Natalie North

B.C. Transit is revamping routes to try and curb pass ups this fall

Transit fine-tunes bus routes to UVic

More buses en route to busiest routes starting in September

B.C. Transit is revamping routes to try and curb pass ups this fall
Jonathan Bain

Hookah regulations adrift in a haze

Vancouver Island's top doctor issues warning on smoking vegetable products as smoking lounges gain following in Victoria

Jonathan Bain

Friends support young transplant recipient

This spring the News brought you the story of Evanne Fisher, the Colwood girl who had a heart transplant at just five weeks of age

Canadian astronaut Julie Payette floats in the space shuttle Endeavour during a mission to the International Space Station in July 2009. Payette is speaking about her experiences in space at the University of Victoria Monday night.

Lessons from Earth orbit

Astronaut Julie Payette reflects on her work in space at UVic Monday

Canadian astronaut Julie Payette floats in the space shuttle Endeavour during a mission to the International Space Station in July 2009. Payette is speaking about her experiences in space at the University of Victoria Monday night.

Better computers, big power savings for cash-strapped schools

Saanich School District overhauled its computer networks – one that has drastically reduced energy consumption and saved cash

Good Samaritans helped Gary Marlatt

Reunion with first homeless brother leads to second homeless brother

In an odd twist, stories that helped Diane Marlatt reunite with her lost brother in Saanich help locate second lost brother in Toronto

Good Samaritans helped Gary Marlatt
Nine-year-old Luke Shimizu uses a magnifying glass to have a closer look at a leaf with education assistant Kate MacDonald at the Elizabeth Buckley School. The school is the first in Canada to adopt a curriculum focused on literacy in science

Powering school on science and math

Victoria independent school first in Canada to adopt curriculum focused on science literacy

Nine-year-old Luke Shimizu uses a magnifying glass to have a closer look at a leaf with education assistant Kate MacDonald at the Elizabeth Buckley School. The school is the first in Canada to adopt a curriculum focused on literacy in science
Richard Hudson

Mariner ties up in Esquimalt after sailing Northwest passage

As arctic ice melts, more small vessels make the voyage

Richard Hudson
Linda Skalenda poses with one of her finished works at her new home studio in Cook Street Village. Skalenda moved back to her hometown this summer and will be one of the artists featured at the Arts and Music in the Gardens event Aug. 11 and 12

Art in the garden at Glendale

Victoria landscape artist joins 60 others for show in Saanich

Linda Skalenda poses with one of her finished works at her new home studio in Cook Street Village. Skalenda moved back to her hometown this summer and will be one of the artists featured at the Arts and Music in the Gardens event Aug. 11 and 12
Gordie Scutt won the North American Junior Golf Championship a the age of 10 at Cedar Hill in 1990. He went on to a professional golf career.

Cedar Hill Golf Club hits 60

More than 180 golfers will tee off at 9 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 12) to celebrate the Cedar Hill Golf Club’s 60th birthday.

Gordie Scutt won the North American Junior Golf Championship a the age of 10 at Cedar Hill in 1990. He went on to a professional golf career.
Saanichb-based professional sand artist Fred Dobbs digs into the model of his “Dessert Island” sculpture that he will  build as part of the Cadboro Bay Festival this weekend at Gyro Park and in the Cadboro Bay Village.

Playing in the sand

Champion sculptor creates 28-tonne art for Cadboro Bay Festival

Saanichb-based professional sand artist Fred Dobbs digs into the model of his “Dessert Island” sculpture that he will  build as part of the Cadboro Bay Festival this weekend at Gyro Park and in the Cadboro Bay Village.
Saanich resident Jack Wellburn holds an original photo of the Christmas Day swim on the Gorge Waterway in 1920. Among the swimmers about to dive off the dock into the Gorge’s chilly December waters for a 50-metre race are Wellburn’s uncle Gerry Wellburn

Gorge swimming is all in the family

Locals have the chance to return to the old days of swimming on the Gorge this Sunday, like Jack Wellburn’s family did 90 years ago.

Saanich resident Jack Wellburn holds an original photo of the Christmas Day swim on the Gorge Waterway in 1920. Among the swimmers about to dive off the dock into the Gorge’s chilly December waters for a 50-metre race are Wellburn’s uncle Gerry Wellburn
The Milk Carton Kids

Victoria’s folk festival adds international flavour

FolkWest gives second year a go

The Milk Carton Kids
Twins

Despite geese, regional lakes clean enough for swimmers

This year has seen an increase in geese on Elk lake, but bacteria levels are well within what’s considered safe for swimming.

Twins
Dorothy Carter flips through Fifty Shades of Grey while she peruses the best selling books at Chapters on Douglas Street. Carter was curious to leaf through the book after having heard hype on TV surrounding the erotic novel

New era for erotic lit?

Fifty Shades fad driving desire to become more sexual, says Victoria sex therapist

Dorothy Carter flips through Fifty Shades of Grey while she peruses the best selling books at Chapters on Douglas Street. Carter was curious to leaf through the book after having heard hype on TV surrounding the erotic novel

Column: Top 10 reasons to read this

Did you happen to note that Victoria was recently ranked Number 2 on a list of most creative cities in Canada?

Panels from In and Out

Jailed teens share insider stories

Graphic novel aims to break cycle of illiteracy, youth in custody

Panels from In and Out
University of Victoria PhD candidate Kristina Kowalski

Never too old to put pep in your step

Researcher seeks inactive seniors to study cognitive benefits of walking

University of Victoria PhD candidate Kristina Kowalski

Highway speed demon faces criminal charge

A Victoria man suspected filming himself careening down the Trans-Canada Highway at 300 kilometres per hour now faces a criminal charge.

Langford man seeks title of worst driver in Victoria

Saanich police nab allegedly impaired driver with no licence and a lengthy history of driving prohibitions