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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

 

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

 

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)
The swimming pools and hot tub at SEAPARC Leisure Complex will be closed for annual maintenance from June 12 to July 3. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke pool closing for annual maintenance

Repairs set for June 12 to July 3

The swimming pools and hot tub at SEAPARC Leisure Complex will be closed for annual maintenance from June 12 to July 3. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
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  • May 30, 2022
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Brittany Hudak, a three-time Paralympic Nordic skier who won bronze at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, said the new Jumpstart Multi-Sport Court at Panorama Recreation Centre will create more opportunities for differently-abled athletes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New accessible multi-sport court in North Saanich aims to jump-start play for all

Located at Panorama Recreation Centre, court also includes several accessible elements

Brittany Hudak, a three-time Paralympic Nordic skier who won bronze at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, said the new Jumpstart Multi-Sport Court at Panorama Recreation Centre will create more opportunities for differently-abled athletes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Despite the day’s rainy weather, about 30 members of the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club made their way to the Gorge for fun races on May 15. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club gets a restart on the Gorge

About 30 paddlers attend weekend event, big season anticipated for 400-member club

Despite the day’s rainy weather, about 30 members of the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club made their way to the Gorge for fun races on May 15. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)

Vancouver Island divers enter uncharted waters as part of new society

Exploration Diving Society of B.C. seeks to promote diving and exploration

A new non-profit, Exploration Diving Society of B.C., has been formed, seeking to promote diving and exploration. (Eiko Jones photo)
The District of North Saanich would retain the right to purchase undeveloped portions of the Panorama Recreation Centre lands for $10 for a future library under a land transfer agreement with the CRD. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD set to purchase Panorama Recreation Centre lands in North Saanich for $10

Municipality retains right to purchase undeveloped land for a library

The District of North Saanich would retain the right to purchase undeveloped portions of the Panorama Recreation Centre lands for $10 for a future library under a land transfer agreement with the CRD. (Black Press Media file photo)
The ball fields at Saltair’s Centennial Park. (Photo submitted)

Saltair Slo-Pitch League given Special Events Permit after all

Regional district board votes in favour of allowing use of Saltair fields

The ball fields at Saltair’s Centennial Park. (Photo submitted)
The Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club hosts Saturday open houses throughout April. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Victoria team takes top trophy in interclub croquet play in Oak Bay

Potential new members welcome for Oak Bay Lawn Bowling club Saturday open houses

The Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club hosts Saturday open houses throughout April. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Pickleball courts at Tolmie Park in Saanich will be closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays as of April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich finds compromise on pickleball court situation at Tolmie Park

Effective April 4, play will be reduced to four days a week

Pickleball courts at Tolmie Park in Saanich will be closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays as of April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
High Voltage, design option C for the new Tripp Station Youth Park, includes a pump track, a sizeable jump area and a picnic space. (Concept plans courtesy the District of Saanich)

Bike track, skills park coming this summer to Saanich’s Tripp Station

Plans underway since 2015 coming to fruition, construction will take up to 12 weeks

High Voltage, design option C for the new Tripp Station Youth Park, includes a pump track, a sizeable jump area and a picnic space. (Concept plans courtesy the District of Saanich)
Campbell River fire crews attended three RV fires last month. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty / Campbell River Mirror

Crews respond to three RV fires in Campbell River in February

With more people living in RVs, Fire Chief stresses taking safety precautions

Campbell River fire crews attended three RV fires last month. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty / Campbell River Mirror
Lesley Cobus, coordinator for the Monterey Recreation Centre, says they’re in rebuilding mode with nearly 1,000 members now compared to the more than 2,000 pre-pandemic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Monterey centre’s 50th anniversary party on hold in Oak Bay

Recreation facility celebrates small milestones as membership starts to return

Lesley Cobus, coordinator for the Monterey Recreation Centre, says they’re in rebuilding mode with nearly 1,000 members now compared to the more than 2,000 pre-pandemic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
CVRD closes a number of parks and trails after record-breaking rainfall on Nov. 15. (File photo)

Cowichan closes some parks and trails after record rainfall

Regional district urges caution in those that remain open

  • Nov 23, 2021
CVRD closes a number of parks and trails after record-breaking rainfall on Nov. 15. (File photo)
North Saanich council has asked staff to look into mitigating the sounds coming from the municipality’s public pickleball courts. This move could see addition of acoustical panels, fencing, earth berms or a combination thereof. (Black Press Media file photo)

Potential measures to muffle pickleball sound in North Saanich include acoustic panels

Public hears that district made a mistake in choosing current court location in Deep Cove

North Saanich council has asked staff to look into mitigating the sounds coming from the municipality’s public pickleball courts. This move could see addition of acoustical panels, fencing, earth berms or a combination thereof. (Black Press Media file photo)
Group commissioner, David Bratzer (left), and treasurer Grace Seabrook are excited to see the 1st Douglas Scout Hall in Saanich reopened for the first time since the pandemic began. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Scouting alive and well in Saanich; 1st Douglas Scout Hall celebrates 40th anniversary

Families invited to drop in Saturday, ask questions about the programs

Group commissioner, David Bratzer (left), and treasurer Grace Seabrook are excited to see the 1st Douglas Scout Hall in Saanich reopened for the first time since the pandemic began. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)