Victoria News Staff

The City of Victoria won several court cases against residents who were illegally operating short-term rentals. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria points to court wins as proof short-term rental crackdown is working

Fines totalling $20,000 upheld by courts, five residents banned from operating short-term spaces

The City of Victoria won several court cases against residents who were illegally operating short-term rentals. (Black Press Media file photo)
Matthew Zeleny, applied research technologist, and Kai Anderson, grant worker, from Camosun Innovates, worked on the design, manufacturing and production of colour-coded trays for vials containing Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses for children aged 5 to 11. (Photo Courtesy of Camosun College)

Camosun College tray system differentiates kid and adult COVID vaccines

The laser-cut trays are intended to make it easier to distinguish different COVID-19 vaccine doses

Matthew Zeleny, applied research technologist, and Kai Anderson, grant worker, from Camosun Innovates, worked on the design, manufacturing and production of colour-coded trays for vials containing Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses for children aged 5 to 11. (Photo Courtesy of Camosun College)
An earthquake on Friday, Dec. 17 around 4:13 a.m. woke residents and was reportedly felt across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. (USGS map)

Early-morning earthquake jolts Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland

Shock recorded 17.3k deep off Salt Spring Island

An earthquake on Friday, Dec. 17 around 4:13 a.m. woke residents and was reportedly felt across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. (USGS map)
Snowy conditions on the Malahat are possible Friday and Saturday with a snowfall warning in effect from Environment Canada. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Twitter)

Environment Canada warns of snowfall on Malahat, east Vancouver Island

Up to 5 centimetres expected Friday night and Saturday morning

Snowy conditions on the Malahat are possible Friday and Saturday with a snowfall warning in effect from Environment Canada. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Twitter)
Kevin Henry was last heard from on Nov. 27 and was reported missing on Dc. 11. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: Kevin Henry last heard from on Nov. 27

The 37-year-old was last seen in Lake Cowichan, was heading to Fairy Creek

Kevin Henry was last heard from on Nov. 27 and was reported missing on Dc. 11. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Leila Bui with her parents Tuan (left) and Kairry Nguyen. (Black Press Media file photo)

Appeal for driver convicted in Leila Bui case set to get underway in Victoria

Tenessa Nikirk is appealing a two-year prison sentence handed down in 2020

Leila Bui with her parents Tuan (left) and Kairry Nguyen. (Black Press Media file photo)
Katrine Conroy, the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, was treated in hospital for injuries suffered when she was reportedly knocked to the ground by an unknown person on Dec. 7 near the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government photo)

Police: No connection yet between B.C. cabinet minister knock-down and her role

VicPD investigating incident near legislature that sent Forests Minister Katrine Conroy to hospital

Katrine Conroy, the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, was treated in hospital for injuries suffered when she was reportedly knocked to the ground by an unknown person on Dec. 7 near the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government photo)
Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)

Imagine Dragons adds Vancouver Island concert date in April

Pop-rock band best known for songs Believer, Thunder and Radioactive

Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)
BC Ferries has cancelled several Dec. 10 sailings between Vancouver Island and the mainland due to strong winds. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries cancels Friday night sailings due to strong winds in forecast

Routes between mainland and Greater Victoria, Nanaimo impacted

BC Ferries has cancelled several Dec. 10 sailings between Vancouver Island and the mainland due to strong winds. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police made several arrests over the BC Day long weekend, according to the department. (Black Press Media file photo)

Worker stabbed after confronting robbery suspect in Victoria business

Suspect faces robbery, assault charges and is still in custody, victim taken to hospital

Victoria police made several arrests over the BC Day long weekend, according to the department. (Black Press Media file photo)
Seattle novelty company Archie McPhee is selling mac and cheese candy canes this year. (Archie McPhee)

Candy canes re-imagined: Twist on holiday treat may not delight all tastebuds

Flavour profiles expanded to include sardine, kale and hot dog

Seattle novelty company Archie McPhee is selling mac and cheese candy canes this year. (Archie McPhee)
A yuletide showing of eight maids-a-milking at a past Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas display. American-based PNC Christmas Price Index explores the cost of the items in the popular song, The 12 Days of Christmas, with eight maids-a-milking coming in with a price tag of $58. (Black Press Media file photo)

