Victoria News Staff

With an average wait time of 161 minutes for patients walking in without an appointment, Greater Victoria medical clinics lead the country in that category, according to a new report. (Unsplash)

Greater Victoria clinics’ average walk-in wait times the worst in Canada

Got some time? You’ll wait an average of 161 minutes without an appointment

With an average wait time of 161 minutes for patients walking in without an appointment, Greater Victoria medical clinics lead the country in that category, according to a new report. (Unsplash)
A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Fundraiser started for Ukrainian pastor’s family after house fire suspected of arson in Victoria

Members of Victoria-based family injured escaping from early morning fire

A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Australian comic Jim Jefferies is coming to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sept. 22. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post)

Jim Jefferies brings standup show to Vancouver Island in September

Moist Tour stops at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sept. 22

Australian comic Jim Jefferies is coming to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sept. 22. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post)
Prices at the pump hit 201.9 across Greater Victoria April 19. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Gas prices across Greater Victoria surge past $2 a litre – again

2022 brings a season of record-breaking gas prices

Prices at the pump hit 201.9 across Greater Victoria April 19. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Victoria police announced Wednesday that second-degree murder charges have been laid in connection with a 2020 assault that ultimately led to a Victoria man’s death. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man charged with murder in 2020 Victoria assault turned deadly

George Thurrott Jr. arrested in Ontario; was arrested and released here 2 years ago

Victoria police announced Wednesday that second-degree murder charges have been laid in connection with a 2020 assault that ultimately led to a Victoria man’s death. (Black Press Media file photo)
A tugboat that a Facebook user said helped bring a BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after the ferry experienced a steering issue on April 13. (Photo courtesy of Karen Kuwica/Facebook)

Tugboats help BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after steering issue

Issue meant ferry didn’t arrive until 2 a.m., Facebook user says

A tugboat that a Facebook user said helped bring a BC Ferries vessel to Nanaimo after the ferry experienced a steering issue on April 13. (Photo courtesy of Karen Kuwica/Facebook)
Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)

Cirque du Soleil returns to Vancouver Island this spring with OVO

Seven performances will transform Victoria’s Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in June

Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)
Ian Indridson was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Search continues three months after Island man’s ‘uncharacteristic’ disappearance

Ian Indridson described as Caucasian, 5’11”, with a slim build and short brown salt and pepper hair

Ian Indridson was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)
New provincial funding will help stabilize five walk-in clinics in Greater Victoria in 2022. (File photo)

5 Vancouver Island walk-in clinics get funding for doctor, nurse positions

Province announces $3.46 million in support as 3 other local clinics set to close this year

New provincial funding will help stabilize five walk-in clinics in Greater Victoria in 2022. (File photo)
Christopher Gaudet is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Man wanted on Canada-wide arrest warrant believed to be in Victoria

Anyone who sees 36-year-old Christopher Gaudet is asked to not approach him, call 911

Christopher Gaudet is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
A cougar pounced on a dog on a Mount Manuel Quimper trail on April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Another dog attacked by a cougar, this time near Sooke on Monday

Incident continues a string of daytime attacks by large cats on large dogs

A cougar pounced on a dog on a Mount Manuel Quimper trail on April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
A naloxone kit. Island Health is targetting middle-aged men with a new information campaign to limit untested, isolated overdose. (Black Press file photo)

Island Health targets male drug users; disproportionate group of 2019 overdose deaths

The four-week information campaign aims to curb isolated and untested drug use

A naloxone kit. Island Health is targetting middle-aged men with a new information campaign to limit untested, isolated overdose. (Black Press file photo)
A Harbour Ferry Taxi cruises through the inner Harbour as two Victoria Clipper vessels pass each other. Clipper service is set to return to Victoria April 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Clipper ferries set to connect Victoria and Seattle again come mid-April

Tickets available now for ferry service after long pandemic-related hiatus

A Harbour Ferry Taxi cruises through the inner Harbour as two Victoria Clipper vessels pass each other. Clipper service is set to return to Victoria April 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Woman spotted screaming and trying to escape erratic van in Victoria

VicPD asked the public’s help locating a van seen at Quadra and Hillside Saturday morning

(Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP report a 13-year-old Ladysmith girl missing for two weeks was reported safe. While police and media don’t typically identify missing youth located safely, the search for Payton MacDonald was highly publicized and the public showed great concern. (Courtesy RCMP)

Missing Vancouver Island teen found safe after RCMP plea for information

Father arrested after refusing to disclose daughter’s location

RCMP report a 13-year-old Ladysmith girl missing for two weeks was reported safe. While police and media don’t typically identify missing youth located safely, the search for Payton MacDonald was highly publicized and the public showed great concern. (Courtesy RCMP)
Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards operates within the federally-owned Esquimalt Graving Dock, the largest solid bottom commercial drydock on the West Coast of the Americas. (File photo Seaspan)

Union appears ready to take job action at Victoria Shipyards

72-hour strike notice ends just after 9 a.m. Friday, job action could begin Saturday

Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards operates within the federally-owned Esquimalt Graving Dock, the largest solid bottom commercial drydock on the West Coast of the Americas. (File photo Seaspan)
Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, died on Friday (March 25) at age 50. The band has since cancelled its 2022 tour, which included a Victoria show in October. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

Foo Fighters cancel Vancouver Island tour date following longtime drummer’s death

Taylor Hawkins died at the age of 50 on March 25

Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, died on Friday (March 25) at age 50. The band has since cancelled its 2022 tour, which included a Victoria show in October. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating the sudden death of a Victoria child. (Black Press Media file photo)

Major crime unit investigating sudden death of Victoria child

The child was involved in a well-being check the night prior to the death, VicPD says

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating the sudden death of a Victoria child. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a suspect at Royal Jubilee Hospital on March 24, following a machete assault in Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. man accused of hacking man with machete then driving him to the hospital

Man being treated for potentially life-altering arm injuries, knew his attacker

Victoria police arrested a suspect at Royal Jubilee Hospital on March 24, following a machete assault in Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
An age-enhanced sketch released on the 30th anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s disappearance shows what he may look like in 2021. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Michael Dunahee remains missing 31 years after Victoria kidnapping

If found today, Dunahee would be 35 years old

An age-enhanced sketch released on the 30th anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s disappearance shows what he may look like in 2021. (Courtesy of VicPD)
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