citizenship

Goldstream Food Bank president Gayle Ireland received the Medal of Good Citizenship on March 24 from Premier John Horgan in person, after a technical issue prevented her from participating in the planned virtual ceremony. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Premier)

Goldstream Food Bank president honoured for pandemic efforts in Langford

Gayle Ireland receives Medal of Good Citizenship personally from premier

 

Dr. Rachel Staples, seen here inside her Colwood dental clinic, will receive the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship in a virtual ceremony Thursday. The honour recognizes her efforts to reopen for emergency dental care in the early days of the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘I’m totally blown away’: Colwood dentist earns citizenship medal for pandemic service

Rachel Staples among the first to reopen clinic to provide emergency dental care

 

It’s a great day for the Nankyas as they receive their Canadian citizenship. From left: Nayla, Nessa, Faridah and Niesha. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Vancouver Island family embracing newfound Canadian citizenship

Adjustments to life after the move from Uganda going well in a supportive community

 

It was a wet day as the Kaiyalis huddle on the doorstep of their Crofton home after last Thursday’s citizenship ceremony. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Citizenship becomes icing on the cake for Vancouver Island Syrian refugee family

New life for Crofton residents continues to emerge with each experience

It was a wet day as the Kaiyalis huddle on the doorstep of their Crofton home after last Thursday’s citizenship ceremony. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sooke’s Timothy Durkin has been granted a brief pause on his admissibilty hearing after revealing that he applied for Canadian citizenship eleven months ago. Durkin, who is facing potential deportation based on claims of alleged involvement in a multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme in the United States, will meet with the deciding board in April 2021. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)

Decision to deport former manager of Sooke Harbour House pushed until April 2021

Timothy Durkin awaits decision on citizenship application, submitted in January

Sooke’s Timothy Durkin has been granted a brief pause on his admissibilty hearing after revealing that he applied for Canadian citizenship eleven months ago. Durkin, who is facing potential deportation based on claims of alleged involvement in a multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme in the United States, will meet with the deciding board in April 2021. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)
(The Canadian Press)

Changes being made to make it easier for parents to pass on Canadian citizenship

Non-biological Canadian parents who are a child’s legal parent at birth will soon be able to pass down their citizenship

(The Canadian Press)
A Saanich resident hand-knitted these toques, dropped them off with Saanich Police, and requested they be delivered to people in need. (Saanich Police)

Saanich Police praise altruistic local for donating hand-knitted toques

Saanich police officers dropped the toques off at two youth shelters

A Saanich resident hand-knitted these toques, dropped them off with Saanich Police, and requested they be delivered to people in need. (Saanich Police)
A criminal breaking into a car. Sidney and North Saanich Citizens on Patrol are looking for eight new members. (Black Press File)

Peninsula crime fighters need more volunteers

Citizens on Patrol are seeking eight new volunteers for weekend shifts

A criminal breaking into a car. Sidney and North Saanich Citizens on Patrol are looking for eight new members. (Black Press File)