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As a special thank you, Mount Washington is offering next year’s season passes at deeply discounted rates, but the deal ends when this season ends on April 5.

Mount Washington shares thanks with skiers and staff

To our community with appreciation and anticipation, What a season this has…

  • Mar 29, 2021
As a special thank you, Mount Washington is offering next year’s season passes at deeply discounted rates, but the deal ends when this season ends on April 5.
Dr. Janet McElhaney received the Jonas Salk Lifetime Achievement Award in February for her work on immunization. (Courtesy of Dr. Janet McElhaney)

Saanich researcher receives prestigious lifetime award for work on immunization

Dr. Janet McElhaney studies the relationship between vaccines, age and the immune system

Dr. Janet McElhaney received the Jonas Salk Lifetime Achievement Award in February for her work on immunization. (Courtesy of Dr. Janet McElhaney)
Sean Brown in Commercial Alley downtown Victoria with some of the skateboards and wheels donated for his Youth on Board project, which will see him put boards together to be passed on to local youth. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Getting youth at risk on skateboards is a passion project for Victoria man

Former skateboarder rallies community to collect equipment for street youth

Sean Brown in Commercial Alley downtown Victoria with some of the skateboards and wheels donated for his Youth on Board project, which will see him put boards together to be passed on to local youth. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
SENCOTEN language revitalizationist and filmmaker Renee Sampson’s short film, Bringing Our Language Back to LIfe, shows online during the Reel 2 Real International Youth Film Festival, April 14-23. (Photo courtesy Wapikoni)

SENCOTEN language featured in short film created on Saanich Peninsula

Renee Sampson film highlights importance of passing on traditional languages to youth

SENCOTEN language revitalizationist and filmmaker Renee Sampson’s short film, Bringing Our Language Back to LIfe, shows online during the Reel 2 Real International Youth Film Festival, April 14-23. (Photo courtesy Wapikoni)
Saanich employees (left to right) Annie Robinson, Kathleen Warren and Helen Elliott sit outside the former municipal hall on West Saanich Road in 1920. (Photo courtesy Saanich Archives)
Saanich employees (left to right) Annie Robinson, Kathleen Warren and Helen Elliott sit outside the former municipal hall on West Saanich Road in 1920. (Photo courtesy Saanich Archives)
Victoria Hospice staff Brianne Ohl, left, Angela Chalmers, right, and Sandi Ogloff, at back, show off their buttons that show a picture of them smiling. Staff has worked hard to maintain the connections with patients despite the barriers of PPE and rigid COVID-19 protocols. (Victoria Hospice photo)

Victoria Hospice raises funds with style

Kits for Compassion sales support end-of-life care at Victoria Hospice

Victoria Hospice staff Brianne Ohl, left, Angela Chalmers, right, and Sandi Ogloff, at back, show off their buttons that show a picture of them smiling. Staff has worked hard to maintain the connections with patients despite the barriers of PPE and rigid COVID-19 protocols. (Victoria Hospice photo)
A young family watches a video welcome to the community and their new home this week, a Habitat Victoria townhouse complex in Saanich. (Courtesy Habitat Victoria)

Newest Habitat Victoria homeowners move into Saanich townhouse

Young family had been saving for down payment on a home since renoviction

A young family watches a video welcome to the community and their new home this week, a Habitat Victoria townhouse complex in Saanich. (Courtesy Habitat Victoria)
Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)

Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application

Get your creative, community-driven project funded for up to $500

Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)
A map of the plan for Topaz Park improvments. (City of Victoria)

Victoria seeks dynamic artist, team for skate/bike park at Topaz

Construction expected complete by summer 2022 at city’s third-largest park

A map of the plan for Topaz Park improvments. (City of Victoria)
West Shore RCMP has four officers specially trained as Drug Recognition Experts. The required training to receive this title is a three-week intensive course, which West Shore Cst. John Taylor completed three years ago. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)

