Kyle Wells

Silver Linings Playbook is among CineFile's top 10 of 2012.

2012 Countdown

Top 10 Films of 2012

Silver Linings Playbook is among CineFile's top 10 of 2012.
Doug Saunders

Fans issue strike notice to NHL

West Shore men band together and call fans to strike against the NHL

Doug Saunders
Greg Brotherston has been sentenced to three years in jail for manslaughter for his role in the death of Richard Green in Colwood in October.

Update: Brotherston sentenced to three years in prison

Judge cites Brotherston's criminal record as cause for harsher penalty.

Greg Brotherston has been sentenced to three years in jail for manslaughter for his role in the death of Richard Green in Colwood in October.
Tracy Dawn Smith has been sentenced to one day in jail and three years probation for hitting and killing a motorcyclist on Canada Day 2011.

Smith sentenced to one day of jail, three years probation

Judge deems society better served by Smith in rehabilitation over prison

Tracy Dawn Smith has been sentenced to one day in jail and three years probation for hitting and killing a motorcyclist on Canada Day 2011.
Tom MacDonald

First new fountain installed on Galloping Goose trail

Galloping Goose users, of both two and four-legged varieties, now have a place to quench their thirst

Tom MacDonald
Co-organizers and performers

Use your words

Word To The Mutha celebrates powerful female voices

Co-organizers and performers
The old Royal Navy ammunition buildings half built into the water are slowly falling apart and are among the five remaining buildings on Cole Island. The province is leading a process to come up with a plan to help preserve  a national historic site in Esquimalt Harbour.

Conservation ramps up for historic Cole Island

Piles of bricks and lumber linger inside and out of most of the buildings on Cole Island, but that could soon change.

The old Royal Navy ammunition buildings half built into the water are slowly falling apart and are among the five remaining buildings on Cole Island. The province is leading a process to come up with a plan to help preserve  a national historic site in Esquimalt Harbour.

VGH pediatric unit opens information centre for parents

Victoria General Hospital’s pediatric unit is becoming more parent friendly with its new patient and parent information centre.

Tracy Dawn Smith is in the Western Communities Courthouse today for pre-sentencing after pleading guilty to causing the death of Janarthan Mahenthiran in 2011.

Updated: Canada Day drunk driver sentencing delayed

Crown asking for three to five years in prison for 2011 crash that killed motorcyclist in Goldstream

Tracy Dawn Smith is in the Western Communities Courthouse today for pre-sentencing after pleading guilty to causing the death of Janarthan Mahenthiran in 2011.
Rabbi Harry Brechner and Jean Dragufhan

Auction to help save Canada’s oldest synagogue

Items from celebrities such as Leonard Cohen, Margaret Atwood up for bid

Rabbi Harry Brechner and Jean Dragufhan

Column: Embracing the horror, the horror

I have such conflicted feelings about October. On one hand, summer is officially, no question about it.

Column: The horror, the horror

There’s beautiful leaves, pumpkin-flavoured everything and blankets. Oh, and blood-soaked movies.

Belmont Bulldogs senior boys basketball captain Kane Johnston

Harlem Crowns vs. Belmont Bulldogs promises a knee slapper

Family fun promised at high school showmanship-heavy basketball game

Belmont Bulldogs senior boys basketball captain Kane Johnston
Doreen Jackman

View Royal Reading Centre gets its happy ending – for now

Community comes together to preserve library location for one year

Doreen Jackman
Actor Bronwyn Steinberg plays an elven queen in Kate Rubin's post-industrial take on The Hobbit being performed at William Head Institution from Oct. 12 to Nov. 10.

Inmates find purpose in the world of Tolkien

Prison production of The Hobbit celebrates 75th anniversary

Actor Bronwyn Steinberg plays an elven queen in Kate Rubin's post-industrial take on The Hobbit being performed at William Head Institution from Oct. 12 to Nov. 10.
Artist Virgil Sampson paints a drum at his home in Central Saanich as he prepares for the upcoming First Nations and Métis Art Show and Sale.

Art show features the finest in First Nations culture

Fourth Annual Invitational First Nations and Métis Art Show and Sale on display in Sidney

Artist Virgil Sampson paints a drum at his home in Central Saanich as he prepares for the upcoming First Nations and Métis Art Show and Sale.
Juan de los muertos (Juan of the Dead) is a Cuban zombie movie with a political twist. The film is being screened at Cinecenta as part of the Third Latin American and Spanish Film Week.

Latin film week shows unique perspective

UVic-led event showcases best in Latin American and Spanish cinema

Juan de los muertos (Juan of the Dead) is a Cuban zombie movie with a political twist. The film is being screened at Cinecenta as part of the Third Latin American and Spanish Film Week.
Saanich police Const. Jon Zielinski with Zeke outside the Saanich Police station in 2010. The pair won the Canadian Police Canine Championships last week.

Police dog team best in Canada

A Saanich police canine officer is the top dog in the country after earning first place at last week's Canadian Police Canine Championships

Saanich police Const. Jon Zielinski with Zeke outside the Saanich Police station in 2010. The pair won the Canadian Police Canine Championships last week.
The municipality wants to replace the current View Royal Fire Hall building. View Royal lowered its loan request from $7.9 million to $5.4 million and is aiming for a Nov. 17 referendum to find out the will of residents.

View Royal slashes budget for proposed new fire hall

Nov. 17 tentative date set for referendum on borrowing

The municipality wants to replace the current View Royal Fire Hall building. View Royal lowered its loan request from $7.9 million to $5.4 million and is aiming for a Nov. 17 referendum to find out the will of residents.
Highlands resident Josh Reaume is making a name for himself racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

Highlands NASCAR driver looking for a shot at big league

Josh Reaume’s planning to move to Charlotte, North Carolina, where most NASCAR teams call home, to join a Sprint Cup team as an engineer.

Highlands resident Josh Reaume is making a name for himself racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.