Greater Victoria

Southern resident killer whale L89 has been pronounced dead after not being seen at all in 2022. The male is seen here in a photograph taken in 2020. (Courtesy of the Centre for Whale Research)

Southern resident killer whale population falls to 73: U.S. researchers

Three males pronounced dead since mid-2021, at least two calfs born since

 

The Witness Blanket residential schools art exhibit is now available on a newly launched interactive website. (witnessblanket.ca)

B.C. artist’s Witness Blanket for National Truth and Reconciliation now accessible to all

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

 

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)

Judges says B.C. school board lacked authority to suspend trustees

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been reinstated after suspension over alleged bullying

 

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)

Judges says Greater Victoria School Board lacked authority to suspend trustees

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been reinstated after suspension over alleged bullying

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)
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)

B.C. 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)
The final list of featured talent for this year's edition of Capital City Comic Con, which is on this weekend. Pictured in this file photo is a previous edition of the event. (Courtesy Destination Greater Victoria)

Stars align as Capital City Comic Con returns to Victoria

Star Trek: Voyager actor, professional wrestler amongst featured talent this weekend

The final list of featured talent for this year's edition of Capital City Comic Con, which is on this weekend. Pictured in this file photo is a previous edition of the event. (Courtesy Destination Greater Victoria)
Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)

Blue Rodeo adds fall Victoria date to Western Canada tour

Band added the stop at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre to their Many a Mile concert series

Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)
Greater Victoria’s population is expected to reach 485,000 by 2041 under one scenario. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria could see 485,000 residents by 2041

Statistics Canada predicts Greater Victoria will grow, become more diverse by 2041

Greater Victoria’s population is expected to reach 485,000 by 2041 under one scenario. (Black Press Media file photo)
An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Voracious feeders and breeders: invasive bullfrogs flourish with Island weather

Greater Victoria’s weather has been closer to that in invasive American Bullfrog’s natural range

An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Statistics Canada released new census data on Sept. 21 showing renters face starker shelter-related costs increases than homeowners. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canada’s renters facing higher monthly costs than homeowners: census

One-third of first-time B.C. home buyers chose a condo in 2020

Statistics Canada released new census data on Sept. 21 showing renters face starker shelter-related costs increases than homeowners. (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. (Black Press Media file photo)

Worker shortage solution requires housing action: Vancouver Island business leaders

Island business groups tackle employment crunch and how companies more forward

An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. (Black Press Media file photo)
Veronica Carroll, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO, said there’s no better reason to indulge in a sweet treat with proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Smile cookie week helps families staying in Greater Victoria while receiving medical care

All proceeds from the sale of smile cookies at participating Tim Hortons to support Jeneece Place

Veronica Carroll, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO, said there’s no better reason to indulge in a sweet treat with proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Lorde dances on stage Sunday, Sept. 18, during the final day of Rifflandia 2022 at Royal Athletic Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Lorde sends off Victoria’s Rifflandia music festival in style

Thousands filled Royal Athletic Park for the final day of the festival

Lorde dances on stage Sunday, Sept. 18, during the final day of Rifflandia 2022 at Royal Athletic Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. (Black Press Media file photo)

Solving worker shortages requires housing action: Greater Victoria business leaders

Local business groups tackle employment crunch and how companies more forward

An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. (Black Press Media file photo)
Participants in the 2019 55+ BC Games. This year, the 2022 Games will play out in Greater Victoria from Sept. 13 to 17. (Photo courtesy of 55+ BC Games)

55+ BC Games playing out in Greater Victoria for the first time

Free games will run across the Capital Region from Sept. 13-17

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Participants in the 2019 55+ BC Games. This year, the 2022 Games will play out in Greater Victoria from Sept. 13 to 17. (Photo courtesy of 55+ BC Games)
Camosun College has taken the next step toward making its vision of a film studio on its Saanich campus a reality, and is now seeking pre-qualification requests from organizations which want to design, build, and operate it. (Courtesy of Camosun College)

Camosun College a step closer to launching on-campus film studio

Requests for pre-qualification are now open

Camosun College has taken the next step toward making its vision of a film studio on its Saanich campus a reality, and is now seeking pre-qualification requests from organizations which want to design, build, and operate it. (Courtesy of Camosun College)
DJ Diesel, whom basketball fans will better know as four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, is among the acts playing at this year’s Rifflandia, returning to Greater Victoria for the first time in four years. (Courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Ben Harper, Cypress Hill and Shaq to rock Victoria’s Rifflandia

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal will also perform as DJ Diesel as festival returns Sept. 15

DJ Diesel, whom basketball fans will better know as four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, is among the acts playing at this year’s Rifflandia, returning to Greater Victoria for the first time in four years. (Courtesy of Rifflandia)
Alan Lowe, chair of the Victoria Chinatown Museum Society, said the school board’s apology allowed for closure over the issue. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Victoria’s Chinese community walks to mark 100 years since segregated schools

Hundreds gathered to remember those who protested, hear school board’s apology

Alan Lowe, chair of the Victoria Chinatown Museum Society, said the school board’s apology allowed for closure over the issue. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The University of Victoria won’t be requiring masks or proof of COVID-19 vaccination to start the fall 2022 semester. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

Greater Victoria post-secondary schools will not require masks, COVID-19 vaccinations

While encouraged, no mask or vaccine requirements for fall semester

The University of Victoria won’t be requiring masks or proof of COVID-19 vaccination to start the fall 2022 semester. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
The Great Canadian Beer Festival, here seen in 2019, returns to Royal Athletic Park Sept. 9-10. (Courtesy of Great Canadian Beer Festival)

Great Canadian Beer Festival returning to Victoria

Festival returns to Royal Athletic Park for the first time since 2019 with 90 breweries, 250 brews

The Great Canadian Beer Festival, here seen in 2019, returns to Royal Athletic Park Sept. 9-10. (Courtesy of Great Canadian Beer Festival)
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