Victoria News Staff

The province is investing $80,000 in Victoria’s Solid Outreach Society to help the organization continue providing a low-barrier drop-in space with a comprehensive range of culturally appropriate overdose prevention, health education and support services. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province invests $80K in Victoria harm-reduction organization

Solid Outreach Society will use the funds to support its low-barrier drop-in centre

The province is investing $80,000 in Victoria’s Solid Outreach Society to help the organization continue providing a low-barrier drop-in space with a comprehensive range of culturally appropriate overdose prevention, health education and support services. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cyclists ride free on Greater Victoria buses Oct. 3 to 16. (File photo courtesy BC Transit)

Greater Victoria celebrates Go By Bike Week with celebration stations, free rides

Stations along popular cycling routes feature food, prizes, swag, mechanics and other resources

Cyclists ride free on Greater Victoria buses Oct. 3 to 16. (File photo courtesy BC Transit)
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Meet Your Candidates: Esquimalt mayor, council candidates weigh in

2 vie for mayoral seat, 7 up for 6 council seats

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Saanich School District. (Google Maps)

Meet Your Candidates: SD63 spans five municipalities

7 school trustee positions divided over three areas

Saanich School District. (Google Maps)
The Sooke School District 62. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: 7 SD62 trustee seats to be filled

4 to be filled from Belmont Zone, 3 coming from Milnes Landing Zone

The Sooke School District 62. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria School District office. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria School District office. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Sept. 27

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Timothy Mackness was last seen on Sept. 20. (Courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: Timothy Mackness last seen in Victoria on Sept. 20

He’s described as a 59-year-old Caucasian man who’s six feet tall with a slender build

Timothy Mackness was last seen on Sept. 20. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: 37 battle for 9 councillor positions in Victoria

8 candidates face off in the mayoral race

Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)
The orange flag flies in front of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in Victoria on Wednesday, Sept. 28. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Where you can participate this Orange Shirt Day in Greater Victoria

Several events will observe National Day for Truth and Renconciliation

The orange flag flies in front of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in Victoria on Wednesday, Sept. 28. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Victoria Royals defenceman Luke Rybinski eyes the puck during a game against the Spokane Chiefs on Sept. 23. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals open season with pair of losses

Pair of comebacks come up short against the Spokane Chiefs

Victoria Royals defenceman Luke Rybinski eyes the puck during a game against the Spokane Chiefs on Sept. 23. (Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
The Royal Canadian Navy is warning Metchosin residents there may be increased noise this week at the Rocky Point Destruction Range. (Google Maps)

Navy warning Metchosin residents to expect noise this week at Rocky Point

Administrative destruction will take place until Sept. 29

The Royal Canadian Navy is warning Metchosin residents there may be increased noise this week at the Rocky Point Destruction Range. (Google Maps)
Police seek more witnesses and potential victims after a man was arrested Sunday after a man exposed himself to a woman. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police seek potential victims after man arrested in indecent incident

Suspect found violating conditions from previous conviction for sexual offence

Police seek more witnesses and potential victims after a man was arrested Sunday after a man exposed himself to a woman. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Witness Blanket residential schools art exhibit is now available on a newly launched interactive website. (witnessblanket.ca)

Coast Salish artist’s Witness Blanket available on newly launched website

Created by Carey Newman, the art installation had previously only been viewable in person

The Witness Blanket residential schools art exhibit is now available on a newly launched interactive website. (witnessblanket.ca)
SD61 will be marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, with a week-long online event. Pictured, an Indigenous dancer performs at Victoria’s 2021 Orange Shirt Day ceremony on Sept. 30 (Black Press Media file photo)

Schools mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with week-long event

Truth and Reconciliation Week will focus on online event for Grades 1-12

SD61 will be marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, with a week-long online event. Pictured, an Indigenous dancer performs at Victoria’s 2021 Orange Shirt Day ceremony on Sept. 30 (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to reflect on how common ageism against seniors is in society ahead of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Pixabay photo)

Victoria group shines a light on ageism ahead of National Seniors Day

Oct. 1 marks the contributions seniors make and the challenges they face

Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to reflect on how common ageism against seniors is in society ahead of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Pixabay photo)
Store Street will be closed between Pandora Avenue and Fisgard Street until mid November as of Sept. 26. (Google Streetview)

Downtown Victoria block closing to traffic until mid-November

Six-week closure allowing for work at a development site

Store Street will be closed between Pandora Avenue and Fisgard Street until mid November as of Sept. 26. (Google Streetview)
Finalists for the 2022 City of Victoria Victoria Butler Book prize and Children’s Book prize have been announced. (Black Press file)

Finalists announced for Victoria’s best books of the past year

Butler Book Prize, Children’s Book Prize each comes with $5,000 cash award

Finalists for the 2022 City of Victoria Victoria Butler Book prize and Children’s Book prize have been announced. (Black Press file)
The BC Construction Association has launched a new mentorship program aimed at supporting 300 early career trades workers per year for at least the next three years. (Pixabay photo).

BC Construction Association building builders through new mentorship program

300 mentee positions are open for applications as industry paves the way for beginning builders

The BC Construction Association has launched a new mentorship program aimed at supporting 300 early career trades workers per year for at least the next three years. (Pixabay photo).
VicPD are searching for the rightful owner of this samurai sword which was found in the bushes by a child in Esquimalt. (Courtesy of VicPD)
VicPD are searching for the rightful owner of this samurai sword which was found in the bushes by a child in Esquimalt. (Courtesy of VicPD)