Natalie North

Charlie Nishi board chair of Baptist Housing

Residential care building breaks ground in Saanich

Greater Victoria is one step closer to achieving a health care goal as construction officially began Tuesday at the Heights at Mt. View

Charlie Nishi board chair of Baptist Housing
Dennis Ohalloran shows off produce he grew at Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health Facility on Blenkinsop Road. Ohalloran is one of 14 people who grew vegetables as a part of Feeding Ourselves and Others

Health and healing in the garden

Every Tuesday and Thursday since May, Dennis Ohalloran has gotten his hands dirty, tending to a veggie patch in the Blenkinsop Valley.

Dennis Ohalloran shows off produce he grew at Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health Facility on Blenkinsop Road. Ohalloran is one of 14 people who grew vegetables as a part of Feeding Ourselves and Others
Bob Gillespie last November.

With death of Bob Gillespie, community loses long-time leader

Long-time Saanich councillor, advocate for farming dies at 82.

Bob Gillespie last November.
Olympic rower Dave Calder

Running hard for their dinner

Olympians, chefs team up for obstacle course fundraiser to support farming

Olympic rower Dave Calder

UVic 50th celebrations this weekend

Rooftop concert Friday; campus, faculty tours Saturday

Breastfeeding moms to descend on library Saturday

The Greater Victoria Public Library’s regular patrons will have extra company this Saturday – a whole lot of breastfeeding moms.

Derek Shaw has been training for the last year to transition from running in shoes to becoming a barefoot runner. He started his training on the Cedar Hill Golf Course trail.

Part 2 on Running: Going back to school

One athlete’s quest to return to the essence of running – going barefoot

Derek Shaw has been training for the last year to transition from running in shoes to becoming a barefoot runner. He started his training on the Cedar Hill Golf Course trail.
Saanich Legacy Foundation president Paul McKivett

Memorial garden underway for honouring pregnancy loss

Royal Oak Burial Park opens nation’s first memorial site for parents grieving from miscarriage

Saanich Legacy Foundation president Paul McKivett
Tour de Rock riders give a smile and a wave during a training ride near Nanaimo last month. The team will have a send off Saturday morning at Thrifty Foods at Admirals Walk in View Royal before heading to Port Alice to begin this year’s tour.

Tour de Rock takes on the Island

Police, guest riders set off on emotional 1,000 km journey against cancer

Tour de Rock riders give a smile and a wave during a training ride near Nanaimo last month. The team will have a send off Saturday morning at Thrifty Foods at Admirals Walk in View Royal before heading to Port Alice to begin this year’s tour.
Fearless reporter Natalie North

Don’t think; don’t look down

Annual Drop Zone raises $140,000 for Easter Seals

Fearless reporter Natalie North
University of Victoria climate researcher Andrew MacDougall conducts fieldwork in Kluane National Park

Thawing permafrost to accelerate global warming, says UVic study

The vast Arctic “compost” is thawing, dumping billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere

University of Victoria climate researcher Andrew MacDougall conducts fieldwork in Kluane National Park
University of Victoria theatre grad Emily Piggford stars in Frost as Naya

Spotlight on Victoria talent at TIFF

Filmmaker, actress debut at prestigious Toronto International Film Festival

University of Victoria theatre grad Emily Piggford stars in Frost as Naya
Chris Vickers takes one in the tuches for Rifflandia TV.

Manifestation of a dream

Rifflandia V brings big names, personal triumphs and Grimace tattoos

Chris Vickers takes one in the tuches for Rifflandia TV.
This archival photo shows a regatta on the Gorge from around 1916

Saanich history tour highlights the Gorge

The Gorge was once Victoria’s playground, a place where folks would converge to take in the regattas and vaudeville shows

This archival photo shows a regatta on the Gorge from around 1916
Emergency medical dispatcher Bill Hadden takes a call at the EMD dispatch centre in the Vancouver Island Tech Park.

Staying calm, confident and clear

B.C. Ambulance Service guide callers through every emergency

Emergency medical dispatcher Bill Hadden takes a call at the EMD dispatch centre in the Vancouver Island Tech Park.
Connie and Hon Dere peek out the service window of the Elk Lake Restaurant

The last ice cream at Elk Lake

Longtime restaurant closes after Sunday; Victoria triathlon company buys property

Connie and Hon Dere peek out the service window of the Elk Lake Restaurant
Connor Gaston's film Bardo Light debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.
Connor Gaston's film Bardo Light debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.
French Immersion teacher Julie Fisher goes through books as she cleans shelves to get ready for the new school year at Reynolds secondary school.

Labour dispute on back burner for school year

The relationship between B.C. teachers and government remains on the mend, but a new teachers’ contract has put discord on temporary hiatus

French Immersion teacher Julie Fisher goes through books as she cleans shelves to get ready for the new school year at Reynolds secondary school.
Bart Armstong

A historian’s obsession with the Medal of Honor

Bart Armstrong has made it his mission to hunt down stories of long forgotten Canadians who received the U.S. Medal of Honor

Bart Armstong
Jeanette Funke-Furber leans against a massive Douglas fir on Telegraph Bay Road near Arbutus Road. Funke-Furber is among a group of area residents who got involved in an effort to keep the tree in the neighbourhood when they caught wind that it was scheduled for removal by the Saanich parks department due to ill health.

Second chance given to towering tree at Ten Mile Point

Jeanette Funke-Furber stands under the canopy of a massive Douglas fir near the entrance to Ten Mile Point and chats with two cyclists.

Jeanette Funke-Furber leans against a massive Douglas fir on Telegraph Bay Road near Arbutus Road. Funke-Furber is among a group of area residents who got involved in an effort to keep the tree in the neighbourhood when they caught wind that it was scheduled for removal by the Saanich parks department due to ill health.