Victoria News Staff

B.C. residents are expected to spend a total of $224 million on Halloween this year, with around a quarter of that going toward candy alone. (Black Press Media file photo)

British Columbians to spend $224M on Halloween this year

Hello Safe says across Canada Halloween budget is up 28 per cent from last year

B.C. residents are expected to spend a total of $224 million on Halloween this year, with around a quarter of that going toward candy alone. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Ferries has increased its fuel surcharge again amid high prices. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries hitting passengers with another fuel surcharge increase

Another 1.5 per cent will be added after surcharge hiked to 2.5 per cent in May

B.C. Ferries has increased its fuel surcharge again amid high prices. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has handed a Victoria police officer a 30-day suspension over his conduct during an off-duty sexual encounter in Vancouver in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police officer handed 30-day suspension for off-duty sexual misconduct

Incident involving Sgt. Brent Keleher took place in Vancouver in 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has handed a Victoria police officer a 30-day suspension over his conduct during an off-duty sexual encounter in Vancouver in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Bigg’s (transient) killer whale preys on a minke whale in the waters off Washington State’s Smith Island on Oct. 7. (Courtesy of the Pacific Whale Watch Association)

Transient orcas team up to hunt minke whale near Victoria

Whale watch group says the adult minke likely among the local seasonal population

A Bigg’s (transient) killer whale preys on a minke whale in the waters off Washington State’s Smith Island on Oct. 7. (Courtesy of the Pacific Whale Watch Association)
Victoria man Scott Graham went missing in Spain in mid-July. (Courtesy Georgia Graham)

B.C. man who went missing while travelling found dead in Spain

Scott Graham went missing while travelling in July

Victoria man Scott Graham went missing in Spain in mid-July. (Courtesy Georgia Graham)
Victoria is the second best small city to visit according to the 35th annual Conde Nast reader awards. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria is the second best small city to visit according to the 35th annual Conde Nast reader awards. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian Blood Services hopes residents will give the gift of blood this Thanksgiving season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian Blood Services hopes residents will give the gift of blood this Thanksgiving season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crew availability issues on the Queen of New Westminster ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend caused the 6 a.m. ferry departing Tsawwassen to be cancelled along with the 8 a.m. sailing leaving Swartz Bay on Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries cancels sailings between Victoria, Vancouver ahead of Thanksgiving weekend

Axed sailings come after 85 trips added earlier this week

Crew availability issues on the Queen of New Westminster ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend caused the 6 a.m. ferry departing Tsawwassen to be cancelled along with the 8 a.m. sailing leaving Swartz Bay on Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man was hospitalized Oct. 6 after what police called a random, unprovoked attack by a man wielding a hammer. (Black Press Media file photo)

One person sent to hospital after random hammer attack in Victoria

Victim suffered significant head injury in what police are calling an unprovoked incident

One man was hospitalized Oct. 6 after what police called a random, unprovoked attack by a man wielding a hammer. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are asking for witnesses, information and video footage after a person was stabbed in Victoria on Oct. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victim taken to hospital after rejecting treatment for stab wounds in Victoria

Police seek witnesses and those with any information or video of the incident

Police are asking for witnesses, information and video footage after a person was stabbed in Victoria on Oct. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Witness Blanket residential schools art exhibit is now available on a newly launched interactive website. (witnessblanket.ca)

B.C. artist’s Witness Blanket for National Truth and Reconciliation now accessible to all

Created by Carey Newman, the art installation had previously only been viewable in person

The Witness Blanket residential schools art exhibit is now available on a newly launched interactive website. (witnessblanket.ca)
Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to reflect on how common ageism against seniors is in society ahead of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. group shines a light on ageism ahead of National Seniors Day

Oct. 1 marks the contributions seniors make and the challenges they face

Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to reflect on how common ageism against seniors is in society ahead of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Pixabay photo)
The Sir John A. Macdonald statue during its removed from Victoria’s City Hall in 2018. The city will return the statue to a historical society focused on the country’s first prime minister. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s capital city cutting all ties to controversial John A. Macdonald statue

Victoria returning statue, removed from display in 2018, to the John A. Macdonald Historical Society

The Sir John A. Macdonald statue during its removed from Victoria’s City Hall in 2018. The city will return the statue to a historical society focused on the country’s first prime minister. (Black Press Media file photo)
The final list of featured talent for this year's edition of Capital City Comic Con, which is on this weekend. Pictured in this file photo is a previous edition of the event. (Courtesy Destination Greater Victoria)

Stars align as Capital City Comic Con returns to Victoria

Star Trek: Voyager actor, professional wrestler amongst featured talent this weekend

The final list of featured talent for this year's edition of Capital City Comic Con, which is on this weekend. Pictured in this file photo is a previous edition of the event. (Courtesy Destination Greater Victoria)
Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)

Blue Rodeo adds fall Victoria date to Western Canada tour

Band added the stop at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre to their Many a Mile concert series

Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)
VicPD traced a trail of blood across Esquimalt in an hours-long search for a person in significant physical and mental distress that ended in downtown Victoria on Saturday (Sept. 17). (Black Press Media file photo)

Blood trail prompts search through Esquimalt into Victoria

Person found in serious physical, mental distress after long police search

VicPD traced a trail of blood across Esquimalt in an hours-long search for a person in significant physical and mental distress that ended in downtown Victoria on Saturday (Sept. 17). (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police responded to a report that a man had been shot at a temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Douglas Street early Friday (Sept. 16) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two arrested after man shot at Victoria temporary housing facility

Victim sustained possible life-altering gunshot wound

Victoria police responded to a report that a man had been shot at a temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Douglas Street early Friday (Sept. 16) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police were looking for Riga Godron in relation to charges stemming from alleged erratic driving on July 1. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Victoria council candidate arrested after skipping court date

Riga Godron was wanted for charges related to several erratic driving incidents

Victoria police were looking for Riga Godron in relation to charges stemming from alleged erratic driving on July 1. (Courtesy of VicPD)
WorkSafeBC has issued fines to two Greater Victoria companies after safety violations were discovered. (Google Street View image)

Vancouver Island companies fined for high-risk safety violations

WorkSafeBC issued administrative penalties for confined space, elevated work area violations

WorkSafeBC has issued fines to two Greater Victoria companies after safety violations were discovered. (Google Street View image)
The Offspring at a sold-out show in Penticton. (Black Press Media file photo)

The Offspring, Simple Plan roll into Victoria this fall

Canadian leg announced for Let the Bad Times Roll Tour

The Offspring at a sold-out show in Penticton. (Black Press Media file photo)