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Nellie McClung: Strife begs the question — what does Canada mean to you?

Nellie McClung: Strife begs the question — what does Canada mean to you?

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on July 20, 1940. To our forefathers, it meant freedom, a place to work, to own land and be independent, where one man was as good as another.
Our History: World travels brought banker to Victoria

Our History: World travels brought banker to Victoria

The Spencer Mansion, now home to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, was once inhabited by some of Victoria’s most notable families and served for a short time as British Columbia’s Government House.
Around Town: Golf tourney sponsors come to the fore

Around Town: Golf tourney sponsors come to the fore

Ken Mariash doesn’t mince his words as he recalls his impression of golfers when, “like any Western Canadian kid,” he played hockey and baseball before becoming a championship wrestler in college.
Our Community: Fundraiser has a can-do attitude

Our Community: Fundraiser has a can-do attitude

A creative fundraiser that has teams creating structures out of cans of food, has resulted in a donation of more than $86,000 to the Mustard Seed.
Nellie McClung: There are dangerous hawks to watch out for in all of our lives

Nellie McClung: There are dangerous hawks to watch out for in all of our lives

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on June 29, 1940.
Robert Amos: A Venice Letter from Michael Morris

Robert Amos: A Venice Letter from Michael Morris

When someone comes back from a wonderful time away, it’s a treat to listen to their travel tales. Michael Morris has just returned from seven weeks in Venice, and when we sat down in the garden of his Brentwood Bay home, he told me all about it.
Summer festivals: The best of the Island for 2015

Summer festivals: The best of the Island for 2015

The summer festival community lost a valuable member when organizers of the annual VIC Fest announced its demise in February.
Courtenay woman makes $6-million bequest

Courtenay woman makes $6-million bequest

A $6-million bequest from a Courtenay woman took members of the Comox Valley Community Foundation by surprise. “It was one of those jaw-dropping, heart-stopping moments,” said Norman Carruthers, the foundation’s president, on Friday.
Our Community: Dads, daughters dance the night away

Our Community: Dads, daughters dance the night away

The Butterfly Ball, Victoria’s only father-and-daughter ball, recently raised $44,000 in support of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.
Around Town: A fantastic fete for Foster

Around Town: A fantastic fete for Foster

A sold-out crowd of 640 admirers burst into laughter Thursday night when David Foster deadpanned: “I feel like I’ve just been to my own funeral.
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