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Olympic rowers seek approval for indoor training 'tent' at Camosun

Canada's men’s Olympic rowing team, which has trained in Saanich since 1987, is looking for even more local training space to prepare for London next year and Rio in 2016.

Victoria rental rate eases for post-secondary students in search of housing

According to the most recent numbers from a spring 2011 survey, rents have risen slightly – up 1.2 per cent from April 2010 to 2011, when the provincial average rose 1.5 per cent. The average cost of one and two bedroom apartments in Greater Victoria are $796 and $1,024, respectively.

Province pulls student funding from some privately owned colleges

Last week, StudentAid B.C. stripped 13 schools of their official designation and left students attending those institutions faced with funding their education independently. Since 2006, post-secondary institutions that have default rates – the percentage of student loan borrowers with loan payments in default – above 28 per cent for four or more consecutive years are subject to a designation review by StudentAid B.C. Designations are revoked for a minimum of two years.

Jennings family celebrates 100 years in Saanich

The family founded Jennings Florists in 1920, which is still in operation in Oak Bay and was the birthplace of Art Knapp plant stores. Reitsma, a Tsawwassen resident, along with Jennings Bazin, her six other children and some-100 relatives, gathered earlier this month to celebrate the anniversary. Descendants of William and Frank came from as far away as Manitoba, met and all shared a love of horticulture, among other things, Reitsma said.
Salmon will be tested for Japanese radiation

Salmon will be tested for Japanese radiation

Feds scale back monitoring for Fukushima nuke fallout
Ferry traffic down as tourists go south

Ferry traffic down as tourists go south

Tourists are lining up at U.S. border crossings instead of heading to B.C.'s favourite coastal getaways, and summer traffic on BC Ferries is down about four per cent as a result.

Esquimalt on board with push for second look at smart meters

10 municipalities could ask provincial government to stall installation of B.C. Hydro smart meters

Early indicators of chronic-offenders court promising

Victoria Integrated Court's success rate measured in study
Postal delivery times ‘idiocy’: resident

Postal delivery times ‘idiocy’: resident

Deliveries taking nine to 12 days astound woman

Police seek red-headed assailant after sex assault in Gyro Park

The man is described as having red hair and an albino-like complexion with red facial stubble. He's approximately 5'8" tall, 150 pounds and very skinny.