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Our History: A pioneer on the Island's wild coast

Our History: A pioneer on the Island's wild coast

Frances Barkley was just 17 years old in 1786 when she boarded the Imperial Eagle with her husband, the merchant sea trader Captain Charles Barkley.
Robert Amos: Two stewards of B.C. cultural history

Robert Amos: Two stewards of B.C. cultural history

Jack Lohman meets Jon Tupper. Lohman is the vibrant CEO of the Royal B.C. Museum and the B.C. Provincial Archives. Tupper is director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Both men are eager and candid and have major projects ahead of them.
50 years of the Victoria Conservatory of Music

50 years of the Victoria Conservatory of Music

The Victoria Conservatory of Music is a place where teachers teach, students learn and novices grow into professionals. In some ways, it mirrors the city itself.
Our Community: Embroiderers honour local Scots

Our Community: Embroiderers honour local Scots

When organizers of the Prestonpans Arts Festival in the southeast of Scotland planned to do a Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, members of the Embroiderers Guild of Victoria picked up their hoops and needles.
Centennial party to start May 15

Centennial party to start May 15

Victoria High School’s legendary motto, “Come Give A Cheer,” will undergo a temporary change for the upcoming celebrations of its current building’s 100th year.
A history of Vic High — and the horrors of war

A history of Vic High — and the horrors of war

Local author Barry Gough marks anniversary of his alma mater and the Great War
Highlanders ride soccer's growing tide in North America

Highlanders ride soccer's growing tide in North America

It may never rival the big four North American sports, but soccer has found a niche and made a definite beachhead on this continent.
Around Town: Timeless music on the palate

Around Town: Timeless music on the palate

You couldn’t blame guests who thought Crystal Garden might literally become a hothouse last Wednesday as they headed inside for Uncork Your Palate.

Nellie McClung: A wait in the garden amongst the earth can yield wonders

This column originally appeared in the Victoria Times on April 16, 1938. When William White, at work in his garden, heard his wife calling him in, he dropped his hoe and went in, making some excuse to his daughters for his appearance.
Robert Amos: A local tour, from ceramics to pastels

Robert Amos: A local tour, from ceramics to pastels

On a sunny afternoon I got on my bike, and got up to date with a few of the galleries in town. First stop, the Martin Batchelor Gallery.
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