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U.S. citizens living in Greater Victoria who need passport and related paperwork upgrades are invited to a pop-up consulate event being held at the Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch this Thursday. Gary DeVon/BLACK PRESS

U.S. citizens in Victoria can update paperwork here Thursday

Consul General hosting event May 3 at Greater Victoria Public Library

U.S. citizens living in Greater Victoria who need passport and related paperwork upgrades are invited to a pop-up consulate event being held at the Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch this Thursday. Gary DeVon/BLACK PRESS
Canadian country music icon Shania Twain paid a visit to CFB Esquimalt, Thursday April 19, thanking members of the Canadian Armed Forces for the service. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Shania Twain visits Canadian Armed Forces base in B.C.

Canadian country icon thanks members of CFB Esquimalt for their service

Canadian country music icon Shania Twain paid a visit to CFB Esquimalt, Thursday April 19, thanking members of the Canadian Armed Forces for the service. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Attendees can find out about cannabis oil and many other products at this weekend’s National Cannabis Conference at the Crystal Garden in Victoria. Friday sees a meet and greet and party for VIPs and exhibitors, while Saturday features a trade show and various industry and public education workshops. File photo

Organizers aim to educate investors, operators and the public at inaugural cannabis conference

National event takes over Victoria’s Crystal Garden this Friday evening and Saturday

Attendees can find out about cannabis oil and many other products at this weekend’s National Cannabis Conference at the Crystal Garden in Victoria. Friday sees a meet and greet and party for VIPs and exhibitors, while Saturday features a trade show and various industry and public education workshops. File photo
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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)
Internationally-renowned spoken word artist Shane Koyczan will ignite the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24. (Kaare Iverson Photography)

B.C. poet Koyczan pens poem for Humboldt

Penticton’s Shane Koyczan released a poem titled Hockey Family

Internationally-renowned spoken word artist Shane Koyczan will ignite the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24. (Kaare Iverson Photography)
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
Sidney Classical Orchestra ends season with two pianos and a carnival

Sidney Classical Orchestra ends season with two pianos and a carnival

On Sunday April 15, the Sidney Classical Orchestra (SCO) will be joined…

Sidney Classical Orchestra ends season with two pianos and a carnival
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
Victoria’s most wanted for the week of April 6

Victoria’s most wanted for the week of April 6

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Victoria’s most wanted for the week of April 6
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
Amanda Velasco, left, Cheri Velasco and Lenore LeMay from Euphoria Potions and Edibles take a break from creating cannabis-infused products in their Esquimalt kitchen. They continue to sell the baked goods after their location at The Great Canadian Canna Mall on Quadra Street was closed down, having been denied an application for rezoning.
 Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS

Market for cannabis edibles remains strong, despite ban

Canna-baking family, shut down in Victoria, say products provide relief for many

Amanda Velasco, left, Cheri Velasco and Lenore LeMay from Euphoria Potions and Edibles take a break from creating cannabis-infused products in their Esquimalt kitchen. They continue to sell the baked goods after their location at The Great Canadian Canna Mall on Quadra Street was closed down, having been denied an application for rezoning.
 Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS
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.
Cannabis is used both medicinally and recreationally. Photo: VICTORIA NEWS.

Edibles sidelined in proposed amendments to Cannabis Act

Health Canada says edible regulation is still more than a year away

Cannabis is used both medicinally and recreationally. Photo: 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)
B.C. Transit to reduce service for spring

B.C. Transit to reduce service for spring

Route changes come into effect April 9

B.C. Transit to reduce service for spring
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
Two puppies snatched from East Sooke home

Two puppies snatched from East Sooke home

Anyone with information asked to contact Sooke RCMP

Two puppies snatched from East Sooke home
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