Edward Hill

A runner makes her way along the Victoria waterfront.

PART 4: Running for different reasons

Victorians are serious about health and fitness, but road races see a decline as people shift to triathlon, adventure racing

A runner makes her way along the Victoria waterfront.
Camas Books volunteer and collective member Kim Croswell stands amid the store in the process of unpacking in its new location on Quadra Street.

Independent Camas Books thrives outside the mainstream

The mandate is to promote alternative knowledge and books

Camas Books volunteer and collective member Kim Croswell stands amid the store in the process of unpacking in its new location on Quadra Street.
Map collector Henry Wendt

To the ends of the Earth

Royal BC Museum hosts a display of the world's oldest printed maps

Map collector Henry Wendt

Year in jail for handyman fraud artist

Judge Robert Higginbotham sentenced Glen John French to 12 months for each of the 10 counts of fraud under $5,000.

Man stabbed at Royal Oak plaza

Saanich police are seeking a suspect behind a stabbing in the parking lot of the Royal Oak shopping centre Wednesday night.

Norwegian ship lands in Victoria court for illicit offshore dumping

A Norwegian tanker ship is feeling the long, albeit slow arm of Canadian law for alleged illegal dumping in the Pacific Ocean two years ago.

Student Jenny Albrecht gives Advanced Education Minister John Yap and Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong a quick lesson in welding at Camosun College on Thursday.

Province funds $30M trades centre for Camosun

After 40 years of hard use, Camosun College’s trades training facilities will get a needed facelift and two new buildings

Student Jenny Albrecht gives Advanced Education Minister John Yap and Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong a quick lesson in welding at Camosun College on Thursday.
University of Victoria neuropsychology professors Kimberly Kerns

Undoing the damage of fetal alcohol disorders

UVic researchers suspect therapy for traumatic brain injuries could translate to positive outcomes for people with fetal alcohol disorders

University of Victoria neuropsychology professors Kimberly Kerns
Dr. Andrew Weaver

Scientists protest federal cutbacks to environmental monitoring

Noted scientist calls latest Franklin expedition a front for oil and gas exploration

Dr. Andrew Weaver
Government Street chalk art fixture Ian Morris helped inspire Victoria’s first chalk art festival

Victoria welcomes classic art at street level

First chalk art festival touches ground

Government Street chalk art fixture Ian Morris helped inspire Victoria’s first chalk art festival
UVic scientists are installing an equipment probe similar to this one off Brentwood Bay in Cambridge Bay

UVic to help monitor Arctic sea ice

The extent of Arctic sea ice is hitting record lows, making now as good a time as any to add more gear to monitor the far North.

UVic scientists are installing an equipment probe similar to this one off Brentwood Bay in Cambridge Bay

Saanich teenager attacks woman in her home

A young woman was attacked last night in her home by a teen male in what police describe as a random assault.

Victoria men charged with securities crimes

Three Victoria-area men face charges relating to improperly selling securities four years ago

An arist rendering of the Heights at Mount View

Construction begins on residential care building in Saanich

Greater Victoria seniors needing round-the-clock care will have a modern facility in two years as construction gets underway this week

An arist rendering of the Heights at Mount View
Uptown development director Geoff Nagle

Uptown nears end of construction

At Uptown, construction crews are installing finishing touches – trees, the centerpiece mosaic fountain, faces of the clock tower.

Uptown development director Geoff Nagle
Nathan Lam

Victoria hosts ultimate nationals

72 teams, 1,500 athletes to vie for first championship in Capital Region for 15 years

Nathan Lam
Saanich police Const. Doug Franklin stands watch at a Tattersall Drive home raided on Tuesday for guns.

Update: Police raid Saanich home for guns

They came for the guns, but stayed for the cocaine and ecstacy.

Saanich police Const. Doug Franklin stands watch at a Tattersall Drive home raided on Tuesday for guns.
Up and coming Victoria-based opera singer Sarah Vardy is performing in Don Giovanni at the University of Victoria next week. The busy 33-year-old soprano will be auditioning in Germany

Soprano sings opera – minus the horns

The Vivace production of Don Giovanni is July 31, Aug. 1-2, 7 p.m. at the University of Victoria MacLaurin Building

Up and coming Victoria-based opera singer Sarah Vardy is performing in Don Giovanni at the University of Victoria next week. The busy 33-year-old soprano will be auditioning in Germany
Saanich police quartermaster Kevin Nunn pulls a 70 pound weight up the steep Mount Doug road. Nunn is training to pull a BMW Mini around UVic's Ring Road 12 times

Ramping up the crazy, for the kids

A Saanich police employee preps to pull a car 21 kilometres to raise money for pediatric cancer research

Saanich police quartermaster Kevin Nunn pulls a 70 pound weight up the steep Mount Doug road. Nunn is training to pull a BMW Mini around UVic's Ring Road 12 times
Lars Grammel and Jamie Starke

Apartment hunting in Victoria? There’s a web app for that

It’s been a rite of passage for University of Victoria students for decades – the panicked, desperate scramble to find housing

Lars Grammel and Jamie Starke