Kyle Wells

Colwood offers to pay Langford’s share of field at Royal Bay

Colwood city council has agreed to contribute half of the funds needed to build an athletic field in Royal Bay

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CineFile’s top films for 2014 Film Fest

Our resident film nerd Kyle Wells shares his must-see list of films for the 20th anniversary of the Victoria Film Festival

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Travis Takasaki swabs his mouth at the swab drive for Hannah Day event at Mayfair Shopping Centre

Hannah Day swab drive attracts huge crowd

The event is being held to find a stem cell donor for Day, a four-year-old Langford resident with leukemia.

Travis Takasaki swabs his mouth at the swab drive for Hannah Day event at Mayfair Shopping Centre

Dial a doper disconnected in Langford

A “dial a dope” operation in Langford has been shut down by West Shore RCMP

University of Victoria Vikes swimmer Stephanie Horner churns through the water at a recent meet. Horner

University of Victoria swimmers take to podium

Vikes trio capture medals at Canada West event in Calgary

University of Victoria Vikes swimmer Stephanie Horner churns through the water at a recent meet. Horner
Bottle collector and amateur history detective Bill Wilson has unravelled the mystery of a Colwood soda company and answered a challenge issued by the Goldstream News Gazette 38 years ago.

Mystery of the Colwood soda bottle solved

Amateur historian sleuths out story of a Colwood company that vanished a century ago

Bottle collector and amateur history detective Bill Wilson has unravelled the mystery of a Colwood soda company and answered a challenge issued by the Goldstream News Gazette 38 years ago.
Self-advocate Sheenagh Morrison has been recognized by Community Living B.C. with a Widening Our World award for her work in promoting principles of ‘diversability.’ She regularly volunteers at the Saanich-based Garth Homer Centre.

Advocate awarded for work on ‘diversability’

Garth Homer Society volunteer changes conversation on meaning of disabled

Self-advocate Sheenagh Morrison has been recognized by Community Living B.C. with a Widening Our World award for her work in promoting principles of ‘diversability.’ She regularly volunteers at the Saanich-based Garth Homer Centre.

Thief robs residence while people at home

A break and enter has police looking for help finding a suspect behind a robbery in the 3300-block of Arnot Ave.

Chief Ron Sam is celebrating this week’s opening of the Songhees Wellness Centre as a step forward for the community and an example of a First Nations community coming together to bring a major project to fruition.

Songhees Nation leading by example with new centre

Wellness centre opens up to community and greater region

Chief Ron Sam is celebrating this week’s opening of the Songhees Wellness Centre as a step forward for the community and an example of a First Nations community coming together to bring a major project to fruition.

Witness helps solve computer tablet theft

Saanich police located and arrested a man who had six tablets on him

Rural potable water on the table for CRD to debate

Questions over the availability of potable water by the Capital Regional District to remote Juan de Fuca residents continue to swirl

Police seek indecent runner at Cuthbert Holmes park

Man jogged by teen girls nude from the waist down.

IPhone locator helps track down thief

Saanich police arrested a 40-year-old Saanich man after he stole more than $1,000 in cash and four iPhones from two businesses

Injured hiker rescued off Mt. Wells by helicopter

Military assistance called in by Langford, Sooke fire departments

Lambrick Park secondary Grade 12 students Abby Isbister and Harrison Keetyls say teenagers are becoming increasingly aware of the potential risks of misusing social media

Hard lessons of social media

Recent conviction of teen a ‘wake up call’ to Greater Victoria youth on cyberbullying, acceptable uses of technology

Lambrick Park secondary Grade 12 students Abby Isbister and Harrison Keetyls say teenagers are becoming increasingly aware of the potential risks of misusing social media
Jaeda Saunders

Program preps parents for the worst

A program launched at Jenner Chevrolet offers parents their children’s photos and fingerprints in case of an emergency.

Jaeda Saunders
Childhood educators agree that elements of risk in places like playgrounds should be a part of childhood development.

Re-introducing risk into childhood play

Pendulum starts to swing away from ‘bubble wrapping’ children

Childhood educators agree that elements of risk in places like playgrounds should be a part of childhood development.
Silver Threads Centre Saanich members Stan Henwood

Saanich seniors’ centre celebrates middle age

Silver Threads Society's 45th anniversary is set to be celebrated by the seniors it continues to support.

Silver Threads Centre Saanich members Stan Henwood
Vancouver Island Better Business Bureau president Rosalind Scott is pleased to introduce this year's directory of bureau members to the public.

Vancouver Island bureau publishes 2014 business ‘bible’

Document contains a listing of accredited and trusted Island firms

Vancouver Island Better Business Bureau president Rosalind Scott is pleased to introduce this year's directory of bureau members to the public.

Man charged with attempted murder after Saanich house party stabbing

Langford man nearly dies from multiple stab wounds, his life saved by paramedics and emergency surgery