Victoria News Staff

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Man arrested after child, 7, abducted from Victoria-area summer camp

Staff members attempted to stop the man from leaving with the boy

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Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)
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Victoria police nab 24 impaired drivers over busy long weekend

Backlog of paperwork and towing orders prompt police to shut down Saturday roadblock an hour early

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The B.C. Ferries terminal at Tsawwassen. (Black Press file photo)

BC Ferries apologizes after ferry-goers stranded waiting for non-existent sailing

Tsawwassen, Salt Spring and Pender Islands B.C. Day schedule error creates issues

The B.C. Ferries terminal at Tsawwassen. (Black Press file photo)
Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)

Island 3 joins BC Ferries’ fleet

Battery-equipped vessel will arrive to Ogden Point after two-month voyage from Romania

Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)
Chambers of commerce from across B.C. have endorsed a plan to tackle key social and economic factors impacting cities, which they say will also support businesses attempting to recover from the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Build Back Victoria)

B.C. chambers endorse pandemic-recovery blueprint for cities

Plan calls for addressing mental health, housing and public transit issues

Chambers of commerce from across B.C. have endorsed a plan to tackle key social and economic factors impacting cities, which they say will also support businesses attempting to recover from the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Build Back Victoria)
Island Health’s celebratory pin marks one million COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in the health authority region. (Courtesy of Island Health)

Island Health surpasses 1 million COVID-19 immunizations

Campaign has seen 78% of population immunized; 48% have received 2 doses

Island Health’s celebratory pin marks one million COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in the health authority region. (Courtesy of Island Health)
Coun. Ben Isitt resigned this week as vice-chair of the Capital Regional District’s First Nations relations committee over concerns voiced about his presence at the Fairy Creek watershed blockades. (File contributed/City of Victoria)

Victoria councillor resigns from CRD committee after Pacheedaht First Nation Chief expresses concerns

Coun. Ben Isitt resigns from CRD First Nation committee vice-chair role

Coun. Ben Isitt resigned this week as vice-chair of the Capital Regional District’s First Nations relations committee over concerns voiced about his presence at the Fairy Creek watershed blockades. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
Sooke RCMP arrested a man July 11 accused of stealing three bottles of wine from a liquor store and brandishing a sword at employees. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sword-brandishing robbery suspect arrested in Sooke

Three bottles of wine stolen from liquor store

Sooke RCMP arrested a man July 11 accused of stealing three bottles of wine from a liquor store and brandishing a sword at employees. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP arrested a 33-year-old Langford man accused of threatening to kill his ex-partner and children on July 7. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison)

Greater Victoria man wanted for threatening his family arrested with helicopter, dogs

Lloyd Robinson was wanted for threatening to kill his ex-partner and their children

West Shore RCMP arrested a 33-year-old Langford man accused of threatening to kill his ex-partner and children on July 7. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison)
Victoria police are seeking the owner of a large snake after it was found on a person’s patio Tuesday night. (Courtesy VicPD)

Large, unexpected visitor slithers its way onto Victoria patio

Victoria police use golf club, broomstick to capture 4-foot-long snake outside housing complex

Victoria police are seeking the owner of a large snake after it was found on a person’s patio Tuesday night. (Courtesy VicPD)
The green dot represents a fire that is under control near the Mystic Beach area. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service’s dashboard)

South Island fire near Mystic Beach area under control: BC Wildfire Service

Fire is less than half a hectare in size

The green dot represents a fire that is under control near the Mystic Beach area. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service’s dashboard)
A crowd pulls down the Captain James Cook statue in downtown Victoria. (Siiam Hamilton/Twitter)
A crowd pulls down the Captain James Cook statue in downtown Victoria. (Siiam Hamilton/Twitter)
Property taxes are due July 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Property tax deadline looms for Vancouver Island homeowners

Payments, grant applications due by Friday, July 2

Property taxes are due July 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria from June 29 to July 4. (Facebook/FIBA)

Olympic hoops qualifier tips off in Victoria arena Tuesday afternoon

Canada’s men look to qualify for first Summer Games since 2000, tournament runs June 29 to July 4

The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria from June 29 to July 4. (Facebook/FIBA)
A group of boys beat the heat at Elk Lake, near Hamsterly Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heat starts to recede in Vancouver Island’s historic heat wave

Victoria cooling in today’s forecast, more seasonal temperatures north of the Malahat tomorrow

A group of boys beat the heat at Elk Lake, near Hamsterly Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
Whether they’re flat-faced or extra furry, some dogs feel the heat more than others, making them more susceptible to warm-weather-related illnesses and injuries. (Black Press Media File photo)

Do you have a hot dog? Certain breeds more vulnerable to heat, BC SPCA says

Animal advocacy group tells which breeds are more at risk, how owners can keep them safe

Whether they’re flat-faced or extra furry, some dogs feel the heat more than others, making them more susceptible to warm-weather-related illnesses and injuries. (Black Press Media File photo)
Swoop Airlines ups commitment to Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island with new nonstop flights to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta. (Courtesy of Swoop Airlines)

Swoop announces direct flights from Victoria to Las Vegas, Puerto Vallarta

The low-cost carrier began nonstop service to Toronto on June 24 as well

Swoop Airlines ups commitment to Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island with new nonstop flights to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta. (Courtesy of Swoop Airlines)
The Royal B.C. Museum entered into a new agreement with the Sisters of St. Ann Wednesday to release archival records related to residential schools. (Photo courtesy the Royal BC Museum)

Sisters of St. Ann agree to provide better access to residential school records

Records will be transferred to B.C. Archives to be accessed by Indigenous communities

The Royal B.C. Museum entered into a new agreement with the Sisters of St. Ann Wednesday to release archival records related to residential schools. (Photo courtesy the Royal BC Museum)
The price of gas is way up in many parts of Greater Victoria after a Monday afternoon surge sent it to 162.9 cents per litre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Gas prices surge to 162.9 cents a litre at some Greater Victoria stations

Prices jumped up more than 10 cents Monday afternoon

The price of gas is way up in many parts of Greater Victoria after a Monday afternoon surge sent it to 162.9 cents per litre. (Black Press Media file photo)