Summer

The Camp Qwanoes Screamer zipline is a favourite with campers. (Photo submitted)

Island children’s camp returns to day sessions after positive COVID-19 tests

Final week at the site of the summer season

 

Cst. Darren Regush of the Oceanside RCMP cools off at the Lions Ventureland Playground splash park on Thursday, July 29, 2021. (Facebook photo)

VIDEO: RCMP officer beats the heat, delights kids at Vancouver Island splash park

Cst. Darren Regush joins the fun, cooling off on a hot day in Parksville

 

Local artist Gillian Redwood and avid local pianist Carl Ivey pose with a painted piano at Turkey Head during a past summer. (Courtesy of Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture)

August to see return of community painted pianos in Oak Bay

Play your favourite tunes outdoors this summer, in five different locations

 

Participants can tune in to what it was like to work in a field hospital during the First World War. (Courtesy of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS)

Fort Rodd Hill summer programs bring the past to light

Programs welcome all ages, include a taste of life at Fisgard Lighthouse

Participants can tune in to what it was like to work in a field hospital during the First World War. (Courtesy of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

‘Heat is just relentless’: Meteorologist warns of hot, dry summer ahead for B.C.

Environment Canada isn’t expecting any significant rain until the second half of August

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
Locals enjoy the many offerings of the Oaklands Sunset Market in this photo from a past year. The Wednesday evening event features fresh local produce and other goods, entertainment and a beverage garden. (Courtesy of Oaklands Sunset Market)

Oaklands Sunset Market kicks off biggest year yet in Victoria

Market to run Wednesdays until Sept. 1, features over 50 vendors, beer garden

Locals enjoy the many offerings of the Oaklands Sunset Market in this photo from a past year. The Wednesday evening event features fresh local produce and other goods, entertainment and a beverage garden. (Courtesy of Oaklands Sunset Market)
A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Record-breakingly hot temperatures forecast for B.C. this weekend

An ‘exceptionally strong’ ridge of high pressure building Friday to Tuesday could leave parts of the province dangerously warm

A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)

76-year-old heat record broken in Victoria

Heat advisories over, smoke bulletins still in effect

Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)
Six-month-old Finn Boyle (middle left) and 18-month-old Lucas Anderson enjoy the sights and sounds of the splash park with moms Natasha Boyle and Ashley Anderson at Langford’s Centennial Park. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Kids, parents cool off at Langford splash park

Centennial Park is home to a popular water feature

Six-month-old Finn Boyle (middle left) and 18-month-old Lucas Anderson enjoy the sights and sounds of the splash park with moms Natasha Boyle and Ashley Anderson at Langford’s Centennial Park. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
(Pixabay photo)

Cottage communities eye summer season constrained by COVID-19 measures

Non-essential travel has largely stopped all over the country

(Pixabay photo)
The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan bans tubing on Cowichan River this summer

“We have to do it, unless something changes”

The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)
The District of Saanich is moving forward with summer camp registration for 2020. (Saanich Parks & Recreation/Facebook)

Saanich moves forward with summer camp registration despite COVID-19

District to give full refunds if camps are cancelled

The District of Saanich is moving forward with summer camp registration for 2020. (Saanich Parks & Recreation/Facebook)
Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts

Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts

Peaches and other stone fruits are the ideal addition to ice cream

  • Aug 31, 2018
Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts