Arnold Lim

Tim Stockwell

Paying more for beer could save lives

It may not be popular with the pub crowd, but bumping up the minimum cost of alcoholic drinks could save lives

Tim Stockwell
Jim Yardley

Where have all the herring gone?

Once teeming with fish, anglers warn the Gorge Waterway is drying up

Jim Yardley
Bob Harman has spent more than 50 years with the Boys & Girls Club Services of Victoria. On Feb. 25. he’ll be awarded the Leadership Victoria Lifetime Achievement award.

Bob Harman honoured by special Leadership Victoria award

Local man earns lifetime achievement award for work with Boys and Girls Club

Bob Harman has spent more than 50 years with the Boys & Girls Club Services of Victoria. On Feb. 25. he’ll be awarded the Leadership Victoria Lifetime Achievement award.

Norwegian shipping company levied $70,000 in fines

Tanker ship dumps fish oil in waters off west coast of Vancouver Island

Smiget the cat plays in catnip while Lesley Solunac holds Lovey

Animal advocates call on owners to tag their pets

Lesley Solunac found Lovey licking birdseed off her front porch.

Smiget the cat plays in catnip while Lesley Solunac holds Lovey
Nine-year-old Emma Shaw was diagnosed with a brain tumour and is preparing for six months of chemotherapy to rid her body of the disease. Her friends and family have formed Team Emma and selling lilac-coloured ribbons to raise money for the costs her family incur travelling with her when she travels to Vancouver for treatment.

Saanich girl stays strong in face of cancer

Uncharacteristic traits for nine-year-old Emma Smith that prompted her parents to take the grade 4 student to the hospital for a check up.

Nine-year-old Emma Shaw was diagnosed with a brain tumour and is preparing for six months of chemotherapy to rid her body of the disease. Her friends and family have formed Team Emma and selling lilac-coloured ribbons to raise money for the costs her family incur travelling with her when she travels to Vancouver for treatment.
Laura Cochrane

Taking aim at poverty, at the local scale

Shelbourne Valley churches, neighbourhood group, work on creating a community kitchen

Laura Cochrane
Amy (above) and Daniel Davenport raised more than $1

Helping create a picture perfect world

Daniel Davenport, 13, and his 11-year-old sister Amy were looking for a way to provide more than just gifts to the less fortunate

Amy (above) and Daniel Davenport raised more than $1
Angela Elliott gets ready to place a frozen salmon carcass into the upper reaches of Douglas Creek in January 2012. Volunteers are encouraged to attend Saturday to help volunteers from Saanich Parks

Toss a salmon carcass, feed an ecosystem

If you have never been allowed to play with your food, now is your chance.

Angela Elliott gets ready to place a frozen salmon carcass into the upper reaches of Douglas Creek in January 2012. Volunteers are encouraged to attend Saturday to help volunteers from Saanich Parks

Chip Christmas trees, help families

Are your Christmas trees looking for a home after the holidays?

Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard spends time with his son Atticus

A new year, a new levée

It is a new year, and Saanich might have a new tradition.

Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard spends time with his son Atticus
The playground at Gyro Park sat flooded earlier in December. Saanich is looking to improve access to the popular park in 2013.

Saanich looks at revamping Gyro Park

A redevelopment plan for Cadboro-Gyro Park will see development of its own.

The playground at Gyro Park sat flooded earlier in December. Saanich is looking to improve access to the popular park in 2013.
Cedar Hill middle school student Katie Berglund stands with some of the 130 boxes of non-perishable food donations collected by school students and staff for the annual fundraiser for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.

Banner year for Operation Snowball

Cedar Hill middle school fundraises cash, food for charity

Cedar Hill middle school student Katie Berglund stands with some of the 130 boxes of non-perishable food donations collected by school students and staff for the annual fundraiser for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.
From left

Lego competition trains young engineers on helping seniors

Almost 200 elementary and middle school students and 13 teams from across Greater Victoria gathered at the University of Victoria

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Quick turnaround for return of stolen goods

It took less than one hour for Victoria and Saanich police to return stolen property and arrest a man for a break and enter

Arnold Lim/News staff Paul Zehr

Weight training shows unusual benefits for stroke victims

Research at the University of Victoria has demonstrated that weight training by stroke victims can have twice the benefit to their bodies.

Arnold Lim/News staff Paul Zehr
Senior minister for the Shelboure Street Church of Christ Travis Hutchinson hopes their partnership with Homeless Partners spurs Victorian's to help the less fortunate with a Christmas gift.

Church teams up with Cool Aid to find gifts for homeless

The Shelbourne Street Church of Christ hopes to give the gift of giving.

Senior minister for the Shelboure Street Church of Christ Travis Hutchinson hopes their partnership with Homeless Partners spurs Victorian's to help the less fortunate with a Christmas gift.
Ann Nightingale hopes birders will be on the lookout for their feathered friends during the annual Victoria Christmas Bird Count on Saturday.

Birders prep for Christmas count

Sharp eyes and trained ears are on the lookout for our avian friends.

Ann Nightingale hopes birders will be on the lookout for their feathered friends during the annual Victoria Christmas Bird Count on Saturday.
Catherine Sloot

Blood bank, food bank team up

Canadian Blood Services and Food Banks B.C. are hoping their numbers get a shot in the arm this Christmas.

Catherine Sloot
Rob Galey of Galey Farms in front of a wet lot on the family farm where hundreds of geese congregate every day. The farm is reducing its crop production in the wake of continual damage from deer and geese.

Geese, deer cut deep into Galey Farms

Largest farm in Saanich cutting back production next season

Rob Galey of Galey Farms in front of a wet lot on the family farm where hundreds of geese congregate every day. The farm is reducing its crop production in the wake of continual damage from deer and geese.