Christine van Reeuwyk

(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Invasive lizard population spreads across Vancouver Island

Even record-breaking heat didn’t diminish European wall lizard population

(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Donations lag as 102-year-old veteran laps Oak Bay courtyard for cause

John Hillman set to take his last laps Thursday morning

John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The family celebrates getting Meraki in the water. (Courtesy Kate Coles)

3 generations of one B.C. family set to sail the world

Family sells off their land-based existence and settles into tiny home on water for world travel

The family celebrates getting Meraki in the water. (Courtesy Kate Coles)
Well-known Oak Bay artist Marion Cumming created this image for neighbour and friend Robin June Hood. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)

Artist leaves century-old Oak Bay home to Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Respect a key to transitioning home to Indigenous group’s use

Well-known Oak Bay artist Marion Cumming created this image for neighbour and friend Robin June Hood. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)
The BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin saw 16 fawns come through in May, with another four in the first four days of June. (Courtesy Wild ARC)

Abandoned fawn doesn’t mean it’s orphaned, reminds Vancouver Island wildlife expert

20 orphaned fawns have been turned in to Wild ARC in Metchosin so far this season

The BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin saw 16 fawns come through in May, with another four in the first four days of June. (Courtesy Wild ARC)
Residents with pets can move into housing such as these tiny homes near Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria area homeless pet trends bucking expectations

No increased influx of animals as people move from parks to housing in Victoria: BC SPCA

Residents with pets can move into housing such as these tiny homes near Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A neighbour thwarted the potential sale of a home in Oak Bay, which was listed without the owner’s consent. (Google street view)

B.C. home put up for sale without owner’s knowledge

Neighbour thwarts real estate scam with a phone call

A neighbour thwarted the potential sale of a home in Oak Bay, which was listed without the owner’s consent. (Google street view)
UPDATED: BC Ferries says no transfer risk to staff, passengers after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

UPDATED: BC Ferries says no transfer risk to staff, passengers after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Ferry service reminds riders of its health safety protocols

UPDATED: BC Ferries says no transfer risk to staff, passengers after staffer tests positive for COVID-19
Flooding closes Highway 1, Cowichan Valley declares state of emergency

Flooding closes Highway 1, Cowichan Valley declares state of emergency

Homes evacuated overnight, residents put up

Flooding closes Highway 1, Cowichan Valley declares state of emergency
(Google Maps)

Four dead after float plane crash north of Port Hardy

JRCC confirms crash of small plane north of Vancouver Island

(Google Maps)
Eighth case of confirmed measles carries low transmission risk: Island Health

Eighth case of confirmed measles carries low transmission risk: Island Health

Latest case of measles on south Island is believed to be travel-related

Eighth case of confirmed measles carries low transmission risk: Island Health
B.C. bridge operator job posting includes ‘exposure to abusive people’

B.C. bridge operator job posting includes ‘exposure to abusive people’

City of Victoria seeks operator for the Johnson Street bridge

B.C. bridge operator job posting includes ‘exposure to abusive people’
Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price at the dining room table in their Colwood home. The map at back, an antique map of London, England, was a gift from Esi to Steven when he was writing his novel Bu Gaslight, which was set in London. (Don Denton/Black Press)

B.C.’s Esi Edugyan wins $100K Giller prize for Washington Black

Edugyan won her first Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2011 for Half-Blood Blues

Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price at the dining room table in their Colwood home. The map at back, an antique map of London, England, was a gift from Esi to Steven when he was writing his novel Bu Gaslight, which was set in London. (Don Denton/Black Press)
VIDEO: North Saanich home prize part of B.C. Millionaire Lottery

VIDEO: North Saanich home prize part of B.C. Millionaire Lottery

The grand prize winner can choose one of seven luxury homes around the province

VIDEO: North Saanich home prize part of B.C. Millionaire Lottery
The 2017 Torch Awards at The Union Club in Victoria. (Courtesy BBB Vancouver Island)

Local businesses that go above and beyond honoured at annual gala

Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island Torch Awards go Nov. 2 at the Union Club

The 2017 Torch Awards at The Union Club in Victoria. (Courtesy BBB Vancouver Island)
Half of young golfers surveyed plan to smoke pot on the links

Half of young golfers surveyed plan to smoke pot on the links

British Columbia Golf and Inside Golf surveyed more than 5,400 golfers province-wide

Half of young golfers surveyed plan to smoke pot on the links
Sell-out crowd enjoys Feast of Fields in North Saanich

Sell-out crowd enjoys Feast of Fields in North Saanich

More than 40 local food and beverage producers fed nearly 600 guests

Sell-out crowd enjoys Feast of Fields in North Saanich
‘Not all seal pups you see alone need to be rescued’

‘Not all seal pups you see alone need to be rescued’

Scooped seals fare well so far at Vancouver rescue centre

‘Not all seal pups you see alone need to be rescued’
(Nicole Crescenzi/Victoria News)

Lowest tides in years exposes Island seashore

Moon and sun collaborate for significant low tides this summer with more lows predicted to return July 13 and Aug. 11

(Nicole Crescenzi/Victoria News)
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)