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Your Guide to Our New Normal

Black Press Media publishes informative new guide exploring COVID-19 and its local impacts

  • Jan 11, 2021
If you’ve weathered the pandemic with a few less-positive coping methods, “don’t beat yourself up; instead, be kind to yourself,” suggests Saanich Recreation's Lisa Banks.

Resolve this New Year to be kind – to you!

Wellness programming responds to people’s needs heading into 2021

  • Dec 28, 2020
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Sharing an "I" for Interior Design
ESCAPE TO THE LAKE
Want a used car? Watch this video to see what you must do!
London Drugs: Expert advice on how to improve your sleep
InnovateBC offers business owners COVID-19 recovery programming including digital skills hiring grants, no-cost business coaching, access to local connections and more.

Innovate BC offers boost to those growing their business online

COVID recovery programming includes digital skills hiring grants, no-cost business coaching and more

  • Dec 21, 2020
InnovateBC offers business owners COVID-19 recovery programming including digital skills hiring grants, no-cost business coaching, access to local connections and more.
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Dec 21, 2020
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.
Arts grants are part of more than $2.3 million distributed by the Victoria Foundation to help 126 Southern Vancouver Island organizations weather the pandemic’s catastrophic effects. Jo-Ann Richards photo.

Grants help arts groups get creative in pandemic response

Community Recovery Program distributes $2.3 million+ to local organizations impacted by COVID

  • Dec 14, 2020
Arts grants are part of more than $2.3 million distributed by the Victoria Foundation to help 126 Southern Vancouver Island organizations weather the pandemic’s catastrophic effects. Jo-Ann Richards photo.
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.

Double-lung transplant saves father after lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis

This holiday season Angel donations will help fund the most urgent health care needs

  • Dec 14, 2020
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.
A Saanich Recreation gift card is always welcome under the tree!

Give the gift that always fits!

Saanich Recreation gift cards open a world of possibilities for every age

  • Dec 14, 2020
A Saanich Recreation gift card is always welcome under the tree!
Berwick celebrates active aging every day, emphasizing the many dimensions to wellness: intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, vocational, and emotional.

Active, engaged, alive! ‘Retired’ doesn’t have to mean dull.

Strutting the catwalk or Zooming with friends: these seniors do retirement right!

  • Dec 7, 2020
Berwick celebrates active aging every day, emphasizing the many dimensions to wellness: intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, vocational, and emotional.
Streamlining your holiday waste cycle starts with the 3R pollution prevention hierarchy: Reduce first; Reuse second; and Recycle third.

10 ways to support the 3Rs this holiday season

Reducing seasonal waste is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  • Dec 7, 2020
Streamlining your holiday waste cycle starts with the 3R pollution prevention hierarchy: Reduce first; Reuse second; and Recycle third.
Registration for Saanich's next program sessions begins Dec. 2. People are encouraged to register online, but when that's not possible, phone-in and in-person registration is also available beginning at 6 a.m. Dec. 2.

Saanich Recreation opens winter program registration Dec. 2

Protocols in place to keep community active and connected – safely

  • Nov 30, 2020
Registration for Saanich's next program sessions begins Dec. 2. People are encouraged to register online, but when that's not possible, phone-in and in-person registration is also available beginning at 6 a.m. Dec. 2.
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.

What could you do with that unfinished basement?

This often untapped resource can yield big benefits for the whole family

  • Nov 30, 2020
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.
The 211 helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day in more than 150 languages.

BC 211 expects calls for support to increase as second wave continues across BC

Helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day

  • Nov 30, 2020
The 211 helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day in more than 150 languages.
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Nov 23, 2020
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.
All aboard the SS Berwick! Residents are on a cuise to the Far East, enjoying food and culture from every port of call.

Inside this bubble there’s laughter, safety and community

Independence shouldn’t mean isolation, it should mean freedom and support to pursue your passions

  • Nov 23, 2020
All aboard the SS Berwick! Residents are on a cuise to the Far East, enjoying food and culture from every port of call.
Ball drumming on the beach offers Berwick residents exercise, arts, sunshine and fun!

What’s it like inside Independent Living? ‘Vibrant and safe!’

Let the professionals worry about the pandemic — these seniors are relaxed and healthy at Berwick

  • Nov 16, 2020
Ball drumming on the beach offers Berwick residents exercise, arts, sunshine and fun!
Victoria's Vital Signs 2020

Vital Signs report charts challenges 2020 has brought locally

15th edition of the report explores how Greater Victoria is faring over all and in 12 key areas

  • Nov 16, 2020
Victoria's Vital Signs 2020
Pickleball enthusiasts have more opportunities to play at G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre this fall.

From pickleball to personal training, G.R. Pearkes expands fall fitness opportunities

Expanded hours, more options at Saanich recreation centres

  • Nov 2, 2020
Pickleball enthusiasts have more opportunities to play at G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre this fall.
Luxury kitchens at Hudson Place One have everything you need for a night of entertaining or relaxing with family -- including a wine rack cabinet and a USB port in your kitchen island! (Photo: Vincent Klassen)

Elevated views and room to grow? This is the place!

Sophisticated details and downtown convenience make the latest Hudson homes a must-see!

  • Nov 2, 2020
Luxury kitchens at Hudson Place One have everything you need for a night of entertaining or relaxing with family -- including a wine rack cabinet and a USB port in your kitchen island! (Photo: Vincent Klassen)
Nanaimo has wealth of mountain biking opportunity for riders of all levels. Dave Silver photo/courtesy Tourism Nanaimo.

5 Reasons to fall for Nanaimo!

Your ideal close-to-home autumn getaway is here

  • Oct 26, 2020
Nanaimo has wealth of mountain biking opportunity for riders of all levels. Dave Silver photo/courtesy Tourism Nanaimo.