Edward Hill

Skip Ryan Cassidy (front) hopes to be on the button at crucial times during this weekend’s B.C. Winter Games curling competition in Mission. Cassidy is joined by Alexander Horvath (from right)

Winter Games curling reps have experience on their side

Teen rinks from Juan de Fuca club in Colwood set to heat up the ice in Mission

Skip Ryan Cassidy (front) hopes to be on the button at crucial times during this weekend’s B.C. Winter Games curling competition in Mission. Cassidy is joined by Alexander Horvath (from right)
Susan Simmons

Swimming to freedom from multiple sclerosis

Athlete with MS helps others regain mobility through exercise in the water

Susan Simmons
Connor Corser

Colwood’s Sangster school celebrates seismic upgrade

A four-classroom annex constructed of cinderblock and built in the 1960s has received seismic reinforcement in a $2.1 million project.

Connor Corser
Geoff Carrow and Trent Bradvold stand on the ICE facility hockey rink that is two-thirds the size of a standard ice sheet. Carrow saved the struggling hockey training facility in Colwood from shutting down

Keeping the ice alive in Colwood

After years of turmoil, the region’s only private hockey arena finds a viable business model

Geoff Carrow and Trent Bradvold stand on the ICE facility hockey rink that is two-thirds the size of a standard ice sheet. Carrow saved the struggling hockey training facility in Colwood from shutting down
Colwood resident Heidi Propp

Blind woman fights for a chance at an independent life

Visually impaired in Canada forced to travel to U.S. for intensive skills training

Colwood resident Heidi Propp
Rithet’s Bog Conservation Society president Russ Pym works with volunteers to remove invasive species

Fighting the good fight against invasives

Volunteers work to restore Rithet’s Bog by removing the fast-growing non-native species

Rithet’s Bog Conservation Society president Russ Pym works with volunteers to remove invasive species
Lt.-Col. (Ret.) Chris Linford (front)

Battling the unseen injury

Military men take on Island ultra-marathon to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder

Lt.-Col. (Ret.) Chris Linford (front)
Brewing beer at the Four Mile House in View Royal is a family affair. At left

Beer making a family affair at Four Mile

Owners of Four Mile House launch West Shore’s first microbrewery

Brewing beer at the Four Mile House in View Royal is a family affair. At left

Teachers party like it’s 2002

West Shore and Sooke schools could see smaller classes, more educators in wake of court ruling

Mount Douglas Park Society president Darrell Wick sits on a split cedar fence blocking the way down an eroding sand gully off the South Ridge trail in Mount Douglas Park. Saanich is using fencing and increased signage to keep park users on established trails to reduce habitat destruction due to unauthorized trail-making.

Staying on the beaten path in Mount Douglas Park

Saanich parks crews block off unsanctioned trails in an attempt to restore parkland

Mount Douglas Park Society president Darrell Wick sits on a split cedar fence blocking the way down an eroding sand gully off the South Ridge trail in Mount Douglas Park. Saanich is using fencing and increased signage to keep park users on established trails to reduce habitat destruction due to unauthorized trail-making.
Greater Victoria MLAs and MPs have endorsed a plan to help reduce poverty and homelessness in the Capital Region

Politicos aim to place poverty on legislative radar

Victoria-area MPs, MLAs endorse social agency’s poverty reduction strategy

Greater Victoria MLAs and MPs have endorsed a plan to help reduce poverty and homelessness in the Capital Region
St. Margaret’s School junior kindergarten students Isabella Mattenley

Digging into nature and science at age 4

St. Margaret’s School students seek insights into natural world at a young age

St. Margaret’s School junior kindergarten students Isabella Mattenley
Saanich’s Alice Powell

Saanich woman on a mission of mercy

Alice Powell volunteers her dental skills in West Africa on two-year tour

Saanich’s Alice Powell
Legacy Art Gallery’s Justine Drummond and Caroline Riedel show a small slice of the world’s biggest button blanket

Big art emerges from a big blanket

The world’s largest button blanket now on display at the Legacy Art Gallery.

Legacy Art Gallery’s Justine Drummond and Caroline Riedel show a small slice of the world’s biggest button blanket
An artist's rendering of the new Centre for Trades Education and Innovation at Camosun College Interurban. The college is issuing construction tenders and will likely break ground in March.

New Camosun trades complex due to break ground in March

A new trades training facility at Camosun College Interurban received the go-ahead from Saanich council this week.

An artist's rendering of the new Centre for Trades Education and Innovation at Camosun College Interurban. The college is issuing construction tenders and will likely break ground in March.

Canada Post vows to work with local government on community mailboxes

Canada Post has a message for Saanich council and residents concerned about community mailboxes: consultation is coming.

Company co-founders Steve Hughes and Paul Underhill show off bottles of Rumble outside their downtown Victoria office. Originally a drink designed to combat Underhill's symptoms of cystic fibrosis

Victoria health drink preps for U.S. debut

Created to help with cystic fibrosis, unlikely entrepreneurs hit growing health market

Company co-founders Steve Hughes and Paul Underhill show off bottles of Rumble outside their downtown Victoria office. Originally a drink designed to combat Underhill's symptoms of cystic fibrosis
Camosun College visual arts student Laura Rechwan

Camosun College rolls out free shuttle bus

No crowding, no pass-ups, free Wi-Fi and no cost. Could there be a sweeter bus ride for a starving student?

Camosun College visual arts student Laura Rechwan

Property values decline across Saanich

The average Saanich residential property went down about three per cent in value

Saanich-based journalist Mohsin Abbas

Saanich filmmaker wraps up Malala documentary

Journalist tells story of famed girl from Pakistan

Saanich-based journalist Mohsin Abbas