Edward Hill

University of Victoria chemistry professor Alex Brolo sits behind a prototype of a biosensor (yellow) being used to detect leukemia from blood samples. A consortium of universities – UVic

Nanotechnology at UVic gets a boost into the real world

A biomedical sensor the size of a postage stamp could hold the answer to a fast and inexpensive way to diagnose disease.

University of Victoria chemistry professor Alex Brolo sits behind a prototype of a biosensor (yellow) being used to detect leukemia from blood samples. A consortium of universities – UVic

Uptown to host the city’s first high-voltage car charging station

B.C. Hydro has targeted Uptown for a fast-charging electric vehicle station, which is part of an emerging network of stations

Saanich homeowner Rishi Sharma loads a sink from his house into a Habitat for Humanity truck on Saturday. Sharma donated his house to Habitat and other non-profits in an attempt to reuse and recycle the structure prior to building two new houses on his Mount Douglas Cross Road lot.

Everything, including the kitchen sink

Saanich family donates house pegged for demolition to charity groups in attempt to reuse and recycle every scrap

Saanich homeowner Rishi Sharma loads a sink from his house into a Habitat for Humanity truck on Saturday. Sharma donated his house to Habitat and other non-profits in an attempt to reuse and recycle the structure prior to building two new houses on his Mount Douglas Cross Road lot.
Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen sits with a Bushmaster assault rifle

Two years in prison for Saanich man who stole 148 guns

For Lucky Jhagra, collecting guns turned from a hobby to an obsessive compulsion that landed the 41-year-old Saanich man in prison.

Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen sits with a Bushmaster assault rifle
Saanich parent Kerry Couvelier invented a fabric drink holder that attaches to an umbrella after she started taking her son to his soccer games. She and her husband pitched the product

A drink sleeve that rescues the soccer parent

A Saanich mom invents a drink sleeve for an umbrella, and pitches it on Dragons' Den

Saanich parent Kerry Couvelier invented a fabric drink holder that attaches to an umbrella after she started taking her son to his soccer games. She and her husband pitched the product

Offshore dumping case in Victoria shows limitations to Canadian law

A Norwegian shipping company steadfastly remains a no-show in Victoria court

Behind Roger Charles

Horticulture Centre aims to break ground on Mel Couvelier building

A greenhouse destroyed in a fire two years ago at the Horticulture Centre will rise again as the centerpiece Mel Couvelier Pavilion.

Behind Roger Charles
Mitchell Smith

A classroom and a lumber business

Students drive Lambrick Park secondary’s low-key but successful wood milling operation

Mitchell Smith
Fifty Fifty Arts Collective board members Jzero Schuurman

Victoria’s Fifty Fifty Arts Collective marks 10 years as hub for emerging art

The Fifty Fifty 10 year celebration is Friday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. 2516 Douglas St. and is free.

Fifty Fifty Arts Collective board members Jzero Schuurman
Greg Goldberg

Brain injury survivor works hard to give back

With mind-bending quizzes and dropped tomatoes, Greg Goldberg works hard to help people and raise awareness about traumatic brain injuries

Greg Goldberg
UVic astrophysicist Julio Navarro stands under the 32-inch telescope at the university. Navarro was part of a team that used data from a much larger telescope in Hawaii to figure out that a a cluster of galaxies is moving in a way that defies understanding.

A discovery, and a mystery, of galactic proportions

Small galaxies behaving somewhat planet-like by orbiting the Andromeda galaxy is both a discovery and a puzzle for UVic scientists

UVic astrophysicist Julio Navarro stands under the 32-inch telescope at the university. Navarro was part of a team that used data from a much larger telescope in Hawaii to figure out that a a cluster of galaxies is moving in a way that defies understanding.

Testimony ends at Phil Jacobs sexual abuse trial

Supreme Court justice to hear final arguments in January

Crown grills former priest on sexual compulsions around young boys

Phillip Jacobs vigorously denied that he molested male students at St. Joseph the Worker church

A Saanich police officer uses a canvas sack to haul marijuana leaves out of a house on Genevieve Road in the North Douglas area of Saanich. Police say that for several months the house was used purely as a grow-op and and nobody lived at the residence. Officers seized between 600 and 700 plants in various stages of cultivation.

Bad smell, empty home, neighbours noticed poorly hidden grow-op

It’s a roomy 1970s-era home on neatly manicured property on a quiet street that looks typical for Saanich.

A Saanich police officer uses a canvas sack to haul marijuana leaves out of a house on Genevieve Road in the North Douglas area of Saanich. Police say that for several months the house was used purely as a grow-op and and nobody lived at the residence. Officers seized between 600 and 700 plants in various stages of cultivation.

Former friend testifies against accused former priest

A one-time friend of Phillip Jacobs testified on Thursday that the former Saanich priest touched him inappropriately a number of times

Witness testifies to alleged sexual abuse at Saanich church

Key complainant takes stand against former Saanich priest Phillip Jacobs

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria curator of Asian art Barry Till spent the last few years hunting down century-old Japanese woodblock prints related to the famed story of the 47 ronin.

Following the code of the samurai 

Prints from 1800s tell a famed Japanese tale of revenge

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria curator of Asian art Barry Till spent the last few years hunting down century-old Japanese woodblock prints related to the famed story of the 47 ronin.
Nurse practitioner Janice Robinson chats with Lodge at Broadmead resident Edmund “Ted” Semmens

Hard fight for nurse practitioner

Advanced nursing project proves value for seniors with Broadmead Care, but funding remains a struggle

Nurse practitioner Janice Robinson chats with Lodge at Broadmead resident Edmund “Ted” Semmens
Lambrick Grade 12 student Rodrigo Pampin polishes the cedar canoe he single-handedly fashioned over the past 13 months. His teacher Roger Conrod said the 17-year-old's craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail is extremely rare.

Lambrick student deemed a woodworking master

Cut with perfectly symmetrical curved strips of light and dark cedar, Rodrigo Pampin’s polished canoe looks professional – and pricey.

Lambrick Grade 12 student Rodrigo Pampin polishes the cedar canoe he single-handedly fashioned over the past 13 months. His teacher Roger Conrod said the 17-year-old's craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail is extremely rare.
After successfully enduring more than three years of therapy for leukemia

Leukemia free and Disney bound for Saanich child

For Saanich’s Westhaver family, a trip to Disney World in Florida next year will mark a clean break from three years of stress and worry.

After successfully enduring more than three years of therapy for leukemia