Edward Hill

UVic commerce grads Kim Cope and Rebecca Koch have launched a startup business that teaches young kids principles of entrepreneurship and helps raise money for charity. The duo found guidance and mentorship through UVic's Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs

UVic expands its bright idea incubator

Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs – ICE - is now open to help any UVic student, faculty and staff develop the next big thing

UVic commerce grads Kim Cope and Rebecca Koch have launched a startup business that teaches young kids principles of entrepreneurship and helps raise money for charity. The duo found guidance and mentorship through UVic's Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs
Don Marshall wades near Hamsterly beach at Elk Lake last Friday searching for lost rings and jewellery with his underwater metal detector. At right is his scoop and floating sifter. The retired Saanich resident helps people find lost jewellery through TheRingFinders.com

Victoria’s lord of the rings

A Saanich "ring finder" uses metal detecting gear to reunite lost jewelery with their owners

Don Marshall wades near Hamsterly beach at Elk Lake last Friday searching for lost rings and jewellery with his underwater metal detector. At right is his scoop and floating sifter. The retired Saanich resident helps people find lost jewellery through TheRingFinders.com
UVic English professor Erin Kelly sits next to 'Shakespeares Comedies

The book that saved Macbeth

A 400-year-old copy of the "First Folio," the first printed collection of Shakespeare's work, is on display in Victoria

UVic English professor Erin Kelly sits next to 'Shakespeares Comedies
During play time at Topaz Park

Sniffing out the bad guys

Top police canine teams face off in Saanich for national competition

During play time at Topaz Park
Saanich dentist Dr. Ross Crapo is offering free emergency dental care on Saturday for people who are suffering from tooth decay and neglect due to poverty or living on the street.

Pain relief, one tooth at a time

Saanich dentist on fourth year of offering free emergency dental care

Saanich dentist Dr. Ross Crapo is offering free emergency dental care on Saturday for people who are suffering from tooth decay and neglect due to poverty or living on the street.
Geoff Robards

Backyard blooms thanks to generous donor

$45,000 given anonymously to Saanich-based home for people with cognitive disabilities

Geoff Robards
The University of Victoria’s new president Jamie Cassels led a six-kilometre run to help kick off the first week of the school year last Friday. Cassels leads a university ranked highly in Canada and the world

New UVic president inherits tough budget

Cutbacks to continue as Jamie Cassels sets stage for university’s next 50 years

The University of Victoria’s new president Jamie Cassels led a six-kilometre run to help kick off the first week of the school year last Friday. Cassels leads a university ranked highly in Canada and the world
Technician Peter Milne prepares the Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Sciences (ROPOS) remotely operated vehicle aboard the R/V Falkor at Ogden Point on Thursday. UVic's Ocean Networks Canada is conducting a month of offshore scientific reseach using the Falkor

Breathing new life into ocean research

Google executive's marine science foundation funds groundbreaking UVic ocean study off Vancouver Island

Technician Peter Milne prepares the Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Sciences (ROPOS) remotely operated vehicle aboard the R/V Falkor at Ogden Point on Thursday. UVic's Ocean Networks Canada is conducting a month of offshore scientific reseach using the Falkor
Bob Cox shows a portion of Swan creek choked with invasive canary reedgrass and an old rock structure that helps improve salmon habitat. Cox

Stewards look to revitalize Swan creek

Saanich waterway gets community support with creation of new Friends of Swan Creek Watershed society

Bob Cox shows a portion of Swan creek choked with invasive canary reedgrass and an old rock structure that helps improve salmon habitat. Cox
A Saanich police officer uses a canvas sack to haul marijuana leaves out of a house on Genevieve Road last December. Police say that for several months the house was used purely as a grow-op. Officers seized between 500 and 700 plants in various stages of cultivation.

Victoria’s illegal economy: easy to see, hard to measure

Drug trade dominates Victoria’s illicit economic activity

A Saanich police officer uses a canvas sack to haul marijuana leaves out of a house on Genevieve Road last December. Police say that for several months the house was used purely as a grow-op. Officers seized between 500 and 700 plants in various stages of cultivation.
Wendy Smylitopoulos

Greek celebration expands

Heritage museum opens in time for Greek Fest in Saanich for the next two weekends

Wendy Smylitopoulos
Mechanical Engineering professor Peter Wild sits with equipment in a UVic lab for testing fiber optic pressure devices

The quantum leap out of the lab

Like any great invention, Thomas Fyles discovered his by accident.

Mechanical Engineering professor Peter Wild sits with equipment in a UVic lab for testing fiber optic pressure devices

Public-private partnership ends for power plant at Hartland

The Capital Regional District will become the sole owner of the gas-fired power plant at Hartland Landfill in Saanich

Fourth-year students Meaghan Douglas

UVic seeing healthy growth in new students

The University of Victoria is seeing a bump in student enrolment this year, especially in the faculty of engineering.

Fourth-year students Meaghan Douglas
Standing in front of the iconic Plaskett telescope dome

A window to the universe, from Saanich

Gregory Falman awarded Order of B.C. for guiding Canada’s astronomy efforts

Standing in front of the iconic Plaskett telescope dome

Saanich tree protection bylaw unfair, say homebuilders

Saanich has drafted strict bylaws to stem the loss of tree canopy across the municipality

Saanich resident Dave Poje is trying to convince Saanich and View Royal to buy 30 acres of private forest next to Victoria General Hospital for a park. The forest helps form a divide between rural Saanich and the growing suburban neighbourhoods of View Royal.

Advocate pushes for new forest park in Saanich

A Saanich family is leading a low-key but determined effort to preserve the 28-acre forest as a nature park near Watkiss Road

Saanich resident Dave Poje is trying to convince Saanich and View Royal to buy 30 acres of private forest next to Victoria General Hospital for a park. The forest helps form a divide between rural Saanich and the growing suburban neighbourhoods of View Royal.
Archivist Raymond Frogner shows a replica of the original ledger that recorded the transfer of land between James Douglas

B.C. Archives seeks world heritage status for Douglas treaties

B.C. Archives and the Royal B.C. Museum are submitting the Douglas treaties to the UNESCO Memory of the World register

Archivist Raymond Frogner shows a replica of the original ledger that recorded the transfer of land between James Douglas
Larry Phillips

Ancient art takes root at Saanich garden

If the bucolic Horticulture Centre of the Pacific wasn’t tranquil enough, a new emerging garden is offering a new level of Zen.

Larry Phillips
This B.C. Hydro map shows the work zone to remove vegetation and soil near Colquitz creek in Colquitz River Park in Saanich starting later this month.

B.C. Hydro to remove contaminated soil near Colquitz creek in Saanich

B.C. Hydro plans to dig contaminated soil out of the side of Colquitz creek in the wake of a mineral oil leak last November.

This B.C. Hydro map shows the work zone to remove vegetation and soil near Colquitz creek in Colquitz River Park in Saanich starting later this month.