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Marc Kielburger, screen left, and Craig Kielburger, screen right, appear as witnesses via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity registers as lobbyist, lays off staff, looking to sell real estate

WE Charity said its financial position has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Marc Kielburger, screen left, and Craig Kielburger, screen right, appear as witnesses via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Justin Trudeau will answer questions from a House of Commons committee about his connection to WE Charity, in a July 30, 2020 study. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ministers, top public servant to be grilled by committee on WE affair

The WE charity controversy has dogged the government since late June

Justin Trudeau will answer questions from a House of Commons committee about his connection to WE Charity, in a July 30, 2020 study. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
(The Canadian Press)

Liberals turn over thousands of pages on WE decision, lawyers now vetting docs

Committee members are hoping the documents will shed light on the WE discussions

(The Canadian Press)
The Rotary Club of West Shore plans to drop 4,000 golf balls that are suspended form 40 feet above the ground for a charity fundraiser. (Pixabay)

One week left to buy one of 4,000 golf balls set to drop on West Shore

Winners can get cash prize of $3,000, $1,000 or $500 while funds raised benefit COVID-19 relief

  • Jul 25, 2020
The Rotary Club of West Shore plans to drop 4,000 golf balls that are suspended form 40 feet above the ground for a charity fundraiser. (Pixabay)
(The Canadian Press)

Students ask Liberals to scrap grant program as Morneau to testify on WE deal

CFS is asking the Liberals to put all money budgeted for the program into an emergency benefit

(The Canadian Press)
The Victoria Native Friendship Centre, here celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, was among 60 charitable and community organizations on the South Island that received federal emergency funding related to the COVID-19 crisis. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Victoria Foundation, United Way dishes funds to 60 south Island charitable programs

Victoria Native Friendship Centre among those awarded some of $1.6M in grants

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre, here celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, was among 60 charitable and community organizations on the South Island that received federal emergency funding related to the COVID-19 crisis. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the aborted deal with WE Charity, in a July 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Commons finance committee to begin probing WE Charity’s volunteering contract

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has admitted he should have recused himself from the decision

The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the aborted deal with WE Charity, in a July 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
(The Canadian Press)

Conservatives say police should be called into investigate WE charity scandal

Trudeau is already under investigation by the ethics commissioner for potential conflict of interest

(The Canadian Press)
(The Canadian Press)

Ethics watchdog to examine Trudeau over WE Charity contract, since reversed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says public servants will administer the pandemic-related grants instead

(The Canadian Press)
Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Country stars release song in memory of Capt. Casey, who died in Snowbirds crash

Brian John Harwood and Dustin Bird co-wrote the track, which features 18 Canadian country artists

Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
John Hillman, 101, completed his 101st lap for charity on May 16. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 101-year-old Oak Bay veteran completes 101 laps, raises nearly $150,000 for charity

‘I knew I could do it and I’ve done it,’ centenarian says

John Hillman, 101, completed his 101st lap for charity on May 16. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The Victoria and Vancouver foundations, along with the Vantage Point released a new report detailing the impact COVID-19 is having on the non-profit sector. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19: One in five non-profits in B.C. at risk of closing

A new report details how the pandemic has impacted the non-profit sector

The Victoria and Vancouver foundations, along with the Vantage Point released a new report detailing the impact COVID-19 is having on the non-profit sector. (Black Press Media file photo)
East Sooke charity race helps build schools in Nepal

East Sooke charity race helps build schools in Nepal

A local nonprofit is building schools in Nepal, and will host its…

East Sooke charity race helps build schools in Nepal
The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)

‘Epic sky palace’: B.C. businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)
Linda and Patrick Plunkett both work for 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen. They were able to stock up on some much needed supplies at Wellburn’s Market, which was giving away all leftover food before the store is boarded up. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria charities invited to take all remaining food at Wellburn’s Market

The long-standing local grocery store was forced into an early permanent closure after flooding

Linda and Patrick Plunkett both work for 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen. They were able to stock up on some much needed supplies at Wellburn’s Market, which was giving away all leftover food before the store is boarded up. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The home at Sooke Point Ocean Cottage Suites is one of the prizes available from the Millionaire Oceanview Home Lottery in support of the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (File contributed/ SOMA Concepts & Solutions)

Luxurious Greater Victoria oceanview homes available in hospital lottery

Homes in Sooke and North Saanich can be won in the Millionaire Oceanview Home Lottery until Jan. 10

The home at Sooke Point Ocean Cottage Suites is one of the prizes available from the Millionaire Oceanview Home Lottery in support of the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (File contributed/ SOMA Concepts & Solutions)
Alex Burns is running the Christmas Blessings Challenge for the fourth year in a row. (Photo courtesy of Alex Burns)

VIDEO: Saanich mayor helps locals buy groceries during Christmas Blessings Challenge

Mayor Fred Haynes, Royal Oak Country Grocer pay it forward with $25 gift certificates

  • Dec 24, 2019
Alex Burns is running the Christmas Blessings Challenge for the fourth year in a row. (Photo courtesy of Alex Burns)
Camosun College instructor David Armstrong sits in the sun outside Dunlop House. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Sip and savour a few brews to help build a new playground at Camosun daycare

Mystery Brews tours local breweries for a good cause

  • Nov 21, 2019
Camosun College instructor David Armstrong sits in the sun outside Dunlop House. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Women and girls offered free day trip on navy warship

Women and girls offered free day trip on navy warship

Sept. 14 trip will include firefighting, and air force search and rescue demonstrations

Women and girls offered free day trip on navy warship
Sarah McLachlan introducing a performance by Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Corey Hart at the Juno Awards in London, Ont. in March 2019. (Frank Gunn/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Sarah McLachlan in Saanich to play a concert at the Power To Be Nature Gala on July 12

‘It just feels really good to be able to give back,’ said the Canadian singer

Sarah McLachlan introducing a performance by Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Corey Hart at the Juno Awards in London, Ont. in March 2019. (Frank Gunn/THE CANADIAN PRESS)