Christine van Reeuwyk

The popular Uminari Taiko drumming group during a previous Japanese Cultural Fair at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. The 2018 fair is Saturday. (Photo courtesy Uminari Taiko)

#YYJapanFair2018 hits Esquimalt Saturday

Cultural fair highiligths vast variety of Japanese culture

The popular Uminari Taiko drumming group during a previous Japanese Cultural Fair at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. The 2018 fair is Saturday. (Photo courtesy Uminari Taiko)
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Honorary degrees a highlight at UVic fall convocation

Degrees recognize social justice, early childhood education, sustainable agriculture and music

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The 2017 Torch Awards at The Union Club in Victoria. (Courtesy BBB Vancouver Island)

Local businesses that go above and beyond honoured at annual gala

Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island Torch Awards go Nov. 2 at the Union Club

The 2017 Torch Awards at The Union Club in Victoria. (Courtesy BBB Vancouver Island)
New faces elected to Greater Victoria school district

New faces elected to Greater Victoria school district

Twelve candidates were vying for nine positions

New faces elected to Greater Victoria school district
UPDATE: Votes are in for School District 63 trustees

UPDATE: Votes are in for School District 63 trustees

Three candidates vie for two positions in Central Saanich

UPDATE: Votes are in for School District 63 trustees
A resident spotted a cougar in the 700 block of Lily Avenue Saturday morning in Saanich. (Black Press/files)

Cougar spotted Saturday morning in Saanich

Police found paw prints consistent with cougars in the area

A resident spotted a cougar in the 700 block of Lily Avenue Saturday morning in Saanich. (Black Press/files)
The gate to the Goldstream Provincial Park campground remains closed to the public as of noon on Oct. 2, 2018. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Goldstream park campground reopens after tent city cleanup

The campground was closed to the public on Sept. 20 by the provincial government

The gate to the Goldstream Provincial Park campground remains closed to the public as of noon on Oct. 2, 2018. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
HIGHLIGHTS: Victoria Royals defeat defending champion Broncos

HIGHLIGHTS: Victoria Royals defeat defending champion Broncos

Victoria’s six-game homestand continues this weekend

HIGHLIGHTS: Victoria Royals defeat defending champion Broncos
The tent city callled Namegans Nation hunkers down at Oak Bay’s Cattle Point Thursday morning. (Flavio Nienow/News staff)

UPDATE: Tent city campers told to leave Oak Bay, given outstanding bill

Police department delivers $1,882 bill for damages from fall of 2017

The tent city callled Namegans Nation hunkers down at Oak Bay’s Cattle Point Thursday morning. (Flavio Nienow/News staff)
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HarbourCats Foundation hosts inaugural Halloween Costume Ball Fundaraiser

The Victoria HarbourCats Foundation scares up its inaugural Halloween Monster Mash Costume…

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Royals, Giants revisit rivalry this weekend in Victoria

Royals, Giants revisit rivalry this weekend in Victoria

Double-header Saturday and Sunday at Save on Foods Memorial Centre

Royals, Giants revisit rivalry this weekend in Victoria
Victoria police seek to reunite hundreds of stolen items

Victoria police seek to reunite hundreds of stolen items

Drugs, cash also discovered during police search Oct. 4

Victoria police seek to reunite hundreds of stolen items
Sidney Fine Arts Show fires up Friday

Sidney Fine Arts Show fires up Friday

160 volunteers work 460 shifts to get the show together Oct. 12

Sidney Fine Arts Show fires up Friday
Gas prices jump 14 cents across Greater Victoria overnight

Gas prices jump 14 cents across Greater Victoria overnight

Some stations make the jump Thursday morning to 153.9 while others linger at 139.9

Gas prices jump 14 cents across Greater Victoria overnight
Bufflehead. (Suzane Huot photo)

Bufflehead return to Greater Victoria waterways

Celebrations planned to mark the birds’ return

Bufflehead. (Suzane Huot photo)
(Submitted by Robert Budd)

Victoria boy still trying to add levidrome to dictionary

Third-grader Levi Budd coined the term for a word that spells a different word backwards

(Submitted by Robert Budd)
The guests of Our Place were treated to second Thanksgiving dinner with Gordy Dodd’s annual thanks dinner. Sunday’sdinner was hosted in honour of Suneil Sall who died earlier this year. Suneil often spent time volunteering at Our Place, inTemples and at senior homes. His family and friends hosted as #Seva4Suneil.                                Seva means “service” and is one of the prime principles of the Sikh religion. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

PHOTOS: Family, friends honour lost friend with thanks dinner

#Seva4Suneil feeds guests of Our Place Sunday

The guests of Our Place were treated to second Thanksgiving dinner with Gordy Dodd’s annual thanks dinner. Sunday’sdinner was hosted in honour of Suneil Sall who died earlier this year. Suneil often spent time volunteering at Our Place, inTemples and at senior homes. His family and friends hosted as #Seva4Suneil.                                Seva means “service” and is one of the prime principles of the Sikh religion. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
The grandparent scam is making a resurgence in the Greater Victoria area. (File photo)

Oak Bay senior scammed of cash

Grandparent scam reappears in Greater Victoria

The grandparent scam is making a resurgence in the Greater Victoria area. (File photo)
Butterflies and more on display with new library pass

Butterflies and more on display with new library pass

Victoria Butterfly Gardens and Greater Victoria Public Library partner with e-pass

Butterflies and more on display with new library pass
Visitors to the Royal B.C. Museum rushed in for the opening of Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibition which opened May 18. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)

Programs include First Nations masters, mummy exploration and more

Fall features First Nations masters, mummy exploration and more at the Royal…

Visitors to the Royal B.C. Museum rushed in for the opening of Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibition which opened May 18. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)