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'If someone's in trouble, you help': First Nations coast guard auxiliary units fill critical response gaps

'If someone's in trouble, you help': First Nations coast guard auxiliary units fill critical response gaps

When boaters get into trouble in remote areas of B.C.鈥檚 coast, First Nations communities are usually the first to arrive and relay critical information, says the coast guard
Tree that shields home from lights at centre of Saanich land dispute

Tree that shields home from lights at centre of Saanich land dispute

Adrianne Wicks wants the district to ensure work on the Shelbourne improvement project doesn鈥檛 end up killing the tree, which she says is essential to her daughter
Plan for private MRI clinic at Hillside scrapped after failed appeals

Plan for private MRI clinic at Hillside scrapped after failed appeals

Brittany Buna had hoped to offer private-pay MRI scans of extremities like knees, but was denied accreditation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons
Narrow escape from murder plot inspired ex-police chief鈥檚 interest in meditation

Narrow escape from murder plot inspired ex-police chief鈥檚 interest in meditation

Les Sylven, who served as Central Saanich chief, earned his PhD from UVic based on a study of meditation that began soon after he was targeted in a murder-suicide plot as a first-year cop
Mayor supports Crystal Pool project but senses public hesitation

Mayor supports Crystal Pool project but senses public hesitation

City council has voted to hold a referendum; residents will decide whether the $200-million-plus project can go ahead.
As Saanich Peninsula Hospital turns 50, it makes a promise to Indigenous communities

As Saanich Peninsula Hospital turns 50, it makes a promise to Indigenous communities

Many First Nations people have had a difficult relationship with the health-care system.
Person rescued from Langford Lake in critical condition

Person rescued from Langford Lake in critical condition

Fire rescue boat was deployed about 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Photos: On the town: Open house at new fire hall, FernFest, Pride in Sidney

Photos: On the town: Open house at new fire hall, FernFest, Pride in Sidney

New Victoria fire hall opened in 2023 on Johnson Street.
Festival summer: Your guide to what's happening, when, in the capital region

Festival summer: Your guide to what's happening, when, in the capital region

More than 100 arts and culture events are packed into the next few months, ranging from the TD Victoria International Jazz Festival to Rifflandia
UBC $23M energy hub combines hydro, solar, hydrogen

UBC $23M energy hub combines hydro, solar, hydrogen

A rooftop solar array powers both the hydrogen fuelling station and nearby electric vehicle charging stations, according toUBC.