Sunday sees pleasant conditions for Terry Fox runners
“There are very few things that are more distressing to nurses than caring for people who are dying and in distress,” said Kelli Stajduhar, associate professor in the University of Victoria School of Nursing and Centre on Aging, co-leader of the initiative. “Nobody in the health system wants to see people in distress when they’re dying.”
Wednesday night AGM open to the public
The past week as seen by Times Colonist photographers
An estimated 1,200 people gathered at Mile 0 Sunday morning to take part in the annual Terry Fox Run, along with a head-shaving event. Similar runs were also held in Central Saanich and at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre in Colwood.
B.C. Ferries vessel Northern Adventure was called upon Sunday morning to help with a rescue at a floating fishing lodge on Princess Royal Island, along the mid-coast.
Supply ship HMCS Protecteur is to leave Esquimalt Harbour at 10 a.m. Monday for a two-month deployment off southern California.
The long timeline hinges on provincial governmental approval of the agreement and construction of the new facilities, in addition to a one-year mandatory move notice, VIHA’s Shannon Marshall said. Meanwhile, Baptist Housing, the primary proponent to assume management of a replacement for Mount Tolmie Hospital and Oak Bay Lodge, has begun to unveil plans for a new six-storey care facility to replace the latter.
“What we’re seeing is a movement towards our program and a recognition by parents that there are some strong second language opportunities from within the public school system,” said Glyn Lewis, interim executive director for the lobby group Canadian Parents for French.
The third Victoria instalment of the national Shine Day event was organized by University of Victoria Shinerama and raised $3,300 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. More than 80 volunteers took part in the anything-goes fundraiser – the most the event has seen to date.