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Renowned Wildwood forest changing hands

Ownership of Wildwood — a renowned 77-acre ecoforest near Cedar — will go to the Ecoforestry Institute Society in December under a recently signed agreement. The Land Conservancy of B.C. has owned Wildwood since 2000.
Around Town: It’s all about giving back

Around Town: It’s all about giving back

There was a dramatic distinction to this year’s National Philanthropy Awards presentation at the Empress Hotel. It became more than the formal recognition of philanthropic individuals and organizations that make a difference in the lives of others.
Robert Amos: David Blackwood, drawn to drama

Robert Amos: David Blackwood, drawn to drama

David Blackwood: A Major Exhibition, Winchester Galleries 2070 Oak Bay Ave., 250-595-2777, winchestergalleriesltd.com until Dec. 23. David Blackwood is an artist I admire.

Nellie McClung: Good books are more binding than political treaties

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on Nov. 30, 1940.
Remembering

Remembering

With Remembrance Day on Wednesday, Islander offers two stories — one from the First World War , the other from the Second World War
War beckoned Vic High students

War beckoned Vic High students

On Aug. 4, 1914, Britain entered the First World War and sent a call throughout the Empire for recruits to aid in opposing Germany and Austria-Hungary.
Our Community: A fundraiser that’s simply Souper

Our Community: A fundraiser that’s simply Souper

Every bowl of soup at the Souper Bowls of Hope on Tuesday is special, for it not only nourishes the body, but also warms the heart. This lunchtime celebration brings people together for a bowl of soup.
Memories of English wartime goodbyes

Memories of English wartime goodbyes

For those of us among the ever-diminishing number of people who lived in Britain during the Second World War, Remembrance Day has a special significance. Most of us grew up in those grim and difficult years.
Around Town: Bond parties shaken and stirred

Around Town: Bond parties shaken and stirred

James Bond fever was in full swing at Strathcona Hotel’s Distrikt nightclub long before Daniel Craig inevitably said, “Bond, James Bond” during Thursday night’s Spectre preview at the Odeon.

Nellie McClung: If the church is impotent, it’s because we’re indifferent

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on Nov. 16, 1940.
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