recreation

After a closure that has lasted more than two years, the District of Port Hardy’s indoor swimming pool is now on track to open by the end of December. (District of Port Hardy photo)

District of Port Hardy pushes back swimming pool’s reopening to December

The grand reopening of the District of Port Hardy’s indoor swimming pool…

 

Ruth Goertzen, 84, enjoyed her second skydive, landing at Arbutus Meadows on July 29. (Submitted photo)

Skydiving Parksville octogenarians raise $4,000 for hospice society

Three Berwick Parksville residents and two staff jumped July 29

 

Toby Tannas - Wake Surfing - Nina Dombowsky photography

Finding the flow

Wakesurfing with KYC isn’t just for the cool kids

  • Aug 2, 2023

 

When the cost of nearly everything is on the rise, it can be difficult for young Canadians to imagine putting money aside for wants rather than solely for needs. A person carries shopping bags full of purchases as they leave the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet on Boxing Day, in Richmond, B.C., Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Spending on fun isn’t impossible — it’s just hard, experts say

‘I think it really comes down to what you’re going to get from what you’re spending’

When the cost of nearly everything is on the rise, it can be difficult for young Canadians to imagine putting money aside for wants rather than solely for needs. A person carries shopping bags full of purchases as they leave the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet on Boxing Day, in Richmond, B.C., Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
For many people, waarm summer temperatures are ideal for camping trips. warHow much do you know about camps and camping-related facts? (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer camping trip?

The start of summer is a time for all forms of camping

For many people, waarm summer temperatures are ideal for camping trips. warHow much do you know about camps and camping-related facts? (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
All geared up to check out the undersea sights around Chemainus, from left, are: Philip Smith, Nancy Bremner, Doug Biffard and Kathleen Fenner. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Much to see under the sea at barges and reefs around Chemainus

Divers gravitate to sites prepared to witness diverse life that changes all the time

All geared up to check out the undersea sights around Chemainus, from left, are: Philip Smith, Nancy Bremner, Doug Biffard and Kathleen Fenner. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Despite the recent heat wave, experts share it is not safe to yet go tubing on the Cowichan River, and community members are being warned to hold off on this fun activity until at least mid-June when it will be safer to do so. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Officials warn tubers to stay off Cowichan River after several rescues caused by hazards, cold water

While recent temperatures make tubing seem like a hot idea, hazards say otherwise

Despite the recent heat wave, experts share it is not safe to yet go tubing on the Cowichan River, and community members are being warned to hold off on this fun activity until at least mid-June when it will be safer to do so. (Kathryn Swan photo)
Holland Creek trail is set to re-open at the end of June and construction is expected to be finished in August. (Duck Paterson photo)

Ladysmith’s Holland Creek Trail expected to re-open by early summer

Construction delays due to inconsistencies in bedrock, says developer

Holland Creek trail is set to re-open at the end of June and construction is expected to be finished in August. (Duck Paterson photo)
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s 25-kilometre ʔapsčiik t̓ašii pathway abruptly ends at the Park Reserve’s southern border. (Westerly file photo)

Path connecting Tofino to Ucluelet should finally be complete by spring 2024

Funding arrives to build path between Ucluelet and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s 25-kilometre ʔapsčiik t̓ašii pathway abruptly ends at the Park Reserve’s southern border. (Westerly file photo)
Strathcona Gardens lifeguard Cianna Dunn keeps watch during a Campbell River Killer Whales practice. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Why it’s hard to keep the Strathcona Gardens pool open

Campbell River area pools adapting to shifts within lifeguarding

Strathcona Gardens lifeguard Cianna Dunn keeps watch during a Campbell River Killer Whales practice. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
(District of Tofino image)

Estimated cost of Tofino recreation facility doubles

Tofino’s pursuit of an indoor recreation facility is being outpaced by skyrocketing construction costs

(District of Tofino image)
A draft strategic plan for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area has been released by the Capital Regional District. (Photo by Sebastian Jakob)

Region rolls out draft recreation plan for Juan de Fuca

Plan guides management priorities for the next 10 years

A draft strategic plan for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area has been released by the Capital Regional District. (Photo by Sebastian Jakob)
Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography

To the lake!

Okanagan Lake is the heart of summer life in the Okanagan Valley

  • Aug 26, 2022
Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography
The Monterey Avenue Minstrels, here bringing a little joy to guests, are among myriad clubs that meet at the Monterey Recreation Centre for people 50-over. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay adult recreation centre touts clubs, benefits with open house

Monterey’s open house runs Sept. 5 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

The Monterey Avenue Minstrels, here bringing a little joy to guests, are among myriad clubs that meet at the Monterey Recreation Centre for people 50-over. (Black Press Media file photo)
Friendly competition returns with the annual tournament between Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club and the Victoria Chinese Seniors’ Chinese Association at Monterey centre in Oak Bay. (Courtesy Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club)

Athletes return to friendly battle at table tennis tournament in Oak Bay

Monterey, Victoria centres return to the norm with a two-day fun affair

Friendly competition returns with the annual tournament between Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club and the Victoria Chinese Seniors’ Chinese Association at Monterey centre in Oak Bay. (Courtesy Monterey Centre Table Tennis Club)
The Departure Bay Activity Centre will be demolished, the City of Nanaimo announced Monday, July 18. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s Departure Bay Activity Centre slated for demolition

Following fire earlier this year, city has been advised the building cannot be repaired

The Departure Bay Activity Centre will be demolished, the City of Nanaimo announced Monday, July 18. (News Bulletin file photo)
Snaw-naw-as Chief Gordon Edwards speaks during an announcement of a $500,000 funding commitment by the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) to improve Jack Bagley Community Park in Nanoose Bay. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Snaw-naw-as Chief Gordon Edwards speaks during an announcement of a $500,000 funding commitment by the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) to improve Jack Bagley Community Park in Nanoose Bay. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Enthusiastic mountain bike riders traverse the newly opened Tripp Youth Bike Skills Park in Saanich. The facility officially opened Saturday (July 16) and is expected to be popular with riders of all ages this summer. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Busy bike park opening a sign of future success, Saanich hopes

Tripp Youth Bike Skills Parks offers options for all ages

Enthusiastic mountain bike riders traverse the newly opened Tripp Youth Bike Skills Park in Saanich. The facility officially opened Saturday (July 16) and is expected to be popular with riders of all ages this summer. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
The City Centre Park splash pad is now patio space for Patio37. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford residents make waves over splash pad closure

The decision was made during an in-camera meeting, closed due to maintenance costs

The City Centre Park splash pad is now patio space for Patio37. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District has yet to receive any applications from West Shore Motorsports Park to move its operations to the Shawnigan Lake area. (File photo)

Potential Western Speedway move to Shawnigan Lake leaves Cowichan officials wondering

West Shore Motorsports Park considering 4 locations, no application made to date over the Malahat

The Cowichan Valley Regional District has yet to receive any applications from West Shore Motorsports Park to move its operations to the Shawnigan Lake area. (File photo)