Jake Romphf

A former SD61 elementary school teacher has been given a lifetime teaching ban after being convicted of child pornography possession. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former Greater Victoria teacher given lifetime ban after child pornography conviction

Former elementary school teacher Travis Curry Mitchell sentenced in 2021

A former SD61 elementary school teacher has been given a lifetime teaching ban after being convicted of child pornography possession. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hailey Davies and Wendy Fleming seining for fish collections in Coles Bay near the Pauqachin First Nation. (Courtesy of Kieran Cox)

Study dives into microplastic movement in Vancouver Island marine food webs

Wide variety of species ingest microplastics, but biomagnification not found

Hailey Davies and Wendy Fleming seining for fish collections in Coles Bay near the Pauqachin First Nation. (Courtesy of Kieran Cox)
Island Health’s Dr. Mike Benusic and public health nurse Sandra Bishop at the Quadra Village Community Centre before the site starts administering vaccines to children between the ages of six months to four years old on Aug. 2. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria community centre to rollout COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5

Doses are being administered at Quadra Village Community Centre as of Aug. 2

Island Health’s Dr. Mike Benusic and public health nurse Sandra Bishop at the Quadra Village Community Centre before the site starts administering vaccines to children between the ages of six months to four years old on Aug. 2. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
COVID-19 monitoring could be done through sampling at the Capital Regional District’s McLoughlin Point and other wastewater treatment facilities. (Courtesy of the CRD)

Capital Regional District open to future COVID-19 monitoring through wastewater

Region awaits response about involvement in BCCDC sampling

COVID-19 monitoring could be done through sampling at the Capital Regional District’s McLoughlin Point and other wastewater treatment facilities. (Courtesy of the CRD)
A rendering for the plans for beteen Courtney and Yates streets as envisioned in the Government Street Refresh concept. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria approves design for 5-year pedestrian-focused Government Street revamp

Redesign of key downown stretch looks to put pedestrians first, highlight Indigenous history

A rendering for the plans for beteen Courtney and Yates streets as envisioned in the Government Street Refresh concept. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
Signs pinned up by Moms Stop the Harm members outside Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel, where Canada’s premiers were meeting on July 12. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Overdoses, healthcare crises spur Victoria protests at premiers’ meeting

Groups gathered outside the Fairmont Empress in side-by-side calls for action

Signs pinned up by Moms Stop the Harm members outside Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel, where Canada’s premiers were meeting on July 12. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Premier John Horgan speaks alongside Songhees First Nation Chief Ron Sam (left) at a meeting between Canada’s premiers and Indigenous leaders at the Songhees Wellness Centre on July 11. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Enshrining UNDRIP, health-care transfers highlight day 1 of premiers talks in B.C.

Indigenous leaders, Canada’s premiers hosted near Victoria by Songhees First Nation

Premier John Horgan speaks alongside Songhees First Nation Chief Ron Sam (left) at a meeting between Canada’s premiers and Indigenous leaders at the Songhees Wellness Centre on July 11. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Vancouver Island residents who became mothers between March 2020 and March 2022 are encouraged to take part in a study into their experiences. (Black Press Media file photo)

Study explores pandemic experiences of new moms on Vancouver Island

Master’s student diving into where mothers found resiliency, community

Vancouver Island residents who became mothers between March 2020 and March 2022 are encouraged to take part in a study into their experiences. (Black Press Media file photo)
Andrew Berry, centre, appears in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. He’s appealing his double murder conviction for killing his two young daughters in his home on Christmas Day 2017. (Felicity Don/The Canadian Press)

Crown uses trial evidence to dispute defense’s claims during Andrew Berry’s appeal

Crown lawyers target claims first responders treating Berry were involved in the investigation

Andrew Berry, centre, appears in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. He’s appealing his double murder conviction for killing his two young daughters in his home on Christmas Day 2017. (Felicity Don/The Canadian Press)
The train tracks on Vancouver Island have been quiet since rail service stopped on the Island Corridor more than a decade ago. (Black Press Media file photo)

