Jake Romphf

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation modelled how an oil tanker spill off south Vancouver Island would impact different wildlife in the area. (Courtesy of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation)

Spectre of oil tanker spill looms after fuel leak near Canada-U.S. marine border

Eco groups worry about potential impact in wake of diesel spill from fishing boat

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation modelled how an oil tanker spill off south Vancouver Island would impact different wildlife in the area. (Courtesy of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation)
A live streaming video facing the intersection of Pandora and Store streets captured the moment a cyclist was struck by a truck July 5. (Swans/Youtube)

Victoria to install side guards on its trucks; cities want feds to mandate them

Capital Bike says the guards can help prevent cyclist deaths

A live streaming video facing the intersection of Pandora and Store streets captured the moment a cyclist was struck by a truck July 5. (Swans/Youtube)
During response activities Tuesday (Aug. 16) U.S. Coast Guard personnel recover most of a seine fishing net that detached from a vessel that sank off San Juan Island near Greater Victoria on Aug. 13. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Twitter)

Endangered orcas’ close call with fuel spill off Victoria a ‘wake-up call’: researcher

A quicker response was needed to protect marine wildlife, says U.S. institute

During response activities Tuesday (Aug. 16) U.S. Coast Guard personnel recover most of a seine fishing net that detached from a vessel that sank off San Juan Island near Greater Victoria on Aug. 13. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Twitter)
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage escaped from the William Head institution on July 7, 2019 and were subsequently charged with first-degree murder in the death of martin Payne of Metchosin. A civil case launched by Payne’s daughters blames the correctional system for their escape and the death of their father. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Daughters suing prison system over B.C. man’s death following prison break

Civil suit alleges Correctional Service of Canada staff failed repeatedly in death of Martin Payne

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage escaped from the William Head institution on July 7, 2019 and were subsequently charged with first-degree murder in the death of martin Payne of Metchosin. A civil case launched by Payne’s daughters blames the correctional system for their escape and the death of their father. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
The location of the Aleutian Isle fishing boat that sank on Aug. 13, causing a fuel spill off the west coast San Juan Island near Greater Victoria. (Washington state Department of Ecology)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat sinks deeper, complicating response near Victoria

Endangered orcas still headed in opposite direction of spill

The location of the Aleutian Isle fishing boat that sank on Aug. 13, causing a fuel spill off the west coast San Juan Island near Greater Victoria. (Washington state Department of Ecology)
A fishing boat with thousands of litres of fuel onboard sank between Greater Victoria and Washington state on Aug. 13. A sheen spanning more than three kilometres was reported to have entered Canadian waters by that evening. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific West Coast district/ Twitter)

Joint response team working on oil spill spreading to B.C. waters

Vessel had 9,400 litres of diesel in its tank when it went down

A fishing boat with thousands of litres of fuel onboard sank between Greater Victoria and Washington state on Aug. 13. A sheen spanning more than three kilometres was reported to have entered Canadian waters by that evening. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific West Coast district/ Twitter)
CFB Esquimalt workers and those in solidarity rally outside the naval base Wednesday. Their union leader called the federal government’s most recent wage negotiation offer insulting. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

B.C. navy base rally part of growing federal government labour dissatisfaction

Government’s proposed 1.75% annual pay bump insulting, says PSAC president at CFB Esquimalt rally

CFB Esquimalt workers and those in solidarity rally outside the naval base Wednesday. Their union leader called the federal government’s most recent wage negotiation offer insulting. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
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)