Rick Stiebel

Sooke Arts Council opens first gallery

Sooke Arts Council opens first gallery

Classes available at new location

Sooke Arts Council opens first gallery
The City of Colwood is examining the long-term future of traffic on Lagoon Bridge and Ocean Boulevard. (City of Colwood photo)

Ocean Boulevard could open after Labour Day

Colwood council expected to discuss options later this month

The City of Colwood is examining the long-term future of traffic on Lagoon Bridge and Ocean Boulevard. (City of Colwood photo)
Problems caused by Canada geese have gotten worse in recent years for local farmers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canada geese a scourge on Greater Victoria farmers

Immediate and long-term solutions needed, says Saanich farmer

Problems caused by Canada geese have gotten worse in recent years for local farmers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Abused dog rescued in Chemainus is now a happy West Shore hound

Abused dog rescued in Chemainus is now a happy West Shore hound

Adopted owner grateful for staff at WAVE

Abused dog rescued in Chemainus is now a happy West Shore hound
Rickter Scale: The stuff of legends

Rickter Scale: The stuff of legends

The Rickter Scale is a regular column

Rickter Scale: The stuff of legends
Metchosin artist Memet Burnett is helping co-ordinate the Arty Bird Card Project, which will feature local birds of South Vancouver Island. The project involves the Metchosin ArtPod, the Metchosin Foundation and Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (Photo courtesy of Memet Burnett)

Local bird card project taking flight

Collaborative effort brings artists and naturalists together

Metchosin artist Memet Burnett is helping co-ordinate the Arty Bird Card Project, which will feature local birds of South Vancouver Island. The project involves the Metchosin ArtPod, the Metchosin Foundation and Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (Photo courtesy of Memet Burnett)
Roads and sidewalks are some of the services residents can provide feedback on by using a new online tool called citizen budget. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal launches new citizen budget tool

User feedback will help council make budget decisions

Roads and sidewalks are some of the services residents can provide feedback on by using a new online tool called citizen budget. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Used Oil Management Association ranked Hartland Landfill second in B.C. for its practices with used oils, antifreeze and containers. (Photo courtesy of BC Used Oil Management Association)

Hartland Landfill among B.C.’s top oil recyclers

BC Used Oil Management Association gave a second-place nod to Hartland Landfill

BC Used Oil Management Association ranked Hartland Landfill second in B.C. for its practices with used oils, antifreeze and containers. (Photo courtesy of BC Used Oil Management Association)
Ian Bruce, executive director with Peninsula Streams Society says work will begin on a fish ladder project on Millstream Creek on March 9 that will improve access for salmon and trout. The project consists of installing 14 step-pools up to the culvert, and 12 steel baffles within it. A little perspective on the Atkins Road culvert where work will take place. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)

Millstream fish ladder extension work starts Monday

Potential traffic disruptions along Atkins Road at Mill Hill Park

Ian Bruce, executive director with Peninsula Streams Society says work will begin on a fish ladder project on Millstream Creek on March 9 that will improve access for salmon and trout. The project consists of installing 14 step-pools up to the culvert, and 12 steel baffles within it. A little perspective on the Atkins Road culvert where work will take place. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Victoria’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake signature fundraiser, which April 24 to 26 at Langford Lanes, drew some colourful characters to last year’s event. (Photo contributed by BBBSV)

Greater Victoria fundraiser right up kids’ alley

Big Brothers Big Sisters Victoria offers a chance to win Canucks tickets until March 6

Big Brothers Big Sisters Victoria’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake signature fundraiser, which April 24 to 26 at Langford Lanes, drew some colourful characters to last year’s event. (Photo contributed by BBBSV)
The Victoria Shamrocks have resigned Cody Hagedorn, shown here in action last season, and Peter Dubenski for the 2020 season. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Shamrocks)

Victoria Shamrocks re-sign proven goaltending tandem

Cody Hagedorn, Peter Dubenski took the team to the Mann Cup final last season

The Victoria Shamrocks have resigned Cody Hagedorn, shown here in action last season, and Peter Dubenski for the 2020 season. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Shamrocks)
Sooke School district unveils new school names March 12

Sooke School district unveils new school names March 12

SD62 says naming created a buzz in the community

Sooke School district unveils new school names March 12
Former Belmont Secondary principal Ray Miller is one of those rare Toronto Maple leaf fans whose official birthday comes every four years. (Photo courtesy of Ray Miller)

Former Belmont principal turns 15 in leap years

Ray Miller among the 0.07% of the population to have Feb. 29 as a birthday

Former Belmont Secondary principal Ray Miller is one of those rare Toronto Maple leaf fans whose official birthday comes every four years. (Photo courtesy of Ray Miller)
Sooke School District seeks catchment boundary feedback

Sooke School District seeks catchment boundary feedback

Online survey open to March 10

Sooke School District seeks catchment boundary feedback
Students from Camosun College conduct fieldwork with wetland restoration specialist Robin Anschild on a potential project at Lohbrunner Farm. (Photo courtesy of Ronna Woudstra with Habitat Acquisition Trust)

Wetland restoration project pitched for Langford farm

Habitat Acquisition Trust looking at area near Lohbrunner Farm

Students from Camosun College conduct fieldwork with wetland restoration specialist Robin Anschild on a potential project at Lohbrunner Farm. (Photo courtesy of Ronna Woudstra with Habitat Acquisition Trust)
West Shore RCMP has a number of initiatives planned for Feb. 26 for Pink Shirt Day. (Photo contributed by the West Shore RCMP)

Pink Shirt Day uplifting for West Shore RCMP

Members of the West Shore RCMP have scheduled a variety of activities with students Feb. 26

West Shore RCMP has a number of initiatives planned for Feb. 26 for Pink Shirt Day. (Photo contributed by the West Shore RCMP)
Scott Stinson takes over as superintendent of the Sooke School District this fall. (Photo courtesy of the Sooke School District)

Sooke school superintendent says student safety a paramount concern

“We always want to make sure our students and staff feel safe,”…

Scott Stinson takes over as superintendent of the Sooke School District this fall. (Photo courtesy of the Sooke School District)
More than 1,100 kids from six North Delta elementary schools joined together for the fourth annual anti-bullying flash mob on Feb. 27, 2018. (Photo contributed by Grace Kennedy)

Battling bullying covers a lot of ground, says Safe Schools manager for Sooke School District

Jamie Adair’s background is tailor-made for the work he does with the…

More than 1,100 kids from six North Delta elementary schools joined together for the fourth annual anti-bullying flash mob on Feb. 27, 2018. (Photo contributed by Grace Kennedy)
Lookout Lake Park and Lookout Brook Dam will receive funding from the provincial government for upgrades that include improving the stability of the dam. (City of Colwood/Facebook)

Upgrades for Colwood’s Brook Creek Dam pouring in

Improvements to mitigate risks for residents

Lookout Lake Park and Lookout Brook Dam will receive funding from the provincial government for upgrades that include improving the stability of the dam. (City of Colwood/Facebook)
Natasha Wodak, shown here winning the Pioneer 8K in North Saanich in January, is one of the top Canadians competing in the Pan Am Cross Country Cup on Feb. 29 at Bear Mountain. (Photo by Joseph Camill)

Canada’s best ready to take a run at Bear Mountain

2020 Pan American Cross Country Cup will be held Feb. 29 at Langford resort

Natasha Wodak, shown here winning the Pioneer 8K in North Saanich in January, is one of the top Canadians competing in the Pan Am Cross Country Cup on Feb. 29 at Bear Mountain. (Photo by Joseph Camill)