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Norah Myers advocates Pilates as a beneficial exercise for people with disabilities. (Photo by Lucas Grosse)

B.C. TikTok creator goes viral pushing back against bullies online

Pilates advocate promotes body neutrality, diversity in wellness leadership

Norah Myers advocates Pilates as a beneficial exercise for people with disabilities. (Photo by Lucas Grosse)
Oak Bay High School. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bathroom door gun threat sends Greater Victoria high school students home

Police find no evidence of anyone having a firearm at school

Oak Bay High School. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay resident Michael Hardiman reminds others to play it safe while hanging holiday lights after he fell, Saturday, Nov. 12 and returned home from the hospital the next Tuesday with a fractured vertebra. (Courtesy Michael Hardiman)

B.C. man with fractured spine warns of dangers in hanging holiday lights

‘Tis the season for decorations, ladders and the inevitable falls that go with them

Oak Bay resident Michael Hardiman reminds others to play it safe while hanging holiday lights after he fell, Saturday, Nov. 12 and returned home from the hospital the next Tuesday with a fractured vertebra. (Courtesy Michael Hardiman)
Eric James requires dialysis at Royal Jubilee Hospital three days a week and feels lucky the city has a nocturnal program where he can sleep through the treatment. (Courtesy Eric James)

Victoria man pleads for a kidney – for himself and others

‘It feels weird asking someone for money, let alone a piece of themselves’

Eric James requires dialysis at Royal Jubilee Hospital three days a week and feels lucky the city has a nocturnal program where he can sleep through the treatment. (Courtesy Eric James)
Four-year-old Aubrey and six-year-old Chloe Berry were murdered by their father in his Oak Bay apartment on Christmas Day 2017. (Family file photo)

Court dismisses appeal of Greater Victoria father who murdered his daughters on Christmas Day

Andrew Berry killed Aubrey, 4, and Chloe, 6, in 2017

Four-year-old Aubrey and six-year-old Chloe Berry were murdered by their father in his Oak Bay apartment on Christmas Day 2017. (Family file photo)
Paddles were installed by Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin and T’esots’en, Patrick Kelly, a member of the award selection committee, on Nov. 22, kicking off the call for nominations for the 2023 B.C. Reconciliation Awards. (Courtesy of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia)

PHOTOS: Artists’ paddles hung in Victoria symbolize commitment to reconciliation

Tuesday event launches call for nominations for the 2023 B.C. Reconciliation Awards

Paddles were installed by Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin and T’esots’en, Patrick Kelly, a member of the award selection committee, on Nov. 22, kicking off the call for nominations for the 2023 B.C. Reconciliation Awards. (Courtesy of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia)
Stardust is among the animals at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm that will stay on site this season instead of the annual shift to Metchosin for the winter. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Victoria petting zoo staff create cosy quarters to keep animals in Beacon Hill Park

Goats and more can be seen through the fence this winter

Stardust is among the animals at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm that will stay on site this season instead of the annual shift to Metchosin for the winter. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Coastal Sage Healing House at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria will provide six treatment beds for women and non-binary people with moderate-to-severe substance-use challenges. (Courtesy Island Health)

Victoria hospital to house 6 beds for women and non-binary people facing substance-use challenges

Coastal Sage Healing House expected to welcome first participants early next year

Coastal Sage Healing House at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria will provide six treatment beds for women and non-binary people with moderate-to-severe substance-use challenges. (Courtesy Island Health)
Tina Gaboury deals with more than she bargained for after a barred owl trashes her neighbour's Oak Bay home. (Courtesy Tina Gaboury)

Owl suspected perpetrator in two Greater Victoria break-ins

Barred owl makes itself at home in Oak Bay homes

Tina Gaboury deals with more than she bargained for after a barred owl trashes her neighbour's Oak Bay home. (Courtesy Tina Gaboury)
Charles Etchell graduated high school in 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force that July. (Courtesy Carlton House)

Former military members in Oak Bay reflect on remembrance

Carlton House veterans recall service, share value of Remembrance Day

Charles Etchell graduated high school in 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force that July. (Courtesy Carlton House)
Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler was sent home during the Nov. 6 episode of The Great Canadian Baking Show. (Carmen Cheung/Courtesy CBC)

