Nicole Crescenzi

BC Ferries’ Powell River Queen, currently servicing the Campbell River to Quadra Island run, is among three vessels to be replaced starting in 2021. Photo courtesy BC Ferries

BC Ferries to invite provincial ship-building firms to bid on Island-class vessels

Vessels serving smaller inter-Island routes up for replacement

BC Ferries’ Powell River Queen, currently servicing the Campbell River to Quadra Island run, is among three vessels to be replaced starting in 2021. Photo courtesy BC Ferries
Petra Schultz holds up a picture of her son, Danny, who died of an opioid overdose. She is one of the organizers of the Moms Stop The Harm rally, which is calling for the decriminalization of illicit drugs. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Petra Schultz holds up a picture of her son, Danny, who died of an opioid overdose. She is one of the organizers of the Moms Stop The Harm rally, which is calling for the decriminalization of illicit drugs. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Chris Hughes has won a Human Rights Tribunal case after being denied a job when he admitted to suffering from depression. (Facebook)

B.C. man wins job he was denied after saying he had depression

Transport Canada has been order to give Chris Hughes a high-level job and nearly $500,000

Chris Hughes has won a Human Rights Tribunal case after being denied a job when he admitted to suffering from depression. (Facebook)
Victoria man Brent Connors was found in possession of drugs, fire arms and over $12,000 in cash. (File contributed)

Gun, drugs and cash seized in arrest of alleged B.C. fentanyl dealer

Vancouver Island man Brent Connors is facing nine charges in relation to investigation

Victoria man Brent Connors was found in possession of drugs, fire arms and over $12,000 in cash. (File contributed)
Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie has assumed command of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS

B.C. man (pick up truck, Lucky Beer poster, and all) revels in return to Esquimalt

Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie assumed command of the Maritime Forces Pacific

Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie has assumed command of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS
A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Disney production filming at Victoria’s Government House today

Made-for-TV movie will feature the inside of the Rockland Avenue mansion

A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
React fast, react smart: police officers hold lives in their hands

React fast, react smart: police officers hold lives in their hands

Big Read: In the moment, do you make the decision to shoot— or not?

React fast, react smart: police officers hold lives in their hands
The B.C. SPCA wants horse-drawn trolleys off downtown Victoria streets like this one. (Canadian Press file photo)

UPDATE: BC SPCA recommends horse carriage ban on city streets

Letter sent to City of Victoria cites accident with bus earlier this year that caused horses to fall

The B.C. SPCA wants horse-drawn trolleys off downtown Victoria streets like this one. (Canadian Press file photo)
Zoé Duhaime revealed that she was the person behind @BCPoliPortraits, a popular political cartoon account on Twitter that kept politicians guessing. (File Contributed)

Vancouver Island intern revealed to be mysterious legislative doodler

Non-partisan intern Zoé Duhaime came forward as the illustrator behind popular Twitter account

Zoé Duhaime revealed that she was the person behind @BCPoliPortraits, a popular political cartoon account on Twitter that kept politicians guessing. (File Contributed)
Pass the tissue: Length of allergy season up 60 per cent

Pass the tissue: Length of allergy season up 60 per cent

Some allergens are active 33 days earlier than previous seasons

Pass the tissue: Length of allergy season up 60 per cent
Taylor MacKinnon is a 23 year-old Victoria woman who discovered she was pregnant shortly after she heard of a recall of her birth control brand, Alesse. She has now filed a class action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company, Pfeizer, which is responsible for the brand. (FILE CONTRIBUTED)

Pregnant B.C. woman files lawsuit after birth control fail

Pregnancy detected two weeks after a Alesse recall announcement

Taylor MacKinnon is a 23 year-old Victoria woman who discovered she was pregnant shortly after she heard of a recall of her birth control brand, Alesse. She has now filed a class action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company, Pfeizer, which is responsible for the brand. (FILE CONTRIBUTED)
B.C. teen suffers ‘life-altering injuries’ after suspects steal longboard, attack him

B.C. teen suffers ‘life-altering injuries’ after suspects steal longboard, attack him

Police are looking for two teenage suspects after assault at a Victoria playground

B.C. teen suffers ‘life-altering injuries’ after suspects steal longboard, attack him
Movers transport equipment out of the VI Fitness location in Oak Bay. VI Fitness has declared bankruptcy and permanently closed all of its locations across the Island, letting its patrons and staff know with an early morning email. Keri Coles/OAK BAY NEWS

WATCH: Patrons, staff shocked to find VI Fitness facilities permanently closed

VI Fitness declared bankruptcy and let patrons and staff know with an early morning email

Movers transport equipment out of the VI Fitness location in Oak Bay. VI Fitness has declared bankruptcy and permanently closed all of its locations across the Island, letting its patrons and staff know with an early morning email. Keri Coles/OAK BAY NEWS
A scene from Cirque du Soleil’s show ‘Corteo’ which is coming to Victoria. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Cirque du Soleil coming to Vancouver Island

The show ‘Corteo’ will be coming to Victoria’s Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

A scene from Cirque du Soleil’s show ‘Corteo’ which is coming to Victoria. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
The body of Const. Ian Jordan is taken from the Christ Church Cathedral following the funeral. Jordan passed away after being unresponsive for more than 30 years following an accident in the line of duty. (Christine Van Reeuwyk/Black Press)

Update: Police chief calls constable a fallen hero during public funeral

Late Victoria cop mourned by officers from numerous local, out-of-town jurisdictions

The body of Const. Ian Jordan is taken from the Christ Church Cathedral following the funeral. Jordan passed away after being unresponsive for more than 30 years following an accident in the line of duty. (Christine Van Reeuwyk/Black Press)
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