Edward Hill

B.C. land trusts healthy, despite TLC creditor woes

The Land Conservancy, a high-profile land trust saddled with $7.5 million in debt and under creditor protection, is an exception to the rule

UVic biology graduate Chris Tuttle shows a handful of Scotch broom found near her house in Fairfield. Tuttle and Layne Woodfin are developing a biotechnology that could target and kill specific invasive plants based on deactivating elements of its genetic code.

Victoria scientists seek the genetic kill switch for invasive plants

Emerging biotechnology could precision target pest species while allowing native plants to thrive

UVic biology graduate Chris Tuttle shows a handful of Scotch broom found near her house in Fairfield. Tuttle and Layne Woodfin are developing a biotechnology that could target and kill specific invasive plants based on deactivating elements of its genetic code.
The open space behind Gape Epstein and Rob Wickson at Gorge Road Park will become Saanich's next community allotment garden

Garden to grow in Saanich’s Gorge Park

Field to become allotment garden run by Gorge Tillicum Community Association

The open space behind Gape Epstein and Rob Wickson at Gorge Road Park will become Saanich's next community allotment garden

Saanich awards organic waste contract to Cobble Hill company

Saanich's organic waste will journey over the Malahat after the municipality awarded Fisher Road Recycling a $4.85 million contract

On-duty parent Sheree McCall watches her daughter Kenna McCall (right) and Olivia Martin play with a toy castle at  Lambrick Park preschool. The co-op non-profit preschool is hosting its major fundraising event this Saturday.

Parents the backbone of co-op preschool model

Non-profit Lambrick Park preschool hosts annual fundraiser

On-duty parent Sheree McCall watches her daughter Kenna McCall (right) and Olivia Martin play with a toy castle at  Lambrick Park preschool. The co-op non-profit preschool is hosting its major fundraising event this Saturday.
Beth Grayer builds a toolbox for her women in trades discovery program at Camosun College Interurban

Easing entry into trades training

Pre-apprenticeship programs at Camosun help trades students find their niche

Beth Grayer builds a toolbox for her women in trades discovery program at Camosun College Interurban
Fred Haynes

Building blocks for a better community

Public workshop seeks ideas for improving quality of life in Saanich

Fred Haynes
Mark Edwards

Colquitz creek in Saanich no worse for wear

Oil hasn’t returned, but fish have, after excavation project

Mark Edwards

The Land Conservancy starts process to sell land trust property

Victoria-based land trust caught been paying off creditors and B.C. that prohibits selling charitable land to pay debt

Lloyd Skaalen

Swan Lake shakes up fundraising strategy

Facing huge costs for upgrades, nature sanctuary in Saanich moves to raise profile

Lloyd Skaalen
Tsawout hereditary chief Eric Pelkey has formally asked the province to rename Mount Douglas as Pkols

Ancient names weigh on new battles for First Nations in Victoria

In the Saanich language, Mount Doug is called Pkols. For the Songhees, Mount Tolmie is Pkaals. An expert linguist says he has the answer.

Tsawout hereditary chief Eric Pelkey has formally asked the province to rename Mount Douglas as Pkols
Seen here in June

Search for community kitchen in Shelbourne Valley heats up

Fundraising fall supper event Saturday at Lutheran Church in Saanich

Seen here in June
Victoria judge said the Crown didn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Randy Scott was behind the camera as this bike raced along the Trans-Canada Highway in Victoria at speeds reaching 299 km/h.

Victoria motorcycle rider not guilty of 299 km/h highway run

Randy Scott admits he likes to drive fast but Crown couldn't prove he was on his motorcycle when it blasted along the highway at 299 km/h

Victoria judge said the Crown didn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Randy Scott was behind the camera as this bike raced along the Trans-Canada Highway in Victoria at speeds reaching 299 km/h.
This Safeway at Fort and Foul Bay Road is one of three in Greater Victoria the Competition Bureau ordered Sobeys to sell to maintain competition among large grocers.

UPDATE: Local grocer eyes Victoria Safeway locations in wake of sale order

The Market grocer eyes expansion in wake of Competition Bureau ruling linked to Sobeys purchase of Canada Safeway

This Safeway at Fort and Foul Bay Road is one of three in Greater Victoria the Competition Bureau ordered Sobeys to sell to maintain competition among large grocers.

UPDATE: Judge chastises Saanich police over bike seizure

Trial to continue for man accused of driving motorcycle 300 km/h on Trans-Canada as captured on YouTube video

Gillian and Bill Thomas-Martin keep connected with their childhoods by collecting toys and memorabilia

Big kids, with big allowances

Vintage toys and childhood connections drive collector subculture on display at weekend Ultimate Toy and Hobby Show at Pearkes

Gillian and Bill Thomas-Martin keep connected with their childhoods by collecting toys and memorabilia

Woman pulled from burning car after crash in Saanich

Bystanders pulled a woman from a burning car yesterday after what police suspect was an intentional collision on McKenzie Avenue.

Saanich-based engineers Mike Ferguson and Ben Moore have created a system called SmartPager that allows medical professionals to communicate through their smartphones. Their company won third prize in a B.C.-wide tech competition.

Saanich tech startup among the best in B.C.

SmartPager Systems nabbed third place and $42,000 at the B.C. Innovation Council New Ventures competition

Saanich-based engineers Mike Ferguson and Ben Moore have created a system called SmartPager that allows medical professionals to communicate through their smartphones. Their company won third prize in a B.C.-wide tech competition.

Saanich man faces charges for child porn, attempted luring

Undercover Vancouver officer on chat site helps nab suspect

Rev. Chris Parsons sits in the pews of St. Peter's Anglican church

Few buyers for church lands

Anglican churches survive by grace of tepid Victoria real estate market

Rev. Chris Parsons sits in the pews of St. Peter's Anglican church