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Heroes’ work is thankfully done

Heroes’ work is thankfully done

‘A thousand per cent better.” That’s the upgrade level for the non-profit Citizens Counselling Centre of Greater Victoria thanks to a massive volunteer effort in the last month, said executive director Brenda Wilson.

Nellie McClung: After the Dust Bowl, green grows the prairie grass

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on July 23, 1938. The prairie blooms again! Its fertility is established; its good name is restored. The people who said the Great American Desert is creeping northward are now routed and silent.
Our History: The wild nature of B.C.'s fisheries

Our History: The wild nature of B.C.'s fisheries

Sylvia Taylor’s lyrical memoir of life as a rookie deckhand captures the thrill and the perils of commercial fishing in a bygone era.
Around Town: Down(town) on the farm

Around Town: Down(town) on the farm

Not even the rainfall that greeted visitors to Esquimalt Farmers Market at its official opening celebration June 18 could dampen the community spirit E-Towners are known for.
Behind bars, books make a difference

Behind bars, books make a difference

Carl Cavanagh saw an immediate problem with the books available to inmates at Wilkinson Road jail on his first visit: About two-thirds of them were Harlequin romance novels.
Our Community: Maids top up food-bank shelves

Our Community: Maids top up food-bank shelves

Merry Maids and their customers have cleaned up nearly 1,000 jars of peanut butter to help the Mustard Seed food bank feed hungry families.
Robert Amos: Lessons learned in a bentwood box

Robert Amos: Lessons learned in a bentwood box

Artist Arthur Vickers recently created a suite of two chairs and a box for use in the convocation ceremonies at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, a project commissioned by Coast Capital Savings.
Nellie McClung: Hitch-hiking hummingbirds, ducks, eggplants and beans

Nellie McClung: Hitch-hiking hummingbirds, ducks, eggplants and beans

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on July 16, 1938. It is hard to keep from learning in the country. Knowledge drops from the sky, travels on the breeze and even lurks in fence corners, ready to spring upon us.
Victoria MDs tackle deadly ovarian, cervical cancers

Victoria MDs tackle deadly ovarian, cervical cancers

Harley Davidson motorcycles, 40 scientists and the B.C. Cancer Agency have combined in Victoria for some of the world’s most advanced medical research. The scientists are medical researchers at the Trev and Joyce Deeley Research Centre at the B.C.
Our Community: 100 holes of golf link fight against ALS

Our Community: 100 holes of golf link fight against ALS

For Chris Currie, this year’s golf-a-thon to raise money for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, hits very close to home. Currie’s father, Leonard, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis last June at 72.