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Robyn Thomas has been affected by mental illness and the stigma surrounding it her entire life, and now advocates for a stigma-free society. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

VIDEO: Victoria writer and filmmaker turns her mental illness into mental strength

Mental illness robs Victoria woman of happiness from age 10

Robyn Thomas has been affected by mental illness and the stigma surrounding it her entire life, and now advocates for a stigma-free society. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Film Review: On Chesil Beach

Film Review: On Chesil Beach

Saoirse Ronan continues to shine in adaptation Ian McEwan novel about young newlyweds on their wedding day

Film Review: On Chesil Beach
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy is joined by Minister of Finance Carole James as she announces $4.7 million in funding to Our Place Society’s Therapeutic Recovery Community, a recovery-based program tentatively slated for the former youth custody centre in View Royal. Arnold Lim/BLACK PRESS

Province announces $4.7-million addictions recovery program in View Royal

View Royal mayor says plan to use former youth custody centre not a done deal

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy is joined by Minister of Finance Carole James as she announces $4.7 million in funding to Our Place Society’s Therapeutic Recovery Community, a recovery-based program tentatively slated for the former youth custody centre in View Royal. Arnold Lim/BLACK PRESS
Shawna Bae of the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps competes in the National Cadet Marksmanship Championship, (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Thirteen-year-old discovers shooting

Shauna Bae has only been shooting for three months and is already competing at the national level

Shawna Bae of the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps competes in the National Cadet Marksmanship Championship, (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
First responders at a hit-and-run accident along Dallas Rd. Where a bike frame was dragged for several blocks after a van hit a pedal bike. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Bike dragged several blocks after hit and run

Wheel-less bike dragged underneath van along Dallas Rd. after cyclist hit

First responders at a hit-and-run accident along Dallas Rd. Where a bike frame was dragged for several blocks after a van hit a pedal bike. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
The first National Cannabis Conference in Victoria was very busy. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

UPDATE: Victoria hosts first National Cannabis Conference

Vendors, shoppers and cannabis-curious folk head to the Victoria Conference Centre

The first National Cannabis Conference in Victoria was very busy. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Lt.-Gov. Guichon believes she made the right decision in last B.C. election

Lt.-Gov. Guichon believes she made the right decision in last B.C. election

Outgoing Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon said her most memorable moments weren't surrounding the election

Lt.-Gov. Guichon believes she made the right decision in last B.C. election
Salt Baby plays at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria April 17 to May 13. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

New play examines Indigenous identity

Belfry Theatres Salt Baby coming to Victoria April 17 - May 13

Salt Baby plays at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria April 17 to May 13. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks at the B.C. Legislature on a number of topics including duties on B.C.’s softwood Lumber. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Horgan slams U.S. duties on lumber

B.C. Premier John Horgan says job loss is a very "real and present concern."

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks at the B.C. Legislature on a number of topics including duties on B.C.’s softwood Lumber. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Avery Williams gardens at Artemis Place, an alternative school offering outdoor programming for young women outside the public school system. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Outdoor garden a “healing space,” for young women.

An alternative school offering more than education for students outside of public schools.

Avery Williams gardens at Artemis Place, an alternative school offering outdoor programming for young women outside the public school system. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
From Scooby Doo and the Mystery Machine, to Archie and his Jalopy, young Jackson Poole, who has cerebral palsy and autism, has been enjoying amazing Halloween costumes from his family every year. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

VIDEO: Halloween costumes bring joy to six-year-old with cerebral palsy

B.C. boy Jackson Poole loves Halloween and all the hand-made costumes his family makes

From Scooby Doo and the Mystery Machine, to Archie and his Jalopy, young Jackson Poole, who has cerebral palsy and autism, has been enjoying amazing Halloween costumes from his family every year. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Michael David Mahy, seen here in an undated Facebook photograph, has been charged with two counts of sexual interference of a person under 14 and sexual exploitation. (Photo Facebook)

Victoria businessman gets two years for sex crimes

Michael David Mahy had been charged with multiple counts of sexual interference with victims as young as eight years old.

Michael David Mahy, seen here in an undated Facebook photograph, has been charged with two counts of sexual interference of a person under 14 and sexual exploitation. (Photo Facebook)
Students brought a taste of fine dining to the less fortunate as they prepared and served lunch for 600 at Our Place. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Students bring fine dining to the vulnerable

Hospitality students offered a full-service fine dining experience at Our Place, serving the less fortunate, many homeless, approximately 600 meals

Students brought a taste of fine dining to the less fortunate as they prepared and served lunch for 600 at Our Place. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Devon Parisi gets a flu shot. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Flu could see greater transmission in 2017

Health asking the public to get their flu vaccinations leading into a flu season that could start early and affect many in 2017.

Devon Parisi gets a flu shot. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Onegin plays at the Belfry Theatre Oct. 17 - Nov. 12. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Onegin offers immersive musical theatre experience

The Belfry Theatre's newest production brings the audience into the performance and the performance into the audience

Onegin plays at the Belfry Theatre Oct. 17 - Nov. 12. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Chrissy Brett in her tent, which no sits along the waterfront in the Songhees area of Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

12 tents are roaming Greater Victoria

Homelessness advocate Chrissy Brett is setting up her Pop-up Prayer Vigil featuring 12 tents with 13 residents at various locations around the CRD

Chrissy Brett in her tent, which no sits along the waterfront in the Songhees area of Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
RCMP Musical Ride

The horses have arrived for the RCMP Musical Ride this weekend

Tomorrow is the first of two shows for the RCMP Musical Ride, a showcase some call "uniquely Canadian"

RCMP Musical Ride
A little girl welcomes her father home following the return of Her Majesty's Canadian Ships Winnipeg and Ottawa to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt following their deployment to the Info-Asia-Pacific on POSEIDON CUTLASS 17. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Navy ships return from overseas deployment

HMCS Winnipeg and Ottawa returned to Canada following deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific trip, uniting loved ones and families at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt.

A little girl welcomes her father home following the return of Her Majesty's Canadian Ships Winnipeg and Ottawa to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt following their deployment to the Info-Asia-Pacific on POSEIDON CUTLASS 17. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
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Air quality getting even worse

Smoke is now filtering down from higher altitudes onto Vancouver Island residents. This is expected to continue into the long weekend.

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The Free-B Film Festival is returning to Victoria. (Courtesy Victoria Film Festival)

Free outdoor film screenings return to Victoria

The Legislature and Beacon Hill Park play host to the Free-B Film Festival where six free outdoor film screenings return to Victoria Aug. 4-19.

The Free-B Film Festival is returning to Victoria. (Courtesy Victoria Film Festival)