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A history of Vic High — and the horrors of war

A history of Vic High — and the horrors of war

Local author Barry Gough marks anniversary of his alma mater and the Great War
Highlanders ride soccer's growing tide in North America

Highlanders ride soccer's growing tide in North America

It may never rival the big four North American sports, but soccer has found a niche and made a definite beachhead on this continent.
Around Town: Timeless music on the palate

Around Town: Timeless music on the palate

You couldn’t blame guests who thought Crystal Garden might literally become a hothouse last Wednesday as they headed inside for Uncork Your Palate.

Nellie McClung: A wait in the garden amongst the earth can yield wonders

This column originally appeared in the Victoria Times on April 16, 1938. When William White, at work in his garden, heard his wife calling him in, he dropped his hoe and went in, making some excuse to his daughters for his appearance.
Robert Amos: A local tour, from ceramics to pastels

Robert Amos: A local tour, from ceramics to pastels

On a sunny afternoon I got on my bike, and got up to date with a few of the galleries in town. First stop, the Martin Batchelor Gallery.
Our Community: Cyclists ride in soldiers' footsteps

Our Community: Cyclists ride in soldiers' footsteps

Four local cyclists have started a fundraising drive with a goal of raising $30,000 for Wounded Warriors Canada, a charity that supports rehabilitation programs for Canadians wounded in combat. The four, Matt Barlee, Dr.
Langford puts out the welcome mat for seniors

Langford puts out the welcome mat for seniors

Langford may have a young demographic, but the welcome mat is out for seniors who choose to retire there, said Mayor Stew Young. Diversity is key, he said.

Nellie McClung: Spring days return in multicoloured glory to Gordon Head

This column originally appeared in the Victoria Times on April 9, 1938.
Robert Amos: Show captures rebirth of Chinese art

Robert Amos: Show captures rebirth of Chinese art

Barry Till, curator of Asian art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria since 1980, is coming up to retirement and seems determined to show us as much as possible of the fabulous collection for which he is responsible.

Vital People: Measuring the health of a community

How do you know how well your community is doing? Do you look out your car window as you drive home? Do you talk to your neighbours? Read the newspaper and watch the local news? The notion of measuring the well-being of a community is not a new conce