backtoschool

Backpack Buddies, a charity that provides meals for students to address the weekend hunger gap, is bracing for a dramatic increase in the number of students who will need their service this fall. (Provided by Emily-Anne King)

Charity tackling ‘weekend hunger gap’ bracing for tripling of students in need

Backpack Buddies was serving 1,300 students per week in March, by June that number doubled

 

Saanich police stopped and ticketed a driver doing more than double the school zone speed limit near Campus View Elementary on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Impaired driver stopped for excessive speeding in Saanich school zone on students’ first day back

Driver slapped with a $368 ticket, 90-day driving ban and month-long vehicle impound

 

Education Minister Rob Fleming in Chilliwack on Sept. 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

B.C. to announce plans for September return to school amid COVID-19 pandemic

Plan to include measures nimble enough to react to the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19

 

Students at Central Middle School are spaced out six feet apart in the classroom. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria School District reports 50 per cent of students back in class

Students are on a rotational schedule alternating two days a week

Students at Central Middle School are spaced out six feet apart in the classroom. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Esquimalt High School, along with Rockheights Middle School and Macaulay Elementary, are designated as playground zones rather than school zones. (Black Press File Photo)

Township of Esquimalt doesn’t have school zones

Province, neighbourhoods look at alternative options when mandating rules around schools

Esquimalt High School, along with Rockheights Middle School and Macaulay Elementary, are designated as playground zones rather than school zones. (Black Press File Photo)
Zak DeCoteau, a grade five student at McKenzie Elementary School, works as a volunteer crossing guard before and after school to keep his fellow students safe. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Volunteer crossing guard keeps his peers safe

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  • Sep 3, 2019
Zak DeCoteau, a grade five student at McKenzie Elementary School, works as a volunteer crossing guard before and after school to keep his fellow students safe. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)