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Lack of budget help for young B.C. renters ‘problematic’

Lack of budget help for young B.C. renters ‘problematic’

Advocate surprised that NDP’s election promise not included in financial update

Lack of budget help for young B.C. renters ‘problematic’
School districts across the province are taking different approaches to when and how students access internet services.                                File photo

South Okanagan students can still access social media

Local school districts have different approaches to student internet access

School districts across the province are taking different approaches to when and how students access internet services.                                File photo
The old Emily Carr library branch at 3500 Blanshard St. has been vacant since December 2013, leaving Saanich with a $24,000 annual bill to cover operating costs. Dan Ebenal/News Staff

LETTER: Use old Emily Carr library as a daycare centre

Re: Former Saanich library continues to sit vacant, Saanich News, Sept. 8…

  • Sep 12, 2017
The old Emily Carr library branch at 3500 Blanshard St. has been vacant since December 2013, leaving Saanich with a $24,000 annual bill to cover operating costs. Dan Ebenal/News Staff
Affordable daycare left out of NDP budget disappoints advocate

Affordable daycare left out of NDP budget disappoints advocate

B.C. parents left unsure if $10-a-day childcare will be an empty promise

Affordable daycare left out of NDP budget disappoints advocate
VicPD fentanyl series: Executing the Warrant

VicPD fentanyl series: Executing the Warrant

Police take viewers behind the scenes with the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team

  • Sep 12, 2017
VicPD fentanyl series: Executing the Warrant
Photo contributed                                The team from Kraken Sonar Systems, with David Shea on the far right.

B.C. man helps find piece of aviation history

At the bottom of Lake Ontario was once a lost piece of Canada’s aviation history

Photo contributed                                The team from Kraken Sonar Systems, with David Shea on the far right.
James Franco speaking in 2012 (Wikimedia Commons)

James Franco on first seeing ‘The Room’ in B.C.

Franco watched “The Room” while shooting “The Interview” with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg in Vancouver

James Franco speaking in 2012 (Wikimedia Commons)
Saanich to push ahead with plans to revise local area plans

Saanich to expedite revisions of local area plans

As council approved an expedited process to revise local area plans, one…

Saanich to push ahead with plans to revise local area plans
Saanich Police Chief to retire July 2019

Saanich Police Chief to retire July 2019

Saanich will have a new police chief in two years. Chief Constable…

Saanich Police Chief to retire July 2019
Saanich has approved a contract that could see the municipality spend more than $200,000 on toner cartridges for photocopiers and scanners.                                Google

Saanich hopes to tone down printing costs

Council Monday approved an agreement that could see Saanich spend more than…

Saanich has approved a contract that could see the municipality spend more than $200,000 on toner cartridges for photocopiers and scanners.                                Google
Mike Delamont’s Scottish Drag Queen returns, this time to UVic

Mike Delamont’s Scottish Drag Queen returns, this time to UVic

Delamonts’ The Second Coming plays Sept. 16 at UVic’s Farquhar

Mike Delamont’s Scottish Drag Queen returns, this time to UVic
Pedestrians walk by a flooded car on a street as Tropical Storm Irma hits Charleston, S.C., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

691 Canadians home from Caribbean: minister

Stranded travellers and opposition critics had lambasted evacuation efforts

Pedestrians walk by a flooded car on a street as Tropical Storm Irma hits Charleston, S.C., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Lisa Timmons is a director with the Camosun Community Association and is leading its Annul Fall Festival scheduled for Sept. 16 on the grounds of the Richmond school. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Bringing back the Camosun neighbourhood Fall Festival

Camosun Community Association revival continues Saturday

Lisa Timmons is a director with the Camosun Community Association and is leading its Annul Fall Festival scheduled for Sept. 16 on the grounds of the Richmond school. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Dress codes at Greater Victoria School District schools is an ongoing discussion. A proposed policy that removes dress code from a school’s code of conduct has good intentions but appears to force administrators to take matters into their own hands if need be. iStock photo

EDITORIAL: School dress codes a tricky balancing act

Greater Victoria district grapples with creating an appropriate policy

  • Sep 12, 2017
Dress codes at Greater Victoria School District schools is an ongoing discussion. A proposed policy that removes dress code from a school’s code of conduct has good intentions but appears to force administrators to take matters into their own hands if need be. iStock photo
Eight horses from the Horses that Help non-profit in Florida rode out Hurricane Irma in close quarters with their owners. (Horses that Help/Facebook)

VIDEO: Horses ride out hurricane Irma in family’s living room

Florida family couldn’t leave their four-legged friends outside

Eight horses from the Horses that Help non-profit in Florida rode out Hurricane Irma in close quarters with their owners. (Horses that Help/Facebook)
Mike from Our Place and City of Victoria Indigenous Artist in Residence Lindsay Delaronde standing next to the Art as Ceremony artwork display in the main foyer of City Hall.

Our Place artists showcase creations at Victoria City Hall

Indigenous artist Lindsay Delaronde helped instruct the group during workshop sessions at Our Place community centre.

Mike from Our Place and City of Victoria Indigenous Artist in Residence Lindsay Delaronde standing next to the Art as Ceremony artwork display in the main foyer of City Hall.
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James delivers the budget as Premier John Horgan looks on from the legislative assembly at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, September 11, 2017. (POOL/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

NDP’s signature child care promise put off

Green leader Andrew Weaver opposes $10-a-day charge

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James delivers the budget as Premier John Horgan looks on from the legislative assembly at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, September 11, 2017. (POOL/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Lowe’s Canada has granted permission to sub-lease the former RONA building, located at the Cowichan Commons, to Film Cowichan. (File photo)

Old RONA building in Cowichan Commons takes starring role for Film Cowichan

Access to studio space on Vancouver Island is increasingly in demand

  • Sep 11, 2017
Lowe’s Canada has granted permission to sub-lease the former RONA building, located at the Cowichan Commons, to Film Cowichan. (File photo)
Port of Vancouver. (Wikimedia Commons)

Ottawa to spend $50M on coastline research

Port of Vancouver among B.C. coastlines to be studied

Port of Vancouver. (Wikimedia Commons)
New Westminster fire Chief Tim Armstrong salutes during the 9-11 memorial service this morning at Peace Arch Park. (Tracy Holmes photo)

First responders gather at the Peace Arch to remember 9/11’s fallen

New York City tragedy ‘brought out the best in human spirit’

New Westminster fire Chief Tim Armstrong salutes during the 9-11 memorial service this morning at Peace Arch Park. (Tracy Holmes photo)