Victoria News Staff

The green dot represents a fire that is under control near the Mystic Beach area. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service’s dashboard)

South Island fire near Mystic Beach area under control: BC Wildfire Service

Fire is less than half a hectare in size

The green dot represents a fire that is under control near the Mystic Beach area. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service’s dashboard)
A crowd pulls down the Captain James Cook statue in downtown Victoria. (Siiam Hamilton/Twitter)
A crowd pulls down the Captain James Cook statue in downtown Victoria. (Siiam Hamilton/Twitter)
Property taxes are due July 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Property tax deadline looms for Vancouver Island homeowners

Payments, grant applications due by Friday, July 2

Property taxes are due July 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria from June 29 to July 4. (Facebook/FIBA)

Olympic hoops qualifier tips off in Victoria arena Tuesday afternoon

Canada’s men look to qualify for first Summer Games since 2000, tournament runs June 29 to July 4

The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria from June 29 to July 4. (Facebook/FIBA)
A group of boys beat the heat at Elk Lake, near Hamsterly Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heat starts to recede in Vancouver Island’s historic heat wave

Victoria cooling in today’s forecast, more seasonal temperatures north of the Malahat tomorrow

A group of boys beat the heat at Elk Lake, near Hamsterly Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
Whether they’re flat-faced or extra furry, some dogs feel the heat more than others, making them more susceptible to warm-weather-related illnesses and injuries. (Black Press Media File photo)

Do you have a hot dog? Certain breeds more vulnerable to heat, BC SPCA says

Animal advocacy group tells which breeds are more at risk, how owners can keep them safe

Whether they’re flat-faced or extra furry, some dogs feel the heat more than others, making them more susceptible to warm-weather-related illnesses and injuries. (Black Press Media File photo)
Swoop Airlines ups commitment to Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island with new nonstop flights to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta. (Courtesy of Swoop Airlines)

Swoop announces direct flights from Victoria to Las Vegas, Puerto Vallarta

The low-cost carrier began nonstop service to Toronto on June 24 as well

Swoop Airlines ups commitment to Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island with new nonstop flights to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta. (Courtesy of Swoop Airlines)
The Royal B.C. Museum entered into a new agreement with the Sisters of St. Ann Wednesday to release archival records related to residential schools. (Photo courtesy the Royal BC Museum)

Sisters of St. Ann agree to provide better access to residential school records

Records will be transferred to B.C. Archives to be accessed by Indigenous communities

The Royal B.C. Museum entered into a new agreement with the Sisters of St. Ann Wednesday to release archival records related to residential schools. (Photo courtesy the Royal BC Museum)
The price of gas is way up in many parts of Greater Victoria after a Monday afternoon surge sent it to 162.9 cents per litre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Gas prices surge to 162.9 cents a litre at some Greater Victoria stations

Prices jumped up more than 10 cents Monday afternoon

The price of gas is way up in many parts of Greater Victoria after a Monday afternoon surge sent it to 162.9 cents per litre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Patrick O’Brien, a 75-year-old fisherman, went missing near Port Angeles Thursday evening. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)

Search for lost fisherman near Victoria suspended, U.S. Coast Guard says

The 75-year-old man was reported missing Thursday evening

Patrick O’Brien, a 75-year-old fisherman, went missing near Port Angeles Thursday evening. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)
The BC Ferries’ website is down for the second time in one week from what they say is likely an overwhelming increase in web traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Surging web traffic crashes BC Ferries’ site again

Website down for second time this week

The BC Ferries’ website is down for the second time in one week from what they say is likely an overwhelming increase in web traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)
There were 255 babies born in Victoria in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pandemic baby boom makes for a busier Vancouver Island Father’s Day

Victoria’s 255 babies born in May up almost 10 per cent over last year

There were 255 babies born in Victoria in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Camper the dog was found Wednesday night by someone walking their own dog along Hollywood Crescent. She had gone missing after a violent attack on June 11. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Camper the dog found safe after fleeing violent van attack in Victoria

Young dog was missing for almost a week after incident

Camper the dog was found Wednesday night by someone walking their own dog along Hollywood Crescent. She had gone missing after a violent attack on June 11. (Courtesy of VicPD)
The BC Ferries website went down for a short while Monday morning following a provincial announcement that recreational travel between health authorities can resume Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries’ website crashes in wake of provincial reopening announcement

Website back up now, recreational travel between health regions to resume as of Tuesday

The BC Ferries website went down for a short while Monday morning following a provincial announcement that recreational travel between health authorities can resume Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Queen Victoria statue at the B.C. legislature was splattered with what looks like red paint on Friday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Queen Victoria statue at B.C. legislature vandalized Friday

Statue splattered with red paint by old growth forest proponents

The Queen Victoria statue at the B.C. legislature was splattered with what looks like red paint on Friday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A BC Ferries vessel passes Bowen Island while travelling on Howe Sound from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

BC Ferries anticipating ‘pent-up demand’ as travel restrictions lift

The ferry service is planning to include more sailings later in the summer season.

A BC Ferries vessel passes Bowen Island while travelling on Howe Sound from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Dr. Benjamin How is one of the doctors with the Victoria Division of Family Practise who recorded a series of videos on Youtube and Facebook to combat vaccine hesitancy. (Youtube screenshot)

Vancouver Island doctors tackle vaccine misinformation through social media

Four videos on Youtube and Facebook have been posted to combat vaccine hesitancy in the region

Dr. Benjamin How is one of the doctors with the Victoria Division of Family Practise who recorded a series of videos on Youtube and Facebook to combat vaccine hesitancy. (Youtube screenshot)
Two women captured here on surveillance video are suspected in a string of thefts from Save-On-Foods stores in Western Canada. (Photo courtesy West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP searching for travelling grocery store thieves

Female duo have made off with over $7,000 from Save-On-Foods stores in B.C., on Prairies

Two women captured here on surveillance video are suspected in a string of thefts from Save-On-Foods stores in Western Canada. (Photo courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Friday’s Lotto Max draw has reached a record-breaking $120 million in total prizes (Photo courtesy of BCLC)

Lotto Max continues to break records as Friday’s draw reaches $120 million in total prizes

$70-million jackpot plus 50 Maxmillions prize draws up for grabs

Friday’s Lotto Max draw has reached a record-breaking $120 million in total prizes (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw has reached a record-breaking $117 million in total prizes. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)

Record-breaking $117 million up for grabs in Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw

$70-million jackpot plus 47 Maxmillions prize draws

Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw has reached a record-breaking $117 million in total prizes. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)