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Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Chris Gannon bought this red 1961 Chrysler, pictured here on his lawn, from the previous owner’s grandson after it sat practically untouched more than three decades. The car still has just 63,000 original miles on it, after being revived by Gannon at his shop. (Courtesy of Chris Gannon)

Oak Bay car festival elicits decades of automobile anecdotes

Entries in July 24 show range from Chryslers and Dodges to Lambos and McLarens

Chris Gannon bought this red 1961 Chrysler, pictured here on his lawn, from the previous owner’s grandson after it sat practically untouched more than three decades. The car still has just 63,000 original miles on it, after being revived by Gannon at his shop. (Courtesy of Chris Gannon)
Sahasi Erven’s Ukraine flower flag project is shown under the sun at Beacon Hill Park on Friday (July 22). Erven hopes to move all or part of the flag to Butchart Gardens or a location in Langford and has also sent an original song of his to a national TV channel in Ukraine. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Vancouver Island man keeps flower flag alive with message for Ukraine

Greater Victoria resident Sahasi Erven looks to give garden new life

Sahasi Erven’s Ukraine flower flag project is shown under the sun at Beacon Hill Park on Friday (July 22). Erven hopes to move all or part of the flag to Butchart Gardens or a location in Langford and has also sent an original song of his to a national TV channel in Ukraine. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Dustin Riley carries his son Gavin around the 2015 Ukee Days fairgrounds. (Douglas Ludwig photo)

Family and friends honour Ucluelet’s Coastal Cowboy

The Blue Room chef Dustin Riley is remembered for his big heart, community spirit, and amazing BBQ

Dustin Riley carries his son Gavin around the 2015 Ukee Days fairgrounds. (Douglas Ludwig photo)
Dustin Riley carries his son Gavin around the 2015 Ukee Days fairgrounds. (Douglas Ludwig photo)

Family and friends honour Ucluelet’s Coastal Cowboy

The Blue Room chef Dustin Riley is remembered for his big heart, community spirit, and amazing BBQ

Dustin Riley carries his son Gavin around the 2015 Ukee Days fairgrounds. (Douglas Ludwig photo)
Over 60 folks joined the party wave at Cox Bay for the inaugural Queer Surf event in June. (Submitted photo)

Coastal Queers and Surf Sister host July surf meet-up

The second surf meet-up of the season is on July 20 at 5:30 p.m. in front of Surfside Grill

  • Jul 20, 2022
Over 60 folks joined the party wave at Cox Bay for the inaugural Queer Surf event in June. (Submitted photo)
Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)

PODCAST: Victoria and Kelowna are Canada’s best small cities

TODAY IN B.C.: Mayors, Chamber CEOs talk amenities, housing, business and more

Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Jan Rabson – A voice with character and character voices

TODAY IN B.C.: Actor has worked with Johnny Carson, Robin Williams, voiced ‘Minions’ and more

Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)
The 12th annual Tofino Saltwater Classic kids ball hockey game on July 8 was one for the books. (Nora O’Malley photos)

Tofino Saltwater Classic Fundraiser nets $75,000 for youth and community programs

“It takes me back to being a kid and all those great memories”

The 12th annual Tofino Saltwater Classic kids ball hockey game on July 8 was one for the books. (Nora O’Malley photos)
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess

BC SPCA annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest ends soon

There’s still time to enter the BC SPCA’s annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest,…

  • Jul 7, 2022
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess
Toni Buston walks up Peninsula Road and past Image West Gallery holding a sign that reads ‘You are loved, valid and cared for’ during the June 30Pride Walk and BBQ in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet Pride walk promotes fun, inclusive space

“It’s going to be even better next year”

Toni Buston walks up Peninsula Road and past Image West Gallery holding a sign that reads ‘You are loved, valid and cared for’ during the June 30Pride Walk and BBQ in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Legendary B.C. businessman Jim Pattison still going strong at age 92

TODAY IN B.C.: Philanthropist discusses his long career, has no plans to retire

Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)
A CT-133 fighter plane has landed a permanent hangout spot outside the Antique Barn in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Plane makes permanent landing along the island highway

Antique building owner purchases jet to preserve a piece of history

A CT-133 fighter plane has landed a permanent hangout spot outside the Antique Barn in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mark Adamson, here seen off Sidney’s Lochside Drive, has been swimming in the ocean since last July at least once a week. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Ocean swimming off Sidney gives Greater Victoria man whale of a time

Mark Adamson had a close encounter with an orca last year during one of his weekly swims

Mark Adamson, here seen off Sidney’s Lochside Drive, has been swimming in the ocean since last July at least once a week. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Darrell Fox discusses his brother Terry’s Marathon of Hope

TODAY IN B.C.: ’Terry always compared running a marathon a day to going through cancer’

Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)
Vancouver Island Regional Library is ready for summer with reading clubs for adults, children and teens. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Vancouver Island Regional Library kicks off summer reading challenges

Readers of all ages encouraged to build and maintain their reading skills during the summer months

Vancouver Island Regional Library is ready for summer with reading clubs for adults, children and teens. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Rotary Club of Ucluelet members Mary Brunet, left, Scott Murray, and Jeff Anderson met a Big Beach for this sunny photo to promote selling roses for Valentine’s Day, one of the many fun initiatives the Rotary club takes on. (Westerly file photo)

GIVING BACK COLUMN: The Rotary Club of Ucluelet – People of Action

Meet the local volunteer service club “doing good” and having fun along the way

  • Jun 22, 2022
Rotary Club of Ucluelet members Mary Brunet, left, Scott Murray, and Jeff Anderson met a Big Beach for this sunny photo to promote selling roses for Valentine’s Day, one of the many fun initiatives the Rotary club takes on. (Westerly file photo)