Victoria News Staff

Any member of the Armed Forces, either in uniform or with proper identification can stop by for a free beverage on Remembrance Day. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

Free drinks for veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members at Tim Hortons this Remembrance Day

The popular coffee franchise will be giving out beverages to vets and those in the Armed Forces

Any member of the Armed Forces, either in uniform or with proper identification can stop by for a free beverage on Remembrance Day. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)
After ensuring the area was safe, the Victoria Police Department maintained a visual presence at the Victoria International Jewish Film Festival. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Deeply concerning’: Police investigating threats against B.C. Jewish film festival

Victoria event passes smoothly with police providing security, visual presence

After ensuring the area was safe, the Victoria Police Department maintained a visual presence at the Victoria International Jewish Film Festival. (Black Press Media file photo)
A recent survey finds that Canadians will spend an average of $675 this holiday season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Survey shows Christmas bells will be ringing on Canada’s cash registers

One in five Canadians have not paid off last year’s holiday purchases

A recent survey finds that Canadians will spend an average of $675 this holiday season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Vancouver’s Callister Brewing won Best in Show for Wee Laird Wee Heavy. (Courtesy of BC Breweries)

B.C. breweries pick up top honours at Canada Beer Cup

National craft brewery competition sees 29 B.C. breweries win 46 awards

Vancouver’s Callister Brewing won Best in Show for Wee Laird Wee Heavy. (Courtesy of BC Breweries)
B.C. residents are expected to spend a total of $224 million on Halloween this year, with around a quarter of that going toward candy alone. (Black Press Media file photo)

British Columbians to spend $224M on Halloween this year

Hello Safe says across Canada Halloween budget is up 28 per cent from last year

B.C. residents are expected to spend a total of $224 million on Halloween this year, with around a quarter of that going toward candy alone. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Ferries has increased its fuel surcharge again amid high prices. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries hitting passengers with another fuel surcharge increase

Another 1.5 per cent will be added after surcharge hiked to 2.5 per cent in May

B.C. Ferries has increased its fuel surcharge again amid high prices. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has handed a Victoria police officer a 30-day suspension over his conduct during an off-duty sexual encounter in Vancouver in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police officer handed 30-day suspension for off-duty sexual misconduct

Incident involving Sgt. Brent Keleher took place in Vancouver in 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has handed a Victoria police officer a 30-day suspension over his conduct during an off-duty sexual encounter in Vancouver in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Bigg’s (transient) killer whale preys on a minke whale in the waters off Washington State’s Smith Island on Oct. 7. (Courtesy of the Pacific Whale Watch Association)

Transient orcas team up to hunt minke whale near Victoria

Whale watch group says the adult minke likely among the local seasonal population

A Bigg’s (transient) killer whale preys on a minke whale in the waters off Washington State’s Smith Island on Oct. 7. (Courtesy of the Pacific Whale Watch Association)
Victoria man Scott Graham went missing in Spain in mid-July. (Courtesy Georgia Graham)

B.C. man who went missing while travelling found dead in Spain

Scott Graham went missing while travelling in July

Victoria man Scott Graham went missing in Spain in mid-July. (Courtesy Georgia Graham)
Victoria is the second best small city to visit according to the 35th annual Conde Nast reader awards. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria is the second best small city to visit according to the 35th annual Conde Nast reader awards. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian Blood Services hopes residents will give the gift of blood this Thanksgiving season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian Blood Services hopes residents will give the gift of blood this Thanksgiving season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crew availability issues on the Queen of New Westminster ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend caused the 6 a.m. ferry departing Tsawwassen to be cancelled along with the 8 a.m. sailing leaving Swartz Bay on Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries cancels sailings between Victoria, Vancouver ahead of Thanksgiving weekend

Axed sailings come after 85 trips added earlier this week

Crew availability issues on the Queen of New Westminster ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend caused the 6 a.m. ferry departing Tsawwassen to be cancelled along with the 8 a.m. sailing leaving Swartz Bay on Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
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

The Witness Blanket residential schools art exhibit is now available on a newly launched interactive website. (witnessblanket.ca)
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)
Victoria police were looking for Riga Godron in relation to charges stemming from alleged erratic driving on July 1. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria council candidate arrested after skipping court date

Riga Godron was wanted for charges related to several erratic driving incidents

Victoria police were looking for Riga Godron in relation to charges stemming from alleged erratic driving on July 1. (Courtesy of VicPD)
The Sir John A. Macdonald statue during its removed from Victoria’s City Hall in 2018. The city will return the statue to a historical society focused on the country’s first prime minister. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s capital city cutting all ties to controversial John A. Macdonald statue

Victoria returning statue, removed from display in 2018, to the John A. Macdonald Historical Society

The Sir John A. Macdonald statue during its removed from Victoria’s City Hall in 2018. The city will return the statue to a historical society focused on the country’s first prime minister. (Black Press Media file photo)
James Christie was hired Nov. 22, 2013, as a licensed practical nurse in a complex care unit at Selkirk Place. He was convicted of assault in 2016 and faces sanctions by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives. (Google Maps)

Victoria nurse who fled after assaulting seniors faces sanctions from professional college

James Christie fled the country while on bail pending an appeal of criminal charges

James Christie was hired Nov. 22, 2013, as a licensed practical nurse in a complex care unit at Selkirk Place. He was convicted of assault in 2016 and faces sanctions by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives. (Google Maps)
The commissioner called the teacher’s behaviour a violation of ‘his privileged position of power and trust.’ (Black Press Media file photo)

Former B.C. teacher gets lifetime ban after sexual relationship with student

Brent Garraway admitted to being physically intimate, having sexual relationship with student

The commissioner called the teacher’s behaviour a violation of ‘his privileged position of power and trust.’ (Black Press Media file photo)
A fuel-absorbing boom in an ecologically sensitive area near Washington state’s San Juan Island on Aug. 17. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Twitter)

Crane arriving later this week to pull fuel-leaking boat from waters near Greater Victoria

Aleutian Isle sank on Aug. 13, causing diesel spill

A fuel-absorbing boom in an ecologically sensitive area near Washington state’s San Juan Island on Aug. 17. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Twitter)
The average rent for all property types in Victoria jumped 27 per cent in July over the same month in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria rents spike at fastest rate in the country in past year

Cost of 2-bedroom suite reaches $2,836, a jump of 34.8 per cent over July 2021

The average rent for all property types in Victoria jumped 27 per cent in July over the same month in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
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