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RACING THE WIND

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:32PM

Poulsbo yacht club racers prepare to lower sails for winter.

Local athletes honoured by Premier

  • Aug 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:32PM

Eight Victoria residents were among 80 athletes to receive special recognition from Premier Gordon Campbell as part of the 2007 Premier’s Athletic Awards.

Grizzlies focus on Interior trip first

  • Aug 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:31PM

There are only a few games left in the regular season, but Victoria Grizzlies coach Rylan Ferster isn’t about to think about the looming playoff drive.

Reaching for the gold

  • Aug 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:31PM

Considered a geek in Grade 9, Graeme Gordon has morphed from a tall, skinny kid to a confident young man who commands respect around Victoria High school.

Help homeless, don’t count them – councillor

  • Aug 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:31PM

On the heals of the 2007 Homeless Count, Saanich Coun. Bob Gillespie is pushing for action on a motion Saanich council approved in December 2006.

Langford seeks provincial cash to expand award-winning trail network

  • Aug 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:31PM

Happy trails ahead?

which food group

  • Aug 16, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:31PM

SHOWING SPIRIT/Revved up for 2010

  • Aug 16, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:31PM

Dave Berezan finds his newest adventure fulfilling

  • Aug 16, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:31PM

This weekend, Merritt Fire Rescue Department recruit Dave Berezan will graduate to become a full-fledged volunteer firefighter.

Council agrees to trim tax hike

  • Aug 16, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:31PM

Vernon taxes aren’t going up as much as expected.

Skyrocketing costs may shelve library plan

  • Aug 16, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:31PM

Soaring costs may put a new Vernon library out of reach.

Spree ends in flames

  • Aug 16, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:31PM

One man is in custody and Vernon RCMP continue to thoroughly investigate six separate crimes, including a home invasion, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday.

Want to act? Auditions being held Feb. 18

  • Aug 16, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:31PM

Peninsula Players are holding auditions for The Dining Room. Two men are needed to complete the cast. Auditions will be held on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m., at the PP Clubhouse. Directions can be found at: www.peninsulaplayers.bc.ca or call Sid at 656-8975.

Todd Butler returns

  • Aug 9, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:31PM

He’s back. Todd Butler, a musician and comedian who has hosted and co-hosted CBC’s Madly Off in All Directions is playing in Qualicum Beach this weekend.

PST guide available

  • Aug 9, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:30PM

The Small Business guide to Provincial Sales Tax (PST) is a wise read for business owners in B.C.

You should keep it

  • Aug 9, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:30PM

 If you had to choose between paying the government or paying yourself, most people would say it’s a no-brainer. 

How to avoid the financial fear factor

  • Aug 9, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:30PM

Experienced investors consider RSPs a great way to save for retirement while taking advantage of certain tax benefits. However, many Canadians avoid setting up an RSP as they perceive these plans to be complicated and difficult to fund.

MP eyes student business

  • Aug 9, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:30PM

Kootenay-Columbia MP Jim Abbott wants to build the international student business in his constituency.

Recommendations aim to improve investigations

  • Aug 9, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:30PM

Police officers who don't cooperate with investigations into their conduct should be punished for "discreditable conduct," according to a review of municipal police complaint procedures by a former B.C. judge.

Passport system backlogged

  • Aug 9, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:30PM

Our constituents are expressing significant frustration with the process of obtaining a passport in a timely fashion.

Sharpe savours silver (and purple) Peninsula residents have another shot to see the Happy Girl in action during Hearts of the Community awards Tuesday

  • Aug 7, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:30PM

Purple shoes are a reminder of a happy time for Eryn Sharpe.

Controversy fades

  • Aug 9, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:30PM

Like a fuse dipped in water, a controversy involving Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes has fizzled out.

Viking Fest in dire financial straits

  • Apr 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:30PM

POULSBO — Little Norway’s most popular event is sending out an SOS to the community after one of its major sponsors pulled out at the last minute. The 39th annual Viking Fest slated for May 18-20 will be a shadow of what it has been in the past unless organizers can find enough sponsors to fill the financial void, Viking Fest secretary Kathi Foresee said Friday morning.

Up to seven bids expected for city hall

  • Apr 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:30PM

POULSBO — The hazy picture surrounding Little Norway’s city hall project should get clearer once the April 30 deadline for proposals arrives. “We’re going to have four for sure, but it could be five or six or possibly seven,” Planning Director Barry Berezowsky told the city council’s public works committee Wednesday. Earlier in the week, Berezowsky said he received a call from an interested party asking for information about the city hall project, which came as pleasant surprise.

Viking Village will land in new location

  • Apr 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:29PM

POULSBO — When hordes of Vikings storm the shores of Little Bay during the 39th annual Viking Fest, they will probably land in a new location. But the reason for the change is about as interesting as watching the grass grow. Literally. Traditionally, Vikings from Glam Folk pitched their tents near the Sons of Norway fire pit just north of Waterfront Park’s Kvelstad Pavilion. That area, a maze of rebar, dirt mounds and rock a few months ago, was recently seeded after the completion of the new bulkhead and other improvements, which included new sidewalks and better beach access.

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