Victoria

Victoria police arrested a man Tuesday after he reportedly smashed a sledgehammer into a bylaw officer’s truck and fled into Beacon Hill Park on his bike. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a man Tuesday after he reportedly smashed a sledgehammer into a bylaw officer’s truck and fled into Beacon Hill Park on his bike. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria resident Ian Taylor has created a livestream of a mother hummingbird and her two chicks in hopes that it brings people a bit of joy. (Courtesy of Ian Taylor)

Victoria man creates livestream of hummingbird chicks to spread a bit of joy

Livestream will continue until the chicks fly away in March

Victoria resident Ian Taylor has created a livestream of a mother hummingbird and her two chicks in hopes that it brings people a bit of joy. (Courtesy of Ian Taylor)
Part of Seaspan’s fleet in action. (File photo courtesy of Seaspan)

Seaspan to field test new energy storage system that will more than triple its battery capacity

The company says the new system will play a role in making marine shipping more green

Part of Seaspan’s fleet in action. (File photo courtesy of Seaspan)
Weapons seized by Victoria police during a Feb. 21 traffic stop in the 400-block of Gorge Road East. (VicPD photo)

Victoria police seize firearms, knives, drugs during Gorge Road traffic stop

Seized items include rifle, replica handguns, knives and an extendable baton

Weapons seized by Victoria police during a Feb. 21 traffic stop in the 400-block of Gorge Road East. (VicPD photo)
A fundraiser for Quinn Schaddelee, 16, aims to make the teen’s home more accessible. Schaddelee has muscular dystrophy and suffers from chronic pain and mobility limitations. (Courtesy of Tricia Schaddelee)
A fundraiser for Quinn Schaddelee, 16, aims to make the teen’s home more accessible. Schaddelee has muscular dystrophy and suffers from chronic pain and mobility limitations. (Courtesy of Tricia Schaddelee)
An old Highway Thru Hell heavy wrecker tow truck helps to shift an 850-tonne Canadian Coast Guard ship into launching position at the Point Hope Maritime Shipyard Thursday afternoon. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

VIDEO: Old Highway Thru Hell tow truck helps move 850-tonne ship at Victoria shipyard

Peninsula Towing purchased HR126 or “Pug” two weeks ago

An old Highway Thru Hell heavy wrecker tow truck helps to shift an 850-tonne Canadian Coast Guard ship into launching position at the Point Hope Maritime Shipyard Thursday afternoon. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Victoria police arrested a shovel-wielding man at gunpoint Feb. 18 after he allegedly threatened multiple bylaw officers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Shovel-wielding man disarmed at gunpoint by Victoria police

Man allegedly threatened bylaw officers with shovel

Victoria police arrested a shovel-wielding man at gunpoint Feb. 18 after he allegedly threatened multiple bylaw officers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dozens of reports of sexualized violence against a former employee of downtown Victoria restaurant Chuck’s Burger Bar were posted online in January. A police investigation is ongoing. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Dozens of reports of sexualized violence against a former employee of downtown Victoria restaurant Chuck’s Burger Bar were posted online in January. A police investigation is ongoing. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Members and supporters of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club stand outside the Johnson Street location protesting a police raid. (Black Press Media file photo)

Landlord terminating Victoria cannabis compassion club lease following pressure from province

Owner Ted Smith says clients need them, club won’t go down without a fight

Members and supporters of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club stand outside the Johnson Street location protesting a police raid. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kandace “Kandy” and Donnie Musgrove on their wedding day. (McKenzie Shea Photography)

With days left to live, Greater Victoria woman gets dream wedding

Community vendors pull together to deliver free, last minute wedding

Kandace “Kandy” and Donnie Musgrove on their wedding day. (McKenzie Shea Photography)
Pluto’s restaurant has been in place at 1150 Cook St. for 33 years, but will soon be moving out. (Facebook/ Pluto’s )

Longtime Victoria diner, Pluto’s, relocating to Quadra Village

Condo building proposed to take over Cook Street location

Pluto’s restaurant has been in place at 1150 Cook St. for 33 years, but will soon be moving out. (Facebook/ Pluto’s )
Crews responded to a “major fire” in Victoria’s Burnside neighbourhood Wednesday night. (Courtesy of Armel Castellan)

Rock Bay Landing encampment fire points to need for shelter for Victoria’s homeless

Attempts to stay warm in tents poses dangerous fire risk

Crews responded to a “major fire” in Victoria’s Burnside neighbourhood Wednesday night. (Courtesy of Armel Castellan)
Crews responded to a fire at Rock Bay Landing Wednesday night. (Twitter/Armel Castellan)

One person treated for burns after Rock Bay Landing fire in Victoria

Quick response limited spread to half a dozen tents

Crews responded to a fire at Rock Bay Landing Wednesday night. (Twitter/Armel Castellan)
Marine location markers are known to wash up on Victoria beaches. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Don’t pick up silver canisters on Vancouver Island beaches, military warns

Two marine location markers were found on Feb. 4 in Victoria area

Marine location markers are known to wash up on Victoria beaches. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Royal BC Museum CEO Jack Lohman is stepping down effective Feb. 12. (Don Denton/News Staff)

CEO steps down following allegations of systemic racism at Royal BC Museum

Conversation around racism sparked by resignation of Indigenous collections head in summer 2020

Royal BC Museum CEO Jack Lohman is stepping down effective Feb. 12. (Don Denton/News Staff)
The Very Good Butchers, a vegan butcher shop, is opening a new flagship location in downtown Victoria. (Courtesy of the Very Good Butchers)

Vegan butcher shop to open new flagship store in downtown Victoria

The Very Good Butcher Shop appeared in Dragons’ Den in 2018

The Very Good Butchers, a vegan butcher shop, is opening a new flagship location in downtown Victoria. (Courtesy of the Very Good Butchers)
A social enterprise housing model for youth will put young residents in the driver’s seat of their experience. With a goal to have youth co-design the programs within the housing site. (Photo courtesy the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness)

Victoria youth-led housing project promotes security, opportunity

Programs to be designed by youth experiencing homelessness

A social enterprise housing model for youth will put young residents in the driver’s seat of their experience. With a goal to have youth co-design the programs within the housing site. (Photo courtesy the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness)
The area near Dallas Road and Eberts Street where ancestral human remains were found Feb. 1. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Ancestral human remains found at Victoria construction site

Remains found Feb. 1 not the first along Dallas Road

The area near Dallas Road and Eberts Street where ancestral human remains were found Feb. 1. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Restoration is underway at a Vic West heritage home in the 200-block of Robert Street, which was severely damaged by fire in April, 2020. (Courtesy of Vanessa Nicholson)

Restoration begins on Vic West heritage home ravaged by fire

‘Muirhead House’ was built in 1903, damaged by fire in April 2020

Restoration is underway at a Vic West heritage home in the 200-block of Robert Street, which was severely damaged by fire in April, 2020. (Courtesy of Vanessa Nicholson)
Victoria police say break and enters in Victoria and Esquimalt have been on the rise. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria businesses see second highest number of break-ins on record in 2020

Sophisticated break and enters wreaking havoc on businesses

Victoria police say break and enters in Victoria and Esquimalt have been on the rise. (Black Press Media file photo)