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Drisht Preet (DP) Singh was excited to be opening the first Canco Supermarket in Saltair. (Photo by Emily Weeks)

Canco’s first supermarket opens in Saltair

Reasonable prices being matched with exceptional customer service

 

Nanaimo Search and Rescue has created Rescue Our Rescuer, a fundraiser for search and rescue technician Janet Rygnestad, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be off work while she undergoes treatment throughout much of 2021. (Photo contributed)

Nanaimo Search and Rescue launches ‘Rescue Our Rescuer’ for deputy chief who has cancer

Fundraiser started for search and rescue technician Janet Rygnestad, diagnosed with breast cancer

 

David Boudinot has been going on daily litter-picking walks through his neighbourhood of Fernwood since June. (David Boudinot/Twitter)

Victoria ‘litter picker’ collects more than 300 litres in under a month

David Boudinot collects two to four pailfuls each morning

 

Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)

Neighbours horrified as dangerous marine flares shot off near homes in Maple Bay

Illegal to use distress flares except in emergencies

Pictured is the remnants of a parachute from a marine distress flare that exploded close to the ground on the evening of Dec. 12 and was found in a lower branch of a garry oak tree next to a home in Maple Bay. (Submitted photo)
The Valley’s Mayhanna Haslam is pictured in makeup and a prosthetic design that she has entered into an Orbiiit competition. (Submitted photo)

Aspiring Vancouver Island makeup artist needs your vote

Cowichan Valley’s Mayhanna Haslam needs votes to win contest

The Valley’s Mayhanna Haslam is pictured in makeup and a prosthetic design that she has entered into an Orbiiit competition. (Submitted photo)
The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room reopened to host small musical performances. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre receives Island Coastal Economic Trust funding

Project will involve recording and live-streaming Playbill Presents series content

The Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Playbill Dining Room reopened to host small musical performances. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Nancy Ann Rose started the West Shore Road Runners club at the end of October after realizing that having a mobility scooter would be far better if she had people to share the experience with. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Greater Victoria woman launches mobility scooter club

Nancy Ann Rose wants to create a community for people with similar experiences

Nancy Ann Rose started the West Shore Road Runners club at the end of October after realizing that having a mobility scooter would be far better if she had people to share the experience with. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A draft bylaw currently under review will lay out the responsibilities of pet owners and could keep cats from being ‘at large’ in neighbourhoods. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo looks at bylaw that would keep cats from roaming neighbourhoods

Sweeping draft lays out provisions for animal welfare, owner duties and city enforcement

A draft bylaw currently under review will lay out the responsibilities of pet owners and could keep cats from being ‘at large’ in neighbourhoods. (Stock photo)
Photographer Ashley Kendrick asks the Lee family to pose for a family photo. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

PHOTOS: Adoption family photo event chance to make poignant memories

First family photo carries a lot of meaning for new adoptive families

Photographer Ashley Kendrick asks the Lee family to pose for a family photo. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
A special Tree of Life pendant that ‘Rose’ purchased during a sabbatical to Victoria. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island woman warns of scams on dating sites from personal experience

Rose gets her $1,500 back, but most aren’t as fortunate

A special Tree of Life pendant that ‘Rose’ purchased during a sabbatical to Victoria. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The province says the dock at the retirement community Arbutus Ridge (pictured) that was completed in 2018 didn’t have authorization to be constructed. The dock has since been removed. (File photo)

Province says new dock at Arbutus Ridge in Cowichan was never authorized

Retirement community has already removed the $1.5-million dock

The province says the dock at the retirement community Arbutus Ridge (pictured) that was completed in 2018 didn’t have authorization to be constructed. The dock has since been removed. (File photo)
Colourful mural looks good in its new spot. (Photo by Peter Collum)

New Chemainus mural depicts a love story in the making

Artist Friesen and crew complete installation on Violet Wild building

Colourful mural looks good in its new spot. (Photo by Peter Collum)
A community tent in Beacon Hill Park was set up in order to provide a safe, dry place for people who are living outside. (Facebook/Beverley Joy)

Beacon Hill Park’s unhoused install community tent as Victoria weather turns wet

Organizers say dry, safe place needed to replace unavailable shelter space

A community tent in Beacon Hill Park was set up in order to provide a safe, dry place for people who are living outside. (Facebook/Beverley Joy)
Duncan Fairfield, from Cowichan Bay, won $99,000 on Lotto 6/49

Cowichan Bay resident wins lottery

Duncan Fairfield wins $99,000 on Lotto 6/49

  • Nov 3, 2020
Duncan Fairfield, from Cowichan Bay, won $99,000 on Lotto 6/49
Hey, it’s Dr. Bonnie Henry here at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. (Photo courtesy of Darlene MacDonald)

Dr. Henry Halloween decoration brightens the decor at the Chemainus Health Care Centre

Gentle personality guiding our actions amid a time of normally scary creatures

Hey, it’s Dr. Bonnie Henry here at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. (Photo courtesy of Darlene MacDonald)
Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday when it’s time to turn the clocks back one hour.

Vancouver Island, it’s time for a change

Put your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night

Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday when it’s time to turn the clocks back one hour.
Police closed McNeill Avenue after a workplace death Oct. 20, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Tree-pruning community gathers in Oak Bay after tragic death

Crews met in solidarity at site of Tuesday incident

Police closed McNeill Avenue after a workplace death Oct. 20, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The historic monkey puzzle tree at Malahat Farm is now a work of art, thanks to chainsaw carver Mike Brown. (Contributed photo)

Chainsaw carver turns dead tree into stunning work of art

Historic tree at Malahat Farm sprouts new life

The historic monkey puzzle tree at Malahat Farm is now a work of art, thanks to chainsaw carver Mike Brown. (Contributed photo)
Seby Sulyok of Cedar is this year’s Future West B.C. motocross champion in the supermini division. (Photo submitted)

Bathtub power propels Nanaimo motocross racer to B.C. title

Seby Sulyok wins his division in FutureWest provincial series

Seby Sulyok of Cedar is this year’s Future West B.C. motocross champion in the supermini division. (Photo submitted)
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)