Pamela Roth

Romance scams among the worst frauds police investigate

Nearly 10 years ago, Victoria police Det. Sgt. Derek Tolmie received a concerning phone call from the family of an 85-year-old grandmother.

New transitional housing facility opens its doors

The 51-unit transitional housing facility at the former Super 8 hotel is ready to open its doors.

City sticks to $215,000 budget for Centennial Square washrooms for $215,000

Victoria city council has agreed to stick to its $215,000 budget to construct a public washroom next to Centennial Square by the summer.

Downtown condo owners split on short-term vacation rentals

Council still exploring options to regulate the rentals

Young composer marks Holocaust in New Music Festival

Overlooking the City of Jerusalem, Jared Miller could hear shrieks and howls in the wind, along with a rustling that sounded like whispers.

Victoria’s crime rate on the rise

The crime rate in Victoria continues to rise, but the city's top cop maintains the community is still a safe place to live.

Producer shines spotlight on tribal police

A new documentary series on the province's only First Nations police force is about to be unveiled.

Elsner investigation wraps up with judges to determine outcome

External police investigation has taken well over a year

City likely headed to court to remove derelict boats

The City has started notifying those refusing to remove their abandoned and illegally moored boats that it will be taking them to court.

Victoria firefighters receiving mental health training as overdose calls continue to rise

It's an alarming trend that first caught the attention of Victoria deputy fire chief Daniel Atkinson in 2013.

Classical concert turns dreams into a reality

The halls of the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) have been buzzing with more excitement than usual the last few weeks.

Police turn to schools to name new bomb dog

Selecting the new explosives detection dog for the Victoria Police Service was an easy decision for Sgt. Mike Chicorelli.

Esquimalt council approves rezoning application for sewage plant at McLoughlin Point

Councillors say plan isn't perfect but it's better than the old one

Future uncertain for Hermann’s Jazz Club

Maria Manna can feel music inside the walls of Hermann’s Jazz Club even when there’s no music playing.

Excitement growing for proposed brewpub

It’s not official quite yet. They’ve applied for the necessary licences, got all equipment and provided their plans to open a brewery.

New passenger ferry ready for reservations

Fares start at $120 for premium seats and top out at $240

Life sentence: Offender shares story of successful reintegration

As a kid growing up in Ontario, Kyle wanted to either be a cop or a pilot some day. He never rooted for the bad guy.

James Bay residents want their own amenities for sewage work disruptions

Marg Gardiner knew that her James Bay neighbourhood would take a big hit when it comes to the proposed wastewater treatment plant.

Landing role in The Magic Flute a bucket list item for opera singer

Stepping on stage as the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute is a role that's been on Sharleen Joynt bucket's list for years.

Property owner defends ‘renovictions’ decision

As the city's hot housing market shows no signs of cooling any time soon, 'renovictions' is a term residents are becoming familiar with.