Andrea Peacock

Edna Ross

A centennial celebration

Edna Ross had her 100th birthday party on March 11 with family from near and far

Edna Ross
Adam Fawkes

HOMEFINDER: Energy efficient building to cut heating costs by 90 per cent

The North Park Passive House is the first of its kind to go on the market in Canada

Adam Fawkes

New collaborative team to work on Victoria’s strategic plan

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps plans to create a team with people from different city departments

A competitor completes a challenge at last year's UrbaCity Challenge in downtown Victoria. This year's challenge will be on June 7. Registration is open now for two-person and four-person teams.

UrbaCity Challenge tests brains and brawn

The urban race around downtown Victoria in June tests problem-solving skills and physical fitness

A competitor completes a challenge at last year's UrbaCity Challenge in downtown Victoria. This year's challenge will be on June 7. Registration is open now for two-person and four-person teams.
The Victoria Symphony has many events planned for 2015/2016 to celebrate its 75th anniversary

Victoria Symphony rings in 75th year

The Victoria Symphony has many events planned for the 2015/2016 year, including a performance by Yo-Yo Ma

The Victoria Symphony has many events planned for 2015/2016 to celebrate its 75th anniversary

B.C. wage plan criticized

Proponents of increasing B.C.'s minimum wage to $15 an hour were unhappy to hear about Premier Christy Clark's plan

Beacon Hill Park ducks exposed to toxins

Tests show a group of 20 ducks found dead in a Beacon Hill Park pond in December were exposed to toxins

Maritime Museum future uncertain for Victoria region

Lease negotiations at the Steamship Terminal continue for the Maritime Museum of British Columbia

Visitors to Butchart Gardens will see many more flowers in bloom than usual at this time of year. An early spring in Victoria will result in a successful Flower Count

The trick to counting flowers

The Victoria Flower Count starts March 5. An expert from Butchart Gardens offers tips for counting blooms.

Visitors to Butchart Gardens will see many more flowers in bloom than usual at this time of year. An early spring in Victoria will result in a successful Flower Count

Local churches discuss social justice

Esquimalt United Church is partnering with other churches in the area to host lectures on social issues in Victoria and around the world

Rose Lee

Women pedal for pints during Beer Week

On International Women's Day, The Pedaler is hosting a women's only craft beer tasting ride

Rose Lee
Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins stands in front of cherry blossom trees outside the Esquimalt Recreation Centre.

Esquimalt mayor determined to win Flower Count

Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins is rallying the community for the upcoming Flower Count

Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins stands in front of cherry blossom trees outside the Esquimalt Recreation Centre.
Marlene Goley

Victoria women’s transition houses receive large donation

Royal LePage coast Capital Realty raised over $42,000 in 2014 for four women's transition houses in Greater Victoria

Marlene Goley
Shane Devereaux

Protected bike lanes eyed for Pandora

Council to send discussion of protected bike lanes on Pandora Avenue to public consultation in April

Shane Devereaux
Team 4 Hope hosted a fundraiser

Handbags give hope to cancer research

Handbags for Hope event raised over $13,000 for neuroblastoma research

Team 4 Hope hosted a fundraiser

Rockland Avenue closed to vehicles permanently

Victoria city council voted to keep the 900-block of Rockland Avenue closed from vehicles

Esquimalt mayor seeks change to municipal voting

Barb Desjardins hopes to engage even more voters in the next municipal election

Victoria and Esquimalt roads receive funding from ICBC

This year is the 25th anniversary of ICBC's road improvement program

Neil Stewart

Victoria war veteran earns French honour

Neil Stewart, 91, fought on the beaches of Normandy and beyond in the Second World War.

Neil Stewart
A cherry tree blossoms on Belleville Street across from the provincial legislature building.

Searching the hot spots for flowers

With the Victoria Flower Count coming up on March 5-11, locals are searching out the best places to find flowers.

A cherry tree blossoms on Belleville Street across from the provincial legislature building.