Edward Hill

Alison Miles Cork

Broadmead Village facelift eyed for fall finish

Saanich shopping mall redesigns Chatterton Way access to ease congestion into the centre

Alison Miles Cork

Greater Victoria Horseshoe club unveils memorial shelter Saturday

The Horseshoe Pitching Association is dedicating a memorial shelter to past members

Cecil Meares is seated

Museum exhibit explores tragedy and triumph at the South Pole

Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria opens Race to the End of the Earth on May 17

Cecil Meares is seated
Artist Maarten Schaddelee works on his newest sculpture of eagles intertwined as soulmates in his studio on Vantreight Drive in Gordon Head. This weekend the prolific sculptor is hosting his 20th annual spring art show.

For Saanich sculptor, nature inspires

Maarten Schaddelee only needs to look out the window at his waterfront Gordon Head home to find inspiration.

Artist Maarten Schaddelee works on his newest sculpture of eagles intertwined as soulmates in his studio on Vantreight Drive in Gordon Head. This weekend the prolific sculptor is hosting his 20th annual spring art show.
Royal B.C. Museum conservator Jana Stefan in front of British Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova hut at Cape Evans

Victoria conservator preserves exploration history in Antarctica

Jana Stefan works on hut from 1912 Robert Scott expedition; offers insight for Royal B.C. Museum's South Pole exploration exhibit

Royal B.C. Museum conservator Jana Stefan in front of British Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova hut at Cape Evans
Dr. Stan Marcus shows a typical spine examination at the Royal Oak Chiropractic Natural Health Clinic

Free clinic in Saanich aims to boost health habits with youth

The Royal Oak Chiropractic Natural Health Clinic is offering a free series of heath checkups for youth on Saturday

Dr. Stan Marcus shows a typical spine examination at the Royal Oak Chiropractic Natural Health Clinic
Shipping container blown apart during propane explosion at construction site on Cloverdale Avenue.

Shipping container explodes in Saanich after propane leak

Cloverdale Avenue closed to traffic around 6:30 this morning

Shipping container blown apart during propane explosion at construction site on Cloverdale Avenue.
Victoria filmmaker Mohsin Abbas

Victoria man vows to tell Malala’s story

The attack on Malala Yousafzai made headlines around the world.

Victoria filmmaker Mohsin Abbas
Roy Scully shows a few treasures fished from the Gorge Waterway during last year’s Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club cleanup effort.

Gorge cleanup makes progress, but junk still piles up

There’s fewer televisions and computers chucked into the Gorge these days, but a volunteer crew still expects to fill three dumpsters

Roy Scully shows a few treasures fished from the Gorge Waterway during last year’s Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club cleanup effort.
Two forested properties and a road next to Mount Douglas Park (highlighted) were created in 1912

100 years on, undeveloped lots in Saanich eyed for development

Two untouched lots that have sat idle next to Mount Douglas Park since 1912, and now bear survey markings for future development.

Two forested properties and a road next to Mount Douglas Park (highlighted) were created in 1912
Federal forestry scientist Elisa Becker checks on Interior Douglas firs growing at the Pacific Forestry Centre in Saanich. Becker and her team are stressing out thousands of fir trees in an effort to pin down the genetic traits that allow some trees to grow through drought and disease.

Search for the toughest of trees

Pacific Forestry Centre in Saanich stresses out Douglas firs in a bid to create stronger forests

Federal forestry scientist Elisa Becker checks on Interior Douglas firs growing at the Pacific Forestry Centre in Saanich. Becker and her team are stressing out thousands of fir trees in an effort to pin down the genetic traits that allow some trees to grow through drought and disease.
Calvin Sandborn

Ancient Forest Alliance pushes parties to protect old growth

The Ancient Forest Alliance is taking provincial political parties to task in terms of committing to preserve B.C.’s old growth forests.

Calvin Sandborn
Friends of Mount Douglas president Darrell Wick shows off a 51 decibel sound reading in Mount Doug Park

Saanich park volunteers seek the sound of silence

Friends of Mount Douglas Park plan to map the ambient background noise in the park to locate places free of urban sounds

Friends of Mount Douglas president Darrell Wick shows off a 51 decibel sound reading in Mount Doug Park
Campus View elementary student Reina Girvan-Randall

Going ‘green’ pays off for Saanich elementary school

Staples Canada awards Campus View elementary $25,000 in computer gear; school hosts second community EarthFest on Wednesday

Campus View elementary student Reina Girvan-Randall
Shut out since 1996

Election battleground: Oak Bay-Gordon Head

A B.C. Liberal riding for 16 years, the NDP and Green parties seek to seize the white collar neighbourhoods of Saanich and Oak Bay

Shut out since 1996
Pacific Christian School secondary teacher Ruth McGhee

Victoria’s Pacific Christian team ready to argue at national championships

Two Grade 12 girls from Pacific Christian School are competing in this year’s senior national debate championships in Calgary.

Pacific Christian School secondary teacher Ruth McGhee
The provincial government organized the installation of a wheelchair accessible dock at scenic Durrance Lake in Mount Work Regional Park this year to encourage more people to fish.

New dock at Durrance opens fishing to all

The provincial government has spearheaded construction of a new dock at Durrance Lake

The provincial government organized the installation of a wheelchair accessible dock at scenic Durrance Lake in Mount Work Regional Park this year to encourage more people to fish.

University women’s group pushing child poverty onto election agenda

Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria is hosting a talk on child poverty in Saanich next Wednesday

Tony Embelton

Victoria research helps seniors stay safe on the road

UVic arm of a nationwide study Candrive shows seniors know their limits behind the wheel and voluntarily limit or opt out of driving

Tony Embelton
Dolores Wilkinson

Rise of the other ‘grey tsunami’

First generation of developmentally disabled adults reach senior years

Dolores Wilkinson