Natalie North

Better computers, big power savings for cash-strapped schools

Saanich School District overhauled its computer networks – one that has drastically reduced energy consumption and saved cash

Reunion with first homeless brother leads to second homeless brother

In an odd twist, stories that helped Diane Marlatt reunite with her lost brother in Saanich help locate second lost brother in Toronto

Powering school on science and math

Victoria independent school first in Canada to adopt curriculum focused on science literacy

UVic class delves into sketch comedy

For students of a new sketch comedy course at UVic, that freedom of expression translated into Harry Potter and dildoes.

Mariner ties up in Esquimalt after sailing Northwest passage

As arctic ice melts, more small vessels make the voyage

Art in the garden at Glendale

Victoria landscape artist joins 60 others for show in Saanich

Cedar Hill Golf Club hits 60

More than 180 golfers will tee off at 9 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 12) to celebrate the Cedar Hill Golf Club’s 60th birthday.

Cadboro Bay Festival runs all weekend long

The annual celebration of all things Cadboro Bay has turned into an all-weekend affair.

Gorge swimming is all in the family

Locals have the chance to return to the old days of swimming on the Gorge this Sunday, like Jack Wellburn’s family did 90 years ago.

Playing in the sand

Champion sculptor creates 28-tonne art for Cadboro Bay Festival

Victoria’s folk festival adds international flavour

FolkWest gives second year a go

Summer heat brings out bylaw enforcement

As summer temperatures climb high and people head to their favourite swimming holes to beat the heat, they won’t be alone.

Despite geese, regional lakes clean enough for swimmers

This year has seen an increase in geese on Elk lake, but bacteria levels are well within what’s considered safe for swimming.

New era for erotic lit?

Fifty Shades fad driving desire to become more sexual, says Victoria sex therapist

Pride and joy

It’s an emotional roller coaster ride for families of athletes walking onto the world stage at the Olympic Games

Cadboro Bay land claim could unearth lost history

Court cases won or lost on archive documents from around the world

Column: Top 10 reasons to read this

Did you happen to note that Victoria was recently ranked Number 2 on a list of most creative cities in Canada?

Jailed teens share insider stories

Graphic novel aims to break cycle of illiteracy, youth in custody

Hiking guides going strong after 40 years

What began as a 32-page booklet typed on a manual typewriter and illustrated by hand has evolved into a series of books

Elbowroom for the arts

Greater Victoria arts council flourishes at Cedar Hill galleries