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The sinking of Queen of the North

The sinking of Queen of the North

Moments before the Queen of the North struck ground in a marine disaster that would claim two lives, Colin Henthorne woke up to banging on his cabin door.
Around Town: A celebration of independent TV

Around Town: A celebration of independent TV

What a difference seven years makes. That was a hot topic Wednesday night at CHEK Media Group’s Kings Road headquarters once conversations sparked by residual shock over Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential victory subsided.
Robert Amos: Local fine-art roundup — five shows to see

Robert Amos: Local fine-art roundup — five shows to see

Jill Fitz Hirschbold is a photographer who likes to depict simple subjects (the prow of a boat; rust on a metal surface) in an abstract way, emphasizing the formality of bold geometric compositions.

Nellie McClung: It turns out there are some assets in gossip, after all

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on Dec. 2, 1939. When the recent registration of women for war work was held in Canada, many a woman sat staring at the list of questions, not able to answer any in the affirmative. Little Mrs.
Memorials honour our dead across three conflicts

Memorials honour our dead across three conflicts

Remembered in Bronze and Stone By Alan Livingstone MacLeod Heritage, 192 pp., $24.
Sculptors found inspiration in soldiers’ valour

Sculptors found inspiration in soldiers’ valour

In the decade after the end of the First World War, hundreds of monuments to the dead were erected in communities across Canada, many revealing a high level of artistry.
Robert Amos: Auctioneer finds a new, modern home

Robert Amos: Auctioneer finds a new, modern home

Kilshaw’s Auctioneers has moved. After 67 years in their location on Fort Street just east of Cook, their building facing imminent demolition, they have moved to striking new premises in the heart of downtown.
Around Town: Casting call a dog day afternoon

Around Town: Casting call a dog day afternoon

The producers of Pup Star 2 must have felt their dreams had come true last Tuesday, judging by the phenomenal turnout for their casting call in Esquimalt.
Eco-groups proposed vessel exclusion zone to protect killer whales

Eco-groups proposed vessel exclusion zone to protect killer whales

U.S. environmental groups have proposed a 25-square-kilometre “protection zone” to prevent endangered southern resident killer whales from being disturbed by motorized vessels off Washington state’s San Juan Island in Haro Strait.
Victoria Sports Hall of Fame celebrates 25th induction class

Victoria Sports Hall of Fame celebrates 25th induction class

For most cities, this might be a decade’s worth of inductees into their Sports Halls of Fame. In Victoria, they call it just another year.