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Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins lotto, plans to buy $16,000 fridge

Curtis Wright a winner in Lotto 6/49 draw

Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)
Couples can enjoy a morning of bird watching with the Victoria Natural History Society on Valentines Day at the 22nd Annual Valentine Couples Birdathon. (Facebook/Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary)

Love birds take flight at Saanich Valentine’s Day birdathon

Yearly event draws bird-loving couples to Victoria Natural History Society

Couples can enjoy a morning of bird watching with the Victoria Natural History Society on Valentines Day at the 22nd Annual Valentine Couples Birdathon. (Facebook/Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary)
The Township of Esquimalt says the cause of a spill in the Gorge Creek is a home heating oil tank. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt in talks with homeowner after $50,000 oil spill in Gorge Creek

Containment and cleanup expected to last another week

The Township of Esquimalt says the cause of a spill in the Gorge Creek is a home heating oil tank. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich council voted to pause the renewal of the District’s 12 Local Area Plans to the chagrin of some. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich mayor pens open letter addressing paused Local Area Plans

Council paused updates to the 12 neighbourhood plans in December to focus on housing

Saanich council voted to pause the renewal of the District’s 12 Local Area Plans to the chagrin of some. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vital funds support vital change: 2020 Community Grant applications open Feb. 3

Vital funds support vital change: 2020 Community Grant applications open Feb. 3

Victoria Foundation welcomes applications from local charities

  • Jan 27, 2020
Vital funds support vital change: 2020 Community Grant applications open Feb. 3
Saanich is seeking residents between 16 and 24 years old willing to serve on advisory committees. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich seeks young residents to serve on 2020 advisory committees

Youth members must be between 16 and 24 years old

Saanich is seeking residents between 16 and 24 years old willing to serve on advisory committees. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich community association chairs say the network will look at housing issues in 2020

Saanich community association chairs say the network will look at housing issues in 2020

Developments, affordable housing, garden suites, and institutional land will be a focus next year

Saanich community association chairs say the network will look at housing issues in 2020
The North Park Neighbourhood Association wants funding to help bolster staff at the Quadra Village Community Centre. (Facebook/ Quadra Village Community Centre)

Victoria residents advocate for funding for neighbourhoods without community centres

North Park Neighbourhood Association hopes to see $75,000 to bolster nearby staff

The North Park Neighbourhood Association wants funding to help bolster staff at the Quadra Village Community Centre. (Facebook/ Quadra Village Community Centre)
John Daescuion enjoys a thanksgiving lunch at Our Place. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

More than 600 people enjoy Thanksgiving lunch at Victoria’s Our Place

Community members and volunteers cook and serve the holiday favourite

John Daescuion enjoys a thanksgiving lunch at Our Place. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A proud owner buffs the hood of her classic car at the 2016 Ford and Friends car show. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ford and Friends car show rolls into Central Saanich

Over 200 cars coming to Heritage Acres park July 14 for annual show and shine

A proud owner buffs the hood of her classic car at the 2016 Ford and Friends car show. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD’s Hospitals and Housing Committee heard different proposed uses for the land at 950 Kings Rd. (Google Maps)

CRD hears proposal for 200-unit complex at contentious Hillside-Quadra property

Residents beg CRD to sell the former Blanshard Elementary site to the City of Victoria

The CRD’s Hospitals and Housing Committee heard different proposed uses for the land at 950 Kings Rd. (Google Maps)
Runners get ready for the start of a race. The Defeat Depression Walk/Run for Mental Health takes place May 12. (Black Press File)

Mental health walk/run aims to outpace depression

Walk increased to 5k, run to 10k

Runners get ready for the start of a race. The Defeat Depression Walk/Run for Mental Health takes place May 12. (Black Press File)
In April 2018, B.C. Ferries plans to implement new fare initiatives. File photo

BC Ferries report net loss of $14.8 million in third quarter

CEO assures public it’s smooth sailing, advises of new ‘fare initiatives’

  • Feb 23, 2018
In April 2018, B.C. Ferries plans to implement new fare initiatives. File photo
Young and old alike mark community grief at growing Oak Bay memorial

Young and old alike mark community grief at growing Oak Bay memorial

Acting mayor hears from residents experiencing profound grief

Young and old alike mark community grief at growing Oak Bay memorial