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Marjorie A. Carter (née Whyte)

December 3, 1927 - April 29, 2021A former resident of Sidney, Marjorie…

  • Apr 29, 2021
Darrel McLeod won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2018 for his first book, Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age. His newly-released memoir, Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity, follows as a sequel. (Black Press Media file)

Critically acclaimed Vancouver Island author releases new memoir

Peyakow follows as a sequel to Darrel McLeod’s first book, Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age

  • Apr 25, 2021
Darrel McLeod won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2018 for his first book, Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age. His newly-released memoir, Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity, follows as a sequel. (Black Press Media file)
Chemainus Art Group creates mural mosaic to celebrate a joyful spring. (Photo submitted)

Art group members celebrate a joyful spring in Chemainus with surprise mosaic

Each of 33 squares pushed together into one mural

  • Apr 24, 2021
Chemainus Art Group creates mural mosaic to celebrate a joyful spring. (Photo submitted)

Francis Charles Hansen

April 21, 2021Francis Charles Hansen, 76 passed away suddenly on April 21st,…

  • Apr 21, 2021
Sooke author Beverley Elliott is bringing awareness to autism with her newly published book, Greyson’s Shoes. This is the first book Elliott has published, but she intends to create more in the future. (Photo courtesy of Beverly Elliott)

Sooke author shines light on autism in new children’s book

Beverley Elliott hopes book can be used as tool to bring awareness and understanding around autism

  • Apr 19, 2021
Sooke author Beverley Elliott is bringing awareness to autism with her newly published book, Greyson’s Shoes. This is the first book Elliott has published, but she intends to create more in the future. (Photo courtesy of Beverly Elliott)
Pick up the <em>Financial Literacy Guide</em> from locations around Greater Victoria, or read the e-edition online.

Financial Literacy Guide shares what local families need to know now

According to a 2020 national survey by FP Canada, Canadians have ranked…

  • Apr 19, 2021
Pick up the <em>Financial Literacy Guide</em> from locations around Greater Victoria, or read the e-edition online.

Eileen Wallace

March 27, 1935 - April 13, 2021It is with heavy hearts we…

  • Apr 13, 2021
Author Eden Robinson poses for a portrait during an interview in Toronto, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Trickster trilogy author Eden Robinson hosts online conversation and reading

Haisla and Heiltsuk will join fans in event hosted by Vancouver Island Regional Library

  • Apr 12, 2021
Author Eden Robinson poses for a portrait during an interview in Toronto, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
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Orcas: Our Shared Future

Royal BC Museum dives into the world of orcas with upcoming feature exhibition

  • Apr 9, 2021
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Vern Gordon

July 8, 1934 - April 6, 2021Vern Gordon (fondly called Mr. Cornish)…

  • Apr 6, 2021
Thariq

After battling cancer, a family rallies to help others in need

Register today for the RBC Race for the Kids: Home Edition

  • Apr 5, 2021
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Ric (Montgomery) Wray

May 27, 1960 - April 5, 2021It is with deep sadness and…

  • Apr 5, 2021
Jules Sherred, photographer and owner of Polaris Creative, is putting together an exhibit that combines two of his greatest passions: food and advocacy for those with disabilities. (Polaris Creative photo)

Kickstarter launches for fully accessible exhibit focused on food

Raising awareness has been Sherred’s life’s work.

  • Apr 3, 2021
Jules Sherred, photographer and owner of Polaris Creative, is putting together an exhibit that combines two of his greatest passions: food and advocacy for those with disabilities. (Polaris Creative photo)

Margaret Catherine Hackett

March 8, 1936 - April 1, 2021It is with profound sadness that…

  • Apr 1, 2021

MaryEllen Trudeau

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our…

  • Mar 31, 2021

Neil George Montgomery

May 13, 1945 - March 29, 2021A Celebration of Life will be…

  • Mar 29, 2021

Helen Lang

December 25, 1921 - March 26, 2021It is with great sadness that…

  • Mar 26, 2021
The Valley's Margaret Carlson was honoured by the Royal Academy of Dance last year as the prestigious institution celebrates its 100th anniversary. Pictured is Carlson, left, with her daughter D. Gwen Carlson-Redcliffe. (Submitted photo)

Royal Academy of Dance highlights mid-Island dance icon

Margaret Carlson taught dance in the CowichanValley from 1954 to 1997

  • Mar 24, 2021
The Valley's Margaret Carlson was honoured by the Royal Academy of Dance last year as the prestigious institution celebrates its 100th anniversary. Pictured is Carlson, left, with her daughter D. Gwen Carlson-Redcliffe. (Submitted photo)
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 22, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
The Koksilah Music Festival, taking place online March 20 and 27, features a host of Indigenous performers speakers and more. (koksilahfestival.com photo)

Koksilah Music Festival to showcase Indigenous culture

Family-friendly performances and workshops to be streamed online

  • Mar 19, 2021
The Koksilah Music Festival, taking place online March 20 and 27, features a host of Indigenous performers speakers and more. (koksilahfestival.com photo)