Inner Harbour

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority’s new community liaison committee aims to help GVHA improve its triple bottom line goals relating to environmental, social and fiscal responsibilities across its operations on the waterfront. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority seeks community liaison committee members

Application deadline for two positions is Sept. 7

 

This year’s Victoria Dragon Boat Festival includes a variety of cultural and educational components, similar to this performance by Taiko drumming group Uminara at a past festival. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival comes ashore for 2021 celebration

Annual event provides cultural and community events at Ship Point, Aug. 14-15

 

Danielle (left) and Eijo Toyonaga are a husband and wife team who create art on the causeway. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Danielle (left) and Eijo Toyonaga are a husband and wife team who create art on the causeway. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
A high-profile property currently home to a parking lot in James Bay just off Victoria harbour has been purchased for potential use for a mixed-use development. (Courtesy of Mike Geric Construction)

Victoria company hopes to create paradise out of James Bay parking lot

Mike Geric Construction eyes mixed-use project for one of last undeveloped sites in neighbourhood

A high-profile property currently home to a parking lot in James Bay just off Victoria harbour has been purchased for potential use for a mixed-use development. (Courtesy of Mike Geric Construction)
The Ogden Point Breakwater was closed to the public on March 24 to help limit the spread of COVID-19 but reopened on May 20 as the province began to phase out a reopening plan. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority works towards recovery, growth in next fiscal year

Annual report states GVHA concludes fiscal year with an operating revenue of $16.3 million

The Ogden Point Breakwater was closed to the public on March 24 to help limit the spread of COVID-19 but reopened on May 20 as the province began to phase out a reopening plan. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Eagle Wing Tours is one of 33 commercial tenants of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority whose April to August rent is being retroactively reduced to 25 per cent of normal, thanks to federal emergency funding. (Black Press Media file photo)

Federal rent help eases COVID sting for Victoria’s commercial waterfront businesses

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority played key role in securing emergency funding

Eagle Wing Tours is one of 33 commercial tenants of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority whose April to August rent is being retroactively reduced to 25 per cent of normal, thanks to federal emergency funding. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ian Robertson, CEO of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority stands at the Ogden Point Breakwater on a warm May day, where, in a world without COVID-19, thousands would have disembarked from arriving cruise ships. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Hard-hit Victoria harbour tenants get a hand from their landlord

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority doing what it can to help operators get through COVID-19 summer

Ian Robertson, CEO of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority stands at the Ogden Point Breakwater on a warm May day, where, in a world without COVID-19, thousands would have disembarked from arriving cruise ships. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Harbour Air has suspended all regularly scheduled flights in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Facebook/Harbour Air Seaplanes)

COVID-19: Harbour Air suspends all scheduled flights

Charter services will continue on larger plane to allow for physical distancing

Harbour Air has suspended all regularly scheduled flights in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Facebook/Harbour Air Seaplanes)
VicPD used a noise device to arrest two men in downtown Victoria Tuesday afternoon. A witness recalls hearing a loud ‘bang’. (Facebook/Michelle Wergeland)

Loud bang heard in downtown Victoria as VicPD arrest two men

Officers confirm noise device used during arrest of two men from Vancouver and Victoria

VicPD used a noise device to arrest two men in downtown Victoria Tuesday afternoon. A witness recalls hearing a loud ‘bang’. (Facebook/Michelle Wergeland)
77-year-old Jeanne Socrates became the oldest person to sail around the world solo, non-stop and unassisted on Sept. 7, 2019. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Harbour authority to honour Victoria sailor Jeanne Socrates with naming ceremony

In September Socrates became the oldest person to sail around the world in a solo, unassisted trip

77-year-old Jeanne Socrates became the oldest person to sail around the world solo, non-stop and unassisted on Sept. 7, 2019. (Black Press Media File Photo)
A Transport Canada Harbour Patrol vessel ties up after a morning patrol. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Transport Canada keeps Victoria’s Inner Harbour in a state of ‘organized chaos’

Despite increased traffic on the water, no accidents reported in recent years

A Transport Canada Harbour Patrol vessel ties up after a morning patrol. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria’s Inner Harbour was listed as B.C.’s most polluted coastal waterway in the Vital Signs report. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s Inner Harbour most polluted waterway in B.C.

High levels of contaminants like lead, mercury and PCBs contribute to problem

Victoria’s Inner Harbour was listed as B.C.’s most polluted coastal waterway in the Vital Signs report. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Members of Latitude 48 Paddling Club train in outrigger canoes along the waters of the Inner Harbour during Sunday morning practice, March 18. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Latitude 48 Paddling Club races through Victoria waters

Local team clinched victory in Nanaimo to kick off season that will see them compete in Hawaii

Members of Latitude 48 Paddling Club train in outrigger canoes along the waters of the Inner Harbour during Sunday morning practice, March 18. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS