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Nellie McClung: Books provide comfort from rigours of wartime

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on Nov. 4, 1939. A library publication stated recently that when a democracy is at war it ceases to be a democracy, for people cease to use the library.
Our Community: Fundraiser aids Habitat for Humanity

Our Community: Fundraiser aids Habitat for Humanity

It’s not too early to call upon your inner baker and start planning for the annual National Gingerbread Showcase at Victoria’s Laurel Point Inn.
Take a look at HeroWork crews getting Rainbow Kitchen in shape (Photos)

Take a look at HeroWork crews getting Rainbow Kitchen in shape (Photos)

The Rainbow Kitchen in Esquimalt serves 36,000 meals each year to Victorians who badly need help, but after four years in a makeshift space, the kitchen itself badly needed help. The facilities were crumbling and in some cases even unsafe.
Around Town: Giving thanks at Our Place

Around Town: Giving thanks at Our Place

Second helpings weren’t an option for Willie Billie during his years at residential school. It’s just one reason the friendly, outgoing diner said he’s a fan of Our Place Society’s annual Thanksgiving meal event.

Nellie McClung: Peace cannot just be found, it must be made

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on Oct. 28, 1939.
Women’s shelter reopens after $650,000 reno

Women’s shelter reopens after $650,000 reno

A long-standing women’s shelter downtown reopens this weekend after a three-month closure for renovations, and it’s the little things that have staff and clients excited.
Our Community: Dodds give back with annual feast

Our Community: Dodds give back with annual feast

Gordy Dodd, owner of Dodd’s Furniture, will again host his annual Thanksgiving Dinner event on Monday at Our Place. This is the furniture store’s 18th Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless and less privileged.
Our Community: Wartime service nets French honour

Our Community: Wartime service nets French honour

It took more than 70 years, but Victoria resident George Wastle finally received his medal for his involvement in the liberation of France in the Second World War.
A grand tour in eight days

A grand tour in eight days

Royal visit 2016 in pictures
Robert Amos: UVic’s library a treasure trove of modern work

Robert Amos: UVic’s library a treasure trove of modern work

A new book entitled Fronts of Modernity is the fourth volume published by and about the University of Victoria’s libraries.