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A small group of nurses gathered at the B.C. legislature lawn on Thursday, Aug. 26, to warn of a system heading for collapse. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Rally participants warn of imminent shortage of nurses in B.C.

40 per cent of senior nurses set to retire in four years, 50 per cent of new hires leaving after two, says rally organizer

A small group of nurses gathered at the B.C. legislature lawn on Thursday, Aug. 26, to warn of a system heading for collapse. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The Coho ferry sits idle at the Black Ball dock in Port Angeles, Wash. (Black Press Media file photo)

Marine border opening to U.S. travellers a relief to Victoria ferry provider

Restrictions lift Sept. 7 for U.S. travellers but COVID-19 protocols still in place

The Coho ferry sits idle at the Black Ball dock in Port Angeles, Wash. (Black Press Media file photo)
Aubrey Oldham exits his boat to finish the final race of Rowing Canada Aviron’s national rowing beach sprint championship. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria beach hosts national rowing beach sprint competition

Competitors from Hamilton, Orillia, ON, and Nova Scotia will go on to represent Canada in Portugal

Aubrey Oldham exits his boat to finish the final race of Rowing Canada Aviron’s national rowing beach sprint championship. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
(Courtesy of BC Ferries)

No need for vaccine certificates to board BC Ferries

The new mask mandate will apply to their sailings, however

(Courtesy of BC Ferries)
Members of Victoria’s Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour, Punjabi Akali Sikh Temple and Wheely Clean at the launch of their dental van in service of women with barriers to oral health, Aug. 22. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Dental services van in Greater Victoria aids Indigenous women and women of colour

August’s registration is already fully booked with those within 10km from downtown

Members of Victoria’s Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour, Punjabi Akali Sikh Temple and Wheely Clean at the launch of their dental van in service of women with barriers to oral health, Aug. 22. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Residents love to spend time in Rest Haven Lodge’s large sunroom. But many times the room is too hot or too cold to be comfortable. (Photo courtesy Rest Haven Lodge)

Sidney residents raise $60,000 for new sunrooms at Rest Haven Lodge

The two nearly 40-year-old sunrooms were no longer keeping out cold or recent dangerous heat

Residents love to spend time in Rest Haven Lodge’s large sunroom. But many times the room is too hot or too cold to be comfortable. (Photo courtesy Rest Haven Lodge)
Museum program director Wendy Johnson, left, and Vancouver Regional Library children’s librarian Nathalie Jones with two panels of the museum’s latest story walk installment, The Golden Glow. (Kiernan Green - Sooke News Mirror)

Regional library launches fourth story walk at Sooke Regional Museum

Walking through The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw is fun for all ages, says librarian

Museum program director Wendy Johnson, left, and Vancouver Regional Library children’s librarian Nathalie Jones with two panels of the museum’s latest story walk installment, The Golden Glow. (Kiernan Green - Sooke News Mirror)
Artist Linda Simrose stands outside the Sooke Arts Council Gallery with her painting of a maple tree. Her en plein air artwork, and that of other artists, will be available for viewing and auction at the art gallery from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5. (Kiernan Green - Sooke News Mirror)

Artists draw inspiration at special show

The show will be a first-ever partnership of Arts Council and Sooke Fine Arts, splitting funds 50/50

Artist Linda Simrose stands outside the Sooke Arts Council Gallery with her painting of a maple tree. Her en plein air artwork, and that of other artists, will be available for viewing and auction at the art gallery from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5. (Kiernan Green - Sooke News Mirror)
Despite already appealing to many in Sooke, RC events and activities can only be put on with a proper track, says Vancouver Island RC Racers organizer Dan Pudwell. (Contributed - Dan Pudwell)

Remote-control car racetrack eyed for Sooke

Track will be constructed on West Coast Road farmland

Despite already appealing to many in Sooke, RC events and activities can only be put on with a proper track, says Vancouver Island RC Racers organizer Dan Pudwell. (Contributed - Dan Pudwell)
Teachers in SD63 are excited to return to a more normal school year. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD63 excited about plans for a more normal school year

Staff excited for implementing new learning opportunities

Teachers in SD63 are excited to return to a more normal school year. (Black Press Media file photo)
Aerial of the University of Victoria. Many students have considered delaying their studies after failing to find housing this fall (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic student rep says action needed on housing crisis

