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Around Town: A Capital idea for a party

Around Town: A Capital idea for a party

When Ann Makosinski invented a flashlight powered by body heat, she didn’t realize it would turn her into a covergirl. “I didn’t know I’d be on the cover,” laughed the St.
They loved to fly but hated war

They loved to fly but hated war

Now in their 90s, three veterans will be part of an evening to honour the 90th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Thousands of critters get caring touch at Wild ARC

Thousands of critters get caring touch at Wild ARC

An epic fight between bald eagles in the skies over Saanich recently ended with one of the majestic birds, a female, falling to the ground, wounded.
50 years after the Port Alberni tsunami

50 years after the Port Alberni tsunami

On March 28, 1964, the waves from an earthquake in Alaska barrelled up Alberni Inlet. Miraculously, no one was killed.

Experimental underwater farms planned for Union Bay

Shellfish growers behind a revised aquaculture plan covering 81 hectares along northern Union Bay say now is the time to experiment with farming a variety of sea creatures underwater as one scallop producer blames ocean acidity for the loss of $10 mi

Match made in Duncan gave man his life back

Mat Lennox and Jesyka Clarkson have forged a bond few people will ever experience. Learning on Facebook that Lennox needed a new kidney, Clarkson donated one of her kidneys to him in February 2013.

Kenmore Air launches Nanaimo-SeaTac flights

Nanaimo-to-Seattle flights launched Monday morning; Kenmore Air begins round-trips to SeaTac Scheduled flights to Seattle from Nanaimo have begun as Kenmore Air launched its service last week.
Our History: When the first cars came to Victoria

Our History: When the first cars came to Victoria

When Fort Victoria was first established in the mid-19th century, eight pioneer families of Europe’s upper class formed the social elite of the modest colony.
Robert Amos: Archives keep Saanich history alive

Robert Amos: Archives keep Saanich history alive

Intriguing displays from the Saanich Archives have been showing up at the Cedar Hill Rec Centre and at the Saanich Municipal Hall. I decided to track them to the source.

Cranky prostate has a message for Jim Hume: Urine trouble now

Doctors call it “transurethral resection of the prostate,” or TURP for short.