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Nellie McClung: Royal visit a reprieve from the horrors of prewar Europe

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on June 17, 1939. In reading the newspapers of the last few weeks during the Royal tour, and listening to the announcers, there is one peculiar similarity.
Vital People: Reaching out to men in distress

Vital People: Reaching out to men in distress

Family Services of Greater Victoria is creating a new group program for men experiencing relationship breakdown.
Program offers housing, support to homeless

Program offers housing, support to homeless

An additional 40 people who face multiple barriers to finding safe, stable, affordable housing will get a roof over their heads, thanks to additional funding for Pacifica Housing’s Streets to Homes program.

Celebrate Victoria milestones

Eighty years ago, a man working at a local soup kitchen had an idea that changed Victoria forever. Burges Gadsden was one of many people doing what he could to help out fellow citizens who had been hit hard by the Depression.
Play ball! HarbourCats gear up for a new season

Play ball! HarbourCats gear up for a new season

To understand the lore of baseball — and the grip it holds on a portion of the North American sporting public in the spring, summer and fall months — one has to understand baseball people. Their bond to their game runs deep and strong.

Promotions are vital in the smaller leagues

The business of baseball is never just about the game. OK, maybe during the midst of a Blue Jays playoff drive, the scoreline becomes paramount. But rarely on a lazy July night in Stockton, California, Macon, Georgia, or Okotoks, Alta.
Our Community: Blood Services needs more donors

Our Community: Blood Services needs more donors

Canadian Blood Services continues to urge eligible Canadians to roll up their sleeves to give blood to save lives. Thousands of eligible donors have answered the organization’s call for 200,000 blood donations by July — but it is only halfway there.
Inside the Explorer of the Seas

Inside the Explorer of the Seas

When Capt. Rick Sullivan docked Explorer of the Seas at Ogden Point last Tuesday, he wasn’t cruising into just any port-of-call.

Quick facts about the 73rd Swiftsure yacht race

Swiftsure consists of four long-course events and one short. • The signature Swiftsure Lightship Classic (138.2 nautical miles) from Victoria to Swiftsure Bank, just outside the entrance of Juan de Fuca Strait, and back. • Neah Bay to Hein Bank (118.

Swiftsure schedule of events

Thursday/Friday, May 26/27 Victoria Inner Harbour, afternoon to evening. • Walk the docks to see more than 200 yachts readying for action. Ask the skippers about their boats, stand back and let them go. • Look sharp for Capt.