Victoria News Staff

Two people were ticketed after ignoring a warning from police and continuing to illegally honk their vehicle horns during Victoria protests July 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

Horn-honking protest met with tickets and fines in Victoria

Slow-roll protesters targeted a business after being told to stop the unlawful honking

Two people were ticketed after ignoring a warning from police and continuing to illegally honk their vehicle horns during Victoria protests July 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel was third best city hotel in Canada by Travel + Leisure. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Five B.C. hotels hit Canada’s Top 10 for international travellers

Victoria’s Empress, Hotel Vancouver among a 6 Fairmont properties on the Travel + Leisure list

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel was third best city hotel in Canada by Travel + Leisure. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
Sean Hart, 34, was last seen leaving the Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health facility on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Search for missing man sparks reminder of others lost on southern Vancouver Island

Two active searches ongoing, several other cases remain mysteries

Sean Hart, 34, was last seen leaving the Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health facility on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
A video on TikTok showing passengers thanking BC Transit drivers has almost three million views. (The Fat Passport/TikTok)

Sorry, but polite B.C. transit service has TikTok world talking

Victoria video of people thanking bus drivers sparks debate and raises eyebrows

A video on TikTok showing passengers thanking BC Transit drivers has almost three million views. (The Fat Passport/TikTok)
The BC Securities Commission has ordered a Victoria man to pay $30,000 as part of a settlement after he was found to be providing financial services without proper registration under the Securities Act. (Pixabay)

Vancouver Island man to pay $30K in settlement with B.C. Securities Commission

Nelson Scott Blair found to be conducting business without proper registration

The BC Securities Commission has ordered a Victoria man to pay $30,000 as part of a settlement after he was found to be providing financial services without proper registration under the Securities Act. (Pixabay)
BC Ferries is warning customers it is experiencing issues with credit and debit transaction onboard its vessels and at many of its terminals Friday due to the nationwide Rogers outage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rogers outage affecting use of debit, debit credit cards at BC Ferries terminals, on vessels

Ferry operator among many experiencing service interruption due to nationwide outage

BC Ferries is warning customers it is experiencing issues with credit and debit transaction onboard its vessels and at many of its terminals Friday due to the nationwide Rogers outage. (Black Press Media file photo)
A live streaming video facing the intersection of Pandora and Store streets captured the moment a cyclist was struck by a truck July 5. (Swans/Youtube)

VIDEO: Cyclist hit by large truck in downtown Victoria

The cyclist escaped with non-life-threatening injuries

A live streaming video facing the intersection of Pandora and Store streets captured the moment a cyclist was struck by a truck July 5. (Swans/Youtube)
A driver faces potential charges after fleeing VicPD twice in a truck and camper on July 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police box in truck after driver flees twice during Canada Day festivities

Bike patrol officers forced to leap from harm’s way on first encounter

A driver faces potential charges after fleeing VicPD twice in a truck and camper on July 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
A J-pod southern resident killer whale pictured in 2018 versus this year. Twelve J- and K-pod whales were deemed vulnerable by Washington state on June 30. (Courtesy of SR3 Sealife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research/Washington state)

12 southern resident killer whales designated as ‘vulnerable’

The whales have been identified as pregnant or in poor condition

A J-pod southern resident killer whale pictured in 2018 versus this year. Twelve J- and K-pod whales were deemed vulnerable by Washington state on June 30. (Courtesy of SR3 Sealife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research/Washington state)
Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, 22-year-old twins from Duncan, have been identified by police as the suspects killed during an exchange of gunfire June 28 at a bank in Saanich. (Courtesy of BC RCMP)

UPDATE: Saanich bank shootout suspects confirmed as 22-year-old twins from Duncan

No motive is known and police continue to ask the public to come forward with any information

Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, 22-year-old twins from Duncan, have been identified by police as the suspects killed during an exchange of gunfire June 28 at a bank in Saanich. (Courtesy of BC RCMP)
Team Canada’s Thomas Scrubb of Richmond, eyes up a shot during action against the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2021. FIBA Olympic qualifying men’s action is returning to Victoria at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on Aug. 25. (Courtesy Canada Basketball)

World Cup basketball qualifier coming to Vancouver Island this summer

The Aug. 25 game will see Team Canada play at Victoria’s Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

Team Canada’s Thomas Scrubb of Richmond, eyes up a shot during action against the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2021. FIBA Olympic qualifying men’s action is returning to Victoria at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on Aug. 25. (Courtesy Canada Basketball)
Notorious Canadian bank robber-author Stephen Reid talks to media in Victoria in 2015, before his death in 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner)

Looking Back: Meet Greater Victoria’s most notorious bank robber

Stephen Reid spent decades in Canadian, U.S. prisons for his role in the Stopwatch Gang

Notorious Canadian bank robber-author Stephen Reid talks to media in Victoria in 2015, before his death in 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner)
Two Save Old Growth protesters blocking Highway 1 at the Columbia River Bridge in Revelstoke. The group says it will end its highway protests as of June 29. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Protesters say B.C.’s old growth forest battle will no longer be blocking your commute

Save Old Growth ending campaign of highway protests while maintaining its call for logging ban

Two Save Old Growth protesters blocking Highway 1 at the Columbia River Bridge in Revelstoke. The group says it will end its highway protests as of June 29. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Multiple people have been injured during a gunfire exchange at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Multiple people have been injured during a gunfire exchange at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Victoria Police Department arrested a man June 25 after it says officers witnessed him sexually assaulting multiple women. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police arrest man suspected of sexually assaulting at least 5 people in 1 Victoria night

VicPD officers arrested the man Saturday night (June 26) after witnessing 3 assaults themselves

The Victoria Police Department arrested a man June 25 after it says officers witnessed him sexually assaulting multiple women. (Black Press Media file photo)
University of Victoria students in 2021 called for the renaming of Trutch Street. Victoria council approved a name change on June 23. (Google Maps)

Victoria renames Trutch Street with First Nations word for ‘truth’

Old name comes from colonial figure known for racist policies against Indigenous Peoples

University of Victoria students in 2021 called for the renaming of Trutch Street. Victoria council approved a name change on June 23. (Google Maps)
CFB Esquimalt’s base hospital has reopened after having been evacuated due to a suspicious package earlier Wednesday morning. (Google Maps)

CFB Esquimalt hospital reopens after bomb scare proves false

A suspicious package that evacuated base hospital was determined to contain no explosives

CFB Esquimalt’s base hospital has reopened after having been evacuated due to a suspicious package earlier Wednesday morning. (Google Maps)
Environment Canada predicts Victoria temperatures will hit 28 C with sunny skies on Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Here comes the sun: Vancouver Island finally slated for summer temperatures

Five days of sunshine to kick off summer season, starting Thursday

Environment Canada predicts Victoria temperatures will hit 28 C with sunny skies on Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria resident Beau Williams is all smiles celebrating his recent $1 million win on the Lotto Max draw. (Courtesy BC Lottery Corporation)

Home sweet home in the plans for Vancouver Island $1 million lotto winner

Beau Williams also looks to use his winnings to travel across Canada

Greater Victoria resident Beau Williams is all smiles celebrating his recent $1 million win on the Lotto Max draw. (Courtesy BC Lottery Corporation)
A man faces potential firearm and impaired driving charges alongside traffic tickets after a June 18 incident with a pellet gun. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested at gunpoint after one Victoria driver reports another waved handgun at him

Charges recommended for firearm, impaired driving, replica handgun recovered

A man faces potential firearm and impaired driving charges alongside traffic tickets after a June 18 incident with a pellet gun. (Black Press Media file photo)
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