Edward Hill

Thomas King

New apostles of Victoria theatre

Performing arts grads launch theatre company through Godspell

Thomas King
Arbutus middle school Grade 8 student Xuan Emma Lu

Teen top in Canada for peace poster

World peace is tough to visualize as a snapshot, but a Saanich student has captured its spirit in a drawing that came out on top in Canada

Arbutus middle school Grade 8 student Xuan Emma Lu
Moses Pimentel sits near the CT scan machine at Victoria General Hospital

Stopping strokes before they hit

VIHA and Genome B.C. have launched a $10 million project in Victoria to make the warning signs of stroke easy to detect

Moses Pimentel sits near the CT scan machine at Victoria General Hospital
Denys Cook has a small fraction of his art decorating his room at the Victorian at McKenzie seniors residence in Saanich. Cook shows some of his art tools – dental picks used for British scraperboard pieces – resting on one of his latest sketches using a silverpoint pencil – a medium that doesn’t smudge (and doesn’t easily erase) and originally used by Medieval scribes.

Canada’s forgotten artist

A celebrated wildlife painter decades ago, the artistic legacy of Denys Cook remains uncertain

Denys Cook has a small fraction of his art decorating his room at the Victorian at McKenzie seniors residence in Saanich. Cook shows some of his art tools – dental picks used for British scraperboard pieces – resting on one of his latest sketches using a silverpoint pencil – a medium that doesn’t smudge (and doesn’t easily erase) and originally used by Medieval scribes.
Don Munroe

Paddlers to circumnavigate region for Easter Seals

By late afternoon Saturday, an armada of canoes should round Ten Mile Point as part of a day-long circumnavigation of Greater Victoria.

Don Munroe
Tia Filler and Noelle Pasta

Saanich branches into ‘nature’ education

Swan Lake to host outdoor preschool this September

Tia Filler and Noelle Pasta
Tom Cockburn

Toothy remains of ancient ‘hippos’ highlight fossil fair

Victoria Palaeontology Society hold annual fossil fair this weekend at Swan Lake

Tom Cockburn
The results of a proposed land exchange in Haro Woods between the Saanich and the Capital Regional District

Haro Woods land swap, rezoning before council in April

CRD seeks land for overflow tank in Saanich as part of regional sewage treatment

The results of a proposed land exchange in Haro Woods between the Saanich and the Capital Regional District
Const. Doug Franklin and Sgt. Alan Gurzinski

Bike officers go off the beaten path

Saanich police’s year-round bike patrol acts as the eyes and ears for homelessness

Const. Doug Franklin and Sgt. Alan Gurzinski
A great horned owl minds her three owlets

Saanich owl family lands online reality show

Great horned owls raise owls in planter outside office building near Tillicum area; Hancock Wildlife Foundation helps set up webcams

A great horned owl minds her three owlets
Feb 28 2013 - Eric Carswell demonstrates the eye exam machine used at the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging data collection site in the Gorge Road Hospital. Carswell was the first Greater Victoria resident to donate his health and lifestyle information for a study that aims to track 50

Unlocking the secrets to healthy aging

Victoria is one of 11 sites in Canada participating in a study that aims to track 50,000 Canadians between age 45 and 85, for 20 years

Feb 28 2013 - Eric Carswell demonstrates the eye exam machine used at the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging data collection site in the Gorge Road Hospital. Carswell was the first Greater Victoria resident to donate his health and lifestyle information for a study that aims to track 50

Lottery ticket helps break Greater Victoria crime spree

A stolen lottery ticket worth $42 helped police unravel an Esquimalt man’s car break-in crime spree across Greater Victoria.

Easily accessible and relatively inexpensive technology has allowed Victoria natives Philip Turcotte

Creating low key sound in an urban bunker

When the mood strikes, Sandy Groulx, a.k.a. SandyG, steps into a fortress of blankets and belts out hip-hop rhymes.

Easily accessible and relatively inexpensive technology has allowed Victoria natives Philip Turcotte
Saanich police Sgt. Nick Ross

Emergency responders don pink for anti-bullying effort

Liaison officers with the Saanich police will have to bleach their white work shirts, after dying them pink to stand up against bullying.

Saanich police Sgt. Nick Ross
Katrina Kadoski is performing her acclaimed one-person musical about homesteading legend Ada Annie Jordan

The legend of Cougar Annie comes to Spectrum

In 2007, Katrina Kadoski found herself as caretaker of a homestead on the remote coast of Clayoquot Sound

Katrina Kadoski is performing her acclaimed one-person musical about homesteading legend Ada Annie Jordan
With his wife Valerie next to him

A life well lived, and a degree well deserved

Professors and academic officers at UVic work in overdrive to award PhD to a mechanical engineer faced with terminal cancer

With his wife Valerie next to him
Blind runner (black shirt) Graeme McCreath with his guide Carlos Castillo run in the inaugural McNeill Bay Half Marathon in September 2011 (The duo finished 2:06). The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the TC10K discriminated against McCreath for not allowing him to start that race ahead of the main pack.

Blind runner wins discrimination case against TC10K

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has ordered the TC10K organization to pay damages and to accommodate a blind runner from Saanich

Blind runner (black shirt) Graeme McCreath with his guide Carlos Castillo run in the inaugural McNeill Bay Half Marathon in September 2011 (The duo finished 2:06). The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the TC10K discriminated against McCreath for not allowing him to start that race ahead of the main pack.
Saanich-based engineers Mike Ferguson and Ben Moore have created a secure system called SmartPager that allows medical professionals to communicate through their smartphones. Outside of the Royal Jubilee Hospital

Prying doctors from their pagers

Saanich tech startup aims to revolutionize outdated communication within the medical world

Saanich-based engineers Mike Ferguson and Ben Moore have created a secure system called SmartPager that allows medical professionals to communicate through their smartphones. Outside of the Royal Jubilee Hospital
Garth Homer society client Laurie Fairweather holds an iPad as Lynne Hibak traces colours using an art app. The society has purchased 14 iPads after a staff member showed that clients with developmental disabilities deeply enjoyed using the hands-on technology.

IPad gives a stronger voice to developmentally disabled

Portable, touch-screen devices widely adopted into Saanich-based Garth Homer Society programs

Garth Homer society client Laurie Fairweather holds an iPad as Lynne Hibak traces colours using an art app. The society has purchased 14 iPads after a staff member showed that clients with developmental disabilities deeply enjoyed using the hands-on technology.
University of Victoria students Rhyanna Bunniss

Ocean swim fundraiser grows

Mustard Seed funraiser and ocean swim Sunday 1 p.m. at Gyro Park in Saanich

University of Victoria students Rhyanna Bunniss