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Paul Hanson, right, celebrated his birthday by participating in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC at Willows Beach Sunday. Organizers have raised $40,000 in online donations alone. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Dozens brave cold for third annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Organizers have raised more than $40,000 as of Feb. 16

Paul Hanson, right, celebrated his birthday by participating in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC at Willows Beach Sunday. Organizers have raised $40,000 in online donations alone. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)

B.C. cub that woke early from hibernation taken to sanctuary

Yearling was taken to Northern Lights Wildlife Society in northern B.C.

This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)
Graffiti obstructing a mural on the side of Fernwood Auto Service at the intersection of Fernwood Road and Walnut Street, Oct. 24. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Fernwood business owner fed up with graffiti vandals

Fernwood Auto Service owner will once again have to remove graffiti from decade-old mural

  • Oct 24, 2019
Graffiti obstructing a mural on the side of Fernwood Auto Service at the intersection of Fernwood Road and Walnut Street, Oct. 24. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
The McKenzie Interchange project is an area of concern for residents who live nearby, so they’ve recruited the help of MLA Rob Fleming and Saanich mayor, Fred Haynes. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich mayor and local MLA support ‘neighbourhood champions’ in McKenzie Interchange concerns

Construction closure leaves area residents using intersection in need of safety upgrades

The McKenzie Interchange project is an area of concern for residents who live nearby, so they’ve recruited the help of MLA Rob Fleming and Saanich mayor, Fred Haynes. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)