'I hate to ask': How a fraudster manipulated a Colwood single mother out of tens of thousands of dollars

By Zoë Ducklow
October 14, 2021

Christine Hale says she lost as much as $100,000 to a man who told her he loved her while inventing lawyer fees and death threats


Victoria’s crime severity index went up. What does that mean?

By Arrthy Thayaparan
August 8, 2021

The number reflects crime type, population size, and this year, possibly the effects of the pandemic


UPDATE: Durkin and Gregory ordered to pay special costs

By Tori Marlan
June 24, 2021

Special costs are awarded in cases of “reprehensible” conduct during litigation


After Kamloops, the search for Vancouver Island graves takes on new intensity. Why did it take so long?

By Jolene Rudisuela
June 10, 2021

An Indigenous-led fundraiser has raised more than five times its goal to help First Nations find answers and healing


‘A battle for resources’: Three Metchosin volunteer-led groups victim to bottle thefts

by Aaron Guillen
May 27, 2021

How the recyclables fund initiatives—and what happens when they’re stolen


The man who stole a hotel: How Timothy Durkin took control of Sooke Harbour House

By Tori Marlan
April 22, 2021

A fugitive from the US started fresh on Vancouver Island—then bilked new victims out of millions of dollars while law enforcement refused to act


UPDATED: Another Victoria real estate agent accused of sexual assault

By Jimmy Thomson
March 27, 2021

Allegations against four real estate agents have been anonymously raised this week


Rape allegations connected to a popular bar lead to a reckoning for Victoria’s restaurant culture

Workers say sexual harassment and assault are endemic among the city’s bars and restaurants—and that their managers know it’s happening