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Memorial for Oak Bay girls killed on Christmas Day set up at Willows Beach

The memorial will stay up until Dec. 30 for community members to pay their respects

Places where you can do a polar bear swim on Vancouver Island

‘It’s got me hooked for life,” says Metchosin man who’s done it 47 years in a row

Adopt-A-Grandparent program brightens Christmas for Vancouver Island seniors

Christmas gifts delivered to more than 300 seniors over the weekend

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Saanich Christmas elf delivers 1,416 pairs of socks just in time for holidays

Care facilities, schools, retirement homes among sock recipients

  • Dec 25, 2019

Care packages: A Canadian Armed Forces Christmas tradition

Care packages might have been the only means of celebrating for those serving in wartime

  • Dec 25, 2019

‘It was in rough condition’: Vintage toy car gets new life by Oak Bay man

Christmas gift from 1952 restored to original look, given to Jeneece Place

Education reunites mother and daughter at Comox Valley North Island College campus

A mother and daughter have reunited after 16 years thanks to programs…

  • Dec 23, 2019

Chemainus plane crash victim remembered

Extended family for Katheryn Boudreau included St. Joseph’s Art Studios

Historic aircraft installed at the Comox Valley Airport

A replica World War I aircraft has recently been installed above the departures lounge.

  • Dec 23, 2019

VIDEO: Vancouver Island welcomes Eritrean refugees

Comox Valley-based organizer Idris also fled Eritrea back in 2008

A Friday the 13th near-full moon brings out Vancouver Island’s midnight walkers

Campbell River’s Willow Point Reef welcomes vistors for nocturnal low tide

Downtown Victoria welcomes the Lights of Wonder holiday village

The free light display and market is open at Centennial Square until Jan. 4

Vancouver Island garbage man gives holiday gift to his biggest fan

Tim Den Hartigh gifted Ladysmith three-year-old Carson Carnegie a toy dump truck for Christmas

VIDEO: HMCS Ottawa returns home to CFB Esquimalt after months at sea

Crowd of family and friends gathered to welcome crew members home

University of Victoria biochemistry student England-bound as Rhodes Scholar

The Rhodes Scholarship covers travel, living and study expenses to the University of Oxford

Pop-up Port McNeill toy store helps families affected by loggers strike

Weekend of free toys typical of the way the community has rallied during difficult holiday

  • Dec 18, 2019

Vehicles causing thousands of dollars in damages to Oak Bay’s decorative streetlights

Streetlights, which cost $5,000 to replace, are struck as many as 10 times a year

WATCH: Santa Paddle spreads cheer at Stories Beach

More than 30 people enjoyed the calm water and sunshine at the annual event

Santa helicopters into Nanaimo for hospital visit

Santa and B.C. Air Ambulance team bring cheer to sick children on annual hospital hop

SALTS names new training ship after light and lion, to be built next year

Several million dollars are still needed to complete the project