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Record-high cruise-ship visits scheduled for Victoria in 2022 after two-year absence

Dec 1, 2021 / 8:35 pm

The cruise ships are coming back. Two years after COVID-19 closed the borders to big passenger vessels and left ports empty, Victoria’s Ogden Point will...

First cruise ship to return to Canadian waters April 6 in Victoria

Dec 1, 2021 / 10:00 am

The cruise ships are coming back to Victoria. Two years after COVID-19 closed the borders to big passenger vessels and left ports empty, Victoria’s Ogden...

Police release new photos on anniversary of Victoria woman's disappearance

Nov 30, 2021 / 10:08 am

Victoria police have released new photos of Emma Fillipoff on the ninth anniversary of the 26-year-old woman’s disappearance. Detectives are hoping the...

Tenants displaced by apartment building fire fight to return to units they say are undamaged

Nov 25, 2021 / 9:42 am

Tenants displaced in a fatal Victoria-area apartment fire last month are taking legal action to return to their homes, which, they say, were untouched by the...

Changes to autism-treatment funding draw protesters to legislature

Nov 24, 2021 / 3:11 pm

A provincial plan to shift autism funding from individual families to group settings drew about 250 protesters to the legislature Wednesday, many of them...

Victoria concert hall puts up fencing to deal with violence, drug use at its front door

Nov 24, 2021 / 10:08 am

Security fencing will be installed today outside Victoria's Alix Goolden Performance Hall to address safety concerns around the venue. The 800-seat hall,...

Eight sheriffs needed to subdue man in violent outburst at Victoria courthouse

Nov 23, 2021 / 10:09 am

A Victoria courtroom erupted in violence Monday as a man who assaulted a Victoria police officer two years ago, leaving her with a traumatic brain injury, was...

Victoria tattoo artist pleads guilty to sex assaults

Nov 22, 2021 / 10:01 am

A Victoria tattoo artist has pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault. David Samuel Hadden, 36, appeared in Victoria provincial court Friday to enter...

Malahat reopens to 24-hour traffic, but not before tempers flare

Nov 18, 2021 / 10:05 am

Drivers frustrated by delays getting over the flood-damaged Malahat Highway near Victoria have taken their anger out on flaggers, say police, who moved in to...

Flooding damage closes Malahat Highway at night for repairs

Nov 17, 2021 / 10:06 am

The Malahat Highway near Victoria will be closed nightly until Monday to allow crews to repair extensive damage caused by heavy rain and flooding. Single-lane,...

To avoid allergic reaction, she spent four hours receiving microdoses of COVID vaccine

Nov 13, 2021 / 5:54 pm

It took four hours for Annie Taal to get her second dose of the COVID vaccine, but she didn’t mind. It was a slow process because she had to be given five...

Province launches path forward for BC's Tree Fruits industry

Nov 12, 2021 / 9:00 pm

The province of British Columbia is partnering with tree fruit growers to help create a blueprint to enhance competitiveness and stabilize the industry which...

Vancouver Island photographer receives grant named after Jeopardy! host for before and after logging photos

Nov 12, 2021 / 9:37 am

Victoria photographer TJ Watt, whose photos documenting the loss of old-growth trees have been seen around the world, has won a grant named for former Jeopardy!...

Thousands attend Remembrance Day ceremony at B.C. legislature

Nov 12, 2021 / 7:02 am

A larger than expected crowd turned out for a Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph outside the British Columbia legislature in Victoria. Rev. Andrew Gates,...

University of Victoria launching plan to replace diesel with wind energy buoy

Nov 10, 2021 / 2:39 pm

Researchers at the University of Victoria are floating a new idea that could bring clean, renewable power to British Columbia's remote coastal communities...

B.C.'s information, privacy act proposals 'questionable': lawyer

Nov 10, 2021 / 2:23 pm

The B.C. NDP government’s proposed Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FIPPA) changes move the government “unnecessarily away from its purported...

Victoria police offering $20,000 hiring bonus to fill critical shortage

Nov 10, 2021 / 9:52 am

Victoria police are offering a one-time $20,000 hiring incentive to attract “the best police officers from across Canada” to deal with critical...

B.C. had 500 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, in past 24 hours

Nov 9, 2021 / 6:17 pm

In the past 24 hours, 500 British Columbians tested positive for COVID-19, including 121 people in the Interior. There have been five more deaths, bringing the...

About 3,000 unvaxxed health-care workers still on unpaid leave amid mandate

Nov 9, 2021 / 3:17 pm

Just over 3,000 health-care workers not vaccinated against COVID-19 remain on unpaid leave in B.C. amid a province-wide mandate. One week ago, there were 3,325...

More than 330 people in BC lost their lives to suspected illicit drug toxicity in August and September

Nov 9, 2021 / 9:26 am

The latest stats are out on drug-related deaths in B.C., and the numbers continue to climb. The BC Coroners Service says 333 lives were lost to suspected...