Jacob Zinn

After a three-and-a-half battle with cancer

Saanich youngster Tiernan gone, but never forgotten

Cancer took Tiernan Dowling suddenly in 2016, surprising the family of the rambunctious, outdoorsy child

After a three-and-a-half battle with cancer
Jacob Zinn/News Staff Fig Deli owner Yasser Youssef has been providing Syrian refugees with baskets of “Syrian maple syrup” and  foods from their home countries to make them feel at home on Vancouver Island. Word of his generosity led to a partnership with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria

Saanich’s Fig Deli reaching out to refugees with a taste of home

Fig Deli is preparing baskets for Syrian refugee filled with foods from their home country such (olive oil, baladi bread and more)

Jacob Zinn/News Staff Fig Deli owner Yasser Youssef has been providing Syrian refugees with baskets of “Syrian maple syrup” and  foods from their home countries to make them feel at home on Vancouver Island. Word of his generosity led to a partnership with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
The Victoria HarbourCats are heading to the playoffs

Victoria HarbourCats playoff-bound

HarbourCats gearing up for playoffs following doubleheader shutout

The Victoria HarbourCats are heading to the playoffs
After more than 125

Torquay Elementary wins $100k toward new playground

Both Torquay and Lillooet to receive $100k grand prizes

After more than 125
Retired Sgt. Tom Green received the Colonel Commandant’s Commendation Tuesday for his actions following a tragic mishap during a live firing exercise in 1963. A defective fuse prematurely exploded at the muzzle of Green’s 105mm howitzer

Saanich vet honoured for actions

Retired Sgt. Tom Green injured during mishap at 1963 live firing exercise

Retired Sgt. Tom Green received the Colonel Commandant’s Commendation Tuesday for his actions following a tragic mishap during a live firing exercise in 1963. A defective fuse prematurely exploded at the muzzle of Green’s 105mm howitzer
Sophie Chu and Esha Patel use electrical invention kits during St. Margaret’s Maker Day workshop. The girls-only school is hosting a new coding camp

Girls-only coding camp builds confidence

St. Margaret’s provides camps dealing with computer science to girls in Grades 3-6

Sophie Chu and Esha Patel use electrical invention kits during St. Margaret’s Maker Day workshop. The girls-only school is hosting a new coding camp
The Stages Dance Company is currently in Cuba for a whirlwind eight-day trip

Dance company’s tour features Caribbean flavour

Stages Dance Company perform at Canadian Embassy in Cuba for Canada Day celebrations

The Stages Dance Company is currently in Cuba for a whirlwind eight-day trip
The Watoto Children’s Choir is nearing the end of its six-month tour

Watoto Children’s Choir brings new show to Saanich churches

Group of 18 Ugandan orphans perform July 5 and 6 at Victoria Christian Reformed Church and Lambrick Park Church

The Watoto Children’s Choir is nearing the end of its six-month tour
It’s going to be a busy July! Tanis Danyluk

Braefoot celebrating 30 years over 30 days

A month of activities for the whole family will mark the anniversary of the Braefoot Community Association

It’s going to be a busy July! Tanis Danyluk
Gordon Head middle school principal Brent Kelly is retiring from his post after 37 years in the district

Final bell sounds for Gordon Head principal

Brent Kelly retiring following 37-year career with school district

Gordon Head middle school principal Brent Kelly is retiring from his post after 37 years in the district
Whether you're eight or 88

Photos from Cordova Bay Day

The 13th annual community festival was a hit for all ages on Saturday

Whether you're eight or 88
Reynolds senior Rebecca Hansen is one of 50 recipients from across Canada of the Schulich Leaders Scholarship

Scholarship sends Reynolds student off the deep end

Rebecca Hansen will use $60,000 Schulich Leaders scholarship to study marine biology at UVic

Reynolds senior Rebecca Hansen is one of 50 recipients from across Canada of the Schulich Leaders Scholarship
From left

Program provides lesson on the importance of inclusion

Victoria Opportunities for Community Youth Leadership visits Saanich middle schools

From left
Hundreds of athletes turned out to Centennial Stadium on Sunday for the Victoria International Track Classic

Photos from the Victoria International Track Classic

The annual competition, held at Centennial Stadium, showcased hundreds of exceptional athletes in track and field.

Hundreds of athletes turned out to Centennial Stadium on Sunday for the Victoria International Track Classic
A unit in a McKenzie Avenue townhouse complex caught fire Sunday around 4:30 p.m.

Saanich townhouse fire under investigation

One person taken to hospital from blaze which is estimated to have caused $300,000 in damage

A unit in a McKenzie Avenue townhouse complex caught fire Sunday around 4:30 p.m.
As housing assessments continue to climb in B.C.

Ensuring some peace of mind

Homeowners may not be fully insured as house prices soar

As housing assessments continue to climb in B.C.
Lindsey Rints holds a family photo with her late husband Dallas Tomniuk and their two sons Ryder

Friends and family mourn Farquhar technical director

Dallas Tomniuk killed in motorcycle crash in Tofino

Lindsey Rints holds a family photo with her late husband Dallas Tomniuk and their two sons Ryder
Sarah Edwards

Young artist draws attention to rare disorder

Saanich's Abbey Edwards will display her work at Goward House to raise awareness on Gorlin–Goltz syndrome

Sarah Edwards
The Greater Victoria school district is working to install filtration systems on its water fountains after elevated levels of lead were detected in nearly two dozen schools.

Lead detected in Saanich schools’ drinking water

Sixteen schools in Greater Victoria school district marked for urgent attention

The Greater Victoria school district is working to install filtration systems on its water fountains after elevated levels of lead were detected in nearly two dozen schools.

Concert raising money for Fort McMurray

Saanich councillor helping to organize six-hour concert Friday at Centennial Square