Edward Hill

Marlene Bergstrom

Saanich group on hunt for community kitchen in Shelbourne Valley

The Shelbourne Community Kitchen organization has been born. All it needs now is an actual kitchen.

Marlene Bergstrom
Jordan Czop

For Father’s Day in Saanich, it’s bring your own box

Saanich parent resource centre hosts cardboard box day for dads, kids

Jordan Czop
Jessica Tamas picks borage at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific for use at the garden's restaurant. The garden will be participating in Canada’s inaugural Garden Day on Friday.

Friday is garden day in Victoria, and across Canada

Entry to Horticulture Centre of the Pacific in Saanich free on Friday

Jessica Tamas picks borage at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific for use at the garden's restaurant. The garden will be participating in Canada’s inaugural Garden Day on Friday.
Sgt. Lindsay Houghton of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. and VicPD Staff Sgt. Conor King talk about a major drug bust of two men from Langford and Saanich. In the photo: 28 pounds of marijuana; two bags of crystal meth (1kg); two 1kg bricks of cocaine (blue and black bricks); 200 pills of ecstasy; a 10 L jug of GHB and a buffer agent for cutting cocaine.

Major Victoria drug traffickers caught and released

B.C.'s anti-gang squad and local police agencies have busted two of the top-level drug traffickers for Greater Victoria.

Sgt. Lindsay Houghton of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. and VicPD Staff Sgt. Conor King talk about a major drug bust of two men from Langford and Saanich. In the photo: 28 pounds of marijuana; two bags of crystal meth (1kg); two 1kg bricks of cocaine (blue and black bricks); 200 pills of ecstasy; a 10 L jug of GHB and a buffer agent for cutting cocaine.
At the Cottonwood preschool in Saanich

Lost for decades, original Cat in the Hat returned to children’s hospital in Saanich

More than 50 years ago, the Cat in the Hat arrived at the doorstep at the Queen Alexandria Solarium, a first edition signed by Dr. Seuss.

At the Cottonwood preschool in Saanich
Greg Holloway

Group pushes for community garden in Royal Oak

It’s a one-hectare wedge of greenspace, covered in grass and brush alongside the Patricia Bay Highway.

Greg Holloway

Former Victoria teacher on trial says stalking evidence fabricated by roommate

A former Vic High teacher adamantly denies stalking two women, and suggested his former roommate framed him.

This employee of Oak Bay Bikes received a significant cut to his neck after riding into a wire strung up across a trail in Gowlland Tod Park.

Update: Cyclist injured by wire hanging across hiking trail in rural Victoria

A mountain biker received a large cut along his throat after being clotheslined by a wire near Durrance Lake in Saanich.

This employee of Oak Bay Bikes received a significant cut to his neck after riding into a wire strung up across a trail in Gowlland Tod Park.
Rick Boomer

Growing community through gardens in Saanich

Volunteers band together for large community garden at housing complex on Wilkinson Road

Rick Boomer
UVic professor emeritus Patricia Roy has attended 46 Congress conferences over her academic career as a historian

Giant academic conference, community festival at UVic starts this weekend

7,000 researchers, students and academics are coming into Victoria for this weekend for Canada's largest annual academic gathering.

UVic professor emeritus Patricia Roy has attended 46 Congress conferences over her academic career as a historian
University of Victoria grad and Olympic rower Barney Williams is one of the dignitaries who helped kick off the celebration of the university’s new $77-million athletics complex CARSA

UVic celebrates construction of major sports hub for Victoria

CARSA, the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities, aims for spring 2015 opening

University of Victoria grad and Olympic rower Barney Williams is one of the dignitaries who helped kick off the celebration of the university’s new $77-million athletics complex CARSA

Family fundraises for Saanich man severely injured by tree

A Saanich man struck by a falling tree in Beaver Lake park last October remains paralyzed and in hospital.

Academic conference to boost bottom line for tourism in Victoria

Congress 2013 at UVic should give Victoria’s anemic tourism industry a healthy shot in the arm for 2013

University of Victoria engineering professor Rodney Herring shows the electron microscope he designed

UVic microscope proves to be the most powerful on the planet

With little fanfare in March, a microscope housed beneath UVic zapped a fleck of gold, and produced the world's most highly magnified image.

University of Victoria engineering professor Rodney Herring shows the electron microscope he designed
Mark

Saanich home aims for new high in energy efficiency

House is one of the most air-tight and energy efficient residential buildings in North America.

Mark
Tsawout First Nation chief Eric Pelkey

First Nations act to reclaim name of Mount Doug

The mountain is ingrained in First Nation culture, but it’s existing name is synonymous with longstanding historical injustices.

Tsawout First Nation chief Eric Pelkey
David Cubberley stands outside his restored 100-year-old home in Saanich. Hundreds of homes are turning a century old after building boom in Victoria from 1912-13.

Victoria chocked with century-old homes after 1913 building boom

Hundreds of grand old homes in Greater Victoria are celebrating their first century this year.

David Cubberley stands outside his restored 100-year-old home in Saanich. Hundreds of homes are turning a century old after building boom in Victoria from 1912-13.

Saanich OKs Emily Carr library lease with Uptown

The Emily Carr library branch should have a new home by the end of the year after Saanich council approved a 10-year lease with Uptown.

Ron Jordan

After 67 years, Cordova Bay badminton building eyes reno


Purpose built by volunteer labour in 1946, the 7,000-square-foot hall lacks amenities one would expect at a modern-day recreation facility

Ron Jordan
Glen Brown shows some highly mineralized water from the Cariboo region

Victoria-based civil servant lauded for improving drinking water across B.C.

The B.C. Water and Wast Association has bestowed Glen Brown its 2013 individual award of excellence

Glen Brown shows some highly mineralized water from the Cariboo region