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Alysha Punnett teaches participants of a workshop in the garden of the Compost Education Centre in Victoria. Contributed photo

Summer may be over, but composting is still hot

Get your hands dirty with free workshops from the Compost Education Centre

Alysha Punnett teaches participants of a workshop in the garden of the Compost Education Centre in Victoria. Contributed photo
Record high collected for wildfire relief

Record high collected for wildfire relief

Sooke among largest contributors in province

Record high collected for wildfire relief
VIDEO: First-class experience: starting kindergarten

VIDEO: First-class experience: starting kindergarten

For kids and their parents, first day of kindergarten can bring stress and excitement

VIDEO: First-class experience: starting kindergarten
PM won’t back down on tax changes

PM won’t back down on tax changes

Justin Trudeau kicked off his Liberal retreat in Kelowna on Wednesday.

PM won’t back down on tax changes
Riders with the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa chapter take a photo break near Qualicum Beach during last year’s ride from Campbell River to Victoria. Photo contributed

Victoria grandmothers ride the Island to help African orphans

Local group has raised more than $1 million since the first ride

Riders with the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa chapter take a photo break near Qualicum Beach during last year’s ride from Campbell River to Victoria. Photo contributed
Warrant issued for woman accused of dragging dog

Warrant issued for woman accused of dragging dog

Melinda Harris failed to show up for her Alberta court appearence on Tuesday.

Warrant issued for woman accused of dragging dog
Gordon Oliver of the B.C Thanksgiving Food Drive speak about the upcoming collection as (left to right) Central Okanagan Food Bank executive director Lenetta Parry, and the mayors of Kelowna and West Kelowna, Colin Basran and Doug Findlater look on.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Flooding and fires put Central Okanagan food bank donations ‘way behind’

The Central Okanagan Food Bank in Kelowna has collected half as much food as normal this summer.

Gordon Oliver of the B.C Thanksgiving Food Drive speak about the upcoming collection as (left to right) Central Okanagan Food Bank executive director Lenetta Parry, and the mayors of Kelowna and West Kelowna, Colin Basran and Doug Findlater look on.—Image credit: Alistair Waters/Capital News
This version of Hither Green Park was turned down by Esquimalt council last month after residents spoke out against the design, part of the redevelopment of the English Inn. Developer Aragon Properties is currently working on a new design.                                Rendering by Aragon Properties

English Inn developer working on new plan for fire access lane in Esquimalt

Neighbours convince council to reject redevelopment of Hither Green Park for project

This version of Hither Green Park was turned down by Esquimalt council last month after residents spoke out against the design, part of the redevelopment of the English Inn. Developer Aragon Properties is currently working on a new design.                                Rendering by Aragon Properties
A Nanaimo firefighter prepares to snuff out a blaze in a car that caught fire Wednesday. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Driver escapes car that burst into flames in Nanaimo

The driver of a Ford Focus was uninjured after a passersby alerted him to flames coming from underneath the vehicle.

A Nanaimo firefighter prepares to snuff out a blaze in a car that caught fire Wednesday. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
A NASA image taken on Tuesday shows Southern B.C. blanketed in smoke. It’s expected to lift over the coming days as a new weather front comes in.

PHOTOS: Satellite imagery show B.C.’s summer of smoke evolving over three months

NASA photos shows smoke blanketing Southern B.C. and Washington

A NASA image taken on Tuesday shows Southern B.C. blanketed in smoke. It’s expected to lift over the coming days as a new weather front comes in.
Training for a full or half marathon requires dedication and attention to details like nutrition and hydration. Pixabay

RUNNER’S BLOG: Novice distance runner shares what she’s learning

Black Press journalist Kendra Wong is running the half at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

  • Sep 6, 2017
Training for a full or half marathon requires dedication and attention to details like nutrition and hydration. Pixabay
MLA Laurie Throness has released a 65-point list he’d like potential Liberal Party leadership candidates to consider. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack MLA wants next B.C. Liberal leader to create mountain monument

Laurie Throness makes 65 suggestions to whoever wants to replace Christy Clark

MLA Laurie Throness has released a 65-point list he’d like potential Liberal Party leadership candidates to consider. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)
People who have consumed certain packages of Western Family brand of ready-to-eat pineapple chunks and other druits from Save-On Food stores in Duncan and Sidney should get Hepatitis A immunizations as a precaution, says Island Health. The recall has since been expanded. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Recall of tainted pineapple products expanded in BC

The ongoing investigation into hepatitis A virus found in Western Family brand, or unbranded, products has been expanded.

People who have consumed certain packages of Western Family brand of ready-to-eat pineapple chunks and other druits from Save-On Food stores in Duncan and Sidney should get Hepatitis A immunizations as a precaution, says Island Health. The recall has since been expanded. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Apparent triple kidnapping in Dawson Creek

Apparent triple kidnapping in Dawson Creek

One of those allegedly kidnapped managed to call police, prompting their rescue

Apparent triple kidnapping in Dawson Creek
B.C. dad seeks legal change so that kids can ride bus alone

B.C. dad seeks legal change so that kids can ride bus alone

Ministry had determined children under 10 must be supervised at all times inside or outside the home

B.C. dad seeks legal change so that kids can ride bus alone
150 Mile mom starts fire baby group

150 Mile mom starts fire baby group

Inspired by her own evacuation story new-mom Amy Emery decided to start a Summer 2017 Fire Babies Facebook Group.

150 Mile mom starts fire baby group
Comets GM pumped about Canucks prospects

Comets GM pumped about Canucks prospects

Comets GM Ryan Johnson talks about Canucks prospects that will impress at Young Stars Classic

Comets GM pumped about Canucks prospects
Victoria Natural History Society offers variety of September programs

Victoria Natural History Society offers variety of September programs

Plants and sea life among the topics for discussion this month

Victoria Natural History Society offers variety of September programs
Victoria’s Heather Aucoin jumps in front of Saint Basil’s cathedral in Moscow’s Red Square. Submitted

Victoria dancer leaps into Russia’s Red Square

Highland dancer part of Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival

Victoria’s Heather Aucoin jumps in front of Saint Basil’s cathedral in Moscow’s Red Square. Submitted
Carla Perry kneels with her dog Harvey in front of her Oak Bay home on Monteray Ave.                                 Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS
Carla Perry kneels with her dog Harvey in front of her Oak Bay home on Monteray Ave.                                 Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS
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