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Robert Amos: Quebec’s gifts to abstract art

Robert Amos: Quebec’s gifts to abstract art

Abstracta Delecta: The Quebec Painters at Winchester Galleries ( winchestergalleriesltd.com , 2260 Oak Bay Ave., until May 28).

Nellie McClung: Put Canadians to work, and visitors won’t be far behind

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on May 20, 1939. The dreamy air of summer, with the drowsy hum of bees. That sounds like the beginning of a poem.
Our Community: Region rallies with relief for Fort Mac

Our Community: Region rallies with relief for Fort Mac

A local aid organization is throwing its doors open to donations and volunteers on Monday as it puts together an aid package for residents of Fort McMurray, Alta.
Endangered Puget Sound orcas to get health records

Endangered Puget Sound orcas to get health records

SEATTLE — The killer whales that spend time in the inland waters of Washington state already are tagged and tracked, photographed and measured. Researchers follow them by drone and by sea, analyzing their waste and their exhaled breath.
Robert Amos: Art comes alive in studio visits

Robert Amos: Art comes alive in studio visits

We’re in the midst of Artists Studio Tour season. This weekend, the venerable Fairfield Artists Studio tour offers 23 artists, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, go to fairfieldartistsstudiotour.

Nellie McClung: Springtime a reminder of the joys of music in the air

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on May 12, 1939. A man and woman outside a greengrocery looked at the window display — cauliflower, lettuce, carrots — arranged to catch the eye.
Around Town: Victoria shows off its Spirit

Around Town: Victoria shows off its Spirit

The numbers were impressive: 10,700 donors, 550 volunteers, 300 participating workplaces and $5.5 million raised.
Wentworth Villa’s first residents built a Victoria landmark

Wentworth Villa’s first residents built a Victoria landmark

Only two families have lived in Wentworth Villa, one of the oldest houses in Victoria. The house at 1156 Fort St. was built in 1863, and was once one of the best-known and most gracious houses in the city. Wentworth Villa was built by Capt.
Restoring Victoria home a true labour of love

Restoring Victoria home a true labour of love

Wentworth Villa once the capital’s largest residential building
Our Community: Special Olympics gala a trip in time

Our Community: Special Olympics gala a trip in time

Experience a memorable night of fun — and make a difference in the lives of local Special Olympians — at the Great Gatsby Gala, May 28.