Victoria

Driving school instructor Steve Wallace has died, sources have confirmed to Black Press Media. (Steve Wallace/Facebook)

Former B.C. driving instructor dies days after Crown says sex assault charges won’t be laid

Steve Wallace had been accused but never charged with sexual assault of driving school students

 

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

B.C. resident aims to provide safe water, become first woman to run across Africa

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

 

Old-growth forest supporters marched through Victoria on Nov. 24 as they called for all logging of the ancient trees to end. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Old-growth forest marchers in Victoria demand logging moratorium

Protesters want ancient forests fully protected, transition and compensation for loggers

 

Neil Kingswell has been living in a hotel since the Oct. 25 fire, but says he has nowhere to go now. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria tenants forced out by fire set to launch suit claiming they didn’t have to leave

Apartment residents say they signed deal to end tenancies falsely thinking rooms uninhabitable

Neil Kingswell has been living in a hotel since the Oct. 25 fire, but says he has nowhere to go now. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Environmental demonstrators march down the streets of Victoria on Nov. 20. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

David Suzuki joins Victoria march as B.C. struggles with floods, record rain

Extinction Rebellion event calling for urgent action on climate change draws couple hundred

Environmental demonstrators march down the streets of Victoria on Nov. 20. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Former Victoria tattoo artist David Samuel Hadden pleaded guilty to four out of six counts of sexual assault in court Nov. 19. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Victoria tattoo artist pleads guilty to four counts of sexual assault

David Samuel Hadden was arrested and charged in August 2020

Former Victoria tattoo artist David Samuel Hadden pleaded guilty to four out of six counts of sexual assault in court Nov. 19. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
Victoria police officers have closed the 1200-block of Wharf Street to traffic while they investigate a sudden death Nov. 17. (Courtesy VicPD)

Police seek the public’s help after sudden death in downtown Victoria

1200-block Wharf Street was closed on Nov. 17

Victoria police officers have closed the 1200-block of Wharf Street to traffic while they investigate a sudden death Nov. 17. (Courtesy VicPD)
A beluga whale that was seen in Puget Sound this month likely came from north of Alaska. (North Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries West Coast Region/Twitter)

DNA analysis: Wayward Puget Sound beluga likely travelled from north of Alaska

Study of skin and fecal remnants helps scientists find it likely came from thousands of miles away

A beluga whale that was seen in Puget Sound this month likely came from north of Alaska. (North Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries West Coast Region/Twitter)
Shipping containers from the MV Zim Kingston are seen after they spilled from a ship west of Neah Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Chunk of Christmas cheer lost at sea as overboard container list balloons to 106

Contents lost from smouldering MV Zim Kingston include decorations, paddleboards and chemicals

Shipping containers from the MV Zim Kingston are seen after they spilled from a ship west of Neah Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Crews keep surrounding containers and the hull of the MV Zim Kingston cool while fires continue to smoulder aboard the ship. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)

Crews board smouldering MV Zim Kingston Monday night during break in strong winds

Firefighter, salvage team on site Tuesday assessing situation

Crews keep surrounding containers and the hull of the MV Zim Kingston cool while fires continue to smoulder aboard the ship. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)
Victoria police suspect a driver was impaired by drugs when they crashed into the Bay Centre Marble Slab Sunday night. (Courtesy VicPD)

VIDEO: Suspected drug-impaired driver crashes into Victoria ice cream shop

Driver crashes into Bay Centre Marble Slab, reverses, and comes back again

Victoria police suspect a driver was impaired by drugs when they crashed into the Bay Centre Marble Slab Sunday night. (Courtesy VicPD)
Smoke coming off MV Zim Kingston vessel can be seen from Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Cargo ship catches fire off Victoria’s shore on Saturday after losing 40 shipping containers

Fire aboard MV Zim Kingston reported to Coast Guard around 11 a.m., lifeboat sitting nearby

Smoke coming off MV Zim Kingston vessel can be seen from Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A Victoria masseur arrested in May faces nine more sexual assault charges. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria masseur charged with 9 more counts of sexual assault

Ajesh ‘Sam’ Jacob remains on bail awaiting trial

A Victoria masseur arrested in May faces nine more sexual assault charges. (Black Press Media file photo)
A jellyfish floats seemingly weightless, in this image taken from a video shot in the waters off the Ogden Point breakwater by diver Justin Gross. (YouTube/Justin Gross)

VIDEO: A peek under the Salish Sea off the shores of Vancouver Island

Greater Victoria diver shares first-person perspective of the wonders of kelp forest

A jellyfish floats seemingly weightless, in this image taken from a video shot in the waters off the Ogden Point breakwater by diver Justin Gross. (YouTube/Justin Gross)
University of Victoria researcher and biodiversity expert Brian Starzomski on the hunt for tiny plant treasures at Oak Bay’s Harling Point in early October. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

How autumn rains bring Vancouver Island’s ‘second spring’ and spur global plant rarities

Harling Point is one of the few remaining habitats for the threatened species

University of Victoria researcher and biodiversity expert Brian Starzomski on the hunt for tiny plant treasures at Oak Bay’s Harling Point in early October. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Less than a month after returning for the first time in a year and a half, the Victoria Clipper has suspended ferry sailings between Seattle and Victoria until next spring. (Courtesy Victoria Clipper)

Victoria Clipper suspends sailings until spring 2022 due to pandemic impacts

Passenger ferry service restarted making trips between Seattle and Victoria on Sept. 17

Less than a month after returning for the first time in a year and a half, the Victoria Clipper has suspended ferry sailings between Seattle and Victoria until next spring. (Courtesy Victoria Clipper)
A beluga whale shows his tail in the St.Lawrence River near Tadoussac Que., on July 24, 2006. A pioneering study of seven belugas in Canada’s remote Arctic waters has found microplastics in the innards of every single whale. (Jacques Boissinot/CP)
A beluga whale shows his tail in the St.Lawrence River near Tadoussac Que., on July 24, 2006. A pioneering study of seven belugas in Canada’s remote Arctic waters has found microplastics in the innards of every single whale. (Jacques Boissinot/CP)
Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace is set to appear in court on Nov. 25, an undertaking notice obtained by Black Press Media shows. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Former B.C. mayor-turned-driving-instructor arrested for alleged sexual assault

Steve Wallace accused of inappropriate comments, touching during private lessons

Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace is set to appear in court on Nov. 25, an undertaking notice obtained by Black Press Media shows. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Engel and Volkers Vancouver Island and two of its previously employed real estate agents are being sued for damages related to the alleged drugging and sexual assault of one of their clients in 2018. (Google Streetview)

Woman sues B.C. real estate agents over alleged drugging, sexual assault

Realtors Bowman Rutledge and Andy Rogers have not responded to the civil claim

Engel and Volkers Vancouver Island and two of its previously employed real estate agents are being sued for damages related to the alleged drugging and sexual assault of one of their clients in 2018. (Google Streetview)
Victoria police officers attend an incident in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Sept. 27. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria police officer in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by car

Police say officer was hit by a stolen vehicle, one person arrested

Victoria police officers attend an incident in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Sept. 27. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)