Student society calls for municipalities surrounding UVic to update zoning laws

Aerial of the University of Victoria. Many students have considered delaying their studies after failing to find housing this fall (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial view over Victoria and the Royal Jubilee Hospital and surrounding area and houses. A grant to the CRD for to study residential energy efficiency will help the region draft low-carbon retrofit packages. (Black Press Media file photo)

Capital Regional District recipient of $175,000 energy retrofit study grant

The CRD will review a plan for their multi-year residential retrofit program this fall

An aerial view over Victoria and the Royal Jubilee Hospital and surrounding area and houses. A grant to the CRD for to study residential energy efficiency will help the region draft low-carbon retrofit packages. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sophia Teghtmeyer is this year’s sole Canadian in the American Fisheries Society’s Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program. She has worked this summer in the University of Victoria lab of researcher Francis Juanes. (Sophia Teghtmeyer)

Esquimalt High student lone Canadian in international fisheries program

Sophia Teghtmeyer studying the effects of noise pollution on fish at UVic

Sophia Teghtmeyer is this year’s sole Canadian in the American Fisheries Society’s Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program. She has worked this summer in the University of Victoria lab of researcher Francis Juanes. (Sophia Teghtmeyer)
Staff unload donations of bottled water that will be handed out to Chilliwack’s homeless community. Our Place in Victoria is seeking public donations of reusable water bottles to supply the city’s homeless population. (Black Press Media file photo)

Our Place Society seeks donations of reusable water bottles during heat wave

Those experiencing homelessness in downtown Victoria are at special risk in warmer weather

Staff unload donations of bottled water that will be handed out to Chilliwack’s homeless community. Our Place in Victoria is seeking public donations of reusable water bottles to supply the city’s homeless population. (Black Press Media file photo)
The MV Coho hasn’t seen a recreational passenger in about 16 months, but has taken voyages every six weeks to remain seaworthy. (Keith Thorpe/Black Press Media)

U.S. ferries need clarity on marine border reopening: Destination Greater Victoria CEO

Left out of Monday’s reopening, tourism organization considers legal action against feds

The MV Coho hasn’t seen a recreational passenger in about 16 months, but has taken voyages every six weeks to remain seaworthy. (Keith Thorpe/Black Press Media)
Provincial grants of up to $20,000 will go towards eligible municipalities’ active transportation plan proposals. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney, Central Saanich benefit from B.C. funding for active transportation plans

Grants allow smaller municipalities to fund public works like those seen in larger centres

Provincial grants of up to $20,000 will go towards eligible municipalities’ active transportation plan proposals. (Black Press Media file photo)
Memorial designer Illarion Gallant places roses on Lt. Robert Gray’s memorial. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Memorial dedicated to Victoria Cross recipient at aviation museum in North Saanich

Ceremony for pilot Lt. Robert Gray attracts military top brass, high-level diplomats

Memorial designer Illarion Gallant places roses on Lt. Robert Gray’s memorial. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Protestors calling for the halt of old-growth logging marched to the B.C. Legislature on Monday, Aug. 9. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Fairy Creek protesters, Indigenous supporters mark one year of blockades

Demonstration sees hundreds march in procession to legislature through downtown Victoria

Protestors calling for the halt of old-growth logging marched to the B.C. Legislature on Monday, Aug. 9. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Pulcherie Mboussi is the founder and executive director of the African Arts and Cultural Community Contributor Society and the ISSAMBA Centre in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Pulcherie Mboussi)

Black in BC community needs survey looks to boost equity for Black B.C. residents

Victoria-led survey tied to B.C.’s commitment to International Decade for People of African Descent

Pulcherie Mboussi is the founder and executive director of the African Arts and Cultural Community Contributor Society and the ISSAMBA Centre in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Pulcherie Mboussi)
Isaiah Archer (from left), Nina Colovic, Iwan Williams and Matt West-Patrick are partners of Whistle Buoy Brewing Co. Fifth partner Colin Curtis is not pictured. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Best of the City: Beers, buds, no boats – this is Whistle Buoy Brewing Co.

Following the local craft brewing trend, Whistle Buoy has made over 120 names for itself

Isaiah Archer (from left), Nina Colovic, Iwan Williams and Matt West-Patrick are partners of Whistle Buoy Brewing Co. Fifth partner Colin Curtis is not pictured. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)