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Robert Amos: Art is in full bloom around us

Robert Amos: Art is in full bloom around us

Pat Tennant is showing her photos of Victoria corner stores at the Bruce Hutchison Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library (until July 3).
Around Town: Gearing up for another 10K

Around Town: Gearing up for another 10K

There’s a double meaning to the term “running the TC 10K” as dozens of guests noticed during Thursday evening’s VIP Partner Celebration at Yates Street Taphouse honouring volunteers and sponsors.
Around Town: Think Local First draws a crowd

Around Town: Think Local First draws a crowd

It was an indication of just how loyal local business leaders were to Think Local First that the crowd was as big as it was for its annual general meeting Wednesday night.
Our History: Immigrant helped shape early B.C.

Our History: Immigrant helped shape early B.C.

Peter O’Reilly landed in Victoria in early 1859 during the height of the Fraser River gold rush. Though he’d been reluctant to leave Ireland, he flourished in Canada, and played a critical role in shaping British Columbia.
Robert Amos: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria a reflection of its community

Robert Amos: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria a reflection of its community

Jon Tupper has a Vespa scooter, skinny jeans and outrageous socks. He makes the scene all over Victoria. He’s candid and charming and, for five years, has been the director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Nellie McClung: Why does the beauty of flowers constrict the heart so?

Nellie McClung: Why does the beauty of flowers constrict the heart so?

This column originally appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on April 6, 1940. Daffodils and crocuses are thronging the roadway now, pushing their way up through the grass in all their golden glory.
NASA asks Sidney author to write the Hubble telescope story

NASA asks Sidney author to write the Hubble telescope story

Growing up in Alberta in the 1960s, before the Oilers and the Flames and before the rest of the National Hockey League arrived on the scene, Chris Gainor dreamed of going to the stars rather than becoming one.
Our Community: For Island Health, diversity pays off

Our Community: For Island Health, diversity pays off

Island Health has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in relation to an employment program created to encourage workplace diversity and inclusiveness.
An objective reference guide to First Nations in B.C.

An objective reference guide to First Nations in B.C.

The First Nations of British Columbia: An Anthropological Overview ; By Robert J. Muckle; UBC Press, 184 pp., $27.
Celebrating 40 years of folk in Victoria

Celebrating 40 years of folk in Victoria

For the past four decades, the Victoria Folk Music Society has stuck firmly to its original mandate: Raise the profile of folk music in Victoria.