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Saanich Volunteer Services original volunteers Maxine Reed, left, and Mary Joan Sharkey, right, with executive director Brenda Lynn at the SVS 25th anniversary party. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Volunteers celebrate 25 years of helping Saanich seniors

Agency started small, now reaches 1,000 Saanich seniors

Saanich Volunteer Services original volunteers Maxine Reed, left, and Mary Joan Sharkey, right, with executive director Brenda Lynn at the SVS 25th anniversary party. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Knackers Yard, performing during the Sidney Street Market. (Steven Heywood/News staff file)

Folk band Knacker’s Yard coming to North Saanich

Six-piece Celtic band bring lively repertoire to Vespers performance

Knackers Yard, performing during the Sidney Street Market. (Steven Heywood/News staff file)
Workers for marine related trades are in high demand, so the Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society is establishing an award to support students studying in the field at Camosun College. News file photo

Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society supports Camosun students

Fundraiser will establish an award to aid those studying marine trades

Workers for marine related trades are in high demand, so the Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society is establishing an award to support students studying in the field at Camosun College. News file photo
Used Victoria’s new app is being launched Tuesday. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Used.ca launches new mobile app

Local e-commerce site partnered with local tech start-up FreshWorks

Used Victoria’s new app is being launched Tuesday. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
RON Talks addresses the politics of anger and the rescue of a television station

RON Talks addresses the politics of anger and the rescue of a television station

PhD student Phil Henderson and news director Rob Germain at RON Talks, Wednesday

RON Talks addresses the politics of anger and the rescue of a television station
Diamond celebration for Comox Valley couple celebrating 75 years of marriage

Diamond celebration for Comox Valley couple celebrating 75 years of marriage

Bud Tarling admits he’s relatively shy. He is so thankful that for…

Diamond celebration for Comox Valley couple celebrating 75 years of marriage
Julia Widdowson and Marco Cvitanovic hide under earthquake-proof desks, demonstrating what to do in case of an emergency. (File photo)

Victoria shaking it out with earthquake preparedness

City invites residents to participate in provincewide emergency drill

Julia Widdowson and Marco Cvitanovic hide under earthquake-proof desks, demonstrating what to do in case of an emergency. (File photo)
Dogs are back at local beaches, parks

Dogs are back at local beaches, parks

Willows Beach reopens to canines Oct. 1

  • Sep 30, 2017
Dogs are back at local beaches, parks
Weekend hit list: Vintage Expo, Sidney Art Fair and things get “chili” in Langford

Weekend hit list: Vintage Expo, Sidney Art Fair and things get “chili” in Langford

Take a trip down memory lane at the 5th Annual Victoria Vintage…

Weekend hit list: Vintage Expo, Sidney Art Fair and things get “chili” in Langford
The City of Victoria’s UBCM resolution on vacancy taxes has been approved. (File photo)

UBCM endorses Victoria’s resolution to tax empty homes

Request put forward by two Victoria councillors backed by B.C. municipalities

The City of Victoria’s UBCM resolution on vacancy taxes has been approved. (File photo)
The Greater Victoria School District approved spending a surplus in excess of $3.7 million. File photo
The Greater Victoria School District approved spending a surplus in excess of $3.7 million. File photo
The City of Colwood and Town of View Royal are working with BC Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission to come up with a workable rapid transit plan. (File photo)

Colwood and View Royal looking at possibility of rapid transit options

Bus lanes, queue jumping lanes, preferred park and ride locations, and costing details being studied

The City of Colwood and Town of View Royal are working with BC Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission to come up with a workable rapid transit plan. (File photo)
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Transportation top of mind for Greater Victoria at UBCM conference

Members of the Capital Regional District met with many cabinet ministers at this year’s municipalities conference.

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UBCM: Oak Bay, Victoria team up to gain municipal campaign finance reform support

UBCM: Oak Bay, Victoria team up to gain municipal campaign finance reform support

Revisit of original motion garners support needed at Union of BC Municipalities

UBCM: Oak Bay, Victoria team up to gain municipal campaign finance reform support
Victoria Police search for missing man

Victoria Police search for missing man

Yannick Myers was last seen June 26, and last heard from July 13

Victoria Police search for missing man
Whooping cough reported at Victoria middle school

Whooping cough reported at Victoria middle school

Island Health said one student has been diagnosed and four other schools notified

Whooping cough reported at Victoria middle school
Beau Bridges takes in concert in Sooke

Beau Bridges takes in concert in Sooke

Hollywood actor in Sooke filming Elsewhere

Beau Bridges takes in concert in Sooke
Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and his client Kaela Mehl stand outside the Victoria Law courts on Blanshard St. Thursday afternoon. Mehl is on trial, charged with first degree murder, in the death of her young daughter Charlotte Cunningham. Mehl has pleaded not guilty to the charges. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and his client Kaela Mehl stand outside the Victoria Law courts on Blanshard St. Thursday afternoon. Mehl is on trial, charged with first degree murder, in the death of her young daughter Charlotte Cunningham. Mehl has pleaded not guilty to the charges. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Bob Day, a councillor in Lake Cowichan, was harassed twice at his workplace last week. (File photo)

Councillor and other local government officials tell of increasing harassment

Day talked about his experience at a workshop at the Union of B.C. Municipalities

Bob Day, a councillor in Lake Cowichan, was harassed twice at his workplace last week. (File photo)
Rachel Staples was diagnosed with cancer May 2015, and participated in last year’s cancer run as a patient. This year she’s participating having finished her treatment. (Submitted photo)
Rachel Staples was diagnosed with cancer May 2015, and participated in last year’s cancer run as a patient. This year she’s participating having finished her treatment. (Submitted photo)
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