Jacob Zinn

UVic Valkyries head captain Misha Whittingham evades Hayley Tkatschow during the Quidditch team’s practice. The University of Victoria is hosting the Quiddtich Canada National Championship next April.

Players work their magic to bring Quidditch nationals to UVic

University of Victoria will host national championship for Harry Potter-inspired game

UVic Valkyries head captain Misha Whittingham evades Hayley Tkatschow during the Quidditch team’s practice. The University of Victoria is hosting the Quiddtich Canada National Championship next April.
The 2016 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards saw more than 300 builders

CARE Awards celebrate innovative home design

Saanich-based Terry Johal Developments and Step One Design won two awards for their work on Saxe Point Manor

The 2016 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards saw more than 300 builders
Torquay elementary principal Cindy Harte is looking forward to the installation of the new playground the school won in the BCAA Play Here contest.

Designs finalized for Torquay playground

Saanich school won $100,000 towards playground expected to be installed Oct. 28 and 29

Torquay elementary principal Cindy Harte is looking forward to the installation of the new playground the school won in the BCAA Play Here contest.
Coun. Vicki Sanders

Arts community members to be recognized through new awards

Nominations for Arts, Culture and Heritage Awards open until Oct. 14

Coun. Vicki Sanders
Saanich filmmaker Connor Gaston is bringing his latest short film The Cameraman to VIFF on Thursday. The 16-minute drama stars young actors Nolan Hupp (pictured) as Ed and Octavian Kaul as Francis

Saanich filmmaker hits the screen at Vancouver festival

Saanich-based director's 16-minute short The Cameraman loosely based on book by his father

Saanich filmmaker Connor Gaston is bringing his latest short film The Cameraman to VIFF on Thursday. The 16-minute drama stars young actors Nolan Hupp (pictured) as Ed and Octavian Kaul as Francis
Peter Gatt is making his St. Luke’s Players directorial debut with A Murder is Announced

St. Luke’s whodunit will keep audiences guessing

Agatha Christie mystery A Murder is Announced runs Oct. 12 to 23 at St. Luke's Hall

Peter Gatt is making his St. Luke’s Players directorial debut with A Murder is Announced
Education Minister Mike Bernier visited Cloverdale Traditional School last week to see the recently finished seismic upgrades to the elementary school. The $3.1 million in improvements include new concrete shear walls

Seismic upgrades completed at Cloverdale Traditional School

$3 million project reduces risk from earthquake at school built in 1917

Education Minister Mike Bernier visited Cloverdale Traditional School last week to see the recently finished seismic upgrades to the elementary school. The $3.1 million in improvements include new concrete shear walls
Sam Goski

Yoga studio reopens following expansion

Yew Tree Yoga the destination in Cadboro Bay for therapeutic yoga

Sam Goski
Brian Richardson

Beatlemania takes hold on St. Peter’s

Saanich church hosts Liverpool Singalong to benefit Syrian refugees

Brian Richardson
Lauren Etchells

Mother who fled Canada fears return would jeopardize daughter’s safety

Lauren Etchells cites concerns her two-year-old will be put into foster care if she returns to Canada

Lauren Etchells
St. Michaels University School seniors Fo Wu and Jasmine Yu have left their mark on campus with their nature-inspired parklet

St. Michaels students show off winning parklet design

Fo Wu and Jasmine Yu won the High School Parklet Design competition at the Festival of Architecture in Nanaimo

St. Michaels University School seniors Fo Wu and Jasmine Yu have left their mark on campus with their nature-inspired parklet
B. Woodward of Cherry Bomb Toys

Sunday’s toy fair packs Pearkes with nostalgia

Sunday's Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair will benefit B.C. Children’s Hospital and the MS Society

B. Woodward of Cherry Bomb Toys
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Church events music to pet lovers’ ears

St. Luke's will host Blessing of the Animals and Anything Goes Too! concert Sunday

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Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson dropped by Camosun's Interurban campus on Tuesday to learn about the use of open textbooks in a number of the college's trades courses. Since 2012

Open textbooks provide big savings and benefits for Camosun students

To date, Camosun students have saved $115,000 using open textbooks

Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson dropped by Camosun's Interurban campus on Tuesday to learn about the use of open textbooks in a number of the college's trades courses. Since 2012
Tom Severson (right) is featured in Inspired/Connected

Cedar Hill dishes out ceramics exhibit

Tom Severson will display his unique 3D and 2D ceramic artwork at Arts Centre at Cedar Hill

Tom Severson (right) is featured in Inspired/Connected
John McRoberts and Jackie Gay will be coming back to Vancouver Island with some silver medals

Saanich duo sail to silver at Paralympics

Jackie Gay and John McRoberts finish second in the SKUD 18 keelboat over 11 races in Rio

John McRoberts and Jackie Gay will be coming back to Vancouver Island with some silver medals
Award-winning Malian songstress Rokia Traoré is headlining the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium on Nov. 5. The multi-talented musician is known for her diverse blend of traditional African music with a Western pop/rock influence.

Show brings West African rhythms to UVic

Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Rokia Traoré will be at Farquhar Auditorium Nov. 5

Award-winning Malian songstress Rokia Traoré is headlining the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium on Nov. 5. The multi-talented musician is known for her diverse blend of traditional African music with a Western pop/rock influence.
Saanich Police seized a variety of drugs and weapons last Thursday in an early morning bust at a suspected drug house on Bodega Road.

Two arrested in Bodega Road drug house bust

Bust turned up cocaine, hashish, crack cocaine, marijuana and crystal meth

Saanich Police seized a variety of drugs and weapons last Thursday in an early morning bust at a suspected drug house on Bodega Road.
Jim Hayden

$5 Noodle Box sales will support Mental Health

On Wednesday, the Noodle Box will be selling select boxes for $5 with all proceeds going to the Canadian Mental Health Association

Jim Hayden
Latin American film professor Dan Russek is ready for Latin American & Spanish Film Week at the University of Victoria’s Cinecenta

Spanish Film Week comes to UVic’s Cinecenta

For one week only, the Cinecenta is showing films from south of the equator, as part of the Latin American & Spanish Film Week.

Latin American film professor Dan Russek is ready for Latin American & Spanish Film Week at the University of Victoria’s Cinecenta