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Postcards from the past

Postcards from the past

Historical images from Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island
Postcards from the past

Postcards from the past

Historical images from Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island
Artist at work: Are you experienced?

Artist at work: Are you experienced?

Artist Mowry Baden has made a name for himself by challenging the definition of sculpture and otherwise forging his own path, but he also sees art as a relatively unchanging practice.
Tofino’s bid on waterfront land fails to entice TLC

Tofino’s bid on waterfront land fails to entice TLC

Tofino has swung and missed in its first crack at purchasing and preserving Monks Point. Last week, the district announced its $250,000 offer to purchase Monks Point from The Land Conservancy was denied.
Postcards from the past

Postcards from the past

Historical images from Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island
Victoria music teacher’s young charge makes a Splash

Victoria music teacher’s young charge makes a Splash

Erik Lin’s voice began to shake when he introduced himself at the launch for the Victoria Symphony Splash.
Around Town: Judy Garland coming to town

Around Town: Judy Garland coming to town

The “Hey, let’s put on a show!” atmosphere at the Roxy late one hot, sunny afternoon last week was fabulously fitting when you consider the title of the work-in-progress being tweaked inside.
A World Cup in Victoria? Why not?

A World Cup in Victoria? Why not?

The 2014 World Cup soccer final is today in Rio. What’s that got to do with the 20th-anniversary celebrations of the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games, to take place Aug.

Nellie McClung: An ‘informal’ garden can still be an oasis of delight

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on July 17, 1937. A gloomy fire is burning in my heart this morning, a sullen fire that may never break into flame. It unsettles me.
Peter Leech made his mark on gold-rush town

Peter Leech made his mark on gold-rush town

The town named after him has disappeared, his name on the burial records was misread and his grave site was nearly lost as a result. But the memory of Peter Leech and the formation of Leechtown, near Sooke, will be marked today at Ross Bay Cemetery.