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Opportunities abound on first day of school

Opportunities abound on first day of school

More than 30,000 kids back in classes this week in Greater Victoria.
Protests greet Order of B.C. honour for Campbell

Protests greet Order of B.C. honour for Campbell

Former premier Gordon Campbell is among the recipients of the Order of B.C., prompting protests and petitions against the move as well as congratulations for his long career in politics.
Back to school for more than 30,000 students in Greater Victoria

Back to school for more than 30,000 students in Greater Victoria

The Greater Victoria School District is expecting the student population to remain the same at 19,500 students, although final enrolment numbers won’t be known until the end of September. In the Saanich School District, where enrolment has been on the decline, estimates are lower than last year’s count of 9,713 students. Saanich is down slightly in all levels, but not as much as anticipated in elementary, Elder said.

Local teachers ‘frustrated’ with bargaining: union rep

Teachers seeking additional items in local negotiations
Move-in day at UVic

Move-in day at UVic

Christine Lamb, 18, buggies her belongs in to her new on-campus home at the University of Victoria Saturday afternoon. The White Rock resident says she's excited about starting university and making new friends.

Chamber pushes for rapid-transit referendum, review

Victoria business group says third-party examination needed

Greater Victoria NDP candidates election ready, though premier vows to wait until spring

Premier Christie Clark may have fizzled speculation about a provincial election before May 2013, but that hasn’t stopped the B.C. New Democrats from getting ready to run.

Police step up enforcement for busiest weekend of summer

"Anywhere people and vehicles might congregate will be a focus for us," said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen. "We have a significant complement of officers working this weekend … targeting our main through-roads: the highways, McKenzie (Avenue), Quadra (Street)."
Running from Cowichan for cancer fight

Running from Cowichan for cancer fight

Don’t mind the man donning the Union Jack short shorts slowing down traffic along the Trans-Canada Highway Saturday – he’s running for a great cause.
No charges pending from pot seizure in Oak Bay

No charges pending from pot seizure in Oak Bay

Nearly budding plants growing in suburban Chaucer Street backyard