Jane Skrypnek

Hospital Way next to Victoria General Hospital was renamed Jeneece Place to mark the home’s fifth anniversary in 2017. Visionary of the home, Frankie Edroff holds up the new sign. (Courtesy of Jeneece Place)

Jeneece Place celebrates 10 years of offering Island families a ‘safe landing place’

Close to 3,000 families of chiildren receiving acute care housed since January 2012

Hospital Way next to Victoria General Hospital was renamed Jeneece Place to mark the home’s fifth anniversary in 2017. Visionary of the home, Frankie Edroff holds up the new sign. (Courtesy of Jeneece Place)
Michael Dunahee, then age four, went missing from a Victoria playground on March 24, 1991. A new podcast, Missing Michael, investigates what may have happened then and what was transpired since. (Black Press Media file photo)

Podcast investigates Michael Dunahee’s disappearance from south Island playground

Series promises previously unheard stories, details from 1991 case, Victoria podcaster says

Michael Dunahee, then age four, went missing from a Victoria playground on March 24, 1991. A new podcast, Missing Michael, investigates what may have happened then and what was transpired since. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kim Ward, 51, was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking in Central Saanich in 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, began Jan. 17 in Victoria. (Courtesy of Triathlon Canada)

Eyewitness testifies in impaired driving trial that left woman dead in Central Saanich

Witness saw two bodies, one dog on the road after red SUV veered over centre line

Kim Ward, 51, was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking in Central Saanich in 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, began Jan. 17 in Victoria. (Courtesy of Triathlon Canada)
Tracey Werry fears her sons Myles, 7, and Elliott, 9, will lose their autism support in the province’s new needs-based model. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

B.C. parents fear new autism funding model will leave their children behind

Children’s ability to mask their autism traits often places them low on support list, mother says

Tracey Werry fears her sons Myles, 7, and Elliott, 9, will lose their autism support in the province’s new needs-based model. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Kim Ward, 51, was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking in Central Saanich in 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, began Jan. 17 in Victoria. (Courtesy of Triathlon Canada)

Vancouver Island man’s trial begins on impaired, dangerous driving charges in fatal 2018 crash

Pedestrian Kim Ward died on scene, sister injured after both struck by vehicle in Central Saanich

Kim Ward, 51, was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking in Central Saanich in 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, began Jan. 17 in Victoria. (Courtesy of Triathlon Canada)
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man, starting in November in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Trial date set for escaped inmates accused of murdering Vancouver Island man

William Head escapees trial moved to Vancouver Law Courts, set to begin Nov. 14

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man, starting in November in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Victoria firefighters were called to an apartment fire in a building in the 1100-block of Fort Street. (Photo courtesy of Chris Boughton)

VIDEO: Residents get out safely after multi-unit apartment blaze erupts in Victoria

Pair of residents leap from balcony to escape from blaze just before dawn

Victoria firefighters were called to an apartment fire in a building in the 1100-block of Fort Street. (Photo courtesy of Chris Boughton)
People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

B.C.’s capital bucking up for legal challenge of Quebec’s religious symbols ban

Victoria among number of Canadian cities commiting cash, encourage other B.C. cities to do the same

People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
The Parole Board of Canada handed Victoria killer Justin Carte an extra 90 days in prison after he spit on a correctional manager in March 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Impulsive and violent’ B.C. killer gets extra 90 days for spitting on official

Justin Carte spit on correctional manager while serving time for slicing stranger’s neck

The Parole Board of Canada handed Victoria killer Justin Carte an extra 90 days in prison after he spit on a correctional manager in March 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Aerial view of the Capital Regional District wastewater program’s residuals treatment facility at Hartland. (Photo courtesy CRD)

Multiple failures sending most of Greater Victoria’s treated sewage to the landfill

So far, end product of $775 million new treatment plant not being turned into bio-fuel as planned

Aerial view of the Capital Regional District wastewater program’s residuals treatment facility at Hartland. (Photo courtesy CRD)
Romana Didulo, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Canada,” holds up a search warrant conducted against her on Nov. 27. (Youtube/LadyDragon)

Violent rhetoric by self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Canada’ concerning: extremism experts

B.C. resident Romana Didulo has called for the execution of anyone assisting in vaccinating children

Romana Didulo, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Canada,” holds up a search warrant conducted against her on Nov. 27. (Youtube/LadyDragon)
Leila Bui remains in an unresponsive state, nearly four years after she was struck in a Saanich crosswalk by driver Tenessa Nikirk, who this week began an appeal of her conviction. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lawyer picks apart testimony in appeal of Vancouver Island dangerous driving case

Leila Bui of Saanich suffered life-altering injuries when struck in marked crosswalk

Leila Bui remains in an unresponsive state, nearly four years after she was struck in a Saanich crosswalk by driver Tenessa Nikirk, who this week began an appeal of her conviction. (Black Press Media file photo)
Carla Willock is clinical director of the Victoria Speech and Language Centre, which provides support for 200 children with autism. (Courtesy Carla Willock)

Vancouver Island autism support providers blindsided by provincial funding changes

B.C. plans to cut individual funding for children with autism, switch to hub model by 2025

Carla Willock is clinical director of the Victoria Speech and Language Centre, which provides support for 200 children with autism. (Courtesy Carla Willock)
One woman was convicted, another acquitted for charges involving sexual activity with minors, during a Nov. 24 trial date at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. woman convicted of sexually assaulting, luring 15-year-old boy

Sex was consensual, but teen was too young to legally consent, judge determines

One woman was convicted, another acquitted for charges involving sexual activity with minors, during a Nov. 24 trial date at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)
Heather Cadieux spent weeks felting animals and foods for the Netflix show Maid’s prestigious preschool. (Courtesy Heather Cadieux)

PHOTOS: Netflix’s Maid features Victoria single mom’s felted creations

Heather Cadieux spent weeks felting dragons, a toucan and an orangutan for the show’s preschool

Heather Cadieux spent weeks felting animals and foods for the Netflix show Maid’s prestigious preschool. (Courtesy Heather Cadieux)
BC Ferries reported record high vehicle traffic in its second quarter ending Sept. 30, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries reports record-breaking summer vehicle traffic

Vehicle traffic up 3 per cent from pre-COVID times in quarter ending Sept. 30

BC Ferries reported record high vehicle traffic in its second quarter ending Sept. 30, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

B.C. resident aims to provide safe water, become first woman to run across Africa

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Trial for prison escapees accused of murdering Greater Victoria man moved to Vancouver

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage charged with 2019 murder of Martin Payne

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Neil Kingswell has been living in a hotel since the Oct. 25 fire, but says he has nowhere to go now. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria tenants forced out by fire set to launch suit claiming they didn’t have to leave

Apartment residents say they signed deal to end tenancies falsely thinking rooms uninhabitable

Neil Kingswell has been living in a hotel since the Oct. 25 fire, but says he has nowhere to go now. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A man convicted of voyeurism and child pornography charges received a 15-month jail sentence on Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

15 months for B.C. man who filmed women in grocery store bathroom, posted to porn site

Matthew Charles Schwabe posted naked photos of fellow employees, roommate to Russian porn site

A man convicted of voyeurism and child pornography charges received a 15-month jail sentence on Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)