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Oak Bay kicks off Christmas with 18th annual light up

The lights come on Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. after an audience rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas

First ski hill in B.C. opened this weekend

Sun Peaks, near Kamloops, was the first ski hill in the province to open for season

Handmade forest grows inside Bay Centre in support of sick kids

Festival of Trees raises funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital

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Kick off the festive season with Victoria’s annual Marina Light Up

Explore the lighted vessels in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

  • Nov 19, 2018

Shoebox Project reaches out to women in crisis

Boxes are distributed to transition homes

Victoria Hospitals Foundation Visions gala raises record-breaking cash

Event raised $800,000 for 100 pieces of equipment for Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals

  • Nov 19, 2018

PHOTOS: Uptown lights up the holiday season

Annual event drew crowd of all ages for parade and Christmas tree lighting

Sooke Santa Parade coming soon

Evening start will increase the magic

West Shore youth looking to give back this Christmas

Chase Doucette will hand out bags of warm apparel to the homeless

Fill the railcar to help feed Victoria’s homeless

A community food drive for the Salvation Army

Local leaders of all ages honoured at National Philanthropy Day event

Awards in six categories given to Victoria residents who are leaders in giving back

Shirley schoolhouse a valued part of pioneer life

One-room schoolhouse was built in 1916

  • Nov 17, 2018

Gingerbread Showcase returns for another year of delicious fun in Victoria

Funds raised from the event support Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s build in Central Saanich

Pearkes book sale will have 15,000 titles

Some seek volume of books while others hunt early editions in annual Saanich sale

Bouquet sales support big dreams in Greater Victoria

Country Grocer features holiday bouquets for Help Fill a Dream

Greater Victoria holiday craft fair roundup for Nov. 16 to 18

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‘Good Samaritan’ honoured for saving man from capsized canoe

BC Ambulance Service said Rob Clifford’s actions saved man’s life in December 2017 incident

Good energy marks third annual celebration of welcome pole

Nov. 22 is Sno’uyutth day in Oak Bay with good energy at Windsor Park beginning at 7 p.m.

Oak Bay artist celebrates 100 years

Centenarian matriarch credits active artistic lifestyle

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in Saanich mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief