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LETTER: No one has a right to own a home in Oak Bay

Embedded in the discussion on the “missing middle” of the housing situation…

  • Apr 9, 2021
Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. Please included your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)
BC Transit announced updates to the Victoria Regional Transit System on a variety of routes, which came in to effect on April 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit announces updates to Greater Victoria routes

Additional service added to various routes in the region, including West Shore

  • Apr 9, 2021
BC Transit announced updates to the Victoria Regional Transit System on a variety of routes, which came in to effect on April 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
Marnie Naka . Photography by Darren Hull

Secrets and Lives Interview with Marnie Naka

Calgary transplant enjoys the Okanagan outdoor lifestyle on her mountain bike

  • Apr 9, 2021
Marnie Naka . Photography by Darren Hull
Iris Gray says adults with autism have been hit hard by the effects of COVID-19. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Adults with autism struggle with isolation, uncertainty as pandemic continues

Bi-weekly group forced to cancel in-person community meetings

  • Apr 9, 2021
Iris Gray says adults with autism have been hit hard by the effects of COVID-19. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
For such a large and bulky vehicle, the Yukon’s design is tidy and elegant. The AT4 is the off-road member of the family with underbody skid plates and a two-speed transfer case. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS

2021 GMC Yukon: For king-size towing and hauling, Yukon rules the roost

For 2021, the GMC Yukon AT4 has been redesigned, top to bottom.

  • Apr 8, 2021
For such a large and bulky vehicle, the Yukon’s design is tidy and elegant. The AT4 is the off-road member of the family with underbody skid plates and a two-speed transfer case. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS
The B.C. government announced Wednesday that cellular service is going to expand past Sooke to Port Renfrew along a 70 km stretch of Highway 14. (Black Press Media file)

Cellular reception to be expanded past Sooke to Port Renfrew

B.C. government announces cellular project for 70-km stretch of Highway 14

  • Apr 8, 2021
The B.C. government announced Wednesday that cellular service is going to expand past Sooke to Port Renfrew along a 70 km stretch of Highway 14. (Black Press Media file)
The video showcases a handful of individuals in honour of Autism Acceptance Month. (Video screenshot)

Amplifying autistic voices during World Autism Month

Darcy Nybo/Goldstream Gazette contributor April is Autism Acceptance Month and World Autism…

  • Apr 7, 2021
The video showcases a handful of individuals in honour of Autism Acceptance Month. (Video screenshot)
Chris Turyk, Marketing Director, stands outside the tasting room at Unsworth Vineyards. Don Denton photo

Secrets and Lives Interview with Chris Turyk

Marketing Director and Sommelier at Unsworth Vineyards talks wine and food

  • Apr 7, 2021
Chris Turyk, Marketing Director, stands outside the tasting room at Unsworth Vineyards. Don Denton photo
The Victoria Literacy Connection (VLC) launched ‘Toonies for Tutoring’ in March, which encourages book club participants to bring a toonie to meetings, and donate the funds to their organization. All of the funds will go towards free programs offered by the VLC, which are delivered by volunteers. (Black Press Media file)

Victoria Literacy Connection launches ‘Toonies for Tutoring’

Donations from book clubs support regional literacy programs

  • Apr 7, 2021
The Victoria Literacy Connection (VLC) launched ‘Toonies for Tutoring’ in March, which encourages book club participants to bring a toonie to meetings, and donate the funds to their organization. All of the funds will go towards free programs offered by the VLC, which are delivered by volunteers. (Black Press Media file)
Boaters must stay 200 metres away from orcas, like these Southern Resident Killer Whales. Stay 400 metres away in protected areas, including Southern British Columbia coastal waters between Campbell River and Ucluelet. (Photo: Ocean Wise)

Spotted a whale? Here’s what to do

Brush up on the rules before your next boat ride to protect BC’s whales

  • Apr 6, 2021
Boaters must stay 200 metres away from orcas, like these Southern Resident Killer Whales. Stay 400 metres away in protected areas, including Southern British Columbia coastal waters between Campbell River and Ucluelet. (Photo: Ocean Wise)
COVID-19 exposures within Greater Victoria schools increased over the Easter weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood middle school hits 3 COVID-19 exposures

4 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sooke School District

  • Apr 6, 2021
COVID-19 exposures within Greater Victoria schools increased over the Easter weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
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EDITORIAL: Consistent COVID-19 messaging needed from B.C. leaders

NEWS ITEM: B.C. is stopping indoor dining and liquor sales, indoor adult…

  • Apr 6, 2021
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Vancouver Island’s iconic, 75-kilometre West Coast Trail will reopen to the public in June after being closed for a year because the pandemic.

Vancouver Island’s West Coast Trail reopens in June

Vancouver Island’s iconic West Coast Trail will reopen to the public in…

  • Apr 5, 2021
Vancouver Island’s iconic, 75-kilometre West Coast Trail will reopen to the public in June after being closed for a year because the pandemic.
The Canadian Cancer Society is helping spark new ways for cancer research to flourish. The annual Daffodil campaign is back, to help raise funds and improve the quality of life for those affected by all types of cancer. (Photo by Mabel Amber/Pixabay)

Canadian Cancer Society helps bloom new research initiatives

Annual Daffodil Campaign returns, donations accepted virtually

  • Apr 5, 2021
The Canadian Cancer Society is helping spark new ways for cancer research to flourish. The annual Daffodil campaign is back, to help raise funds and improve the quality of life for those affected by all types of cancer. (Photo by Mabel Amber/Pixabay)
A new Univeristy of B.C. study shows that Canadians are not getting enough light physical activity (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Exercise can ease symptoms of anxiety, depression

Pandemic is having a profound impact on society and our mental health

  • Apr 5, 2021
A new Univeristy of B.C. study shows that Canadians are not getting enough light physical activity (Pixabay.com)
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SOOKE HISTORY: Shakie’s Hamburger Stand once a must-stop at Jordan River

It became a mecca drawing surfers and ocean watchers alike

  • Apr 5, 2021
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Find a sunny spot for a rosé. (Zoë Ducklow/News Staff)

Website helps patrons find patios for dining on Vancouver Island

Indoor dining closure and the onset of spring created a need for a patio locator

  • Apr 5, 2021
Find a sunny spot for a rosé. (Zoë Ducklow/News Staff)
Flushing these “unflushables” can lead to blockages in the sanitary sewer system that can be both costly to remove and cause sewage to overflow into the environment or back up into your home.

5 ‘unflushables’ that should NEVER go down the drain

Remember the 3Ps to avoid costly blockages and backups

  • Apr 5, 2021
Flushing these “unflushables” can lead to blockages in the sanitary sewer system that can be both costly to remove and cause sewage to overflow into the environment or back up into your home.
Boaters must stay 200 metres away from orcas, like these Southern Resident Killer Whales. Stay 400 metres away in protected areas, including Southern British Columbia coastal waters between Campbell River and Ucluelet. (Photo: Ocean Wise)

Spotted a whale? Here’s what to do

Brush up on the rules before your next boat ride to protect BC’s whales

  • Apr 5, 2021
Boaters must stay 200 metres away from orcas, like these Southern Resident Killer Whales. Stay 400 metres away in protected areas, including Southern British Columbia coastal waters between Campbell River and Ucluelet. (Photo: Ocean Wise)
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LETTER: Graduates being denied once-in-a-lifetime experience

Why is high school graduation being denied but youth sports entertainment is…

  • Apr 4, 2021
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