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October 19, 2022 -  Dina Stuehler photographed at her Ironworks Cafe & Creperie in Ladysmith. Don Denton photo

Sweet, savoury & made from scratch

Crepe sensei and Ironworks owner Dina Stuehler has you covered

  • Dec 9, 2022
October 19, 2022 -  Dina Stuehler photographed at her Ironworks Cafe & Creperie in Ladysmith. Don Denton photo
(Nature Conservancy of Canada handout photo)

OPINION: Conserving forest, grassland and wetland ecosystems in B.C. has global impact

This week and next governments, scientists and conservation experts are gathering in…

  • Dec 8, 2022
(Nature Conservancy of Canada handout photo)
A cat and her kittens in a kennel after being rescued from a duct taped box left in a dumpster in Penticton on Nov. 25, 2022. (contributed)

10 cats found in duct taped box shocks Okanagan Humane Society president

The box of cats was found in a dumpster in Penticton

  • Dec 8, 2022
A cat and her kittens in a kennel after being rescued from a duct taped box left in a dumpster in Penticton on Nov. 25, 2022. (contributed)
Getting home safe is a shared responsibility. Take your turn being the designated driver – your friends and family will thank you. If no one can be a designated driver, there are still plenty of options for you to get home. AdobeStock

Plan ahead for a safe holiday season

By Blair Qualey The holiday season is now upon us and that…

  • Dec 7, 2022
Getting home safe is a shared responsibility. Take your turn being the designated driver – your friends and family will thank you. If no one can be a designated driver, there are still plenty of options for you to get home. AdobeStock
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has determined that Saanich police are not responsible for a man’s injuries after an incident outside Uptown Mall (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police cleared after suspect injured while fleeing

The IIO says there was no physical or verbal contact between the suspect and the officer

  • Dec 7, 2022
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has determined that Saanich police are not responsible for a man’s injuries after an incident outside Uptown Mall (Black Press Media file photo)
If you’re looking for a unique spin on comedy, check out the upcoming show from Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill. (Photo submitted)

Comedian brings Stupid Ed tour to Victoria

Vancouver comic Ed Hill details life as a Taiwanese-Canadian

  • Dec 7, 2022
If you’re looking for a unique spin on comedy, check out the upcoming show from Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill. (Photo submitted)
October 13, 2022 -  Alan Jackson photographed at his Nexus Modular Solutions offices and factory in Cobble Hill. Don Denton photo

The future is modular

Nexus Modular in place to meet housing shift

  • Dec 7, 2022
October 13, 2022 -  Alan Jackson photographed at his Nexus Modular Solutions offices and factory in Cobble Hill. Don Denton photo
The report revealed a higher need for media literacy among Canadian youth. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Wilfredo Lee)

Majority of Canadian youth witness racism and sexism online: report

The study found that youth ages 12-17, are ill-equipped to respond to harmful content online

  • Dec 7, 2022
The report revealed a higher need for media literacy among Canadian youth. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Wilfredo Lee)
Kamloops Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson.Dave Eagles/KTW
Kamloops Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson.Dave Eagles/KTW
The Independent Investigations Office has determined that the RCMP is not responsible for the death of man found in a car on Nov. 29 near Lake Cowichan. (Citizen file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office has determined that the RCMP is not responsible for the death of man found in a car on Nov. 29 near Lake Cowichan. (Citizen file photo)
The Victoria Police Department says a woman tried to stop paramedics from providing life-saving medical care to a person experiencing an opioid overdose. (Black Press Media file photo)

Woman arrested after allegedly assaulting Victoria officer, obstructing paramedics

A VicPD officer says he sustained non-life-threatening injuries

  • Dec 6, 2022
The Victoria Police Department says a woman tried to stop paramedics from providing life-saving medical care to a person experiencing an opioid overdose. (Black Press Media file photo)
Paramedics work to revive a person from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mapping where overdoses are more likely to kill in B.C.

Fatality rates far higher in rural areas than urban ones

  • Dec 6, 2022
Paramedics work to revive a person from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack. (Black Press Media file photo)
On December 1 at 4:40 p.m., a person came by the RCMP Detachment in Grand Forks to turn in some firearms and ammunition that they did not want. Also present was a realistic looking grenade. This grenade was immediately seized and safely secured and stored.

Live hand grenade turned into Grand Forks RCMP

On December 1, a person came by the RCMP Detachment in Grand Forks to turn in some firearms and ammunition that they did not want.

  • Dec 6, 2022
On December 1 at 4:40 p.m., a person came by the RCMP Detachment in Grand Forks to turn in some firearms and ammunition that they did not want. Also present was a realistic looking grenade. This grenade was immediately seized and safely secured and stored.
Claire of Burnaby took part in the survey conducted by the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate in 2016-17. She found the experience very rewarding, as she connected with Cantonese-speaking seniors in their own language. (Special to The Star)

Asking long-term care residents their views

Comprehensive survey from Seniors’ Advocate seeks volunteers to connect with residents

  • Dec 5, 2022
Claire of Burnaby took part in the survey conducted by the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate in 2016-17. She found the experience very rewarding, as she connected with Cantonese-speaking seniors in their own language. (Special to The Star)
New BC Federation of Labour president Sussanne Skidmore (right) and secretary-treasurer Singh Kailley were elected on Nov. 24, 2022. (Credit: BC Federation of Labour/Facebook)

The new faces of B.C.’s labour movement

BC Federation of Labour pushing for more unions, better protections under new president

  • Dec 5, 2022
New BC Federation of Labour president Sussanne Skidmore (right) and secretary-treasurer Singh Kailley were elected on Nov. 24, 2022. (Credit: BC Federation of Labour/Facebook)
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. Student workers at the campus are trying to unionize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inside the unionization battle at SFU and UBC

University workers pushing for adequate pay in increasingly expensive regions

  • Dec 5, 2022
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. Student workers at the campus are trying to unionize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Charlotte lives with chronic lung disease. Her wish was to go to her favourite theme park – a dream made true by Make-A-Wish Canada and generous donors when she was three-years-old.

‘Magic truly does exist:’ Creating lasting memories for children facing serious illness

Thanks to generous donors, Make-A-Wish Canada granted nearly 1,000 life-changing wishes last year

  • Dec 5, 2022
Charlotte lives with chronic lung disease. Her wish was to go to her favourite theme park – a dream made true by Make-A-Wish Canada and generous donors when she was three-years-old.
Your support goes a long way in helping neighbours like Meghan and her two young children succeed.

Helping families in your neighbourhood succeed

With the living wage jumping 20 per cent this year in Greater…

  • Dec 5, 2022
Your support goes a long way in helping neighbours like Meghan and her two young children succeed.
Comfort Companions – life-like robotic dolls designed to look and feel like a cat, puppy or infant doll – can enhance the quality of life for seniors in long-term care. The Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation is raising funds to buy one for each resident this holiday season. Photo courtesy SPHHF

This Christmas, give the gift of comfort to a Saanich Peninsula senior

Hospital foundation aims to purchase Comfort Companions for Long-term Care residents

  • Dec 5, 2022
Comfort Companions – life-like robotic dolls designed to look and feel like a cat, puppy or infant doll – can enhance the quality of life for seniors in long-term care. The Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation is raising funds to buy one for each resident this holiday season. Photo courtesy SPHHF
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LETTER: Welcoming newcomers with open arms

Thank you for your thoughtful Nov. 24 editorial about welcoming people who…

  • Dec 4, 2022
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