Keri Coles

Kidovate is a fun, free, hands-on youth entrepreneurship initiative for school-age youth (aged 10 to 17), developed and delivered by UVic entrepreneurship professor J. Brock Smith. (Google maps)

UVic professor offers free entrepreneurship training for youth

Program teaches youth to become ‘financially independent architects of their own future’

Kidovate is a fun, free, hands-on youth entrepreneurship initiative for school-age youth (aged 10 to 17), developed and delivered by UVic entrepreneurship professor J. Brock Smith. (Google maps)
Patrick Lane laughs with partner Lorna Crozier. (File photo)

Canadian poet and novelist Patrick Lane dead at 79

Literary community responds to news of his passing

Patrick Lane laughs with partner Lorna Crozier. (File photo)
A class from École Willows School gets a unique opportunity to explore the Salish Sea from a whale watching boat, as a result of a partnership between Eagle Wing Tours, the Royal BC Museum and SD61. (Sandra Gabaglia photo)

Students sail and study the Salish Sea

Floating classroom a partnership between Eagle Wing Tours, Royal BC Museum, SD61

A class from École Willows School gets a unique opportunity to explore the Salish Sea from a whale watching boat, as a result of a partnership between Eagle Wing Tours, the Royal BC Museum and SD61. (Sandra Gabaglia photo)
The CRD lifted the blue-green algae advisory ​Thursday for Elk Lake, located in Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

No more scum at Elk Lake: CRD

Pets are free to roam once again at Elk Lake after toxic algae advisory lifted

The CRD lifted the blue-green algae advisory ​Thursday for Elk Lake, located in Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
In the early morning of March 5, the front window of Side Street Studio in Oak Bay was smashed and jewelry was stolen. (Jill Fitz Hirschbold photo)

Thief steals custom jewelry in smash-and-grab theft at Oak Bay store

Store owner warns other merchants after front display window smashed

In the early morning of March 5, the front window of Side Street Studio in Oak Bay was smashed and jewelry was stolen. (Jill Fitz Hirschbold photo)
InspireHealth staff and clients prepare for the Rain Walk in 2018. (Keri Coles/News staff))

Saturday’s Victoria walk raises funds for free cancer support

Half of Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime

InspireHealth staff and clients prepare for the Rain Walk in 2018. (Keri Coles/News staff))
Peter McCartney (right), climate campaigner for the Wilderness Committee, delivers more than 16,000 signatures in support of a provincial ban on fracking to Green Party MLA Sonia Furstenau. (Keri Coles/News staff)

16,000 signatures supporting a ban on fracking delivered to B.C. legislature

Wilderness Committee delivers petition to Green Party MLA Sonia Furstenau

Peter McCartney (right), climate campaigner for the Wilderness Committee, delivers more than 16,000 signatures in support of a provincial ban on fracking to Green Party MLA Sonia Furstenau. (Keri Coles/News staff)
United Way Greater Victoria staff members Heather Skydt (left), Kelly Binette and Gayle Nye, stand amongst a mountain of pads and tampons and other menstrual products collected during the Period Promise Fill the Bus event. (United Way Greater Victoria)

Period Promise fills a bus for women in need

United Way doubles haul of tampons and pads in second annual ‘Fill the Bus’ event

United Way Greater Victoria staff members Heather Skydt (left), Kelly Binette and Gayle Nye, stand amongst a mountain of pads and tampons and other menstrual products collected during the Period Promise Fill the Bus event. (United Way Greater Victoria)
As part of the new boundaries proposal, SD61 has French immersion students from Margaret Jenkins Elementary School transitioning into Lansdowne Middle School as opposed to the current path to Central Middle School, doubling the commute for many families. (Don Denton/News staff)

Petition protests doubling commute for Margaret Jenkins French immersion families

