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Lab art brightens up Royal Jubilee Hospital

By on February 12, 2015

Andrea Peacock Victoria News Royal Jubilee Hospital lab workers are showing their artistic side in the Patient Care Centre. From now until the end of March, paintings done by hospital lab assistants and lab technicians will hang on the otherwise

Volunteers help Victoria Foundation thrive

By on February 12, 2015

Andrea Peacock Victoria News Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Victoria Foundation. Just ask foundation CEO Sandra Richardson. “We wouldn’t exist without [them],” she said. Around 90 non-profit organizations received over $1.4 million in grants from the Victoria Foundation in

Mom and babes project inspires Shoreline students

By on February 12, 2015

There is plenty of excitement among a group of Grade 6 students gathered in the Shoreline Community Middle School library. The students, part of the leadership-focused Youth Creating Inclusion club at the school in View Royal, are buzzing around three

A pie in the face for the United Way

By on November 6, 2014

Inn at Laurel Point staff members Jay Chao and Lisa Brideson get hit with pies thrown by colleagues during the sixth annual Pie-in-the-Face fund raising event for the United Way at the Inn.  Inn at Laurel Point employees made a

Big band sound aids hearing fundraiser

By on November 4, 2014

By Christine van Reeuwyk Oak Bay – Beth Rogers seats me to her husband Sandy’s left, to coincide with the better hearing on the side with his cochlear implant. It’s one of many adjustments the 83-year-old has made since his

CIBC donates $250K to University of Victoria business school

By on November 3, 2014

Saanich – CIBC is donating $250,000 to the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business to mark its grand opening of a new branch at Broadmead Village. CIBC region head Mike Stevenson joined Coun. Paul Gerrard, 2014 Canadian women’s rugby

Rotary celebrates 40 years of service to community

By on October 31, 2014

The Rotary Club of Oak Bay is celebrating 40 years of service to the community this year and part of its celebration was a lunch held Oct. 21 at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. “Around 40 years ago, I was

Young stars will shine brightly on TeenFest stage

By on October 31, 2014

Saanich – While local area teens will find plenty to explore and experience at Saturday’s Coast Capital Savings TeenFest at Pearkes Recreation Centre, the eclectic entertainment line-up promises to be a highlight of the day. Running from 11 a.m. to

Mason Street City Farm continues to innovate

By on October 29, 2014

Mason Street City Farm, a quarter-acre urban farm in downtown Victoria, is teaming up with Limbic Media to upgrade its technology and teach high-tech green job skills to Victoria high school students. The farm is known for innovative projects, like