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The United Way Spirit Awards were handed out at the Fairmont Empress Hotel on Wednesday, recognizing donors and workplaces that ran United Way fundraising campaigns. The 2017 campaign raised just over $5 million. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

United Way’s $5 million goal reached, campaign leaders honoured

Viking Air CEO David Curtis given Award of Distinction for support of United Way Greater Victoria

The United Way Spirit Awards were handed out at the Fairmont Empress Hotel on Wednesday, recognizing donors and workplaces that ran United Way fundraising campaigns. The 2017 campaign raised just over $5 million. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Rod Hurst stands next to a chair from the old Boston Garden at his collectibles shop soon to open in Coombs. The Colwood resident auctioned off the chair last weekend for $5,800 with the intention of donating the entire proceeds to the Humboldt Broncos hockey club, who lost players, coaches and other team staff in the tragic bus crash April 6. Photo contributed

Boston Garden chair nets $5,800 for Humboldt Broncos fund

Like many Canadians, West Shore resident Rod Hurst just wanted to help in some way

Rod Hurst stands next to a chair from the old Boston Garden at his collectibles shop soon to open in Coombs. The Colwood resident auctioned off the chair last weekend for $5,800 with the intention of donating the entire proceeds to the Humboldt Broncos hockey club, who lost players, coaches and other team staff in the tragic bus crash April 6. Photo contributed
Paul Nursey president and CEO of Tourism Victoria, beams after signing a partnership marketing agreement with WestJet Airlijnes, represented at a Thursday announcement by director of business development Robert Dungan, left. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Tourism Victoria, WestJet partnering to attract more conference business here

New co-marketing agreement will give Victoria-bound delegates preferred rates

Paul Nursey president and CEO of Tourism Victoria, beams after signing a partnership marketing agreement with WestJet Airlijnes, represented at a Thursday announcement by director of business development Robert Dungan, left. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
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Over 500 people attended the opening of Johnson Street Bridge, the City of Victoria’s biggest infrastructure project to date. Spencer Pickles/VICTORIA NEWS

BRIDGEMANIA! Victoria celebrates the biggest infrastructure project in its history

Over 100 million dollars and 10 years later — it’s finally here!

Over 500 people attended the opening of Johnson Street Bridge, the City of Victoria’s biggest infrastructure project to date. Spencer Pickles/VICTORIA NEWS
The new Johnson Street Bridge, here with the current bridge in the background, opens officially today with a community celebration starting at noon. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

OPEN: New Johnson Street Bridge unveiled today in Victoria

Celebrate the city’s biggest single infrastructure project

The new Johnson Street Bridge, here with the current bridge in the background, opens officially today with a community celebration starting at noon. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
A Matter of Confidence: How Christy Clark took a tumble while John Horgan was handed the house

A Matter of Confidence: How Christy Clark took a tumble while John Horgan was handed the house

Rob Shaw and Richard Zussman chronicle the province’s ‘bizarre journey’ in new book

A Matter of Confidence: How Christy Clark took a tumble while John Horgan was handed the house
Carver Tanis (Simon James) takes a photo of the newly restored Parksville Kwakiutl bear totem pole at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre Friday, March 23, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Parksville’s totem pole gets new home, old look

Carver replicates cedar life cycle in 50-year-old centennial pole

  • Mar 26, 2018
Carver Tanis (Simon James) takes a photo of the newly restored Parksville Kwakiutl bear totem pole at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre Friday, March 23, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo
Regular gas prices rose to $1.49.9 per litre around Victoria on Thursday. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS.

Capital Region regular gas prices highest since 2008

Greater Victoria prices roughly 10 cents above the B.C. average

Regular gas prices rose to $1.49.9 per litre around Victoria on Thursday. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS.
Victoria unveiled the first of 11 wayfinding signs designed to help people find their way around Victoria. The inaugural sign was blessed by local First Nations on March 21, 2018. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)Victoria unveiled the first of 11 wayfinding signs designed to help people find their way around Victoria. The inaugural sign was blessed by local First Nations on March 21, 2018. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

New signage to show Victoria residents and tourists the way

Eleven new wayfinding signs use Lekwungen language to guide people from Ogden Point to the Johnson Street Bridge

Victoria unveiled the first of 11 wayfinding signs designed to help people find their way around Victoria. The inaugural sign was blessed by local First Nations on March 21, 2018. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)Victoria unveiled the first of 11 wayfinding signs designed to help people find their way around Victoria. The inaugural sign was blessed by local First Nations on March 21, 2018. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Local painter Teresa Waclawik is doing her best to brighten up the dreary situation along Niagara Street, painting a mural on the sewage pipe currently being staged in the neighbourhood as part of construction on the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.                                 Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria painter splashes some colour on a dreary situation

Six-week long James Bay construction project gives Teresa Waclawik an impromptu canvas

Local painter Teresa Waclawik is doing her best to brighten up the dreary situation along Niagara Street, painting a mural on the sewage pipe currently being staged in the neighbourhood as part of construction on the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.                                 Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Andrea Jenkins, activist, historian, poet, and transgender woman will present a talk entitled, ‘The T is Not Silent: Centering Black Trans-Identities in an Historical Context, during the MTHF conference. Photo contributed

Moving Trans History Forward conference aimed at more than LGBTQ community

UVic’s Aaron Devor: “We’re all here to learn from each other”

Andrea Jenkins, activist, historian, poet, and transgender woman will present a talk entitled, ‘The T is Not Silent: Centering Black Trans-Identities in an Historical Context, during the MTHF conference. Photo contributed
Victoria Women’s Expo showcases the latest trends

Victoria Women’s Expo showcases the latest trends

Over 100 vendors feature lots of beauty, health, food, jewelry products and more

Victoria Women’s Expo showcases the latest trends
Kai Zheng, Josh White and Ashleigh Fletcher are among nine Stelly’s students responsible. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Stelly’s TARDIS travels to Cap City Comic Con

Woodworking students at Stelly’s Secondary are building a TARDIS for Capital City…

Kai Zheng, Josh White and Ashleigh Fletcher are among nine Stelly’s students responsible. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
David Bamford plays the trumpet during last year’s Nanaimo International Jazz Festival parade. The City of Nanaimo recently voted to grant the festival $10,000. (Karl Yu/The News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo grants Jazz Fest $10,000

Funds will go towards second annual Nanaimo International Jazz Festival

David Bamford plays the trumpet during last year’s Nanaimo International Jazz Festival parade. The City of Nanaimo recently voted to grant the festival $10,000. (Karl Yu/The News Bulletin)
A Christmas Carol is a brilliant piece of theatre
A Christmas Carol is a brilliant piece of theatre

A Miracle of Team Work: Back stage at the Royal with Alberta Ballet’s Nutcracker

Monique Salez goes backstage with this holiday season’s favourite dance production.

Wintertime a boisterous holiday comedy

Wintertime is “a delightful evening of hilarity with moments of poignance and feeling.”

Gingerbread Showcase open for voting

One of Victoria’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Gingerbread Showcase in support…

A Christmas classic at the Belfry

A Christmas classic at the Belfry

Locals shine in timeless Christmas tale

A Christmas classic at the Belfry
Funny-lady Jann Arden brings Christmas show to Royal Theatre

Funny-lady Jann Arden brings Christmas show to Royal Theatre

Canadian superstar Jann Arden will bring her quick wit and passion for…

Funny-lady Jann Arden brings Christmas show to Royal Theatre