Victoria

Victoria man Scott Graham has been missing in Spain since mid-July when he lost his phone, passport and possibly his kidney anti-rejection medication. (Courtesy of Georgia Graham)

Canadian daughters fly to Madrid in desperate search for missing Victoria dad

Friends launch fundraiser to help family deal with ‘wildly ambiguous situation’

 

A Save Old Growth supporter sits on the roof of the Victoria Visitor centre with coloured smoke Aug. 9 during a demonstration. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

UPDATE: Topless Save Old Growth supporter climbs to roof of Victoria visitor centre

Group is calling for an end to all old-growth logging in B.C.

 

Concrete work will be going on at the intersection of Government and Herald streets from Aug. 9 to 12. (Google Streetview)

Drivers advised of concrete work at downtown Victoria intersection this week

Drivers should avoid intersection of Government and Herald streets

 

The City of Victoria plans to phase in a movement to a zero-carbon requirement on new buildings by 2025. (City of Victoria )

Victoria mandates zero carbon new buildings by 2025, ahead of B.C. timeline

Provincial requirement for new construction likely to take effect in 2030

The City of Victoria plans to phase in a movement to a zero-carbon requirement on new buildings by 2025. (City of Victoria )
The master plan layout for 300 affordable rental units at Chown Place in Victoria. (Courtesy of Gorge View Society)

300 affordable units coming to Victoria’s senior-focused Chown Place redevelopment

Gorge neighbourhood project includes green space, community centre

The master plan layout for 300 affordable rental units at Chown Place in Victoria. (Courtesy of Gorge View Society)
Some of the paving blocks of Waddington Alley in Victoria. (Tammy Robinson/News Staff)

Best of the City: Waddington Alley’s unique bricks a throwback to Victoria’s yesteryear

An unassuming path connects two main streets in downtown Victoria, but it…

  • Aug 8, 2022
Some of the paving blocks of Waddington Alley in Victoria. (Tammy Robinson/News Staff)
Market Square in downtown Victoria, as seen from the southwest corner. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Best of the City: Victoria Squared – gathering places through the years

Victoria is a city famous for domed copper roofs, hotels with ballrooms,…

  • Aug 7, 2022
Market Square in downtown Victoria, as seen from the southwest corner. (Don Denton/News Staff)
A Canadian and Ukrainian shared flag inside the village’s common meeting area. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Seniors home reopens for Ukrainian newcomers

Cook Street site is offering temporary residence for vulnerable Ukrainians fleeing war

A Canadian and Ukrainian shared flag inside the village’s common meeting area. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
The Royal BC Museum has launched an updated free exhibition celebrating the life and contributions of Ukrainian Canadians. (Courtesy of Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum launches free Ukrainian Canadian exhibit

Exhibit adds current context to a previous display, runs to Jan. 6

The Royal BC Museum has launched an updated free exhibition celebrating the life and contributions of Ukrainian Canadians. (Courtesy of Royal BC Museum)
Participants in the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa ride set off during a previous year’s event. (Courtesy of Victoria Grandmothers for Africa)

Victoria Grandmothers for Africa ready to ride again from Campbell River

Major fundraiser sees women 55-over riding 275 km down Island, Sept. 9 to 11

Participants in the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa ride set off during a previous year’s event. (Courtesy of Victoria Grandmothers for Africa)
Riel Leaf is headed to the Dodgeball World Championships later this month with her brother Zion, as part of Team Canada. (Courtesy of Riel Leaf)

Victoria brother-sister duo headed to World Dodgeball Championships

Zion and Riel Leaf have loved the sport since playing it in high school gym class

Riel Leaf is headed to the Dodgeball World Championships later this month with her brother Zion, as part of Team Canada. (Courtesy of Riel Leaf)
The Victoria Bicycle Music Festival is returning to a pair of local parks for a fifth year on Aug. 14, after its original Aug. 7 date was shifted. (Courtesy of Jason Dondale)

Bike-powered music festival returns to Victoria Aug. 14

The festival will move between Harris Green and Central parks

The Victoria Bicycle Music Festival is returning to a pair of local parks for a fifth year on Aug. 14, after its original Aug. 7 date was shifted. (Courtesy of Jason Dondale)
Island Health and the Eldercare Foundation have dedicated a statue and garden at the Summit to the late Dr. Tom Bailey. (Courtesy of the Eldercare Foundation)

Statue, garden dedicated to late Greater Victoria doctor

The monuments at the Summit honour Dr. Tom Bailey

Island Health and the Eldercare Foundation have dedicated a statue and garden at the Summit to the late Dr. Tom Bailey. (Courtesy of the Eldercare Foundation)
Victoria man Scott Graham has been missing in Spain since mid-July when he lost his phone, passport, and possibly his kidney-transplant medication. (Courtesy of Kaiza Graham)

Victoria man missing in Spain for weeks without phone, passport or vital medication

Scott Graham, 67, was supposed to fly home July 29, but his family has no idea where he is

Victoria man Scott Graham has been missing in Spain since mid-July when he lost his phone, passport, and possibly his kidney-transplant medication. (Courtesy of Kaiza Graham)
Support Soweto Junior School is hosting a five-kilometre waterfront walk starting and ending at Clover Point for asecond time on Aug. 7 to raise funds to ensure students at the Kenyan school are fed. (Courtesy of Support Soweto Junior School)

Victoria fundraiser walk aims to help feed students in Kenya

Support Soweto Junior School is hosting the Aug. 7 walk for a second time

Support Soweto Junior School is hosting a five-kilometre waterfront walk starting and ending at Clover Point for asecond time on Aug. 7 to raise funds to ensure students at the Kenyan school are fed. (Courtesy of Support Soweto Junior School)
VicPD is asking for the public’s help in locating missing teen Shirita “Simone” Beans. (Courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: VicPD seek help locating missing Indigenous teen

Shirita “Simone” Beans is considered a high-risk missing person

VicPD is asking for the public’s help in locating missing teen Shirita “Simone” Beans. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Ground-scaled multi-family homes are in high demand and needed in Victoria, but the city isn’t approving enough of them to be built, according to a recent report. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria housing review finds stark shortage in family spaces being approved

Despite record net permits issued, choice and affordability hinder market

Ground-scaled multi-family homes are in high demand and needed in Victoria, but the city isn’t approving enough of them to be built, according to a recent report. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
A rendering of the Bayview Place proposal in Vic West. (Courtesy of Focus Equities)

Bayview Place developers pitch almost 2,000 units for Vic West site

Plans now include at least 180 affordable rental units operated by Greater Victoria Housing Society

A rendering of the Bayview Place proposal in Vic West. (Courtesy of Focus Equities)
The loaded shotgun found in a vehicle that was believed to be involved in a road rage incident. The driver was not allowed to have guns or be driving due to past convictions. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Loaded shotgun found after Victoria road rage incident

Driver previously barred from driving, possessing guns

The loaded shotgun found in a vehicle that was believed to be involved in a road rage incident. The driver was not allowed to have guns or be driving due to past convictions. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Island Health’s Dr. Mike Benusic and public health nurse Sandra Bishop at the Quadra Village Community Centre before the site starts administering vaccines to children between the ages of six months to four years old on Aug. 2. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria community centre to rollout COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5

Doses are being administered at Quadra Village Community Centre as of Aug. 2

Island Health’s Dr. Mike Benusic and public health nurse Sandra Bishop at the Quadra Village Community Centre before the site starts administering vaccines to children between the ages of six months to four years old on Aug. 2. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)