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Goldstream Nature House is located in Goldstream Provincial Park off Highway 1. (Courtesy of Goldstream Nature House/Facebook)

Environmental programs return to Goldstream Nature House at base of Malahat

The public facility will be open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Goldstream Nature House is located in Goldstream Provincial Park off Highway 1. (Courtesy of Goldstream Nature House/Facebook)
Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park offers a 10 kilometre loop trail around the perimeter of the lakes. The trail is mostly flat and is very family friendly with great views of the water and several beaches and view points to stop and relax for a bit. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Greater Victoria’s top hikes – as voted by you

From Elk/Beaver Lake to Mount Douglas, there is a trail for everyone

Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park offers a 10 kilometre loop trail around the perimeter of the lakes. The trail is mostly flat and is very family friendly with great views of the water and several beaches and view points to stop and relax for a bit. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Sacha Shaw is a food services worker at Veterans Memorial Lodge. Here, she is working in one of the six serveries that need replacing. (Courtesy Broadmead Care)

Greater Victoria fundraiser aims to get seniors new dining areas

Serving Smiles campaign will replace the serving and dining areas for Broadmead residents

  • Jul 30, 2022
Sacha Shaw is a food services worker at Veterans Memorial Lodge. Here, she is working in one of the six serveries that need replacing. (Courtesy Broadmead Care)
Local artists who’ve competed around the world will showcase their talents at Cadboro-Gyro Park during the Cadboro Bay Festival on Aug. 7. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)

World-class sand sculpting major draw for Saanich’s Cadboro Bay Festival

Free family friendly event Aug. 7 includes food, activities and fun at the beach

Local artists who’ve competed around the world will showcase their talents at Cadboro-Gyro Park during the Cadboro Bay Festival on Aug. 7. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)
A crew filming in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria voted fifth best small city to live and work as a filmmaker

Moviemaker’s Top 10 list boasts Victoria as a film destination

A crew filming in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Support Soweto Junior School is hosting a five-kilometre waterfront walk starting and ending at Clover Point for asecond time on Aug. 7 to raise funds to ensure students at the Kenyan school are fed. (Courtesy of Support Soweto Junior School)

Victoria fundraiser walk aims to help feed students in Kenya

Support Soweto Junior School is hosting the Aug. 7 walk for a second time

Support Soweto Junior School is hosting a five-kilometre waterfront walk starting and ending at Clover Point for asecond time on Aug. 7 to raise funds to ensure students at the Kenyan school are fed. (Courtesy of Support Soweto Junior School)
The Mysterious doorway is one of the natural oddities highlighted on the Elsie King Trail in Francis King Regional Park. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Three trails west of Esquimalt worth checking out

Each offers something different, and all have something worth seeing

The Mysterious doorway is one of the natural oddities highlighted on the Elsie King Trail in Francis King Regional Park. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Island Health and the Eldercare Foundation have dedicated a statue and garden at the Summit to the late Dr. Tom Bailey. (Courtesy of the Eldercare Foundation)

Statue, garden dedicated to late Greater Victoria doctor

The monuments at the Summit honour Dr. Tom Bailey

Island Health and the Eldercare Foundation have dedicated a statue and garden at the Summit to the late Dr. Tom Bailey. (Courtesy of the Eldercare Foundation)
A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)

PODCAST: 3 dead, 2 wounded – a look at the 5 hours that shook the Langley community

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporters discuss the chain of events, what is known about the shooter and whether the homeless were targeted.

A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)
The front cover of the Goldstream Gazette Vol. 17. No. 30 July 22, 1992. (Goldstream Gazette Archives)

Back in the Day: Social housing, Sarajevo and Slug Fest

Soldiers were training for a peacekeeping mission in an eastern European country

The front cover of the Goldstream Gazette Vol. 17. No. 30 July 22, 1992. (Goldstream Gazette Archives)
The Naysmiths’ makeshift cooling station lets off some refreshing mist at 885 Runnymede Pl. on Thursday (July 28). (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Cooling station mist-ifies boiling passersby

Concert misting system inspired resident to beat the heat

The Naysmiths’ makeshift cooling station lets off some refreshing mist at 885 Runnymede Pl. on Thursday (July 28). (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Easter Seals volunteer, Jimmy Hansen, pictured at Camp Shawnigan in 2017. He has volunteered there for the past five years. (Jimmy Hansen/Easter Seals)

‘I love it’: Victoria referee has volunteered for accessible summer camp for five years

As Easter Seals celebrates 75th anniversary, Shawnigan construction shuffles camp plans

Easter Seals volunteer, Jimmy Hansen, pictured at Camp Shawnigan in 2017. He has volunteered there for the past five years. (Jimmy Hansen/Easter Seals)
Lynda Slater, a Sooke Community Arts Society board member, is looking forward to the completion of renovations for the new gallery and gift shop on Church Street in early August. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Arts Council’s new art gallery opens in August

‘Finishing touches’ and move expected to be completed this month

Lynda Slater, a Sooke Community Arts Society board member, is looking forward to the completion of renovations for the new gallery and gift shop on Church Street in early August. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Katrina Kadoski reprises her role of Cougar Annie when she performs at the Sooke Region Museum on Aug. 6. (Contributed - Katrina Kadoski)

Cougar Annie Tales returns to Sooke on Aug. 6

Cougar Annie Tales revolves around the life of Ada Annie Jordan

Katrina Kadoski reprises her role of Cougar Annie when she performs at the Sooke Region Museum on Aug. 6. (Contributed - Katrina Kadoski)
Michael Dunahee was four when he disappeared from the playground of the former Blanshard elementary school. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria park to host 29th Michael Dunahee Slo-Pitch Tournament of Hope

MacDonald Park event Aug. 5 to 7 raising funds for Child Find BC

Michael Dunahee was four when he disappeared from the playground of the former Blanshard elementary school. (Black Press Media file photo)
Several farmers’ markets operate throughout the Sooke Region in the summer months. (Lauren Krohn - Metro Creative)

Sooke Community Calendar

Looking for something fun to do this week? We’ve got you covered.

Several farmers’ markets operate throughout the Sooke Region in the summer months. (Lauren Krohn - Metro Creative)
The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island’s second largest craft beer and food festival in Chemainus Aug. 13

Large organizational effort already well along in the details

The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

TODAY IN B.C.: Musician and dog Luna retrace steps reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)
An insect resembling a muted butterfly with feather-like antenna rests on a Saanich apartment building. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Pretty as a picture, these moths are native to Greater Victoria

Tropical cousin, giant atlas moth, lives at Victoria Butterfly Gardens

An insect resembling a muted butterfly with feather-like antenna rests on a Saanich apartment building. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Classic British vehicles line the field for Jaguars on the Island at Windsor Park on Saturday (July 23). (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Jaguars and other collector cars bring the heat to Oak Bay

Decades worth of awe-inspiring automobiles hit the lawn and street

Classic British vehicles line the field for Jaguars on the Island at Windsor Park on Saturday (July 23). (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)