Rick Stiebel

Rick Stiebel (Black Press Media file photo)
Rick Stiebel (Black Press Media file photo)
RevolVR VirtualRevolVR Virtual Reality Solutions owner Bartosz Bos. (Photo courtesy of RevolVR Virtual Reality Solutions)

Buzz on Business: West Shore entrepreneurs take a different approach

Learn who’s who on the West Shore business beat

RevolVR VirtualRevolVR Virtual Reality Solutions owner Bartosz Bos. (Photo courtesy of RevolVR Virtual Reality Solutions)
Victoria Shoah Project will host a commemorative of Krystallnacht on Nov. 9. (Facebook photo)

Victoria Jewish organization looks to history to help safeguard minority rights

Victoria Shoah Project remembers Kristallnacht on Nov. 9

Victoria Shoah Project will host a commemorative of Krystallnacht on Nov. 9. (Facebook photo)
Greater Victoria Naturehood, which includes the Friends of Shoal Harbour Society in North Saanich, has earned a national environmental award from Nature Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria group honoured for environmental education by Nature Canada

Advocates known collectively as Greater Victoria NatureHood recognized for conservation efforts

Greater Victoria Naturehood, which includes the Friends of Shoal Harbour Society in North Saanich, has earned a national environmental award from Nature Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke School District trustee Wendy Hobbs (left) looks on as board chair Ravi Parmar announces the names of two new west Langford schools. The schools are set to open in September 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Major growth continues in Sooke School District

Two new schools set to open in September 2022 in Langford

Sooke School District trustee Wendy Hobbs (left) looks on as board chair Ravi Parmar announces the names of two new west Langford schools. The schools are set to open in September 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new branch of the Royal BC Museum in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood is expected to be completed by summer 2025. It will house collections, archives and a research department. (Black Press Media file photo)

New Royal BC Museum facility in Colwood raises stakes for design

International design competition adds hefty incentives

A new branch of the Royal BC Museum in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood is expected to be completed by summer 2025. It will house collections, archives and a research department. (Black Press Media file photo)
The former Western Speedway property where a business park and up to 50 residential lots are proposed. (File photo courtesy of CBRE Victoria)

Business park, residential lots planned for former Western Speedway site

Up to 50 lots included in plan for 80-plus acres in Langford

The former Western Speedway property where a business park and up to 50 residential lots are proposed. (File photo courtesy of CBRE Victoria)
Moe Sihota reflects on the impact his mentor Frank Mitchell had. (Photo courtesy of Moe Sihota)

Frank Mitchell remembered by colleagues for shaping political landscape in Esquimalt, Greater Victoria

Former NDP MLA was a longtime behind-the-scenes party powerhouse with wife Kay

Moe Sihota reflects on the impact his mentor Frank Mitchell had. (Photo courtesy of Moe Sihota)
Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997. (Photo courtesy of the McNeil family)

Killer’s bid for parole from Metchosin institution denied again

Victim’s family happy with decision, angered by the process

Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997. (Photo courtesy of the McNeil family)
Documentary filmmaker Les Stroud and ethnobotanist Fiona Hamersley Chambers pick salmonberries in the forest for an episode of Wild Harvest. (Photo courtesy of Laura Bombier)

Metchosin farmer lends foraging expertise to documentary filmmaker

Fiona Hamersley Chambers joins forces with Les Stroud on Wild Harvest foodie series

Documentary filmmaker Les Stroud and ethnobotanist Fiona Hamersley Chambers pick salmonberries in the forest for an episode of Wild Harvest. (Photo courtesy of Laura Bombier)
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Fireworks permit required in Greater Victoria

A timely reminder regarding fireworks ahead of Oct. 31

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Upgrades to Witty’s Beach stairs in Metchosin were completed by the district in August. (Photo contributed by District of Metchosin)

Metchosin completes scenic upgrades

Work includes all-weather surface for Sea Bluff Trail

Upgrades to Witty’s Beach stairs in Metchosin were completed by the district in August. (Photo contributed by District of Metchosin)
Colwood resident Gary Woodburn has concerns about how proposed changes for the areas around Esquimalt Lagoon may impact the bird sanctuary. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Colwood’s proposed changes for Esquimalt Lagoon area under scrutiny

Area resident worries about impacts on birds and other wildlife that frequent nature sanctuary

Colwood resident Gary Woodburn has concerns about how proposed changes for the areas around Esquimalt Lagoon may impact the bird sanctuary. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
A free scholarship program sponsored by Nolan Riding and the City of Langford is geared to getting more kids involved in the sport of mountain biking. (Photo courtesy of Nolan Riding Mountain Bike Coaching)

Partnership provides introduction to mountain biking in Langford

Participants to learn at Jordie Lunn Memorial Bike Park, receive professional coaching

A free scholarship program sponsored by Nolan Riding and the City of Langford is geared to getting more kids involved in the sport of mountain biking. (Photo courtesy of Nolan Riding Mountain Bike Coaching)
The Victoria Beer Society is hosting events on Oct. 8 and 9 highlighting the quality of craft brewers from across the province. (Courtesy of Victoria Beer Society)

Craft beer events a celebration and education

Victoria Beer Society hosts pop-ups Oct. 8 and 9

The Victoria Beer Society is hosting events on Oct. 8 and 9 highlighting the quality of craft brewers from across the province. (Courtesy of Victoria Beer Society)
Bruce Ruddell is the director of Choral Evolution, a new choir looking for members on the West Shore and Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Longdale)

Choral Evolution looks to West Shore for new voices

Former members of the Sooke Community Choir make up heart of new vocal group

Bruce Ruddell is the director of Choral Evolution, a new choir looking for members on the West Shore and Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Longdale)
Teachers Gillian Le Rose and Rick Fabris hold a canoe that’s part of a unique reconciliation project at Westshore Colwood School. (Photo courtesy of Sooke School District)

Colwood school, Sooke School District promote healing, reconciliation education

Unique canoe project sees students paddle together

Teachers Gillian Le Rose and Rick Fabris hold a canoe that’s part of a unique reconciliation project at Westshore Colwood School. (Photo courtesy of Sooke School District)
The family of Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997, has launched a petition to deny parole for the man who murdered her in 1997. James Shortreed’s hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6. (Photos courtesy of the McNeil family)

Family continues fight to block killer’s release from William Head In Metchosin

James Shortreed’s parole hearing scheduled for Oct. 6

The family of Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997, has launched a petition to deny parole for the man who murdered her in 1997. James Shortreed’s hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6. (Photos courtesy of the McNeil family)
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria has added three new events for younger riders this year. (Photo courtesy of Tour de Victoria)

Kids ready to roll in Tour de Victoria

Ryder Hesjedals’ Tour de Victoria set for Oct. 2

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria has added three new events for younger riders this year. (Photo courtesy of Tour de Victoria)
The Royal BC Museum is hosting three outdoor events in Colwood on Saturday, Sept. 25 to meet the community and share information about its programs. (Photo courtesy of Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum mobile learning unit hits Colwood this weekend

Museum hosting three family fun-oriented events around city on Saturday

The Royal BC Museum is hosting three outdoor events in Colwood on Saturday, Sept. 25 to meet the community and share information about its programs. (Photo courtesy of Royal BC Museum)