Culture fusion proves fruitful for Victoria doctor on televised baking competition

Langford baker bumped from the tent in The Great Canadian Baking show

Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler was sent home during the Nov. 6 episode of The Great Canadian Baking Show. (Carmen Cheung/Courtesy CBC)
Locally sourced menu items – such as this Sunwing Farms tomato salad with Haltwhistle Cheese Company chevre, black olive puree, Saanichton Farms puffed wheat berries and garden herbs, is among the reasons the North Saanich eatery made the top 10 in Canada list for En Route. (Fox and Monocle/Facebook)

Greater Victoria’s Fox and Monocle Cafe named ninth best new restaurant in Canada

Doubling down on passions pays off for North Saanich chefs

Locally sourced menu items – such as this Sunwing Farms tomato salad with Haltwhistle Cheese Company chevre, black olive puree, Saanichton Farms puffed wheat berries and garden herbs, is among the reasons the North Saanich eatery made the top 10 in Canada list for En Route. (Fox and Monocle/Facebook)
Tyler Weeres spends downtime crafting new programs to help make his life easier. Work such as a regional transit map of where to buy a bus ticket and emailed garbage pickup reminders for his Oak Bay community are catching some attention. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Island programmer helping neighbours buy transit tickets, take out their garbage

Oak Bay programmer hones his skills solving real-world problems, with a boost from Google

Tyler Weeres spends downtime crafting new programs to help make his life easier. Work such as a regional transit map of where to buy a bus ticket and emailed garbage pickup reminders for his Oak Bay community are catching some attention. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Brian Eccles recorded bucks battling for mating supremacy in his Oak Bay yard. (Photo by Brian Eccles)

VIDEO: B.C. bucks lock antlers in battle for mating dominance

Steer clear of male deer during rutting season, now through December

Brian Eccles recorded bucks battling for mating supremacy in his Oak Bay yard. (Photo by Brian Eccles)
Langford Fire Rescue Chief Chris Aubrey credits quick calls to 911 for an Oct. 27 blaze not spreading beyond the patio of a Millstream Road brewery. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Fire chief credits 911 callers with saving Island brewery building

Cause unclear after late-night brewery fire in Langford

Langford Fire Rescue Chief Chris Aubrey credits quick calls to 911 for an Oct. 27 blaze not spreading beyond the patio of a Millstream Road brewery. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A fireball caught on camera Oct. 12 in Marysville, Wash. (Benjamin Souther video)
A fireball caught on camera Oct. 12 in Marysville, Wash. (Benjamin Souther video)
Brentwood Bay serval Cassia enjoys the indoors but discovered a way to explore, letting herself out the back door on Oct. 6. (Courtesy Sylvia Lammers)

UPDATE: Owners lure back Brentwood Bay serval with prawn treats

Cassia found in true cat form, sunning herself on a neighbourhood patio

Brentwood Bay serval Cassia enjoys the indoors but discovered a way to explore, letting herself out the back door on Oct. 6. (Courtesy Sylvia Lammers)
A wildfire in Highlands remains classified as out of control as local and provincial fire crews work in rugged terrain near the Saanich Inlet. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)

UPDATE: Crews mopping up as Greater Victoria wildfire under control

Highlands activated its level one emergency operations centre, keeping residents apprised online

A wildfire in Highlands remains classified as out of control as local and provincial fire crews work in rugged terrain near the Saanich Inlet. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)
Former Victoria resident Zoya Thawer, who recently moved to Edmonton, is among the cast of The Great Canadian Baking Show that airs Sundays at 8 p.m. starting Oct. 2. (Carmen Cheung/Courtesy CBC)

Family, culture influence flavours for Vancouver Island bakers in TV competition

Langford, Victoria residents whip up new friendships while battling for top spot

Former Victoria resident Zoya Thawer, who recently moved to Edmonton, is among the cast of The Great Canadian Baking Show that airs Sundays at 8 p.m. starting Oct. 2. (Carmen Cheung/Courtesy CBC)
John Prevost uses art in his own healing journey and to help others. See story on page A6. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

From residential school to prison, B.C. man has come a long way in healing journey

Decades of addiction led Vancouver Island artist John Prevost to help others

John Prevost uses art in his own healing journey and to help others. See story on page A6. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)