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Avid volunteers and individual landowners can support efforts to protect and monitor the province’s 15 bat species by downloading the 2022 Bat Count data form and recording and submitting their summer tallies. (Courtesy of the Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project)

Volunteers called up to bat for BC Annual Bat Count

Help needed tallying roosting bats to support protection of species populations

 

The Luxton Spring Fair is returning to Langford this May long weekend after a two-year pause during the pandmic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Luxton Spring Fair returns to Langford May long weekend

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the fair is back with rides, games and historical demos

 

The City of Colwood is bringing back its annual Clean Up event this April after being on hold for the past two years and discussions around its cancellation for budget reasons. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood Clean Up survives budget chopping block

Council votes to include the large waste dropoff event, last held in 2019, in the 2022 budget

 

Pink and white on one cherry tree on the West Shore. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Have you spotted the West Shore’s two-colour cherry trees?

The occasional tree sprouted both white and pink blossoms

Pink and white on one cherry tree on the West Shore. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
June Saxe, 2, enjoys the sunny shoreline at Whiffin Spit with her dad on March 5. The family had come out from Victoria for a day in the sunshine. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Warm weather brings Sooke’s Whiffin Spit to life

Visitors, locals enjoy warm weather at coastal viewpoint

June Saxe, 2, enjoys the sunny shoreline at Whiffin Spit with her dad on March 5. The family had come out from Victoria for a day in the sunshine. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Fred Haynes encourages Saanich residents to take advantage of Saanich parks to cope with social distancing amid COVID-19. (Sarah Schuchard/ News Staff)

Mayor encourages residents to take advantage of Saanich trails amid COVID-19

Fred Haynes wants residents to stay healthy during social isolation by walking local trails

Fred Haynes encourages Saanich residents to take advantage of Saanich parks to cope with social distancing amid COVID-19. (Sarah Schuchard/ News Staff)
Two turtles share a moment in Beacon Hill Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Signs of spring sprout in Victoria

Spring officially starts March 19

Two turtles share a moment in Beacon Hill Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Greater Victoria has no shortage of fun activities to keep kids busy over spring break. (Unsplash)
Greater Victoria has no shortage of fun activities to keep kids busy over spring break. (Unsplash)
Icicles form along the tree branches as the rough waves crash into shore at Coronation Park in Toronto on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Canadians can expect average temperatures this fall that will give way to a cold winter in central and eastern parts of the country, according to The Weather Network.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Groundhogs got it wrong: spring isn’t coming soon, Weather Network says

The only part of B.C. to warm up early will be Victoria

Icicles form along the tree branches as the rough waves crash into shore at Coronation Park in Toronto on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Canadians can expect average temperatures this fall that will give way to a cold winter in central and eastern parts of the country, according to The Weather Network.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin