Victoria

VicPD is investigating the cause of the midnight crash that sent four to hospital, two with potentially life-altering injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)

Potentially life-altering crash under investigation by VicPD

Driver arrested at the scene and four people sent to hospital, two with serious injuries

VicPD is investigating the cause of the midnight crash that sent four to hospital, two with potentially life-altering injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Track Classic on June 9 at UVic’s Centennial Stadium is one of the last chances for Greater Victoria athletes to qualify for the Olympics and Paralympic Games this summer in Tokyo. (Photo by Kevin Morris)

Greater Victoria runners close in on Olympic, Paralympic spots

Victoria Track Classic on June 9 at UVic can help solidify qualifying times

The Victoria Track Classic on June 9 at UVic’s Centennial Stadium is one of the last chances for Greater Victoria athletes to qualify for the Olympics and Paralympic Games this summer in Tokyo. (Photo by Kevin Morris)
Members of Chantel Moore’s family gather on the steps of the B.C. legislature on June 4. The day marked the one-year anniversary of the 26-year-old mother being fatally shot by a police officer in New Brunswick, during what began as a wellness check. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Vancouver Island woman’s family awaits answers into her fatal police shooting

Chantel Moore died on June 4, 2020, after being shot by police during a wellness check

Members of Chantel Moore’s family gather on the steps of the B.C. legislature on June 4. The day marked the one-year anniversary of the 26-year-old mother being fatally shot by a police officer in New Brunswick, during what began as a wellness check. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A motion to ban camping on Beacon Hill Park passed a committee-of-the-whole vote Thursday. The final decision will be made at the June 17 council meeting. (Black Press Media file photo)

Motion to ban camping in Beacon Hill Park for 2 years passes committee vote

Decision to be ratified at June 17 council meeting

A motion to ban camping on Beacon Hill Park passed a committee-of-the-whole vote Thursday. The final decision will be made at the June 17 council meeting. (Black Press Media file photo)
Assetou Coubily is sharing her negative experience at Royal Jubilee Hospital on May 10, where she frets her race played into the care she received. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

Black woman worries racial bias affected her care at Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital

She reluctantly visited ER on doctor’s urging, says staff disregarded her pain, concerns

Assetou Coubily is sharing her negative experience at Royal Jubilee Hospital on May 10, where she frets her race played into the care she received. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
Two community organizations are opposing a motion headed to Victoria council June 3 that suggests a two year ban on camping in Beacon Hill Park. (Courtesy of The Existence Project)

Community groups oppose camping ban at Beacon Hill Park

Motion calling for two-year ban to be discussed by Victoria council June 3

Two community organizations are opposing a motion headed to Victoria council June 3 that suggests a two year ban on camping in Beacon Hill Park. (Courtesy of The Existence Project)
An inquiry by the B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives into past practises of two senior officials at the Garth Homer Society, who have had their nursing registration suspended since 2018, has resulted in further suspension and seen conditions imposed on their future nursing-related work. (Garth Homer Foundation)

Suspended senior officials continue to work at Garth Homer Society in Saanich

Euphemia Guttin and Victoria Weber had their nursing registration suspended in May 2018

An inquiry by the B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives into past practises of two senior officials at the Garth Homer Society, who have had their nursing registration suspended since 2018, has resulted in further suspension and seen conditions imposed on their future nursing-related work. (Garth Homer Foundation)
An onlooker stands at the foot of the B.C. legislature steps, where numerous shoes, stuffed animals and candles paid homage to 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found buried at the site of a residential school in Kamloops. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

B.C. Legislative Assembly apologizes for removing memorial for the unmarked 215

Shoes, stuffies, candles taken from legislative steps after vigil for children in unmarked graves

An onlooker stands at the foot of the B.C. legislature steps, where numerous shoes, stuffed animals and candles paid homage to 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found buried at the site of a residential school in Kamloops. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
A FedEx van was damaged in a fire that closed St. Charles Street between Shasta and Bywood places. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A FedEx van was damaged in a fire that closed St. Charles Street between Shasta and Bywood places. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A motion heading to Victoria council’s committee-of-the-whole this Thursday (June 3) aims to prohibit sheltering in Beacon Hill Park for two years. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria council to consider two-year camping ban in Beacon Hill Park

