Victoria News Staff

Silvertips’ Teague Patton (29) fights for the puck during a game between the Everett Silvertips and Victoria Royals at the Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Silvertips won 5-3. (Annie Barker/Sound Publishing)

Victoria Royals forward suspended 25 games for hockey hit from behind

Dexter Whittle out of the Silvertips roster indefinitely after hit

Silvertips’ Teague Patton (29) fights for the puck during a game between the Everett Silvertips and Victoria Royals at the Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Silvertips won 5-3. (Annie Barker/Sound Publishing)
Officers marched the streets of Victoria to gather for the ceremony Sept. 24 at the monument behind the B.C. legislature, 501 Belleville St. (B.C. Law Enforcement Memorial Service screenshot)

VIDEO: Police march sombre at memorial ceremony in B.C. capital

Memorial lands two days after the shooting death of Metro Vancouver RCMP officer

Officers marched the streets of Victoria to gather for the ceremony Sept. 24 at the monument behind the B.C. legislature, 501 Belleville St. (B.C. Law Enforcement Memorial Service screenshot)
A rally and counter-protest about school policies on gender identity were held outside the B.C. legislature on Wednesday (Sept. 20). (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

‘Unsafe’: Police ask protesters on SOGI issue to vacate B.C. legislature

Rallies and counter-protests took place at the B.C. legislature and across Canada Wednesday

A rally and counter-protest about school policies on gender identity were held outside the B.C. legislature on Wednesday (Sept. 20). (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
A firefighter approaches a very happy pup for rescue from a Victoria rooftop. (Victoria Firefighters IAFF Local 730/Instagram)

‘Breaking stereotypes’: Firefighters rescue dog from Victoria rooftop

Firefighter greeted with wags and wiggles during rescue

A firefighter approaches a very happy pup for rescue from a Victoria rooftop. (Victoria Firefighters IAFF Local 730/Instagram)
Folger Passage and Barkley Canyon have recorded record-high daily average temperatures. (Courtesy Ocean Networks Canada)

Record high ocean temperatures recorded at two sites off Vancouver Island

Sites west of Vancouver Island see increase in daily average temperatures

Folger Passage and Barkley Canyon have recorded record-high daily average temperatures. (Courtesy Ocean Networks Canada)
Lettuce is the most wasted food, followed by other produce according to a survey of 1,001 people commissioned by Chefs Plate. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Gen Z in Canada spends the most on food – and wastes the most – says survey

Lettuce is the most commonly trashed food item, followed by other perishables

Lettuce is the most wasted food, followed by other produce according to a survey of 1,001 people commissioned by Chefs Plate. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A US Coast Guard aircrew from Port Angeles rescues three people July 1 after their 38-foot vessel became disabled near the south end of Lopez Island, Wash. (USGC Pacific Northwest/Twitter)

VIDEO: 2 rescues in 2 days in windy waters off south Vancouver Island

3 people rescued from near Lopez Island, Wash. late on July 1

A US Coast Guard aircrew from Port Angeles rescues three people July 1 after their 38-foot vessel became disabled near the south end of Lopez Island, Wash. (USGC Pacific Northwest/Twitter)
Lahsen Rezrazi and Debbie Ramsay will have an especially memorable upcoming wedding anniversary, after winning a whopping $35-million from the June 6, 2023 Lotto Max draw. (BCLC photo)

‘Helping family’ is first for B.C. couple who won $35M lottery jackpot

Couple shared $70M with Ontario winner

Lahsen Rezrazi and Debbie Ramsay will have an especially memorable upcoming wedding anniversary, after winning a whopping $35-million from the June 6, 2023 Lotto Max draw. (BCLC photo)
Bigg’s Killer Whales, more commonly seen off B.C. shores, are recorded in a hunting and feeding frenzy in the waters off California. (evanb_ocean for the California Killer Whale Project/Instagram)

VIDEO: B.C. Bigg’s whales spotted in hunting frenzy in California waters

Bigg’s whales recorded and shared online by the California Killer Whale Project

Bigg’s Killer Whales, more commonly seen off B.C. shores, are recorded in a hunting and feeding frenzy in the waters off California. (evanb_ocean for the California Killer Whale Project/Instagram)
One of two tickets matching all seven numbers in the June 6 Lotto Max draw was sold in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lotto Max ticket sold in Victoria worth $35 million

Greater Victoria to have its second lottery jackpot winner of the year

One of two tickets matching all seven numbers in the June 6 Lotto Max draw was sold in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
A deer swims alongside a Bigg’s whale, identified as T124C and called Cooper, in the waters east of Vancouver Island. (Sam Murphy/Island Adventures)

Whale of a tale: Deer evades being eaten by orca off Vancouver Island

Bigg’s whales feed on marine mammals such seals, sea lions and porpoises

A deer swims alongside a Bigg’s whale, identified as T124C and called Cooper, in the waters east of Vancouver Island. (Sam Murphy/Island Adventures)
Rifflandia released its 2023 lineup on Tuesday. Pictured is confetti shooting out into the crowd as Lorde performs during the final day of Rifflandia 2022 at Royal Athletic Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rifflandia bringing Iggy Pop, Diplo, Salt-N-Pepa, Paris Hilton to Victoria

Festival returning with two weekends in September as tickets go on sale this week

Rifflandia released its 2023 lineup on Tuesday. Pictured is confetti shooting out into the crowd as Lorde performs during the final day of Rifflandia 2022 at Royal Athletic Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Calgary Flames came out on top against the Vancouver Canucks in pre-season action in Victoria at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre back in 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Canucks announce this year’s training camp coming to Victoria

NHL club will take over Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Sept. 21 to 25

The Calgary Flames came out on top against the Vancouver Canucks in pre-season action in Victoria at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre back in 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
The mother of a newborn baby found dead April 26 is receiving medical care and support according to Victoria police.(Black Press Media file photo)

Baby found in B.C. parking lot died of natural causes, mother located

Major crimes investigating, mother receiving care, support: Victoria police

The mother of a newborn baby found dead April 26 is receiving medical care and support according to Victoria police.(Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Fire Department uses a special oxygen mask after a pet cat suffers smoke inhalation. The department routinely carries the specialized equipment. (Victoria Fire/Instagram)

Victoria firefighters save pet cat after house fire with specialized oxygen mask

Pet-friendly life-saving gear is part of the regular kit for many Greater Victoria departments

Victoria Fire Department uses a special oxygen mask after a pet cat suffers smoke inhalation. The department routinely carries the specialized equipment. (Victoria Fire/Instagram)
Victoria Police said a dead newborn baby was found in a parking lot on April 26. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)

Mom sought by police after newborn baby found dead at B.C. parking lot

Police concerned for the welfare of the child’s mother

Victoria Police said a dead newborn baby was found in a parking lot on April 26. VicPD (Black Press Media file photo)
Philip and Sonja Hathaway say they will camp in front of the B.C. legislature until they receive news of when they will get their newborn daughter back. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

‘You’re failing’: BC Green Party critical of ministry that apprehended baby

Leaders from the party met the media to discuss systemic racism

Philip and Sonja Hathaway say they will camp in front of the B.C. legislature until they receive news of when they will get their newborn daughter back. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
An earthquake occurred at 8:55 a.m. April 13 approximately 200 kilometres southwest of Port Alice. (Courtesy Earthquakes Canada)

No tsunami expected after earthquake off B.C. coast, seismologist says

No reports of the quake being felt on land

An earthquake occurred at 8:55 a.m. April 13 approximately 200 kilometres southwest of Port Alice. (Courtesy Earthquakes Canada)
The latest report from the Angus Reid Institute indicates a third of Canadians are describing their financial situation as ‘bad’ or ‘terrible’ is the cost of living crisis continues. (Black Press Media file photo)

A third of Canadians in ‘bad’ or ‘terrible’ financial shape: report

The latest data from the Angus Reid Report shows the cost of living crisis continues nation-wide

The latest report from the Angus Reid Institute indicates a third of Canadians are describing their financial situation as ‘bad’ or ‘terrible’ is the cost of living crisis continues. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Caledonia Avenue home in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20, 2022. Almost a years later, police arrested a Nanaimo man and charged him with arson in what is being called a targeted offence. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo man charged with arson for ‘targeted’ fire at Ukrainian pastor’s Victoria home

Daughter injured as five family members had to escape the blaze, VicPD says accused knew family

A Caledonia Avenue home in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20, 2022. Almost a years later, police arrested a Nanaimo man and charged him with arson in what is being called a targeted offence. (Black Press Media file photo)