Nicole Crescenzi

Howard La Fortune did what he knows best when he heard about people wanting masks for COVID-19. (File contributed/ Howard La Fortune)

Vancouver Island Indigenous artist takes unique approach to COVID-19 masks

Howard La Fortune thought he’d have some fun in designing a homemade mask

Howard La Fortune did what he knows best when he heard about people wanting masks for COVID-19. (File contributed/ Howard La Fortune)
Shoe designer John Fluevog has designed a pair of shoes in honour of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (File contributed/ fluevog.com)

B.C. designer John Fluevog creates shoes in honour of Dr. Bonnie Henry

Pre-sale profits from the shoes will go to Food Banks BC

Shoe designer John Fluevog has designed a pair of shoes in honour of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (File contributed/ fluevog.com)
Many people are postponing their weddings due to COVID-19. (File contributed/ Julia Loglisci)

Weddings cancelled, postponed and altered due to COVID-19

Many Vancouver Islanders are holding off on ‘I do’s’ until after the pandemic has passed

Many people are postponing their weddings due to COVID-19. (File contributed/ Julia Loglisci)
Beth Bates, physiotherapist and co-owner at Lab Health Physio, performs tele-rehabilitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lab Health was offering the service for free before April 2. (File contributed/ Mark Dale)

B.C. health care workers gain access to virtual health care options

During COVID-19 many clinics have closed, leaving health care workers with nowhere to turn

Beth Bates, physiotherapist and co-owner at Lab Health Physio, performs tele-rehabilitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lab Health was offering the service for free before April 2. (File contributed/ Mark Dale)
Victoria Police arrested two men in relation to an AirBnB scam. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Two arrested after man lies about COVID-19 illness to stay in Victoria Airbnb for free

Victoria Police found stolen goods inside the occupied unit

Victoria Police arrested two men in relation to an AirBnB scam. (Black Press Media File Photo)
March 26 is Purple Day– Epilepsy Awareness Day. One in 100 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. (file contributed/canadianepilepsyalliance.org)

Purple Day 2020: Epilepsy awareness heads online

More than 260,000 Canadians are diagnosed with epilepsy

March 26 is Purple Day– Epilepsy Awareness Day. One in 100 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. (file contributed/canadianepilepsyalliance.org)
Funeral services need certain alterations to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions. (Pixabay/Carolynabooth)

Death looks different in a pandemic: B.C. bereavement workers, religious leaders taking new measures

Extra precautions need to be taken to limit exposure to COVID-19, resource shortages a concern

Funeral services need certain alterations to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions. (Pixabay/Carolynabooth)
Pregnant women are switching their birth plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Pregnant in a pandemic: Expectant B.C. moms change birth plans due to COVID-19

Many mothers switch to home births, while others head to the delivery room without expected support

Pregnant women are switching their birth plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria shop sees spike in sales after Alberta medical officer wears periodic table dress

Victoria shop sees spike in sales after Alberta medical officer wears periodic table dress

The Smoking Lily is doing well despite having to close up shop due to COVID-19 fears

Victoria shop sees spike in sales after Alberta medical officer wears periodic table dress
Parents are encourage to make kids feel like they’re part of the solution through small acts like calling friends and grandparents over FaceTime, and writing thank you notes to doctors and nurses. (Pxhere photo)

Here’s how to talk to your kids about COVID-19

B.C. child psychologist gives advice on speaking to children about ongoing health emergency

Parents are encourage to make kids feel like they’re part of the solution through small acts like calling friends and grandparents over FaceTime, and writing thank you notes to doctors and nurses. (Pxhere photo)
David Mungo Knox stands in front of the welcoming pole he helped restore. The pole was originally carved by his great-grandfather, Martin Mungo, his son David Martin and his niece, Mildred Hunt in commemoration of the first legal potlatch at the longhouse, which neighbours the Royal B.C. Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Great-grandson of original carver helps restore totem pole at Royal B.C. Museum

The Kwakwaka’wakw Heraldic Pole was originally completed in 1953

David Mungo Knox stands in front of the welcoming pole he helped restore. The pole was originally carved by his great-grandfather, Martin Mungo, his son David Martin and his niece, Mildred Hunt in commemoration of the first legal potlatch at the longhouse, which neighbours the Royal B.C. Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
UVic students Adam Gale and Mikayla Sprung play with Archie, a BC & Alberta Guide Dog in training. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: Puppies in training help B.C. university students through ‘Hell Week’

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs help University of Victoria commerce students relax after exams

UVic students Adam Gale and Mikayla Sprung play with Archie, a BC & Alberta Guide Dog in training. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
An illuminated truck has been seen driving around downtown Victoria. (File contributed/ Reddit, ScotchityScotch)

Driver gets $109 ticket after truck with TV-sized advertisements seen in Victoria

The MVA has restrictions on illuminated signs to minimize distracted driving

An illuminated truck has been seen driving around downtown Victoria. (File contributed/ Reddit, ScotchityScotch)
New compressed natural gas buses have been added to the Greater Victoria fleet. (Twitter/BC Transit)

Aldergrove bus company lands compressed natural gas buses in Victoria

New buses hitting the road this year, lessening the transit fleet’s carbon footprint

New compressed natural gas buses have been added to the Greater Victoria fleet. (Twitter/BC Transit)
View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)
Two people were arrested at the BC Legislature for mischief after spraying chalk paint on the vicinity. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

First arrests made at BC Legislature after Wet’suwet’en supporters spray chalk on property

Legislature security arrested two people, allegedly for mischief

Two people were arrested at the BC Legislature for mischief after spraying chalk paint on the vicinity. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Coun. Ben Isitt (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Petition slams Victoria councillor who chastised police after Wetsuweten protest

Ben Isitt calls effort to get him suspended is not a ‘reliable barometer of public opinion’

Coun. Ben Isitt (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Tim Hortons has changed the rules of its much-loved Roll Up the Rim game. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Tim Hortons minimizes Roll Up the Rim contest, adopts digital play

Significant changes have been made to the national game

Tim Hortons has changed the rules of its much-loved Roll Up the Rim game. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Three protesters arrested after blocking driveway at premier’s home

Three protesters arrested after blocking driveway at premier’s home

Protestors claimed they would make a citizen’s arrest of the Premier, according to West Shore RCMP

Three protesters arrested after blocking driveway at premier’s home
Valentine’s Day is coming up, do you know what you’re doing? (Black Press Media file photo).

One day to go: Last-second Valentine’s Day ideas

Some quick, romantic options for the last-minute planner

Valentine’s Day is coming up, do you know what you’re doing? (Black Press Media file photo).