Natalie North

Outdoor Club of Victoria celebrates 70th anniversary

The Outdoor Club of Victoria has about 150 members and continues to host a variety of regular hikes and camping trips

Canine dental maintenance costly, unavoidable, Greater Victoria experts say

Teacher of veterinary dentistry is speaking up about little-known epidemic among dog and cat owners: untreated dental emergencies.

Victoria Film Festival fosters quality filmic debuts

Student filmmakers take the big screen with small budget but high quality films

Camosun College Student Society kicks into high gear

Camosun will be participating in All Out Feb. 1: Canada’s National Day of Action, an initiative from the Canadian Federation of Students

Some stories inspire resolutions

Here’s to 2012 and all those devoted to having a positive impact at every level.

Christmas a little sadder without Holly the donkey

On a cool Christmas morning in Cordova Bay in 1985, Eric and Sheila Herbert were met with an unexpected surprise after breakfast.

Fear itself enough to control mammal populations, study suggests

UVic study could offer hope for those who want to see the region’s deer population controlled without resorting to a cull.

IMAX opens at Silver City Friday

The IMAX film format allows movies to be shot or converted and screened at a greater size and resolution than conventional formats.

Forever Young: the ongoing story of an outspoken advocate for education

Talking to John Young about teaching, hanging with headhunters and the days when the education ministry was after his ass

How to shop smarter this holiday season

Buyer beware: Saanich-based B.C. consumer protection agency offers advice on how to be shopping savvy

Teachers ‘very far apart’ on deal

It’s been a tumultuous week of gains and setbacks for the B.C. Teachers’ Federation.

Jeneece given top philanthropist honours

Claremont secondary student recognized internationally for fundraising efforts

Saanich company launches online game that aids ancient forests

On Sept. 8, Donate2Play Media launched its first social media game, a collaboration with local protectors of old growth forests, the Ancient Forest Alliance. The anagram game for Facebook, Wordraiser, combines images, facts and a petition related to the organization’s work, while prompting players for small donations to continue playing.

New hospital food on the way

VIHA new food service gives patients a choice of what they want to eat

Smart meters on the way

Privacy, health concerns raised for wireless readers

School District 63 balances books with extra cash

Since April, district trustees have said they planned to contravene the School Act and put forward a deficit budget for 2011-12 school year by the June 30 deadline.

With death of Mel Couvelier, community loses veteran leader

Mel Couvelier, the former Mayor of Saanich and a longtime politician, died…

Climate, contempt and cannabis

Students at Mount Douglas secondary school weren’t about to let a little…

More than just a story

Tellers of tales gear up for World Storytelling Day

Alex Campbell honoured for a lifetime of leadership

His rags to riches story is well-known among Thrifty Foods staff past…