Motion on June 3 agenda calls for park rehabilitation period in wake of intensive camping

A motion heading to Victoria council’s committee-of-the-whole this Thursday (June 3) aims to prohibit sheltering in Beacon Hill Park for two years. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria has fallen in its national ranking by millennials among best places to live, according to research done by Point2. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria falls six positions to eighth in millennials’ ranking of city centres

Healthcare, life satisfaction saw monumental backslides in the past four years: Point2

Victoria has fallen in its national ranking by millennials among best places to live, according to research done by Point2. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Luke Hengen with Logan, his diabetes alert dog, under his right arm. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hengen)

‘Perfect pairing’: Former B.C. man’s diabetic alert dog helps him get back to life

Luke Hengen’s confidence, sense of adventure restored by service dog Logan

Luke Hengen with Logan, his diabetes alert dog, under his right arm. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hengen)
Luke Hengen with Logan, his diabetes alert dog, under his right arm. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hengen)

‘Perfect pairing’: Former Victoria man’s diabetic alert dog helps him get back to life

Luke Hengen’s confidence, sense of adventure restored by service dog Logan

Luke Hengen with Logan, his diabetes alert dog, under his right arm. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hengen)
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The Pacific Peoples’ Partnership’s Paddle 4 Pacific campaign encourages participants to kayak, paddle board and canoe from May 31 to June 19 to mark World Oceans Day (June 8), and help the charity raise $25,000 and awareness for its programs here and abroad. (Photo courtesy of Pacific Peoples’ Partnership)

Kayak, paddleboard, canoe around Greater Victoria during Oceans Day fundraiser

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership campaign supports Indigenous programs here and abroad

The Pacific Peoples’ Partnership’s Paddle 4 Pacific campaign encourages participants to kayak, paddle board and canoe from May 31 to June 19 to mark World Oceans Day (June 8), and help the charity raise $25,000 and awareness for its programs here and abroad. (Photo courtesy of Pacific Peoples’ Partnership)
Pictured in this 2019 photo is Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria (left); Mark Lovick, RBC regional vice president for south Vancouver Island; Hazel Braithwaite, director, donor and partner relations United Way; and Al Hasham, community campaign cabinet chair, United Way, pose after Lovick won the prestigious Chair’s Award of Distinction. (Photo courtesy of United Way Greater Victoria)

Greater Victoria donors raised $6.2 million for United Way over the past year

The United Way of Greater Victoria also released its Spirit Award winners

Pictured in this 2019 photo is Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria (left); Mark Lovick, RBC regional vice president for south Vancouver Island; Hazel Braithwaite, director, donor and partner relations United Way; and Al Hasham, community campaign cabinet chair, United Way, pose after Lovick won the prestigious Chair’s Award of Distinction. (Photo courtesy of United Way Greater Victoria)
Tasha Diamant chained herself to the statue of Captain Cook in the Victoria Harbour in protest of the logging on southern Vancouver Island despite vehement protests. (Contributed/Colin Smith Takes Pics)
Tasha Diamant chained herself to the statue of Captain Cook in the Victoria Harbour in protest of the logging on southern Vancouver Island despite vehement protests. (Contributed/Colin Smith Takes Pics)
Jimmy Lapointe is the owner of Victoria’s only mobile barbershop, Barbers and Bastards. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria mobile barber brings fresh charisma to industry

Veteran barber Jimmy Lapointe has given haircuts out of his van for the past year

Jimmy Lapointe is the owner of Victoria’s only mobile barbershop, Barbers and Bastards. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A driver was in this sticky situation on Friday evening after driving down the Wharf Street bike lane. (Photo courtesy of VicPD’s traffic unit/ Twitter)
A driver was in this sticky situation on Friday evening after driving down the Wharf Street bike lane. (Photo courtesy of VicPD’s traffic unit/ Twitter)
Lena Rousseau presents a legislative building staffer with a letter intended for John Horgan concerning Fairy Creek. (Kiernan Green / Victoria News Staff)

Logging protesters rally through Victoria to B.C. legislature

Protests across Vancouver Island show solidarity of those arrested at logging blockades

Lena Rousseau presents a legislative building staffer with a letter intended for John Horgan concerning Fairy Creek. (Kiernan Green / Victoria News Staff)