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PhD graduate aims to improve First Nation women’s lives

PhD graduate aims to improve First Nation women’s lives

Sarah Hunt was a precocious force when she started her studies at the University of Victoria at the age of 17. At that time, the mid-1990s, many First Nations students struggled to make it through high school.
Growing interest in green burials

Growing interest in green burials

Leanne Rooney is trying to decide what to plant above her husband’s grave.

Nellie McClung: There is real magic in the gentleness of a Prairie rain

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on June 12, 1937. When eastern people think of Saskatchewan, I am afraid the only picture that comes to their mind is that of a dry country, parched and dusty.
Our History: Island helped shape Robert Service

Our History: Island helped shape Robert Service

Before achieving fame as North America’s beloved “Bard of the North,” the British poet Robert Service spent seven years on Vancouver Island, from 1896 to 1903, working at a variety of jobs from farm hand to road builder to bank clerk.
1994 Commonwealth Games changed Victoria forever

1994 Commonwealth Games changed Victoria forever

This is the first in a series of columns that will appear every other Sunday, leading up to the party on Aug. 23 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Victoria’s Commonwealth Games.
Robert Amos: Capturing Victoria’s vibrant harbour

Robert Amos: Capturing Victoria’s vibrant harbour

The public areas of the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel (126 Kingston St., 250-360-1211) are richly hung with canvases by Janet Etter, who is for the month of June the artist in residence.
Our Community: Lots of diapers? No problem

Our Community: Lots of diapers? No problem

Sandi Shoup is up to her ears in diapers these days, and she couldn’t be happier. Up until three months ago, the keen environmentalist and parent of seven children, two of them still in diapers, didn’t think much about using reusable cloth diapers.
Around Town: Sidney museum all dolled up

Around Town: Sidney museum all dolled up

‘The Doll Dressmaker Is In” declares a small red-and-white sign that catches your eye as you wander through what local town crier Kenny Podmore calls “Sidney’s hidden jewel.
On a mission to help in Mexico

On a mission to help in Mexico

Group organized by Saanich Baptist Church builds homes, schools and deep community ties
Island festivals 2014: Music and more

Island festivals 2014: Music and more

The tide is forever shifting when it comes to summer music festivals on Vancouver Island, with plenty of schedule alterations, lineup changes and festival inaugurations and cancellations each year.