Edward Hill

Swimmers dive into the Gorge from the Banfield Park dock. The second Gorge Swimfest is on Aug. 11 at Banfield

Swimmers dive into second Gorge Swim Fest

Community groups and municipalities lining the waterway are helping launch the second Gorge Swim Fest in August

Swimmers dive into the Gorge from the Banfield Park dock. The second Gorge Swimfest is on Aug. 11 at Banfield
B.C. Archive paper conservator Jean Topham demonstrates a preservation method for aging leather-bound ledgers

From a dusty court basement to the B.C. Archives

Donated historical documents tell tales of B.C.'s early cases of murder, celebrity intrigue and the aboriginal fight for rights

B.C. Archive paper conservator Jean Topham demonstrates a preservation method for aging leather-bound ledgers
Kids play on the newly repainted Cadborosaurus at Gyro Park. The play area is slated for expansion under changes proposed for the park.

Alternative plans pressed for Gyro Park

Cadboro Bay resident disputes Saanich park planning proposals

Kids play on the newly repainted Cadborosaurus at Gyro Park. The play area is slated for expansion under changes proposed for the park.
Art Wood

Hotrods ticketed at popular collector car hangout in Saanich

For more than a decade, Francelli's Coffee House has been the social hub for classic car collectors from across the region.

Art Wood
Beacon of Hope House co-ordinator Keltie Manderville

Giving hope to addicted youths

Beacon of Hope House opens in Saanich as the Greater Victoria's primary rehabilitation centre for teenage boys

Beacon of Hope House co-ordinator Keltie Manderville
Bruce Parisian

Young aboriginal artists in Victoria get $15,000 boost

The Saanich-based Victoria Native Friendship Centre has been awarded $15,000 to support local off-reserve aboriginal artists.

Bruce Parisian
Janet Barney

All Victoria letter mail to be processed in Lower Mainland

A letter mailed to your neighbour across the street will journey through Vancouver and back starting this September.

Janet Barney
(Left) An inmate at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (Wilkinson Road jail) has his fingerprint scanned to allow him access to a computer terminal (right) that is activated using biometric fingerprint data. The computer system allows inmates access to all their court documents.

Jail in Saanich pilots high-tech fingerprinting system for inmates

Wilkinson Road jail is piloting a system that that allows inmates easy access to their court documents using fingerprint technology.

(Left) An inmate at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (Wilkinson Road jail) has his fingerprint scanned to allow him access to a computer terminal (right) that is activated using biometric fingerprint data. The computer system allows inmates access to all their court documents.
Biotechnology student Jorge Peña

Reversing the Canadian brain drain

Summer intern program at the University of Victoria a means to attract foreign research scientists

Biotechnology student Jorge Peña
For his University of Victoria mechanical engineering master's degree

Seaweed viable for biofuels in B.C., says UVic scientist

Seaweed – it’s great for sushi, and perhaps even better for biofuels.

For his University of Victoria mechanical engineering master's degree
Volunteers Dave Poje and Dick Battles pull ivy in a particularly bad patch in the southern end of Mount Douglas Park. Hundreds of volunteers across 40 parks in Saanich work to control and eradicate dozens of invasive plants. In 2012 volunteers logged some 6

Eradicating invasive plants in Saanich a slow, steady battle

Volunteers the backbone of a broader invasive species strategy across the municipality

Volunteers Dave Poje and Dick Battles pull ivy in a particularly bad patch in the southern end of Mount Douglas Park. Hundreds of volunteers across 40 parks in Saanich work to control and eradicate dozens of invasive plants. In 2012 volunteers logged some 6
Lindsay Hodgins

Saanich horseshoe club kids going to worlds

The 16-year-old member of the Greater Victoria Horseshoe Pitching Association is the reigning junior female Canadian champion

Lindsay Hodgins
Reece Hygh holds a Victoria Brewery beer bottle shard from the 1880s he found in the Gorge. Hygh and friend Chris Hill use snorkles and a rake to find the old bottles buried under silt and grasses. He also found a black and a blue glass bottles from the same era

Relics of history remain hidden in Gorge waterway

One colonist’s trash is another man’s treasure, given a century or so.

Reece Hygh holds a Victoria Brewery beer bottle shard from the 1880s he found in the Gorge. Hygh and friend Chris Hill use snorkles and a rake to find the old bottles buried under silt and grasses. He also found a black and a blue glass bottles from the same era
UVic chemistry professor Frank van Veggel illuminates a vial of erbium nanoparticles using an infrared laser. Nanoparticles could lead to better detection and treatment of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer, a tough nut to crack

Scientists at the University of Victoria tackle the problem of diagnosing prostate cancer using vastly different high-tech techniques

UVic chemistry professor Frank van Veggel illuminates a vial of erbium nanoparticles using an infrared laser. Nanoparticles could lead to better detection and treatment of prostate cancer
Saanich 19-year-old Kevin Breel is making a name for himself as a speaker and a comedian by talking to teens about depression and mental health. He urges teens to not be afraid of seeking help and speaking out if they are suffering mental health issues.

Speaking out for mental health

Saanich’s Kevin Breel uses his personal story to break the stigma of depression

Saanich 19-year-old Kevin Breel is making a name for himself as a speaker and a comedian by talking to teens about depression and mental health. He urges teens to not be afraid of seeking help and speaking out if they are suffering mental health issues.
Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard stands in Haro Woods

Saanich nears gaining Haro Woods as parkland

Haro Woods, a forest in Cadboro Bay will be preserved as parkland, minus a parcel dedicated to an underground sewage holding tank.

Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard stands in Haro Woods
Mike List plans to wheel around Centennial Stadium at UVic for 24 hours during the 24 Hour Relay this weekend

On a roll for his daughter

Greater Victoria man plans 24-hour wheelchair marathon at 24 Hour Relay at UVic this weekend

Mike List plans to wheel around Centennial Stadium at UVic for 24 hours during the 24 Hour Relay this weekend
The Centre of the Universe

Center of the Universe in Saanich to close at the end of summer

The Centre of the Universe astronomy interpretive centre in Saanich will close at the end of the summer due to budget cutbacks

The Centre of the Universe
Oak Bay author Christina Johnson-Dean shows a self-portrait of Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher in her new book that explores of the life of the adventurous and unsung Victoria artist who befriended and influenced Emily Carr.

Unsung Victoria artist brought to light

The Life and Art of Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher launches June 29, 8 p.m. at the Victoria College of Art, 1625 Bank St.

Oak Bay author Christina Johnson-Dean shows a self-portrait of Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher in her new book that explores of the life of the adventurous and unsung Victoria artist who befriended and influenced Emily Carr.
Larry Gontovnick

Cordova Bay Day celebrates 10 years

For its 10th anniversary, Cordova Bay Day is expanding its venues and bringing in a bit more of everything for its community celebration.

Larry Gontovnick