Tim Collins

Chef Dan Hayes (right) watches over Daryl Makarenko as he helps prepare a chili meal for residents of the Salvation Army. The London Chef partnered with the Salvation Army to help teach the participants how to cook on Tuesday.

Cooking school helps overcome barriers

The London Chef has partnered with the Salvation Army to help a community struggling with homelessness, poverty and addiction.

Chef Dan Hayes (right) watches over Daryl Makarenko as he helps prepare a chili meal for residents of the Salvation Army. The London Chef partnered with the Salvation Army to help teach the participants how to cook on Tuesday.
Max Tomaszewski shows off the model of a new condo development on Cook Street. The project offers European-stlyle living in downtown Victoria.

New development boasts zero-down offer

For Max Tomaszewski, president of the Amadon Group–Westwater Projects, the project is far more than another condo development.

Max Tomaszewski shows off the model of a new condo development on Cook Street. The project offers European-stlyle living in downtown Victoria.
Don Mattrick with the Premier’s Technology Council

Women in tech, science industries band together

Robyn Quinn recalls how she was once nominated to sit on a board of directors and found herself in a room with five middle-aged white men.

Don Mattrick with the Premier’s Technology Council
Players from the Gorge Spiders finished in 2nd place at the U13 Metro level SX Cup tournament recently.

Soccer season in full swing on Vancouver Island

Victoria's temperate climate allows the soccer season to begin in early autumn and extends to April.

Players from the Gorge Spiders finished in 2nd place at the U13 Metro level SX Cup tournament recently.
Megaphone’s executive director Jessica Hannon and Delisle Doucet show off this year’s Hope in the Shadows calendar.

Calendar provides hope to Victoria’s low income, homeless

It was a big day for Delisle Doucet when he learned a photo he had entered in the Hope in Shadows calender photo contest was a winner.

Megaphone’s executive director Jessica Hannon and Delisle Doucet show off this year’s Hope in the Shadows calendar.
Nick Russell’s book Glorious Victorian Homes: 150 Years of Architectural History on British Columbia’s Capital is available now.

Author celebrates city’s architecture in book

In 2011 local historian and preservationist Nick Russell self-published a book entitled Glorious Victorian.

Nick Russell’s book Glorious Victorian Homes: 150 Years of Architectural History on British Columbia’s Capital is available now.
Monk Office CEO Mark Breslauer.

Monk Office celebrates 65 years of success on Vancouver Island

After 65 years in business, Monk Office has a lot of history on the Island, but CEO Mark Breslauer is even more excited about the future.

Monk Office CEO Mark Breslauer.
Pot shops start process to comply with new city bylaws

Pot shops start process to comply with new city bylaws

The City of Victoria has approved the Cannabis-Related Business Regulation Bylaw that includes a variety of rules.

Pot shops start process to comply with new city bylaws
HeroWork CEO Paul Latour and Lt.(N) Colin Dudeck at Rainbow Kitchen. The duo were part of the volunteer team who helped complete the $500

A miracle at the end of the rainbow

When Rainbow Kitchen approached HeroWork for help, they hoped the organization would be able to help with a renovation of the bathroom.

HeroWork CEO Paul Latour and Lt.(N) Colin Dudeck at Rainbow Kitchen. The duo were part of the volunteer team who helped complete the $500
Jean McRae is the chief executive officer of the  Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria.

Sponsors still needed for many more Syrian refugees

Victoria has welcomed a total of 40 Syrian families (154 individuals) who have arrived as refugees to make their new home in our city.

Jean McRae is the chief executive officer of the  Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria.

Rental housing affordability, home ownership top Vital Signs survey

Victorians love the festival culture of the city, but are concerned about the affordability of rental housing and home ownership.

Local artist Anne Louise Carlson’s piece called Spirits of the Checkers Pavilion pays homage to the site at Beacon Hill Park

Artist immortalizes Checkers Pavilion in work

For local artist Anne Louise Carlson, the loss of the old Checkers Pavilion at Beacon Hill Park is a bittersweet moment in her life.

Local artist Anne Louise Carlson’s piece called Spirits of the Checkers Pavilion pays homage to the site at Beacon Hill Park
Shane Wagner is the chair of Oak Bay High School's Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and assisted in crafting the school district's gender identity and expression policy.

School board gender identity policy ‘a big move forward’

The Board of Education for the Greater Victoria School District has approved the district’s first gender identity and expression policy.

Shane Wagner is the chair of Oak Bay High School's Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and assisted in crafting the school district's gender identity and expression policy.
Victoria author Peter Gordon’s memoir Stalking Salmon and Wrestling Drunks is an account of his life at sea during an 11-year-period.

Author pens book about life as a charter captain

Peter Gordon came to Victoria in 1977 after a self-described California divorce, in search of new horizons.

Victoria author Peter Gordon’s memoir Stalking Salmon and Wrestling Drunks is an account of his life at sea during an 11-year-period.
In February

Eleven-year-old local an ambassador for children’s hospital

Last year alone, more than 86,000 children were treated at B.C. Children’s Hospital.

In February
Todd Mason

Tour de Rock cyclists put pedal to the metal

Fourteen police officers, one media personality, and two special guests are gearing up for the annual Tour de Rock.

Todd Mason
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie.

Seniors survey a roadmap to improvements

The next two decades will see the proportion of seniors aged 65 years and older in the population grow rapidly.

Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie.
Three of the four founders of the charity group 100+ Real Estate Agents Who Care

Realtors give back with fundraising program

Imagine a charity where 100 per cent of every dollar raised goes directly to the identified cause.

Three of the four founders of the charity group 100+ Real Estate Agents Who Care

Rental market “hot and unfriendly”

Victoria rental market especially challenging for pet owners and families with young children.

Last year's Canstruction of a scene from the Wizard Of Oz at Mayfair Mall.

Canstruction fundraiser stacks to new heights

Canstruction is returning to Victoria and organizers are confident this year's competition will inspire and amaze.

Last year's Canstruction of a scene from the Wizard Of Oz at Mayfair Mall.