Art Gallery

Kai Choufour’s work known as Newtopia shown here was selected by the City of Victoria for the Commercial Alley Outdoor Art Gallery’s fifth installation in 2017-2018. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)
A woman is facing recommended charges related to impaired driving after VicPD responded to a report of a car in a pond off Dallas Road Friday night. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Woman arrested after driving into Victoria pond

She faces recommended charges related to impaired driving following the Friday night incident

A woman is facing recommended charges related to impaired driving after VicPD responded to a report of a car in a pond off Dallas Road Friday night. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria’s Inner Harbour was packed Friday as crowds gathered to celebrate the return of in-person Canada Day activities with live music, food, and vendors. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Music, food, and fun mark Canada Day in Victoria

The Inner Harbour was packed with hundreds of people ahead of the night’s fireworks display

Victoria’s Inner Harbour was packed Friday as crowds gathered to celebrate the return of in-person Canada Day activities with live music, food, and vendors. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Multiple people were injured during an exchange of gunfire at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Online fundraiser started for police injured in Saanich shooting

More than $30,000 raised so far, goal set at $50,000

Multiple people were injured during an exchange of gunfire at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Workers de-construct a building in the 800-block of Fort Street. De-construction involves taking an existing building apart and salvaging the materials it was built with. Victoria has mandated deconstruction for pricier single-family and duplex homes. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Pricier home rebuilds targeted at start of Victoria deconstruction bylaw

Owners will be refunded a fee based on the amount of building materials salvaged

Workers de-construct a building in the 800-block of Fort Street. De-construction involves taking an existing building apart and salvaging the materials it was built with. Victoria has mandated deconstruction for pricier single-family and duplex homes. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen, pictured here in 2020, recently penned a letter to Victoria that signalled the province wouldn’t amend legislation to allow for a request from the capital city around tenant protections. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Victoria tenant protection requirements blocked by province

City wanted to tie more renoviction protections to its permitting process

Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen, pictured here in 2020, recently penned a letter to Victoria that signalled the province wouldn’t amend legislation to allow for a request from the capital city around tenant protections. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Winter, Jessie Weninger’s dog who died likely due to water intoxication, was an avid swimmer and loved playing in the water, according to Wenninger. (Courtesy of Jessie Weninger)

Victoria dog owner whose dog died warns others of water intoxication

Jessie Weninger said it was a “very rare, freak accident”

Winter, Jessie Weninger’s dog who died likely due to water intoxication, was an avid swimmer and loved playing in the water, according to Wenninger. (Courtesy of Jessie Weninger)
Canada Day festivities return to Saanich with the Gorge Canada Day Picnic. (Black Press Media file photo)

What’s happening in Greater Victoria on Canada Day?

Events return in Saanich and Sooke while making a debut in Langford

Canada Day festivities return to Saanich with the Gorge Canada Day Picnic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The rapid pace of growth in B.C. urban centres like Langford, seen here in 2021 along the Peatt Road corridor, has prompted B.C.’s Urban Mayors Caucus to ask the federal government to consider releasing funds sooner that target projects that improve housing affordability and transportation. (Google Street View)

B.C. urban mayors ask feds to expand housing affordability, transportation funding

Caucus co-chair Lisa Helps of Victoria outlines list of B.C. requests in letter

The rapid pace of growth in B.C. urban centres like Langford, seen here in 2021 along the Peatt Road corridor, has prompted B.C.’s Urban Mayors Caucus to ask the federal government to consider releasing funds sooner that target projects that improve housing affordability and transportation. (Google Street View)
No one was injured in an early morning apartment fire Saturday (June 25) which Victoria Fire Department crews responded to just before 5 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

No injuries in Saturday morning Victoria apartment fire

Crews responded to a balcony fire just before 5 a.m.

No one was injured in an early morning apartment fire Saturday (June 25) which Victoria Fire Department crews responded to just before 5 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
Flowers bloom in a garden bed outside Government House. The residence is noted for the gardens on its grounds. (Black Press Media file photo)

Government House gardens recognized in national list

Listed as one of the 100 Garden Moments in Canada as part of celebrations for the Year of the Garden

Flowers bloom in a garden bed outside Government House. The residence is noted for the gardens on its grounds. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria will consider lowering the default speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on many residential streets. (Courtesy of ICBC)

Victoria could lower speed limits on less-trafficked streets

City to consider dropping default 50 km/h to 30 km/h in many areas

Victoria will consider lowering the default speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on many residential streets. (Courtesy of ICBC)
University of Victoria students in 2021 called for the renaming of Trutch Street. Victoria council approved a name change on June 23. (Google Maps)

Victoria renames Trutch Street with Lekwungen word for ‘truth’

Old name comes from colonial figure known for racist policies against Indigenous Peoples

University of Victoria students in 2021 called for the renaming of Trutch Street. Victoria council approved a name change on June 23. (Google Maps)
The City of Victoria is now offering a bike valet program, located at city hall near the Pandora Avenue bike lanes. (Black Press Media file photo)

New bike valet program opens in downtown Victoria

Free service allows users to leave bikes, strollers, scooters in secure storage

The City of Victoria is now offering a bike valet program, located at city hall near the Pandora Avenue bike lanes. (Black Press Media file photo)
Stephie Bright as Rosalind, and Aiden Guerreiro as Orlando, in As You Like It. (Courtesy of Lara Eichhorn/Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival)

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival performing on two stages this year

As You Like It will be performed at The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific and Esquimalt Gorge Park

Stephie Bright as Rosalind, and Aiden Guerreiro as Orlando, in As You Like It. (Courtesy of Lara Eichhorn/Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival)
The newly expanded public dock in Banfield Park. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Vic West dock project provides more access to Gorge Waterway

Project doubles popular dock space just in time for summer weather

The newly expanded public dock in Banfield Park. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Sydney Payne competed with the Canadian team at World Cup 2 in Poland between June 16 and 19. (Kevin Light Photography/Courtesy Rowing Canada)

Victoria rowers part of Canadian finalists at rowing World Cup

UVic alumna Kirsten Edwards and Victoria-born Sydney Payne placed 6th with their crew

Sydney Payne competed with the Canadian team at World Cup 2 in Poland between June 16 and 19. (Kevin Light Photography/Courtesy Rowing Canada)
A Victoria bylaw that’s in the works will aim to protect the city’s natural environment from the 75,000 single-use items being thrown away every day in the capital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s single-use plastics bylaw decision will likely fall to next council

Victoria bylaw expected to come to council in the fall

A Victoria bylaw that’s in the works will aim to protect the city’s natural environment from the 75,000 single-use items being thrown away every day in the capital. (Black Press Media file photo)