Victoria News Staff

Andrew Weaver congratulates New Brunswick on electing first Green caucus

Andrew Weaver congratulates New Brunswick on electing first Green caucus

Election win means there are now three provincial Green Party caucuses in Canada

Andrew Weaver congratulates New Brunswick on electing first Green caucus
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Yowza! Twerk, emoji and facepalm are added to Scrabble dictionary, OK?

Merriam-Webster has announced 300 new words have been added to the spelling game

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(Natural Resources Canada)

4.6 quake detected off coast of Vancouver Island

The small earthquake happened early Tuesday morning

(Natural Resources Canada)
VIDEO: B.C. police search for woman in “restaurant rage” incident

VIDEO: B.C. police search for woman in “restaurant rage” incident

Unhappy with her order at a Victoria-area McDonald’s, lady throws items at employee, breaks self-order kiosk

VIDEO: B.C. police search for woman in “restaurant rage” incident
Red sky at morning, sailor take warning. Mike Lutke captured this smoky sunrise on Aug. 1, looking east over Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Mike Lutke)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for most of B.C.

Mild irritation and discomfort are common symptoms during smoky conditions and usually disappear when the smoke clears

Red sky at morning, sailor take warning. Mike Lutke captured this smoky sunrise on Aug. 1, looking east over Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Mike Lutke)
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Canada sweeps China in Pacific Rim Basketball Classic

National men’s team beats China twice over weekend in Vancouver and Victoria

John Leong/Victory Creative
Popular photo sharing app Instagram not working

Popular photo sharing app Instagram not working

Users unable to refresh feeds are moving to Twitter to share photos/memes

Popular photo sharing app Instagram not working
11 temperature records broken on Mother’s Day in B.C.

11 temperature records broken on Mother’s Day in B.C.

Hot temperatures to continue this week throughout the province

11 temperature records broken on Mother’s Day in B.C.
Const. Ian Jordan of the Victoria Police Department. Photo contributed

B.C. police officer dies after 30 years in a coma

Injuries sustained while on-duty left Victoria officer in a coma until his death Wednesday

Const. Ian Jordan of the Victoria Police Department. Photo contributed
Four Victoria police officers assaulted in past 24 hours

Four Victoria police officers assaulted in past 24 hours

One officer still in hospital, Taser used in attempt to stop suspect

Four Victoria police officers assaulted in past 24 hours
Three people pricked by discarded needles in Victoria in past week

Three people pricked by discarded needles in Victoria in past week

Police say this one appears to have been deliberately placed

Three people pricked by discarded needles in Victoria in past week
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Child pricked by discarded needle at Victoria restaurant

Incident took place Monday at a downtown McDonald’s, located across the street from a homeless shelter

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Missing Alberta man could be headed to Victoria

Missing Alberta man could be headed to Victoria

Police in Alberta say Vernon “Allan” Pickard has not been heard from since late November

Missing Alberta man could be headed to Victoria
BC Transit buses to get safety door for drivers

BC Transit buses to get safety door for drivers

These new full-length doors will be tested in Victoria, Kelowna and Abbotsford

BC Transit buses to get safety door for drivers
Tourism numbers continue to climb in B.C.

Tourism numbers continue to climb in B.C.

The biggest rise in international travellers to British Columbia are those coming from Australia

Tourism numbers continue to climb in B.C.
Victoria child given pot gummies on Halloween

Victoria child given pot gummies on Halloween

Police warn parents after a trick-or-treater came home with marijuana gummies.

Victoria child given pot gummies on Halloween
Trial date set for former Olympian charged with fraud

Trial date set for former Olympian charged with fraud

Harold Backer is accused of bilking investors out of thousands of dollars.

Trial date set for former Olympian charged with fraud
A packed house at the University of Victoria watches the opening ceremonies at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. The region is trying to land the Games for 2022, but at least one municipality is reluctant to support the bid. Photo courtesy University of Victoria

Province will not fund Victoria’s Commonwealth Games bid

The Ministry of Finance made the announcement Thursday afternoon.

A packed house at the University of Victoria watches the opening ceremonies at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. The region is trying to land the Games for 2022, but at least one municipality is reluctant to support the bid. Photo courtesy University of Victoria
(Facebook/Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders)

Animal rescue group in Victoria helps out SPCA

Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders help ease overpopulation of unwanted pets in Saskatchewan.

(Facebook/Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders)