Victoria News Staff

VicPD issued a $2,300 ticket to the host of large party with up to 60 attendees on Aug. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD issues $2,300 violation ticket to host of large party in one-bedroom suite

Police say up to 60 people attended, guests not documented for contact tracing

VicPD issued a $2,300 ticket to the host of large party with up to 60 attendees on Aug. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
Getting access to a COVID-19 test should only take up to two days in the Island Health region but getting through to the health authority’s testing call centre might require some patience. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elaine Thompson)

High call volumes cause delays for Island Health’s COVID-19 call centre

Increased cases, technical difficulties cause 60 to 90-minute phone waits for some callers

Getting access to a COVID-19 test should only take up to two days in the Island Health region but getting through to the health authority’s testing call centre might require some patience. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elaine Thompson)
Orca punting seal spotted by Greater Victoria whale watching company

Orca punting seal spotted by Greater Victoria whale watching company

Five Star Whale Watching captured images of the encounter

Orca punting seal spotted by Greater Victoria whale watching company
A missing ball python was located in the 1900-block of Richardson Street, six kilometres away from where it went missing. (VicPD photo)

Large missing python found ssssafe in Victoria after being on the lam for weeks

The snake was located more than six kilometres from where it went missing

A missing ball python was located in the 1900-block of Richardson Street, six kilometres away from where it went missing. (VicPD photo)
On June 2 officers of the Canada Border Services Agency seized packages of suspected cocaine weighing 16.84 kilograms. (Courtesy of CBSA)

More than $800,000 in suspected cocaine seized from ship near Victoria

RCMP Dive Team suspects more narcotics had been stored below ship’s waterline

On June 2 officers of the Canada Border Services Agency seized packages of suspected cocaine weighing 16.84 kilograms. (Courtesy of CBSA)
A deer pokes through the gardens at Beacon Hill Park. The Royal BC Museum is asking residents for submissions about their observations of nature and wildlife during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Royal B.C. Museum wants B.C.’s COVID-19 nature observations

COVID-19 Collecting For Our Time: ongoing project cataloguing province’s pandemic experience

A deer pokes through the gardens at Beacon Hill Park. The Royal BC Museum is asking residents for submissions about their observations of nature and wildlife during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Reimagined campaign continues to make Vancouver Island wishes come true

Reimagined campaign continues to make Vancouver Island wishes come true

#UnWinedOutside allows participants to support Make-A-Wish Foundation, local businesses

Reimagined campaign continues to make Vancouver Island wishes come true
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to plant any unsolicited seeds they may have recieved in the mail. (Ontario Provincial Police/Twitter)

Do not plant mystery seeds received in mail, warns CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is investigating unsolicited packages of seeds

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to plant any unsolicited seeds they may have recieved in the mail. (Ontario Provincial Police/Twitter)
VicPD Chief Del Manak tweeted that he saw a Lamborghini driver speeding on the Pat Bay Highway in excess of 170 kilometres per hour. (Unsplash)

Victoria police chief nabs driver in Lamborghini going 80 kilometres over speed limit

Driver was caught going 170 km/h on the Pat Bay Highway

VicPD Chief Del Manak tweeted that he saw a Lamborghini driver speeding on the Pat Bay Highway in excess of 170 kilometres per hour. (Unsplash)
A Victoria man is facing recommended charges after brandishing a rifle in a parking lot in the 1900-block of Douglas Street. (VicPD)

Victoria man facing charges after brandishing semi-automatic rifle

Suspect was arrested without incident

A Victoria man is facing recommended charges after brandishing a rifle in a parking lot in the 1900-block of Douglas Street. (VicPD)
VicPD is looking for this man, who is a suspect in a potential hate crime on a BC Transit bus in June. (VicPD)

Victoria police investigating possible hate crime on BC Transit bus

A young Black man was randomly struck by a Caucasian man who he did not know

VicPD is looking for this man, who is a suspect in a potential hate crime on a BC Transit bus in June. (VicPD)
The Victoria Police Department is asking anyone with video of a recent incident to come forward. (File photo)

Victoria man OK after being trapped in truck bed during vehicle theft

VicPD looking for video footage of the incident

The Victoria Police Department is asking anyone with video of a recent incident to come forward. (File photo)
VicPD are looking for a man suspected of a hate crime in downtown Victoria in the early hours of Wednesday morning. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Police seek suspect in downtown Victoria hate crime, victim struck with bottle

Man allegedly yelled derogatory terms about victim’s sexuality during assault

VicPD are looking for a man suspected of a hate crime in downtown Victoria in the early hours of Wednesday morning. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Home services company banned from B.C. for deceptive sales practices

Home services company banned from B.C. for deceptive sales practices

Simply Green Home Services faces $8,000 fine

Home services company banned from B.C. for deceptive sales practices
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during his daily press conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, outside his residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, on Friday, April 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

CERB payments docked to account for April advance

Canadians receiving less than expected

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during his daily press conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, outside his residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, on Friday, April 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
‘N’ driver with street racing stickers crashes into tree on Vancouver Island

‘N’ driver with street racing stickers crashes into tree on Vancouver Island

Police chief says stickers are indication of ‘how immature and unaware some drivers are’

‘N’ driver with street racing stickers crashes into tree on Vancouver Island
WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

WHL hockey could hit the ice in October

Start date ‘contingent on receiving the necessary approvals from government and health authorities’

WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
Avid Victoria runner Tracey Marshall is running five marathons in five days to raise money for long-term care. (Courtesy of Broadmead Care)

Victoria woman supports seniors with five marathons in five days

Runner fundraising for Broadmead Care homes after mother passes away

Avid Victoria runner Tracey Marshall is running five marathons in five days to raise money for long-term care. (Courtesy of Broadmead Care)
Laura Ramsden smiles for a winner photo using BCLC’s temporary alternate prize-claim process after scoring $100,000 on a Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket. (Courtesy BCLC)

Victoria ‘Set for Life’ winner to pay bills, sip champagne with $100,000

Gas station scratch ticket purchase pays off in Pemberton

Laura Ramsden smiles for a winner photo using BCLC’s temporary alternate prize-claim process after scoring $100,000 on a Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket. (Courtesy BCLC)
June 5 is National Doughnut Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

National Doughnut Day pays tribute to those on frontlines of First World War

The Salvation Army will be handing out doughnuts to community partners on Friday

June 5 is National Doughnut Day. (Black Press Media file photo)