The sky’s the limit for observatory project

!Dr. Luc Simard sits with Spirou, a planetary measuring device under construction in the ‘clean room’ of the NRC-CNRC building atop the Dominion Astronomical Observatory hill in Saanich. Starting in 2018, Spirou will spend five years at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea tracking the Doppler shift, or “wobble,” of low-mass stars being orbited by rocky planets. - Travis Paterson/News Staff
  • updated Feb 5, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Saanich astronomers working on world’s biggest telescope

News

Throne speech focus on fuel, food

  • posted Feb 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Premier Christy Clark renews LNG, prosperity fund promises, adds new emphasis on food production and climate change

News

To pay or not to pay: a question of good health

  • updated Feb 9, 2016 at 3:05 PM

Island Health users and officials debate the need for pay parking at Vancouver Island hospitals

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Pacific Rim Whale Festival returns to Tofino

  • updated Feb 9, 2016 at 1:03 PM

Annual festival returns to two-week length starting March 12

News

Officer awaits fate as snoozing bear cubs on track for return to the wild

  • posted Feb 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Jordan and Athena healthy and happy at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre while arbitrator determines future of Bryce Casavant

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