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Around Town: Surveying the pulse of Esquimalt

Around Town: Surveying the pulse of Esquimalt

Community policing is serious business, but there’s nothing like a little levity to make a discussion of law enforcement as entertaining as it is instructive.

Nellie McClung: The world needs more workers, not more leaders

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on March 16, 1940. A big, throaty voice was calling on the radio for leaders.
An Ikea store in Greater Victoria? What’s Swedish for never?

An Ikea store in Greater Victoria? What’s Swedish for never?

Inte att hända. That’s Swedish for not gonna happen. As in: There are no plans, possibilities or even a weenie little hope that Ikea will open so much as a pickup counter in Victoria, never mind one of its behemoth home-furnishing stores.

Nellie McClung: Take pleasure in the simple, untangled things in life

The column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on March 9, 1940. No matter how tangled any thread is, if we look at a small enough part of it, it seems to lie straight. So it is in life.
Ten of Greater Victoria's best heritage homes

Ten of Greater Victoria's best heritage homes

Picking the 10 Best Heritage Houses in our region was a daunting task.
Postcards from the past

Postcards from the past

Historical images from Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island
What’s up with that project in Greater Victoria?

What’s up with that project in Greater Victoria?

What’s happening with the Turner building, that unusual curved edifice near Royal Jubilee Hospital that once housed Ian’s Coffee Stop? Will anything be built on the empty lot where the Mayfair bowling lanes once stood? Greater Victoria has many empty
Postcards from the past

Postcards from the past

Historical images from Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island
Black artist a trailblazer in Victoria's early days

Black artist a trailblazer in Victoria's early days

Grafton Tyler Brown became the first professional artist in the province when he reinvented himself in his move to British Columbia in 1882.
Port Alberni: More than just a mill town

Port Alberni: More than just a mill town

Nanaimo journalist and historian Jan Peterson lived in Port Alberni from 1972 to 1996, where she worked as a reporter for the Alberni Valley Times.
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