A glimpse into the role of a Drug Recognition Expert at West Shore RCMP

Police department has four officers specially trained in drug recognition

West Shore RCMP has four officers specially trained as Drug Recognition Experts. The required training to receive this title is a three-week intensive course, which West Shore Cst. John Taylor completed three years ago. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Greater Victoria Canadian Tire locations will fund a new 13,200 square foot accessible multi-sport court at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media File)

$1.2-M accessible multi-sport court coming to North Saanich rec centre

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities gifts facility to Peninsula Recreation Commission

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Greater Victoria Canadian Tire locations will fund a new 13,200 square foot accessible multi-sport court at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media File)
BC Transit is seeking public feedback on its latest design plans for the new handyDART facility in View Royal. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
BC Transit is seeking public feedback on its latest design plans for the new handyDART facility in View Royal. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
Wild Wise Sooke hopes to build a haul-out for harbour seals in the Sooke Basin. (Pixabay)

‘Wildlife corner’ eyed for Sooke Basin

Purple martin nest boxes and a seal haul-out proposed by Wild Wise Sooke

Wild Wise Sooke hopes to build a haul-out for harbour seals in the Sooke Basin. (Pixabay)
A Spring Electric Vehicle Count was held in Greater Victoria on Wednesday, to survey how many could be spotted rolling through the region. (Photo Mikes-Photography/Pixabay)

More than 1,000 electric vehicles counted on Greater Victoria roads

Event inspired by region’s annual spring flower and bird counts

  • Mar 25, 2021
A Spring Electric Vehicle Count was held in Greater Victoria on Wednesday, to survey how many could be spotted rolling through the region. (Photo Mikes-Photography/Pixabay)
This Saturday, the Esquimalt Lions Club is collecting donations of toys and other items to be passed on to children being cared for at the Victoria General Hospital pediatric ward. (Pixabay photo)

Esquimalt Lions gathers toys for kids at Victoria General Hospital

COVID-19 protocols saw communal toys put away in VGH pediatric ward

  • Mar 25, 2021
This Saturday, the Esquimalt Lions Club is collecting donations of toys and other items to be passed on to children being cared for at the Victoria General Hospital pediatric ward. (Pixabay photo)
The downtown Greater Victoria Public Library branch. (Black Press File Photo)

Greater Victoria Public Library offers online spring break programs

The lineup of virtual programs are meant to engage kids and get them reading

The downtown Greater Victoria Public Library branch. (Black Press File Photo)
The Kittyhawk air cadets host a bottle drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Pictured are cadets Hayden Toupin and Henry Heinicke as they participate in a graduation parade in August 2018. (Capt Morgan Arnott photo)

Sidney’s Kittyhawk air cadets host bottle drive Saturday

The drive runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1979 De Havilland Way

The Kittyhawk air cadets host a bottle drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Pictured are cadets Hayden Toupin and Henry Heinicke as they participate in a graduation parade in August 2018. (Capt Morgan Arnott photo)
Students in the outdoor education class at Belmont Secondary School spent a day removing broom from the small forest area near the school. Read story, page A7. (Photo courtesy of Dayna Christ-Rowling)

Langford students banish broom from forest at Belmont Secondary School

Students uncovered native plants being compromised by the invasive species

Students in the outdoor education class at Belmont Secondary School spent a day removing broom from the small forest area near the school. Read story, page A7. (Photo courtesy of Dayna Christ-Rowling)
Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)

Sooke man’s walk for homeless animals takes detour

Devin Meads forced to quit 24-hour fundraiser at 100-kilometre mark due to injury

Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)
Victoria woman Rubee Twohig created her Instagram account @RubeeMeetsDogs to help combat online negativity. (Instagram/@RubeeMeetsDogs)
Victoria woman Rubee Twohig created her Instagram account @RubeeMeetsDogs to help combat online negativity. (Instagram/@RubeeMeetsDogs)