Proposed change has students going to Lansdowne instead of Central

As part of the new boundaries proposal, SD61 has French immersion students from Margaret Jenkins Elementary School transitioning into Lansdowne Middle School as opposed to the current path to Central Middle School, doubling the commute for many families. (Don Denton/News staff)
The affected products were sold in 1.5 kg packages with a best before date of July 18, 2019 (UPC code 0 55742 33690 0). (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Chicken nugget recall expands to include Compliments brand

Notice triggered after new active outbreak of Salmonella illnesses

The affected products were sold in 1.5 kg packages with a best before date of July 18, 2019 (UPC code 0 55742 33690 0). (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
Over the next six weeks, people are encouraged to share ideas online about ways to make active transportation options more convenient and easier to use - including bike lanes, walking paths and connections to transit. (File photo)
Over the next six weeks, people are encouraged to share ideas online about ways to make active transportation options more convenient and easier to use - including bike lanes, walking paths and connections to transit. (File photo)
The permanent covered structures, with services provided, would allow people to cook food in parks without having to bring their own equipment. (Screenshot victoria.ca)

Permanent barbecues could soon be installed in Victoria parks

Council lists community building action item as strategic priority for 2019-2022

The permanent covered structures, with services provided, would allow people to cook food in parks without having to bring their own equipment. (Screenshot victoria.ca)
Rebels running back dances past a Raiders defender during Westshore game in 2016. (File photo)

Former head coach crosses floor to rival Canadian junior football team

Former VI Raiders head coach Doug Hocking joins Westshore Rebels coaching staff

Rebels running back dances past a Raiders defender during Westshore game in 2016. (File photo)
West Shore RCMP have cordoned off a large section near West Shore Parkway in Langford between Langford Parkway and Sooke Road. (Shalu Mehta/News staff)

VIDEO: No foul play suspected after body found in Langford woods

Area near West Shore Parkway cordoned off

West Shore RCMP have cordoned off a large section near West Shore Parkway in Langford between Langford Parkway and Sooke Road. (Shalu Mehta/News staff)
Victoria police are warning the public after Airbnb rentals in Victoria were trashed, stolen from and used for prostitution. (File photo)

Victoria Airbnb rentals trashed, stolen from and used for prostitution: VicPD

Investigators warn public after two recent investigations

Victoria police are warning the public after Airbnb rentals in Victoria were trashed, stolen from and used for prostitution. (File photo)
There was considerable public outcry after the Sir John A. MacDonald statue was removed from the front of Victoria’s City Hall in August 2018. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)

Premier Horgan may ‘run the other way’ if approached about Sir John A. Macdonald statue

Leader jokes about controversial statue during press conference

There was considerable public outcry after the Sir John A. MacDonald statue was removed from the front of Victoria’s City Hall in August 2018. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)
Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin will not seek re-election in 2019. (File photo)

Victoria MP Murray Rankin will not seek re-election

Rankin latest NDP MP to announce he won’t run for a seat in 2019

Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin will not seek re-election in 2019. (File photo)
Const. Eric Lequesne and Diesel love police work and the special relationship they have as members of the K9 Unit. Tim Collins/Victoria News

K9 search leads to arrest of assault suspect in Victoria

Search launched after report of an assault at a residence on Haultain

Const. Eric Lequesne and Diesel love police work and the special relationship they have as members of the K9 Unit. Tim Collins/Victoria News
MLA selfie on the steps of the B.C. legislature at the close of the Pink Shirt Day event. (Keri Coles//News staff)

On Pink Shirt Day, province announces $160,000 for online safety sessions

Sessions to help support and protect students against cyberbullying

MLA selfie on the steps of the B.C. legislature at the close of the Pink Shirt Day event. (Keri Coles//News staff)
Jon Rabeneck captured an eagle hunting a duck on the Tsawout First Nation Saturday morning. (Screenshot Jon Rabeneck)

VIDEO: Eagle flies on the spot to hunt duck on Saanich Peninsula

‘I’ve never seen that before in my life’

Jon Rabeneck captured an eagle hunting a duck on the Tsawout First Nation Saturday morning. (Screenshot Jon Rabeneck)