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Several winter break camp options are available from the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society. (Pxhere)

West Shore Parks and Rec offers holiday childcare alternatives

Camps available on days many daycares close

 

Annual truck convoy ready to light up the night in Greater Victoria

Annual truck convoy ready to light up the night in Greater Victoria

The 21st annual Truck Light Convoy will roll through communities supporting local food banks

 

The first day of school or the first day back can be hectic. These tips will help minimize stress. (Pexels file photo)

Get back into that September routine

Tips to make going back to school a little easier for everyone

 

David Cameron Elementary school, along side Wishart elementary, Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke will be getting new portables, which will be ready for use in September. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Sooke School District continues to grow

New middle, elementary schools on the way

David Cameron Elementary school, along side Wishart elementary, Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke will be getting new portables, which will be ready for use in September. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Learn more about head lice and how to prevent it

Learn more about head lice and how to prevent it

We asked a local expert all about nit picking

  • Aug 22, 2018
Learn more about head lice and how to prevent it
After-school activities to help your child grow

After-school activities to help your child grow

West Shore Parks and Recreation offers a number of programs for children of all ages

After-school activities to help your child grow
Books and tech go together like birds of a feather

Books and tech go together like birds of a feather

Find some summer reading suggestions

  • Jul 2, 2018
Books and tech go together like birds of a feather
Lindsay Trowell is creating a year-long program to help parents navigate life raising a child with behavioural or developmental challenges. (Photo contributed)

New program on the West Shore for parents of children with behavioural challenges

Program will help parents stay calm, connected and in control

Lindsay Trowell is creating a year-long program to help parents navigate life raising a child with behavioural or developmental challenges. (Photo contributed)
Separating isn’t easy but a plan helps everyone understand their new roles. (Pexels)

Creating a parenting schedule that works for your family

Five tips to help you map out your own schedule

  • Jun 25, 2018
Separating isn’t easy but a plan helps everyone understand their new roles. (Pexels)
If you’re looking for an escape that won’t break the bank, camping is a great option. (Pexels)

Take a break with a camping trip

Lots of great sites available on the West Shore

If you’re looking for an escape that won’t break the bank, camping is a great option. (Pexels)
The playground at Royal Bay Beachpark was carefully designed to blend in with the surrounding environment. (Photo contributed)

Find a new favourite playground

There’s lots of options hidden across the West Shore

The playground at Royal Bay Beachpark was carefully designed to blend in with the surrounding environment. (Photo contributed)
Kids of all sizes take a break from this heat wave as they enjoy the refreshing spray from Centennial Park’s water features, some getting a little more spray than they were expecting. Parents also get a break from the heat as they watch carefully from the shaded areas around the park. (Gazette file photo)

Beat the heat at the spray park

Several options across the West Shore

Kids of all sizes take a break from this heat wave as they enjoy the refreshing spray from Centennial Park’s water features, some getting a little more spray than they were expecting. Parents also get a break from the heat as they watch carefully from the shaded areas around the park. (Gazette file photo)
High cost of living means fewer foster families

High cost of living means fewer foster families

More than 1,000 children are in desperate need of foster families on Vancouver Island

High cost of living means fewer foster families
If you’re looking to learn a new skill or have a teenager that’s looking to get ahead, the WestShore Centre for Learning and Training has lots of summer course options. (Pexels)

Summer school is in session

Lots of programs for high school students and adults looking to get ahead

If you’re looking to learn a new skill or have a teenager that’s looking to get ahead, the WestShore Centre for Learning and Training has lots of summer course options. (Pexels)
Brothers and sisters canoeing on river. (Stock photo)

Numerous summer camp options on the West Shore

Many ways to keep kids of all ages busy before school starts

Brothers and sisters canoeing on river. (Stock photo)
Wrangle the waste after the holidays

Wrangle the waste after the holidays

As the holiday season comes to an end there’s no denying the…

  • Dec 26, 2017
Wrangle the waste after the holidays
Keep your family safe this holiday season

Keep your family safe this holiday season

Some tips to keep holiday traditions from turning into disasters

Keep your family safe this holiday season
The holidays can be stressful but getting everyone involved in the cleaning process can help alleviate some of that pressure. (huePhotography/iStock)

West Shore Family: Tips to help you clean your home in a hurry

The holidays can be a chaotic time to say the least and…

  • Dec 24, 2017
The holidays can be stressful but getting everyone involved in the cleaning process can help alleviate some of that pressure. (huePhotography/iStock)
Alternative gift ideas for West Shore kids

Alternative gift ideas for West Shore kids

If you’re looking for an alterative to buying more toys, here are…

  • Dec 23, 2017
Alternative gift ideas for West Shore kids
Gift wrapping can be a hassel or a fun way to express your creativity. Either way, these tips can help make the task more enjoyable. (Pixabay)

Holiday gift wrapping tips and tricks

Streamline your process to avoid the hassle

  • Dec 16, 2017
Gift wrapping can be a hassel or a fun way to express your creativity. Either way, these tips can help make the task more enjoyable. (Pixabay)