Keili Bartlett

BCLC reminds Victoria plays to check Lotto 6/49 tickets sold Jan. 3. (Photo: Flickr)

Lottery winner has three weeks to claim $1 million

BCLC reminds players to check Jan. 3 Lotto 6/49 tickets bought in Victoria

BCLC reminds Victoria plays to check Lotto 6/49 tickets sold Jan. 3. (Photo: Flickr)
Gas prices jumped by 10 cents in Victoria on Dec. 18. (Black Press file photo)

Price at Vancouver Island pumps not expected to decrease until after Boxing Day

Closure of US pipeline, weather affected barges are factors in the fluctuating price

Gas prices jumped by 10 cents in Victoria on Dec. 18. (Black Press file photo)
FILE photo of wind conditions near Nanaimo (Black Press Media files)

More wind storms to hit Vancouver Island, expected to taper off for Christmas Day

Another special weather statement in effect for evening of Dec. 19

FILE photo of wind conditions near Nanaimo (Black Press Media files)
IIO is not recommending charges for an off-duty VicPD officer’s involvement at scene of motorcyclist’s death on June 17. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

IIO doesn’t recommend charges after motorcyclist death in Mill Bay

An off-duty VicPD officer was at the scene

IIO is not recommending charges for an off-duty VicPD officer’s involvement at scene of motorcyclist’s death on June 17. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
An image taken from the Alpine Camera on Mount Washington on the afternoon of Dec. 13.

Mount Washington opening for winter season this weekend

The resort’s original opening day was delayed due to lack of snow

An image taken from the Alpine Camera on Mount Washington on the afternoon of Dec. 13.
BC Hydro finds most British Columbians don’t know what to do when they see a downed power line. (BC Hydro photo)

Increase in downed power lines in B.C., how to stay safe

BC Hydro study finds a third of British Columbians may be putting themselves at risk

BC Hydro finds most British Columbians don’t know what to do when they see a downed power line. (BC Hydro photo)
Rain is here to stay for a while. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)

Baby, it’s nasty outside: wind and rain will continue across Vancouver Island

Police warn drivers and pedestrians to use precaution during expected rain and winds

Rain is here to stay for a while. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)
Billionaires in B.C. disproportionally benefitted by Canadian tax system, economy researchers say. (Flickr photo)

B.C. billionaires worth 5,845 times average middle-income household

Economists argue for changes to Canadian tax system benefitting rich

Billionaires in B.C. disproportionally benefitted by Canadian tax system, economy researchers say. (Flickr photo)
(Black Press file image)

Property assessments to rise again on Vancouver Island

Some areas could see their assessments spike as much as 20 per cent

(Black Press file image)
A special weather statement calls for wet snow and rain on Vancouver Island. (Pixabay)

Wet snow, rain expected on Vancouver Island this weekend

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Dec. 7

A special weather statement calls for wet snow and rain on Vancouver Island. (Pixabay)
Jen Dart, the president Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, suggested alternatives to the federal government’s habitat extension. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

B.C. businesses concerned over potential economic loss if whale habitat extended

Marine-based tourism generates more than $1.2 billion to B.C.’s economy each year

Jen Dart, the president Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, suggested alternatives to the federal government’s habitat extension. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Joanne Socrates takes a photo of herself to honour the first two months of her attempt to break the record for the world’s oldest person to sail around the world alone. (Joanne Socrates photo)

Where is the B.C. woman attempting to be the oldest person to sail the world?

B.C. sailor Jeanne Socrates’s potentially record-breaking mission is two-months underway

Joanne Socrates takes a photo of herself to honour the first two months of her attempt to break the record for the world’s oldest person to sail around the world alone. (Joanne Socrates photo)
BC Ferries will be providing paper straws aboard all vessels, while still providing plastic straws on request from passengers. (Black Press file photo)

BC Ferries to switch to paper straws

Vessels will still carry some plastic straws for passengers who ask

BC Ferries will be providing paper straws aboard all vessels, while still providing plastic straws on request from passengers. (Black Press file photo)
Luxury B.C. condo fetches $10.79M

Luxury B.C. condo fetches $10.79M

Victoria penthouse eclipses previous $7M sale in same building

Luxury B.C. condo fetches $10.79M
Alan Mullen met B.C. legislature speaker while he was working as a correctional manager at Kent Institution in Agassiz. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Man behind B.C. legislature probe previously fired from casino security job

Speaker Darryl Plecas suggested Alan Mullen become the interim sergeant at arms, a position he had just investigated

Alan Mullen met B.C. legislature speaker while he was working as a correctional manager at Kent Institution in Agassiz. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
North Saanich council, with newcomers Brett Smyth and Joscelyn Barnard, introduced themselves to their community after being elected Oct. 20. (Peninsula News Review file photo)

B.C. councillor quits a month after election, calls for audit of district

Joscelyn Barnard wants a review conducted into North Saanich’s ‘corporate culture and practices’

North Saanich council, with newcomers Brett Smyth and Joscelyn Barnard, introduced themselves to their community after being elected Oct. 20. (Peninsula News Review file photo)
Victoria police arrest two men for attempting to lure children over the internet

Victoria police arrest two men for attempting to lure children over the internet

A 61-year-old man and 28-year-old man were investigated by VicPD’s Internet Child Exploitation unit

Victoria police arrest two men for attempting to lure children over the internet
Driving onto the ferry. BC Ferries predicts traffic levels for statutory holidays through historic monitoring. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Changes coming to BC Ferries reservations for Vancouver Island routes

Many customers are booking multiple reservations, inflating wait times

Driving onto the ferry. BC Ferries predicts traffic levels for statutory holidays through historic monitoring. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
One of the more accessible public washrooms in Victoria is below the Information Centre at the Inner Harbour. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

World Toilet Day floats some serious health issues

Needs More Spikes blog finds 136 people are currently peeing in Vancouver Island city

One of the more accessible public washrooms in Victoria is below the Information Centre at the Inner Harbour. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Paul Heroux, a mayor in Massachesetts, took his terminal dog Mura on a cross-country roadtrip to see where she was born. (Paul Heroux Facebook)

U.S. mayor and dying dog’s roadtrip to B.C. goes viral

First vacation in three years came a month after blood cancer diagnosis

Paul Heroux, a mayor in Massachesetts, took his terminal dog Mura on a cross-country roadtrip to see where she was born. (Paul Heroux Facebook)