Victoria

The Agency has fired two of its real estate agents following sexual assault allegations made against them online. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Two Victoria real estate agents fired following sexual assault allegations

The Agency Victoria says it is shocked and deeply disturbed

The Agency has fired two of its real estate agents following sexual assault allegations made against them online. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Matthew Tanner, 36, is in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)

Oak Bay man locked-in after massive brain stem stroke

Hundreds support family as Matthew Tanner in Victoria intensive care unit after stroke

  • Mar 24, 2021
Matthew Tanner, 36, is in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)
Michael Dunahee was four when he disappeared from the Blanshard school playground. Victoria police will release an age-enhanced forensic sketch of what he could look like now on March 24, the 30th anniversary of his disaperannce. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police to release age-enhanced sketch of Michael Dunahee, missing since 1991

After disappearing at age four, the sketch will show what he could look like now

Michael Dunahee was four when he disappeared from the Blanshard school playground. Victoria police will release an age-enhanced forensic sketch of what he could look like now on March 24, the 30th anniversary of his disaperannce. (Black Press Media file photo)
Grace Lore, MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill. (Black Press Media file photo)

Grace Lore, MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill, announces son’s brain tumour diagnosis

She’ll be stepping back to care for her son and family, but will stay on as MLA

Grace Lore, MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pam Buisa (left), team Canada rugby sevens player, is part of group raising money to get the essential items for unhoused people. (Black Press Media file photo)

Olympic rugby player helping bring essential items to Victoria’s unhoused

Pam Buisa wants to break down the stigma of homelessness and support the city’s vulnerable people

Pam Buisa (left), team Canada rugby sevens player, is part of group raising money to get the essential items for unhoused people. (Black Press Media file photo)
Over 150 people were gathered in Centennial Square by 1 p.m. March 20 to listen to speakers decry COVID-19 restrictions. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria residents gather to protest COVID-19 restrictions

Over 150 people gathered in Centennial Square by 1 p.m.

Over 150 people were gathered in Centennial Square by 1 p.m. March 20 to listen to speakers decry COVID-19 restrictions. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A petition launched by a group of University of Victoria students calls for the renaming of Trutch Street. (Google Maps)

Campaign to get racist name off Victoria street getting online support

UVic students say Trutch Street puts racist history on a pedestal

A petition launched by a group of University of Victoria students calls for the renaming of Trutch Street. (Google Maps)
A modified and loaded rifle was found on a wanted woman when Victoria police arrested her early Wednesday morning. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

VicPD arrest wanted woman carrying ‘heavily modified,’ loaded rifle

She was wanted for failing to attend court in relation to a drug trafficking, weapons investigation

A modified and loaded rifle was found on a wanted woman when Victoria police arrested her early Wednesday morning. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Jonas Peterson and Gillian Craig bought their 1978 Catalina 30 sailboat last summer in hopes of leading a more sustainable and mobile lifestyle. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Young Victoria couple chases freedom, sustainability living on 30-foot sailboat

‘You fill the box you’re in’: Jonas Peterson and Gillian Craig pay $700 a month to live aboard their boat

Jonas Peterson and Gillian Craig bought their 1978 Catalina 30 sailboat last summer in hopes of leading a more sustainable and mobile lifestyle. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Spectrum Community School announced it’s dealing with an additional COVID-19 exposure on March 13. Black Press Media File Photo

Greater Victoria elementary school reports positive test for COVID-19

The Victoria school’s members could’ve potentially been exposed during week of March 8 to 12

Spectrum Community School announced it’s dealing with an additional COVID-19 exposure on March 13. Black Press Media File Photo
Julie Angus, CEO of Open Ocean Robotics, is the winner of the 2021 B.C. Cleantech Industry Icon award. (Photo: Open Ocean Robotics)

CEO of Saanich’s Open Ocean Robotics wins B.C. Cleantech award

The award honours someone who made a significant impact in changing the world of cleantech

Julie Angus, CEO of Open Ocean Robotics, is the winner of the 2021 B.C. Cleantech Industry Icon award. (Photo: Open Ocean Robotics)
A shot from the rehearsal of Being Here: The Refugee Project, the Belfry Theatre’s filmed play that’s set to open on March 16. (Photo: Belfry Theatre)

