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Conservation photographer TJ Watt has won the Trebek Initiative grant and named a National Geographic Explorer and Royal Geographic Society Explorer for his work to protect B.C.’s old-growth forests. (Contributed - TJ Watt)

Champion of old-growth forests wins prestigious awards

Program aims to promote emerging Canadian explorers, scientists, educators and photographers

 

Several winter break camp options are available from the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society. (Pxhere)

West Shore Parks and Rec offers holiday childcare alternatives

Camps available on days many daycares close

 

Annual truck convoy ready to light up the night in Greater Victoria

Annual truck convoy ready to light up the night in Greater Victoria

The 21st annual Truck Light Convoy will roll through communities supporting local food banks

 

High cost of living means fewer foster families

High cost of living means fewer foster families

More than 1,000 children are in desperate need of foster families on Vancouver Island

High cost of living means fewer foster families
Val Hemminger specializes in family law and knows just how hard the holidays can be for blended families. She offered a few tip to make the season more enjoyable. (Photo contributed)

Finding the right rhythm can be hard for blended families

But the holidays should always be about the children

Val Hemminger specializes in family law and knows just how hard the holidays can be for blended families. She offered a few tip to make the season more enjoyable. (Photo contributed)
Two West Shore residents are trying to teach your kids how to be safe online. (Pixabay)

Have you talked to your kids about staying safe online?

Local social media expert offers tips on teaching children to become good digital citizens

Two West Shore residents are trying to teach your kids how to be safe online. (Pixabay)
Teachers are using technology to update parents on their child’s progress throughout the year. (Pixabay)

Tech used to track West Shore students’ progress

More teachers turning to software to update parents

Teachers are using technology to update parents on their child’s progress throughout the year. (Pixabay)
A twist on traditional lunches is sometimes all it takes to make them fun. (iStock photo)

Five easy lunch box ideas to satisfy all tastes

A twist on some traditional lunch ideas to make them fun for kids

  • Sep 4, 2017
A twist on traditional lunches is sometimes all it takes to make them fun. (iStock photo)
Andrea Brown was recently awarded one of two 2017 Canadian Parents for French B.C. & Yukon teacher awards, valued at $2,000. Contributed photo                                Andrea Brown was recently awarded one of two 2017 Canadian Parents for French B.C. & Yukon teacher awards, valued at $2,000. (Contributed photo)

Former Colwood resident wins French immersion award

Andrea Brown will be teaching in the Vancouver school system in the fall.

Andrea Brown was recently awarded one of two 2017 Canadian Parents for French B.C. & Yukon teacher awards, valued at $2,000. Contributed photo                                Andrea Brown was recently awarded one of two 2017 Canadian Parents for French B.C. & Yukon teacher awards, valued at $2,000. (Contributed photo)
From left, Fiona Black, Grade 6 late French Immersion qualifier; Mataya Dorland-Meagher, Grade 7 late French Immersion qualifier; Linnea Sly, Grade 6 early French Immersion qualifier; Shaan Brar, Grade 8 French Immersion qualifier; Emily Priebe, Grade 7 early French Immersion qualifier, show off their medals won during a concours competition. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Parents for French Sooke District Chapter)

French Immersion grows at record pace in Sooke School District

The number of students learning French in SD62 continues to increase in leaps and bounds

  • Sep 3, 2017
From left, Fiona Black, Grade 6 late French Immersion qualifier; Mataya Dorland-Meagher, Grade 7 late French Immersion qualifier; Linnea Sly, Grade 6 early French Immersion qualifier; Shaan Brar, Grade 8 French Immersion qualifier; Emily Priebe, Grade 7 early French Immersion qualifier, show off their medals won during a concours competition. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Parents for French Sooke District Chapter)
West Shore foster parents needed

West Shore foster parents needed

Fostering is a rewarding experience for everyone involved

  • Sep 2, 2017
West Shore foster parents needed
Setting the right sleep pattern is key

Setting the right sleep pattern is key

Now is the time for West Shore students to be getting into their back to school routine

  • Sep 1, 2017
Setting the right sleep pattern is key