Natalie North

Former Claremont high school students Lorna Lundeen

50 years of pride at Claremont high

Hippie days, school spirit recalled as grads prep for milestone celebration

Former Claremont high school students Lorna Lundeen
Seven-year-old Evanne Fisher snuggles with her mom Tamara Fisher at the David Foster Foundation office on Henry Street. Evanne had a heart transplant when she was five weeks old.

Making miracles happen

David Foster Foundation fundraising gala begins Friday

Seven-year-old Evanne Fisher snuggles with her mom Tamara Fisher at the David Foster Foundation office on Henry Street. Evanne had a heart transplant when she was five weeks old.
Claremont Grade 12 students Daniel Downie and Leah Flatman graduate next month after having spent the year juggling grad planning and heavy course loads – both responsibilities affected by this year’s teacher job action.

Grad season caps year of strife at public schools

Students, parents keep graduation ceremonies on track

Claremont Grade 12 students Daniel Downie and Leah Flatman graduate next month after having spent the year juggling grad planning and heavy course loads – both responsibilities affected by this year’s teacher job action.
Gordon Head Recreation Centre member George Spence celebrated international Move For Health Day and his 100th birthday at the centre on April 30. A native of Ireland who emigrated to Canada in the 1950s

Going strong after a century

Saanich centenarian George Spence belongs to a group of seniors who regularly work out at Gordon Head Recreation Centre.

Gordon Head Recreation Centre member George Spence celebrated international Move For Health Day and his 100th birthday at the centre on April 30. A native of Ireland who emigrated to Canada in the 1950s
UVic astronomy professor Russ Robb uses a piece of No. 14 welder’s glass to safely look at the sun. Next to him is a Questar telescope. Both instruments will be available to the public at the university on Sunday

Dark side of the sun

Skywatchers set for partial solar eclipse on Sunday

UVic astronomy professor Russ Robb uses a piece of No. 14 welder’s glass to safely look at the sun. Next to him is a Questar telescope. Both instruments will be available to the public at the university on Sunday
Helping to celebrate McKenzie elementary's 100th birthday

McKenzie elementary celebrates a century

A kilted piper and tartan-sporting scottie dog ended the week at McKenzie elementary all in the name of the school’s 100th birthday.

Helping to celebrate McKenzie elementary's 100th birthday
(From left) Enes Moscrip

Finding community in the kitchen

Seniors offered free cooking skills, social activities

(From left) Enes Moscrip

Clean art from Dirty Girl

Saanich potter among artists opening studios this weekend

What would change if government were majority women?

Middle school student wins video contest on political role reversal

Patricia Walter stands on the staircase of her home with Kathleen Gilbert

Selling Victoria on the big screen

Location manager turned film commissioner reveals tricks of the trade to attract productions to Greater Victoria

Patricia Walter stands on the staircase of her home with Kathleen Gilbert
Pacifica Housing tenant Evan James with one of his paintings on display at the Island Blue Art Store on Fort Street.

Art exhibition brings formerly homeless closer to public

Personal works created by Pacifica tenants are available to view during an opening exhibition at Island Blue Art Store.

Pacifica Housing tenant Evan James with one of his paintings on display at the Island Blue Art Store on Fort Street.
Dimitri de Morea

Talking to (new) Canadians

Established Canadians join newcomers in a discussion at Saanich rec centre on what it means to be a citizen of Canada

Dimitri de Morea
Siblings Stephen and Theresa McKenzie in front of 1

Operation Daffodil brings joy overnight

Brother places 1,000 flowers on lawn of Saanich home to lift spirits of sister recovering from cancer

Siblings Stephen and Theresa McKenzie in front of 1
Haleigh Miklic

Saanich elementary student ‘fixing broken hearts’

Heart and Stroke campaign hits home for young fundraiser

Haleigh Miklic

Report cards will go home next week

Little disciplinary action can be taken against teachers who defy order and volunteer their time

This medallion features a golden half-soccer ball on one side

British woman enlists Saanich News readers to help with medallion mystery

An English woman has traced the roots of a century-old family heirloom back to Saanich

This medallion features a golden half-soccer ball on one side
Saanich-based comic book artist Ken Steacy in his studio

Camosun appeals to aspiring comic artists

Comics and graphic novels program begins in the fall

Saanich-based comic book artist Ken Steacy in his studio

Updated: Teachers to withdraw from extra curricular activities, write report cards

Overwhelming majority of B.C. teachers voted in favour of full withdraw from extracurricular activities.

Saanich recognized for early efforts to prevent violence

Municipality was first to support transition house

Victoria school board reinvests district surplus into educational assistants

Trustees unanimously agreed to use a $349,541 surplus from the 2011-12 school year to address class size and composition in 2012-13.