Victoria’s Belfry Theatre shows filmed play on refugee, sponsor experience

Being Here: The Refugee Project is based off the first-hand accounts of refugees and their sponsors

A shot from the rehearsal of Being Here: The Refugee Project, the Belfry Theatre’s filmed play that’s set to open on March 16. (Photo: Belfry Theatre)
Sprocket required 13 stitches for injuries received during a dog attack at Gonzales Beach on March 2. (Photo: Jason Arnold)

Victoria beach dog attack leaves poodle with 13 stitches

Jason Arnold is offering to pay the attacking dog’s owner $400 to have it trained

Sprocket required 13 stitches for injuries received during a dog attack at Gonzales Beach on March 2. (Photo: Jason Arnold)
Brianna Sarita Lozano, a 46-year-old mother and Victoria resident, has been identified by her father as the Beacon Hill Park homicide victim from March 3. (Courtesy of Jorge Lozano)

Father of Beacon Hill Park homicide victim remembers daughter as beautiful, independent

Brianna Sarita Lozano, 46, identified as homicide victim by father

Brianna Sarita Lozano, a 46-year-old mother and Victoria resident, has been identified by her father as the Beacon Hill Park homicide victim from March 3. (Courtesy of Jorge Lozano)
A homeless camp on the outskirts of Victoria. The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness thinks ending homelessness is 'within reach.' (Victoria News)

Victoria, province won’t meet March 31 goal of sheltering encampment residents

Goal to house those living in parks delayed to the end of April

  • Mar 11, 2021
A homeless camp on the outskirts of Victoria. The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness thinks ending homelessness is 'within reach.' (Victoria News)
A fatal vehicle fire in Beacon Hill Park March 4 has been deemed not suspicious, say Victoria police. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Deadly van fire in Beacon Hill Park is not suspicious: Victoria police

Major Crime Unit concludes investigation into March 4 death

A fatal vehicle fire in Beacon Hill Park March 4 has been deemed not suspicious, say Victoria police. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
E:Ne Raw Food and Sake Bar is closing its doors until further notice after sexual assault allegations against an employee surfaced on social media. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)

Victoria restaurant fires employee accused of sexual assault, commits to education

E:Ne Raw Food Bar closed until further notice

  • Mar 9, 2021
E:Ne Raw Food and Sake Bar is closing its doors until further notice after sexual assault allegations against an employee surfaced on social media. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)
Victoria police arrested a man Monday night (March 8) after a business reported him stealing merchandise, assaulting an employee and smashing its glass door. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrest man following assault, smashed glass door

Man was wanted on outstanding Canada-wide warrant

Victoria police arrested a man Monday night (March 8) after a business reported him stealing merchandise, assaulting an employee and smashing its glass door. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cathy Armstrong, executive director of the Land Conservancy, Paul Nursey CEO of Destination Greater Victoria and Saanich Coun. Susan Brice helped to kick off the annual Greater Victoria Flower Count at Abkhazi Garden Monday. This year, the flower count is less about rubbing the region’s weather in the rest of Canada’ faces, and more about extending a bouquet of compassion and love. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

2021 Greater Victoria Flower Count sows seeds of compassion

Friendly flower count competition runs from March 3 to 10

Cathy Armstrong, executive director of the Land Conservancy, Paul Nursey CEO of Destination Greater Victoria and Saanich Coun. Susan Brice helped to kick off the annual Greater Victoria Flower Count at Abkhazi Garden Monday. This year, the flower count is less about rubbing the region’s weather in the rest of Canada’ faces, and more about extending a bouquet of compassion and love. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Ron Sivorot, business director at Kennametal’s Langford site, the Greater Victoria facility that made a component being used on NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars. (Jake Romphf, Black Press Media)

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover using piece made right here on Vancouver Island

Kennametal’s Langford plant’s tooth blank is helping the rover’s drill collect rock cores

Ron Sivorot, business director at Kennametal’s Langford site, the Greater Victoria facility that made a component being used on NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars. (Jake Romphf, Black Press Media)