Dan Ebenal

Geoffrey Davidson and Tia Niedjalski appear in the St. Luke’s Players latest production, Bedtime Stories, running March 7 to 18 at St. Luke’s Hall.                                 Photo submitted

St. Luke’s brings Bedtime Stories to life

Players bring laughs to Saanich stage March 7 to 18

Geoffrey Davidson and Tia Niedjalski appear in the St. Luke’s Players latest production, Bedtime Stories, running March 7 to 18 at St. Luke’s Hall.                                 Photo submitted
Logan Willford reads to children in the French Storytime program at the Nellie McClung library branch. Dan Ebenal/News Staff

Library’s French collection gets $15,000 boost

Provincial grant adds extra French-language materials to Greater Victoria Public Library collection

Logan Willford reads to children in the French Storytime program at the Nellie McClung library branch. Dan Ebenal/News Staff
Dawson Walker (left) and Spencer Mandrusiak have developed a number of new software apps and established their own company, Veracity Software.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff

Designers hope new app will help put fledgling company on map

A trio of local software designers have released a new app that…

Dawson Walker (left) and Spencer Mandrusiak have developed a number of new software apps and established their own company, Veracity Software.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff
Some of the items that have mysteriously been sent to Camosun College Students Society in recent weeks. (Photo submitted)

B.C. student group sent unsolicited electronics, sex toys, turntable

Student societies sent unsolicited packages containing everything from electronics to sex toys

Some of the items that have mysteriously been sent to Camosun College Students Society in recent weeks. (Photo submitted)
Police believe several people have information on unsolved murder

Police believe several people have information on unsolved murder

After 10 years, Saanich Police regret not solving Lindsay Buziak case

Police believe several people have information on unsolved murder
Victoria dancers stage show of support for pediatric cancer

Victoria dancers stage show of support for pediatric cancer

Dancers4Kids goes Feb. 10 in Oak Bay High’s Dave Dunnet Theatre

Victoria dancers stage show of support for pediatric cancer
Students from St. Margaret’s School will again test their robotic creations in the First Lego League B.C. Championships. (Photo submitted)

Saanich students put innovative ideas in motion

First Lego League B.C. Championships set for Saturday at St. Margaret’s School

Students from St. Margaret’s School will again test their robotic creations in the First Lego League B.C. Championships. (Photo submitted)
With an increasing number of cases of whooping cough in the Victoria area schools, VIHA officials are urging parents to vaccinate their children.

Whooping cough detected in Claremont student

15 Greater Victoria schools have been informed of a student with pertussis since September

With an increasing number of cases of whooping cough in the Victoria area schools, VIHA officials are urging parents to vaccinate their children.
UVic student Paige Whitehead is busy in the lab developing an algae-based compostable glow-stick called Light Wand that she plans to market at festivals around the province over the summer. (Photo submitted)

UVic student aglow over new invention

Algae-based glow-stick will be marketed at festivals around the province

UVic student Paige Whitehead is busy in the lab developing an algae-based compostable glow-stick called Light Wand that she plans to market at festivals around the province over the summer. (Photo submitted)
Kathleen Davis with Broken Promises Rescue cuddles with Nyx. The six-week-old kitten was dropped off at a local veterinary hospital with a severe infection in both eyes.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff

Severe infection threatens kitten’s eyesight

Victoria rescue organization nursing ‘feisty little thing’ back to health

Kathleen Davis with Broken Promises Rescue cuddles with Nyx. The six-week-old kitten was dropped off at a local veterinary hospital with a severe infection in both eyes.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff
Public health nurse Lisa Halliwell gives a flu shot to Danielle Wonderham while her two-year-old son Evan patiently waits his turn at Thursday’s clinic at Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Island entering the peak of flu season

Island Health says flu shots the best prevention against the virus

Public health nurse Lisa Halliwell gives a flu shot to Danielle Wonderham while her two-year-old son Evan patiently waits his turn at Thursday’s clinic at Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Deck the halls by helping others

Deck the halls by helping others

Holly sales will help support Shelbourne Community Kitchen

Deck the halls by helping others
St. Luke’s swept up in Cinderella Christmas panto

St. Luke’s swept up in Cinderella Christmas panto

Cinderella promises plenty of laughs when it takes the St. Luke’s stage Dec. 15 to Jan. 1

St. Luke’s swept up in Cinderella Christmas panto
Shelbourne Community Kitchen program co-ordinator Kim Cummins (left) and board chair Laura Cochrane take stock of the supplies in the kitchen’s pantry. (Saanich News file photo)

Shelbourne Community Kitchen sets table for open house

Instead of the traditional food hamper, participants can brouse the pantry to select their items

Shelbourne Community Kitchen program co-ordinator Kim Cummins (left) and board chair Laura Cochrane take stock of the supplies in the kitchen’s pantry. (Saanich News file photo)
Oughtred Coffee director of manufacturing and coffee Nelson Teskey (left), director of business development Jon Patterson and Vancouver Island business development Maria Brownlow toast the company’s success after Oughtred was named Macro Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Success brewing for Saanich company

Magazine names Oughtred Coffee Macro Roaster of the Year

Oughtred Coffee director of manufacturing and coffee Nelson Teskey (left), director of business development Jon Patterson and Vancouver Island business development Maria Brownlow toast the company’s success after Oughtred was named Macro Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Pam Gaudio, whose great-great grandfather Roderick Finlayson constructed the first bridge across the Gorge, Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell, Richard Bouchard and Rob Wickson with the Gorge Tillicum Community Association stand with the new interpretive sign celebrating the history of the Gorge Bridge. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Interpretive sign captures history of Gorge Bridge

Seven bridges have crossed the Gorge at the site, with the first constructed in 1848

Pam Gaudio, whose great-great grandfather Roderick Finlayson constructed the first bridge across the Gorge, Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell, Richard Bouchard and Rob Wickson with the Gorge Tillicum Community Association stand with the new interpretive sign celebrating the history of the Gorge Bridge. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Thrifty Foods Cloverdale store manager Daryl Fediw presents a $10,459 cheque to Cynthia Durand-Smith and Anna-Lise ter Mors of the B.C. Cancer Foundation. The money will go towards the purchase of a PET/CT scanner for Vancouver Island.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff

Thrifty Foods brings boost to Island cancer treatment

B.C. Cancer Foundation expects to have Victoria’s new PET/CT scanner in place by fall 2018

Thrifty Foods Cloverdale store manager Daryl Fediw presents a $10,459 cheque to Cynthia Durand-Smith and Anna-Lise ter Mors of the B.C. Cancer Foundation. The money will go towards the purchase of a PET/CT scanner for Vancouver Island.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff
Manjit Virk and wife Suman at their home with Reena’s parrot Smooch and a DVD about Reena.                                 Black Press file photo

It’s been 20 years since the death of Victoria teen Reena Virk

An event is being held today in her memory at Kosapsom Park as groups come together to honour her

Manjit Virk and wife Suman at their home with Reena’s parrot Smooch and a DVD about Reena.                                 Black Press file photo
Antisemitic posters turn up at UVic

Antisemitic posters turn up at UVic

The Facebook group ‘Anti-Racist Action UVic’ sets up meeting to discuss anti-racist strategy

Antisemitic posters turn up at UVic
Pets West is holding a Halloween party for their furry friends Sunday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Broadmead Village location. (Christine and Carla Photography)

Event puts pets in the picture for Halloween

Pets West holding Halloween party Oct. 29 at its Broadmead Village location

Pets West is holding a Halloween party for their furry friends Sunday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Broadmead Village location. (Christine and Carla Photography)