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Renowned men’s chorus ‘Back by Popular Demand’ in Victoria

One of Canada’s premier singing ensembles kicks off its 39th season on Nov. 16

  • Nov 11, 2019

War bride’s oversea voyage to Canada took a leap of faith

More than 45,000 women immigrated to Canada after the Second World War

One woman’s scrapbook uncovered at Fort Rodd Hill tells story of thousands during Second World War

Joyce Margaret Whitney served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps from 1942 to 1946

VIDEO: Hundreds gather at Langford’s Veterans Memorial Park for Remembrance Day

More than 65 wreaths laid, including homemade wreath from Afghan veteran

Thousands line the streets around the Legislature for Remembrance Day ceremony in Victoria

Over 70 wreaths placed around Cenotaph, honouring those who lost their lives, currently fighting

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather in Sidney for Remembrance Day ceremony

Parade of veterans, moment of silence, wreath laying took place in Sidney

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WATCH: Remembrance Day at Veterans Memorial Park
Clarity Cannabis first legal retail cannabis store in Langford
Ruth King Elementary Installs New Learning Garden
Royal Roads University gets an Apiary

GALLERY: Remembrance Day service at Oak Bay Memorial Cenotaph

Hundreds gathered at the Oak Bay Memorial Cenotaph for the annual Remembrance…

Colwood house helps homeless veterans get back on their feet

Cockrell House has helped more than 100 people since it was established in 2009

Son of Second World War veteran returns to Norway to see site of rescue, repatriation

Six-man crew crash lands in Nazi occupied territory, only known instance of entire crew surviving

Open house seeks public input on proposed lease for piece of Victoria High property

Open house takes place at Vic High on Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mix of sun and cloud ahead for Monday

Plus a look ahead at the week

Hundreds mark Remembrance Day with ceremony at Saanich municipal hall

Revellers took in the ceremony, then went into the hall for coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies

  • Nov 11, 2019

VIDEO: Pups in the pool: West Shore rec centre’s Dog Swim a success

West Shore Parks and Recreation goes to the dogs Sunday night

‘Your vehicle burns a lot of fuel:’ Victoria drivers wake up to angry notes

‘This handbill was left on your vehicle because your vehicle burns a lot of fuel,’ notes read

Welcome event a chance to discover Oak Bay’s diverse community

First time event a chance all people new-ish to Oak Bay

Candlelit vigil held overnight at BC Legislature cenotaph

Volunteer group installs hundreds of handmade poppies

Decades after her service in the Second World War, a local war hero honoured

Petty Officer Alice “Ruddy” Adams earned the Bletchley Park Commemorative Badge

Victoria Eagles pitcher invited to play for Canadian Junior National baseball team

Noah Takacs will head to Florida in March for the first of many showcases

Friendship between Netherlands and Canada forged during war to bloom in Sidney

Planting of tulips in Sidney recognizes Canada’s wartime friendship with the Netherlands

Saanich residents invited to give feedback on the 2019-2023 draft Strategic Plan

Councillors feel it addresses community concerns, represents what Saanich stands for