Edward Hill

UVic chemistry professor Alexandre Brolo holds a beaker overflowing with carbon dioxide created from dry ice. Brolo will lead a highly visual chemistry show on Thursday

Explosive show for United Way

A good chemistry show can open the minds of young people to the wonders of science. A fiery explosion or two helps.

UVic chemistry professor Alexandre Brolo holds a beaker overflowing with carbon dioxide created from dry ice. Brolo will lead a highly visual chemistry show on Thursday

Tree arson a close call for seniors’ apartment

Saanich police are on the hunt for a group of young teen boys suspected of igniting a tree growing against a wood-framed building

Saanich police traffic officer Const. Janis Carmena demonstrates the automated licence plate reader

Police violating privacy laws with plate readers, rules privacy commissioner

Police agencies using automated licence plate readers will have to rejig the technology in the wake of a ruling restricting its use

Saanich police traffic officer Const. Janis Carmena demonstrates the automated licence plate reader
Francis Zwiers

All the weather you could want

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium creates online 140-year B.C. weather database

Francis Zwiers
Aborbent booms in Colquitz River near Columbine Way absorb a substance suspected to be leaking from underground high voltage cables.

Small leaks frequent for underground power cable

Line linked to recent Colquitz sheen leaked 200L of mineral oil over year

Aborbent booms in Colquitz River near Columbine Way absorb a substance suspected to be leaking from underground high voltage cables.
Nov 2 2012 - With Remembrance Day wreaths stacked to the ceiling at the Poppy Fund headquarters at the Trafalgar-Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road

Aging volunteers drive Poppy Fund

Remembrance Day effort seeks to help veterans in need

Nov 2 2012 - With Remembrance Day wreaths stacked to the ceiling at the Poppy Fund headquarters at the Trafalgar-Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road
Aborbent booms in Colquitz River near Columbine Way absorb a substance suspected to be leaking from underground high voltage cables.

Power line liquid leaking into Colquitz River

A sheen of oil found on Colquitz River last week likely leaked from underground high-voltage power cables, says B.C. Hydro.

Aborbent booms in Colquitz River near Columbine Way absorb a substance suspected to be leaking from underground high voltage cables.
Kali Larsen

Victoria writers embrace national novel writing month

50,000 words, one novel, 30 days

Kali Larsen
Jasmin Gerwien doesn’t mind the cold ocean off Gyro Park in Saanich. The ocean swimmer is organizing a Victory Ocean Swim at the park to collect donations for the Mustard Seed food bank

Ocean swim fundraiser honours mother’s legacy

On a cold day last year, Jasmin Gerwien drove to the Dallas Road beach, said a prayer, and walked into the ocean water.

Jasmin Gerwien doesn’t mind the cold ocean off Gyro Park in Saanich. The ocean swimmer is organizing a Victory Ocean Swim at the park to collect donations for the Mustard Seed food bank
Two years of work is encapuslated in this small metal frame that is the beginning of the UVic space program. From left

UVic enters the space race

A blue laser light draws the eye to mechanical gizmos and circuit boards, all crammed into a frame about the size of a loaf of bread.

Two years of work is encapuslated in this small metal frame that is the beginning of the UVic space program. From left
Archivist Frederike Verspoor reads a notice of delinquent taxes from the District of Saanich

Business records offer new insights into B.C.’s history

Pemberton Holmes donates extensive business archives to Royal B.C. Museum

Archivist Frederike Verspoor reads a notice of delinquent taxes from the District of Saanich
Master carver Carey Newman holds his two-year-old daughter Adelyn shortly after 100 people helped raise his 26-foot totem 'Na' mima' at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre on Regina Avenue.

Second of three pillars rises at native friendship centre

A new totem pole has taken root outside the Victoria Native Friendship Centre after a ceremony today

Master carver Carey Newman holds his two-year-old daughter Adelyn shortly after 100 people helped raise his 26-foot totem 'Na' mima' at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre on Regina Avenue.

Three years for 2011 Rock Bay beating death

Jason Van Winkle will spend the next three years behind bars in the wake of an unprovoked assault that left a man dead

Column: Tax increase poor treatment

I’ll say this right up front: I’m not eager to pay several hundred dollars more per year in taxes to feel better about flushing the toilet.

George Tzanetakis

Rise of the robot musicians

UVic professor George Tzanetakis on track to create computer music systems that can jam with humans

George Tzanetakis
Janet Lum

Horseshoe club hosts block party revival

Toss a few horseshoes and get to know your neighbours Saturday at the Victoria Horseshoe Club

Janet Lum

Shred It highlights the active industry of identity theft

People try to steal identity through various scams, but mainly it’s done the old fashioned way – buy rooting through your garbage.

Norwegian tanker adrift in Victoria court

A Norwegian tanker that has landed in a Victoria court for alleged illegal dumping was nabbed by a Transport Canada surveillance flight.

UVic labour peace a work in progress

The University of Victoria has reached a tentative agreement on a contract with the Professional Employees Association last week

Candice and Biagio Woodward show off handfuls of toys at their store

Embracing your inner child

Nostalgia drives popular toy and hobby show at Pearkes arena

Candice and Biagio Woodward show off handfuls of toys at their store