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Saanich resident and University of British Columbia student Emilie Wang is working with the UBC vaccine literacy club to address vaccine hesitancy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich-based UBC student gathers immunity experts to talk COVID-19 vaccines

An online panel discussion Sept. 18 will allow public to ask anonymous questions

Saanich resident and University of British Columbia student Emilie Wang is working with the UBC vaccine literacy club to address vaccine hesitancy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford Mayor Stew Young, accompanied by tournament coordinator and city staffer Terri Foggitt, plays the role of auctioneer following the 25th annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic at Bear Mountain Resort on Wednesday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Golf tournament raises a record $145,000 for Langford charities

Bear Mountain Resort hosts 25th annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic

Langford Mayor Stew Young, accompanied by tournament coordinator and city staffer Terri Foggitt, plays the role of auctioneer following the 25th annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic at Bear Mountain Resort on Wednesday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
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Community walkers invited to embrace the twilight in Oak Bay

Saturday walk explores Prospect heritage conservation area

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The Victoria Flying Club hangar at Victoria International Airport. (Victoria Flying Club photo)

Victoria Flying Club 75th anniversary celebration soars this weekend

Learn, see and fly at special public event this Saturday

The Victoria Flying Club hangar at Victoria International Airport. (Victoria Flying Club photo)
Kayakers, paddleboarders and canoers travelled from Willows Beach to Cattle Point and back on Sept. 11 to raise money for the Island Kids Cancer Association. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
Kayakers, paddleboarders and canoers travelled from Willows Beach to Cattle Point and back on Sept. 11 to raise money for the Island Kids Cancer Association. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
Celebrate Sooke! is set for John Phillips Memorial Park. (Metro-Creative)

Get ready to party, Sooke

District of Sooke is inviting the public to Celebrate Sooke! on Saturday with a free family event

Celebrate Sooke! is set for John Phillips Memorial Park. (Metro-Creative)
Monterey middle school students remove ivy from the entrance to Anderson Hill Park in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Green team tackles invasive species on Oak Bay’s Anderson Hill

Provincial protocols in place, RSVP required for environmental work Saturday

Monterey middle school students remove ivy from the entrance to Anderson Hill Park in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency service providers drove past Victoria General Hospital on Monday (Sept. 13) in a show of support for health care workers. (Video courtesy of Les Gee)
Emergency service providers drove past Victoria General Hospital on Monday (Sept. 13) in a show of support for health care workers. (Video courtesy of Les Gee)
George Manning (right), seen here in the pressroom of one of the publications he oversaw, was a legendary figure and mentor in the local community newspaper industry. He passed away last week at age 81. (Facebook/Gail Manning)

Gazette founder leaves a legacy on Greater Victoria, Island journalism

George Manning dies at 81, was key figure in the growth of Black Press on Vancouver Island

George Manning (right), seen here in the pressroom of one of the publications he oversaw, was a legendary figure and mentor in the local community newspaper industry. He passed away last week at age 81. (Facebook/Gail Manning)
The 21st annual Oak Bay Collector Car Show attracted thousands of visitors to Oak Bay Avenue on Sunday (Sept. 12). (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay Car Collector Show lights up Avenue strip

One of Island’s most popular car shows returns for its 21st edition

The 21st annual Oak Bay Collector Car Show attracted thousands of visitors to Oak Bay Avenue on Sunday (Sept. 12). (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Members of Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society collect fish at Sooke River’s Pemberton Pool.

Sooke group gearing up for another season of salmon enhancement

Broodstock collection set for Sooke River and DeMamiel Creek

Members of Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society collect fish at Sooke River’s Pemberton Pool.
During Smile Cookie Week, delicious chocolate chunk Smile Cookies are available at all Tim Hortons restaurants for $1 each and 23 locations across Greater Victoria will donate full proceeds to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Cookie campaign aims to keep Greater Victoria kids smiling during difficult times

Smile Cookies are $1 this week with proceeds going to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

During Smile Cookie Week, delicious chocolate chunk Smile Cookies are available at all Tim Hortons restaurants for $1 each and 23 locations across Greater Victoria will donate full proceeds to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)

First mini soccer pitch for Indigenous children ready for play

Grand opening Monday marks a special occasion on Penelakut Island

The Penelakut mini pitch will be painted by late spring 2022 to bring it to completion. (Submitted)
Lucy Aitken, a leader with Recreation Oak Bay helps campers use up the chalk to fill a colourful and inspiring trail at Willows Beach Park Sept. 2. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Lucy Aitken, a leader with Recreation Oak Bay helps campers use up the chalk to fill a colourful and inspiring trail at Willows Beach Park Sept. 2. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Teale Phelps Bondaroff (from left) with Rob Boyce, Lara Lannon, Blesela Garachico and Joe Mercer. The group of neighbours maintains a seed/seedling exchange box on Dunedin Street in Saanich. (Courtesy of Blesela Garachico)

Pollinators, pokemon come together in Greater Victoria’s latest little library

Seedling libraries get their own designation on Victoria Placemaking interactive map

Teale Phelps Bondaroff (from left) with Rob Boyce, Lara Lannon, Blesela Garachico and Joe Mercer. The group of neighbours maintains a seed/seedling exchange box on Dunedin Street in Saanich. (Courtesy of Blesela Garachico)
Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director for Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society, is excited about the new office at 1442 Monterey Ave. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay volunteer organization ready to reopen in new space

Monterey Avenue building now home to volunteers, library, recreation centre

Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director for Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society, is excited about the new office at 1442 Monterey Ave. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Saanich’s moon and lantern festival on Sept. 18 will celebrate culture, community and the harvest full moon. (Photo courtesy of District of Saanich)
Saanich’s moon and lantern festival on Sept. 18 will celebrate culture, community and the harvest full moon. (Photo courtesy of District of Saanich)
Recent Oak Bay High graduate Lexie Krakowski won the grand prize at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals national event for her cello playing. (Courtesy Lexie Krakowski)

Oak Bay cellist takes her playing to the next level

Lexie Krakowski follows national festival win with placement at Glenn Gould School of Music

Recent Oak Bay High graduate Lexie Krakowski won the grand prize at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals national event for her cello playing. (Courtesy Lexie Krakowski)
Al Ennis with Marie Donais Calder, author of Forever in the Clouds, which tells the stories of the 21 RCAF officers killed in a crash near Estevan, Sask. in 1946. (Photo courtesy of the Ennis family)

Langford man rekindles memories of tragic Saskatchewan air crash

RCMP volunteer connects with author of book on Second World War pilots who died in peacetime crash

Al Ennis with Marie Donais Calder, author of Forever in the Clouds, which tells the stories of the 21 RCAF officers killed in a crash near Estevan, Sask. in 1946. (Photo courtesy of the Ennis family)
The City of Victoria invites residents and business owners to its lunchtime series of online workshops, touching on a range of topics. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Victoria launching fall series of lunchtime workshops

Online sessions focus on graffiti removal, leadership building and living waste-free

The City of Victoria invites residents and business owners to its lunchtime series of online workshops, touching on a range of topics. (Black Press Media file photo)