12 Days of Christmas comes with hefty price tag as inflation drives up costs

8 maids-a-milking the lowest-priced item on the list at $58

A yuletide showing of eight maids-a-milking at a past Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas display. American-based PNC Christmas Price Index explores the cost of the items in the popular song, The 12 Days of Christmas, with eight maids-a-milking coming in with a price tag of $58. (Black Press Media file photo)
Flooding and bank instability closed the Malahat on the south Island section of Highway 1 back on Nov. 15. While it has since reopened to traffic, short-term repairs with scheduled overnight closings are ongoing. (Courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)

Long-term Hwy. 1 Malahat flood repair in design stage, cost unknown: MoTI

Nov. 15 rainstorm caused a section of slope and retaining wall to collapse

Flooding and bank instability closed the Malahat on the south Island section of Highway 1 back on Nov. 15. While it has since reopened to traffic, short-term repairs with scheduled overnight closings are ongoing. (Courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)
Avril Lavigne’s newly released song, Bite Me, precedes more music and a new album by the same name in the new year. (Warner Music Canada)

Avril Lavigne announces final tour stop will bring her to Vancouver Island

Concert set for May 25 in in Victoria, Bite Me tour the pop-punk artist’s first in more than 10 years

Avril Lavigne’s newly released song, Bite Me, precedes more music and a new album by the same name in the new year. (Warner Music Canada)
A new Netflix interactive map allows viewers to see where shows were filmed across Canada, including in Greater Victoria. (Netflix/screenshot)

Netflix map marks Vancouver Island sites where hit series Maid was filmed

Ten Mile Point mansion, Victoria’s oldest laundromat among featured locations

A new Netflix interactive map allows viewers to see where shows were filmed across Canada, including in Greater Victoria. (Netflix/screenshot)
Gas prices in Greater Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island have come down slightly in the past month, but are significantly higher than the same time last year, according to a recent survey. (Photo contributed)

Gas prices roughly 30 per cent higher than last year on southern Vancouver Island

Holiday season, COVID-related drop in demand, could drive prices down: industry watchdog

Gas prices in Greater Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island have come down slightly in the past month, but are significantly higher than the same time last year, according to a recent survey. (Photo contributed)
A fan photo of Cole Sprouse in Langley, where parts of Netflix’s show Riverdale have been filmed. (Submitted photo)

Riverdale star fundraising for B.C. environmental groups with sale of his photo prints

Cole Sprouse, Jughead in the Archie Comics spin-off show, also an avid photographer

A fan photo of Cole Sprouse in Langley, where parts of Netflix’s show Riverdale have been filmed. (Submitted photo)
A cruise ship docked at the Victoria Cruise Ship Terminal at Ogden Point. The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority has announced its draft 2022 arrivals schedule. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)

Victoria’s 2022 cruise passenger counts projected to return to pre-pandemic levels

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority expects close to 760,000 passengers to arrive next year

A cruise ship docked at the Victoria Cruise Ship Terminal at Ogden Point. The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority has announced its draft 2022 arrivals schedule. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
Colin John pleaded guilty to the May 2016 murder of a Chemainus man, during an appearance at Victoria Law Courts on Nov. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Accused pleads guilty to murder of Chemainus man Derek Descoteau

Colin John also pleads guilty to downgraded charge of aggravated assault of victim’s girlfriend

Colin John pleaded guilty to the May 2016 murder of a Chemainus man, during an appearance at Victoria Law Courts on Nov. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Better Business Bureau is reminding residents to watch out for holiday scams. (Black Press Media file photo)

Better Business Bureau’s ‘Naughty List’ warns B.C. residents of holiday scams

Fake charities, puppy scams, free gift cards among things to watch out for

The Better Business Bureau is reminding residents to watch out for holiday scams. (Black Press Media file photo)