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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.
Around Town: Keeping theatre accessible to all

Around Town: Keeping theatre accessible to all

When we heard a “dark night” social event was in the works, we assumed it might be Batman-themed, albeit surely not to celebrate Ben Affleck being anointed as Hollywood’s next Dark Knight.
Program supports military families separated by service

Program supports military families separated by service

Sailors away from their families for stretches of time during deployment at sea have one less worry knowing their loved ones have access to a range of resources to ease the pain of separation. A sailor’s life is frequently a life at sea.

Vital Signs: Investing in youth pays off

The recent fine weather of the long weekend, the Victoria Day parade and the welcome sight of tourists once again filling our streets all combine to give our community a sense of celebration at this time of year.
Our History: A pioneer on the Island's wild coast

Our History: A pioneer on the Island's wild coast

Frances Barkley was just 17 years old in 1786 when she boarded the Imperial Eagle with her husband, the merchant sea trader Captain Charles Barkley.
Robert Amos: Two stewards of B.C. cultural history

Robert Amos: Two stewards of B.C. cultural history

Jack Lohman meets Jon Tupper. Lohman is the vibrant CEO of the Royal B.C. Museum and the B.C. Provincial Archives. Tupper is director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Both men are eager and candid and have major projects ahead of them.
50 years of the Victoria Conservatory of Music

50 years of the Victoria Conservatory of Music

The Victoria Conservatory of Music is a place where teachers teach, students learn and novices grow into professionals. In some ways, it mirrors the city itself.
Our Community: Embroiderers honour local Scots

Our Community: Embroiderers honour local Scots

When organizers of the Prestonpans Arts Festival in the southeast of Scotland planned to do a Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, members of the Embroiderers Guild of Victoria picked up their hoops and needles.
Centennial party to start May 15

Centennial party to start May 15

Victoria High School’s legendary motto, “Come Give A Cheer,” will undergo a temporary change for the upcoming celebrations of its current building’s 100th year.