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Comeback season: After two pandemic years, Greater Victoria's festivals are back

Comeback season: After two pandemic years, Greater Victoria's festivals are back

They’re back after COVID interruptus. Mike Devlin takes a look at the best of the summer fests and who’s taking centre stage
Nanaimo Fringe has gear stolen on opening night

Nanaimo Fringe has gear stolen on opening night

Festival organizers appeal to public for help recouping $7,000 loss
Anne Heche, star with troubled life, dies of crash injuries

Anne Heche, star with troubled life, dies of crash injuries

Anne Heche has been taken off of life support, a spokeswoman said Sunday
Timothy Vernon leaving Pacific Opera Victoria

Timothy Vernon leaving Pacific Opera Victoria

Artistic director's four-decade run is one of longest in Canadian opera history
Review: Metric kept foot on gas pedal, embracing fondness for playing at full volume

Review: Metric kept foot on gas pedal, embracing fondness for playing at full volume

They drew heavily from their new album, Formentera, for a 90-minute set. Dear Rouge was the opening act.
Metric kicks off Doomscroller tour in Victoria Thursday and Friday

Metric kicks off Doomscroller tour in Victoria Thursday and Friday

Toronto rockers tackle post-pandemic malaise in new album, Formentera, released in early July
Critic's picks: Implosion Explosion, Free-B Film Festival, and Willie Nile

Critic's picks: Implosion Explosion, Free-B Film Festival, and Willie Nile

Final installment of Phillips Brewing's summer series tops the list this weekend
Nanaimo's Summertime Blues festival returns, with a spotlight on B.C.

Nanaimo's Summertime Blues festival returns, with a spotlight on B.C.

Lineup includes Crystal Shawanda, Jim Byrnes, David Gogo, Steve Kozak, and David Vest
City awards nearly $400,000 in grant funding to improve venues in Victoria

City awards nearly $400,000 in grant funding to improve venues in Victoria

Pacific Opera Victoria, Theatre SKAM, the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and Dance Victoria are among the recipients
Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in 'Grease,' dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in 'Grease,' dies at 73

She died Monday at her southern California ranch