Capital Regional District continues push to get trains moving again on Vancouver Island

CRD increasing advocacy for passenger, freight services on Island Rail Corridor

The train tracks on Vancouver Island have been quiet since rail service stopped on the Island Corridor more than a decade ago. (Black Press Media file photo)
Andrew Berry is appealing his conviction for his daughters’ murders. (Submitted photos)

How jury perceived Berry’s silence after Oak Bay daughters’ death key appeal issue

Trial judge’s choices loom large in defense lawyer’s arguments amid murder conviction appeal

Andrew Berry is appealing his conviction for his daughters’ murders. (Submitted photos)
Andrew Berry is appealing his conviction for his daughters’ murders. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Felicity Don)

UPDATE: Defense takes aim at trial judge during Greater Victoria father’s double murder appeal

Andrew Berry is serving concurrent life sentences for murdering his two daughters

Andrew Berry is appealing his conviction for his daughters’ murders. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Felicity Don)
One of Survival Capsule’s tsunami protection spheres is tested at Palouse Falls in Washington state. (Courtesy of Survival Capsule)

Company creates shelter-in-place tsunami solutions as B.C. sits in risk zone

Half of the world’s 2030 population to live in coastal areas exposed to floods, storms, tsunamis

One of Survival Capsule’s tsunami protection spheres is tested at Palouse Falls in Washington state. (Courtesy of Survival Capsule)
These images show the mid-day cloud conditions hovering over the University of Victoria (facing north) in May, 2022. (Courtesy of Ed Wiebe)

South Vancouver Island May was one of the coldest, wettest in 20 years

Gloomy conditions may help quell early-season forest fire intensity

These images show the mid-day cloud conditions hovering over the University of Victoria (facing north) in May, 2022. (Courtesy of Ed Wiebe)
Washinton state has launched a website to get more people involved in the recovery of southern resident killer whales. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Wise)

American website dives into southern resident killer whale recovery progress

Washington state looks to include people in boosting endangered whale population

Washinton state has launched a website to get more people involved in the recovery of southern resident killer whales. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Wise)
Kathleen Radu, Moms Stop the Harm member, with her late son Morgan Goodridge, who died from carfentanyl poisoning in 2020. (Courtesy of Kathleen Radu)

‘A pit in our stomach’: B.C. moms say threshold of decriminalized drug possession too little

Moms Stop the Harm said all personal use possession needs to be decriminalized

Kathleen Radu, Moms Stop the Harm member, with her late son Morgan Goodridge, who died from carfentanyl poisoning in 2020. (Courtesy of Kathleen Radu)
Victoria police on Thursday (June 9) said Abigayle Singh, 25, has been found safe. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Abigayle Singh found safe

She was the subject of multiple missing person alerts in May

Victoria police on Thursday (June 9) said Abigayle Singh, 25, has been found safe. (Courtesy of VicPD)
People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, December 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Construction on controversial $789M Royal BC Museum replacement set to start in September

Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon said if elected premier he would halt plans to build a new Royal BC Museum

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, December 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
An agreement between the Capital Regional District and FortisBC will see the company purchase renewable natural gas created at the Hartland landfill. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)

Vancouver Island landfill’s natural gas facility expected to be operational by 2023

System will replace the Capital Region site’s gas-to-electricity plant, operating since 2004

An agreement between the Capital Regional District and FortisBC will see the company purchase renewable natural gas created at the Hartland landfill. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)
The zones in purple outline areas the Greater Victoria School District said its international students can’t attend on Friday and Saturday nights after 5 p.m. (Courtesy of the Greater Victoria School District)

International students initially barred from downtown Victoria amid crime spike

SD61 cites safety concerns connected to a recent spate of youth-related incidents

The zones in purple outline areas the Greater Victoria School District said its international students can’t attend on Friday and Saturday nights after 5 p.m. (Courtesy of the Greater Victoria School District)