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Island populations rebounding: experts

A dozen years ago, cougar numbers on Vancouver Island had plummeted to 400 or fewer, barely half the total from the mid-1990s.
Island Illustrators' eXplore Victoria exhibit goes on tour

Island Illustrators' eXplore Victoria exhibit goes on tour

The artists of the Island Illustrators Society have created their 2014/2015 “eXplore Victoria” Travelling Illustrated Alphabet. The alphabet will go on tour to branches of the Greater Victoria Public Library starting this month.
Polar Bear Swim: A time for icy resolve

Polar Bear Swim: A time for icy resolve

It’s an annual rite of passage, a time when the nearly naked and somewhat afraid plunge together into bone-chilling waters, however briefly, in the spirit of cleansing the past and making a compact with their new year’s resolutions.

Our photographers' favourite photos of 2014

We asked Adrian Lam, Darren Stone and Bruce Stotesbury to pick their three favourite photos from the past year. We think you'll enjoy their selections
Vital People: Program offers learning for developmentally disabled

Vital People: Program offers learning for developmentally disabled

Young adults with developmental disabilities will have an opportunity to maximize their potential thanks to a new program from the Garth Homer Society funded by the Victoria Foundation.

Vital People: A chance for you to give back

By the time you read this, another Black Friday will be in the books and Cyber Monday will be just around corner. Recent imports from our friends to the south, the mega-shopping days that follow U.S.
Vital People: Never too early for kids to learn respect

Vital People: Never too early for kids to learn respect

Children at the elementary school level will now have the opportunity to learn about healthy and respectful relationship skill-building, thanks to Peace Kids, a new pilot program offered by SWOVA (Saltspring Women Opposed to Violence and Abuse).
More postcards from the past

More postcards from the past

Another in our occasional series of historical images and postcards from Greater Victoria and around Vancouver Island
Postcards from the past

Postcards from the past

Historical images from Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island
For First Nations, salmon is life

For First Nations, salmon is life

After oil pipeline executives questioned how much First Nations depend on salmon, leaders decided to show them