Victoria News Staff

Gregory Brotherston is wanted on a Canadawide warrant. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)

Canadawide warrant issued for former Island resident with a ‘record for violence’

Gregory Brotherston is wanted for breaching statutory release conditions

Gregory Brotherston is wanted on a Canadawide warrant. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)
Thick fog settles on the south coast of B.C. for the second consecutive morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Flights impacted as thick fog settles on coastal B.C.

Drivers warned of near-zero visibility in some areas

Thick fog settles on the south coast of B.C. for the second consecutive morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries is using the one-year anniversary of the 2021 storm that washed out highways connecting Greater Victoria with the rest of Vancouver Island to highlight the role the crew on board the Klitsa played in keeping the community connected. (Courtesy of BC Ferries)

BC Ferries celebrates Mill Bay ferry crew on anniversary of 2021 floods

Brentwood Bay route’s Klitsa and her crew provided a lifeline for stranded travellers

BC Ferries is using the one-year anniversary of the 2021 storm that washed out highways connecting Greater Victoria with the rest of Vancouver Island to highlight the role the crew on board the Klitsa played in keeping the community connected. (Courtesy of BC Ferries)
September 7, 2022 - Grilled cheese and tomato soup with tequila shots for finger food story by Ellie Shortt. Don Denton photo

Chicken tops grilled cheese in the showdown for Canada’s favourite sandwich

Halifax donair fares poorly in Canadian sandwich survey’s top 10 list

September 7, 2022 - Grilled cheese and tomato soup with tequila shots for finger food story by Ellie Shortt. Don Denton photo
There is “near zero” visibility at less than 500 metres, according to Environment Canada. (Pixabay)

Thick fog blankets south, east Vancouver Island causing poor visibility

Conditions expected to ease later in the morning

There is “near zero” visibility at less than 500 metres, according to Environment Canada. (Pixabay)
A Victoria police officer opened the door of their service vehicle into the path of a cyclist on Esquimalt Road on Nov. 10. The cyclist was taken to the hospital after hitting the opened door and police are now investigating the incident. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police officer doors cyclist in Esquimalt

VicPD investigating Esquimalt Road incident after officer opens vehicle door in biker’s path

A Victoria police officer opened the door of their service vehicle into the path of a cyclist on Esquimalt Road on Nov. 10. The cyclist was taken to the hospital after hitting the opened door and police are now investigating the incident. (Black Press Media file photo)
The emergency entrance at Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

IIO finds Victoria officer didn’t use excessive force in hospital shooting

Man shot once in the abdomen while holding a knife

The emergency entrance at Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Any member of the Armed Forces, either in uniform or with proper identification can stop by for a free beverage on Remembrance Day. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

Free drinks for veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members at Tim Hortons this Remembrance Day

The popular coffee franchise will be giving out beverages to vets and those in the Armed Forces

Any member of the Armed Forces, either in uniform or with proper identification can stop by for a free beverage on Remembrance Day. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)
A Victora real estate agent has been charged with making or publishing child pornography and another count of importing/distributing child pornography. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria real estate agent charged with making child pornography

Scott Garman faces two charges related to child pornography offences

A Victora real estate agent has been charged with making or publishing child pornography and another count of importing/distributing child pornography. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD hopes witnesses with more information will come forward after a double stabbing on Nov. 6 around 1 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police seek footage after Sunday morning double stabbing

VicPD says there may be witnesses left to share information

VicPD hopes witnesses with more information will come forward after a double stabbing on Nov. 6 around 1 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
After ensuring the area was safe, the Victoria Police Department maintained a visual presence at the Victoria International Jewish Film Festival. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Deeply concerning’: Police investigating threats against B.C. Jewish film festival

Victoria event passes smoothly with police providing security, visual presence

After ensuring the area was safe, the Victoria Police Department maintained a visual presence at the Victoria International Jewish Film Festival. (Black Press Media file photo)
A recent survey finds that Canadians will spend an average of $675 this holiday season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Survey shows Christmas bells will be ringing on Canada’s cash registers

One in five Canadians have not paid off last year’s holiday purchases

A recent survey finds that Canadians will spend an average of $675 this holiday season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Victoria police are looking for Hamada Hussein Yiyia, who has a provincewide warrant out for his arrest after he was charged with four counts of sexual assault but skipped his court date. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Provincewide warrant issued for man charged with sexual assaults in Victoria

Hamada Hussein Yiyia has been charged with a series of sexual assaults from June

Victoria police are looking for Hamada Hussein Yiyia, who has a provincewide warrant out for his arrest after he was charged with four counts of sexual assault but skipped his court date. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Police have arrested the suspect they think is involved in a series of armed robberies related to online listings for used gaming systems. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect arrested after armed robberies in Greater Victoria linked to gaming console postings

Used Victoria works with police after online gaming system postings used to lure victims

Police have arrested the suspect they think is involved in a series of armed robberies related to online listings for used gaming systems. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is seeking information to help the investigation into a random rock attack which caused more than $5,000 in damage and injured a woman sitting in her living room. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)

Victoria woman sustains significant injuries after rocks smash through her window

Victoria police investigating after woman hit in the face in her living room

VicPD is seeking information to help the investigation into a random rock attack which caused more than $5,000 in damage and injured a woman sitting in her living room. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)
Strong wind and swelling waves are seen during a storm in Victoria on Jan. 5, 2021. Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast for the south Island starting on Oct. 28. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Weather statement issued for Vancouver Island ahead of weekend

An atmospheric river will bring continuous rain, strong winds to form over Georgia Strait

Strong wind and swelling waves are seen during a storm in Victoria on Jan. 5, 2021. Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast for the south Island starting on Oct. 28. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Victoria police are warning about a seller who used an online ad for a PlayStation to set a meetup with a victim before allegedly pointing a gun at the buyer and taking their money. (Black Press Media file photo)

Online PlayStation ad used to lure buyer before gunpoint robbery in Victoria

Police warn public to use caution after a second person reported similar meetup planned

Victoria police are warning about a seller who used an online ad for a PlayStation to set a meetup with a victim before allegedly pointing a gun at the buyer and taking their money. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department is seeking help from the public in an investigation into an incident Wednesday morning in which coffee was thrown at a mother and her baby. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD investigating after stranger throws coffee on woman and baby downtown

Police say coffee not hot enough to cause injury

The Victoria Police Department is seeking help from the public in an investigation into an incident Wednesday morning in which coffee was thrown at a mother and her baby. (Black Press Media file photo)
The body of Royal Canadian Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos Cea was found near Esquimalt’s Work Point. (Facebook)

Sailor remembered as father, leader after body found near Greater Victoria base

Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos Cea was reported missing days prior

The body of Royal Canadian Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos Cea was found near Esquimalt’s Work Point. (Facebook)
Vancouver’s Callister Brewing won Best in Show for Wee Laird Wee Heavy. (Courtesy of BC Breweries)

B.C. breweries pick up top honours at Canada Beer Cup

National craft brewery competition sees 29 B.C. breweries win 46 awards

Vancouver’s Callister Brewing won Best in Show for Wee Laird Wee Heavy. (Courtesy of BC Breweries)