Natalie North

Ambria Jade Yerrell

Christmas hamper drive continues

Contributions, spin-off parties welcomed

Ambria Jade Yerrell

Heritage planning continues

New survey live on Oak Bay’s website until Dec. 31

Regulating beauty, taste in development

Review of Floor Area Ratio report fills council chambers

Comedian and actor Kirsten Van Ritzen

Diva’s diaries revealed

Kirsten Van Ritzen launches The Comedy Diva Diaries, Dec. 7

Comedian and actor Kirsten Van Ritzen
Murray Leslie

Tracking tsunami debris in the hands of citizens

Masses of debris from Japan expected to hit West Coast over Christmas

Murray Leslie
Ana Ayala of Haliburton Community Organic Farm holds her pal Goldie

Haliburton community farm thrives, 10 years on

A lot has changed over the decade Haliburton Community Organic Farm has operated six gardens on seven acres of Saanich land in Cordova Bay.

Ana Ayala of Haliburton Community Organic Farm holds her pal Goldie
University of Victoria student Danya Smith gets some love from Pacific Animal Therapy Society pitbull Jake during UVic’s annual De-Stress Fest.

Play with a dog, lose exam stress

Twenty-one dogs, from Edie a pug-miniature pinscher, to Frost, a Kuvasz the size of a donkey, greeted a constant stream of students

University of Victoria student Danya Smith gets some love from Pacific Animal Therapy Society pitbull Jake during UVic’s annual De-Stress Fest.

Students set to save as textbooks go digital

B.C. leads way in creation of open textbooks for post-secondary education

It's hard to see with the naked eye

Seeking science in the sewage

UVic scientist attempts to separate effects of effluent from politics of poop

It's hard to see with the naked eye
Island Sexual Health Clinic executive director Bobbi Turner

Need advice on sexual health? Look to Saanich

Popular Fort Street sexual health clinic relocating to High Quadra

Island Sexual Health Clinic executive director Bobbi Turner
Crystal Dunahee

Dunahees share story of lost son

New book touches on struggles and continued hope, now 22 years after Michael disappeared

Crystal Dunahee
Vancouver Island Health Authority chief medical health officer Dr. Richard Stanwick sits in the hearing booth while Albert Guite

Canada’s most comprehensive health survey underway at UVic

Vancouver Island’s chief medical health officer sits inside a soundproof hearing booth with a smile on his face.

Vancouver Island Health Authority chief medical health officer Dr. Richard Stanwick sits in the hearing booth while Albert Guite
Graham Shorthill

Saanich celebrates 20 years as stewards of Mount Doug

On Thursday, the district unveiled a version of the constitution engraved on a towering rock at the park’s main entrance

Graham Shorthill

Court Friday for man accused of attack at Red Lion

The Red Lion Inn’s manager is set to make his first court appearance Friday

Darrell Wick

Mount Doug park still holds a few mysteries

District of Saanich celebrates 20 years overseeing the park

Darrell Wick
President of the Victoria branch of the Canadian Culinary Federation

Island’s top chefs face off at annual challenge

The Island’s best chefs will converge in Saanich on Sunday to face off for top culinary honours.

President of the Victoria branch of the Canadian Culinary Federation
Daphne Shaed

Tolerated, but not accepted

Discrimination the day-to-day norm for transgender people

Daphne Shaed
Shelley Eaves

Swab Mob events target optimal stem cell donors

Last February, Shelley Eaves got the kind of news no one ever wants to hear: her cancer had returned.

Shelley Eaves

Column: Old challenges in a new era

On my desk is a photo of Gwen Cash, Canada’s first female general reporter.

Fort Cafe co-owners

Curtain falls on beloved arts venue

Fort Café to close in December; owners hope to channel outpouring of community support into new location

Fort Cafe co-owners