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The Colwood city hall building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: Colwood hopefuls share their visions

Rob Martin and Doug Kobayashi face off in mayoral race

The Colwood city hall building. (Black Press Media file photo)
View Royal town hall building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: View Royal candidates talk priorities

David Screech and Sid Tobias face off for mayor’s chair

View Royal town hall building. (Black Press Media file photo)
Revelstoke Secondary School is one of many across the province that provides students with an opportunity to learn different trades as well as begin their trade-education alongside finishing their high school diploma. (Photo via Twitter)

B.C. will have 80,000 job openings over the next 10 years

The B.C. Government is working on the professionalization of the trades

Revelstoke Secondary School is one of many across the province that provides students with an opportunity to learn different trades as well as begin their trade-education alongside finishing their high school diploma. (Photo via Twitter)
Hynthe Pointe, an eight-storey apartment building for seniors, has been approved by Esquimalt. (Courtesy of Avenir Senior Living/Zeidler Architecture)

Eight-storey apartment for seniors approved in Esquimalt

Hynthe Pointe will have 92 units and a commercial space at its Esquimalt Road site

Hynthe Pointe, an eight-storey apartment building for seniors, has been approved by Esquimalt. (Courtesy of Avenir Senior Living/Zeidler Architecture)
Town of Sidney municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: Those seeking council seats in Sidney weigh in

Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith will be acclaimed with no opposition

Town of Sidney municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Metchosin’s city hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Metchosin’s city hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay will pay for crossing guards to get students to Ecole Willows Elementary safely this school year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Future crossing guard funding remains in Oak Bay crosshairs

Council approves paying this year but questions future funding model

Oak Bay will pay for crossing guards to get students to Ecole Willows Elementary safely this school year. (Black Press Media file photo)
District of Highlands municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
District of Highlands municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Atticus Dachsel Kerr has always enjoyed taking the bus and hopes to encourage more people to join him on transit. (Courtesy of Atticus Dachsel Kerr)

Esquimalt teen riding every bus route in Greater Victoria to encourage transit use

Atticus Dachsel Kerr plans to complete every route in numerical order over a year

Atticus Dachsel Kerr has always enjoyed taking the bus and hopes to encourage more people to join him on transit. (Courtesy of Atticus Dachsel Kerr)
Two mobile homes in the Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park were hit back in April by a falling tree, hospitalizing the 84 year-old woman who lived in the house on the left. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford seniors living in fear of falling trees in mobile home park

One woman was hospitalized in April, other Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park residents concerned

Two mobile homes in the Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park were hit back in April by a falling tree, hospitalizing the 84 year-old woman who lived in the house on the left. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Aerial photo of the Victoria International Airport land proposed for the TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel. (Courtesy Kothari Group)

Sidney outlines concerns with hotel proposed for near Victoria International Airport

Kothari Group plans to build and operate a three-storey, 129-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Aerial photo of the Victoria International Airport land proposed for the TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel. (Courtesy Kothari Group)
A police officer stands next to a crater created by an explosion after a Russian rocket attack in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. A Russian strike on the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens, an official said Friday. Vladimir Putin’s claim to parts of Ukraine is little more than “political theatre” with “no legitimacy,” Canada and the United States declared Friday, and should have no impact on how best to deploy military aid from the West. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Efrem Lukatsky

Canada, US respond to Putin’s ‘political theatre’ with even more Russian sanctions

Ukraine is submitting an “accelerated” application to join NATO, a move Canada endorses

A police officer stands next to a crater created by an explosion after a Russian rocket attack in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. A Russian strike on the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens, an official said Friday. Vladimir Putin’s claim to parts of Ukraine is little more than “political theatre” with “no legitimacy,” Canada and the United States declared Friday, and should have no impact on how best to deploy military aid from the West. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Efrem Lukatsky
AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks at a Miyo-wiciwitowin Day event at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says today’s National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is about the survivors who suffered in Canada’s residential schools and the children who never made it home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

Canadians reflect about residential schools on Truth and Reconciliation Day

Speeches and events happen even as the grim work that helped inspire the day continues

AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks at a Miyo-wiciwitowin Day event at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says today’s National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is about the survivors who suffered in Canada’s residential schools and the children who never made it home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
First responders with Orange County Fire Rescue use an inflatable boat to rescue a resident from a home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Ian lashes South Carolina as Florida surveys devastation

Ian’s centre came ashore with much weaker winds than when it crossed Florida’s Gulf Coast

First responders with Orange County Fire Rescue use an inflatable boat to rescue a resident from a home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Evelyn Voyageur is an Elder-In-Residence at North Island College Comox Valley campus. Photo courtesy NIC

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is much more than a holiday: Island elder

Statutory holiday a call to action, but Dr. Evelyn Voyageur would like to see it recognized as more

Evelyn Voyageur is an Elder-In-Residence at North Island College Comox Valley campus. Photo courtesy NIC
Students from Tammi Greenwood’s Grade 5/6 class at Haahuupayak School wave to drivers from the newly painted portion of the Orange Bridge (Riverbend Bridge) over the Somass River, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2002. (PHOTO COURTESY TAMMI GREENWOOD)

Port Alberni’s iconic ‘Orange Bridge’ turns orange again for Truth and Reconciliation

Tseshaht First Nation hopes bright orange accents will change narrative of bridge

Students from Tammi Greenwood’s Grade 5/6 class at Haahuupayak School wave to drivers from the newly painted portion of the Orange Bridge (Riverbend Bridge) over the Somass River, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2002. (PHOTO COURTESY TAMMI GREENWOOD)
Shaylene Lakey grew up in Vernon in foster care and continues to live here. (Contributed)

B.C. woman shares journey to reclaim Indigenous heritage after losing it in foster care

Shaylene Lakey may have found a safe place growing up, but felt robbed of her culture

Shaylene Lakey grew up in Vernon in foster care and continues to live here. (Contributed)
North Saanich municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: North Saanich council candidates outline key concern

Three battle for mayor’s seat and 13 vie for six councillor positions

North Saanich municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich School District. (Google Maps)

Meet Your Candidates: SD63 spans five municipalities

7 school trustee positions divided over three areas

Saanich School District. (Google Maps)
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