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Our Oceans: Secrets of the jellyfish

Our Oceans: Secrets of the jellyfish

App tries to unlock mysteries of species that struck fear in a world that failed to fathom them

Ocean’s deepest spot a noisy place, scientists find

SEATTLE — The deepest spot on Earth is a surprisingly noisy place, scientists from Oregon discovered when they lowered a hydrophone about 11 kilometres below the ocean surface into the Challenger Deep.
Preparing for Victoria’s tight housing market

Preparing for Victoria’s tight housing market

Finding and keeping Home Sweet Home just got easier, thanks to funding to develop a model, manual, training and expanded service to educate and help renters in the city. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

Gardens growing community

Someone once said, “Community is like a garden. The more you put into it, the more it grows.” I think of this phrase often, but more so at this time of year when my mind starts turning toward spring and all of its promise.
Vital People: Finding hope for at-risk youth

Vital People: Finding hope for at-risk youth

Program offers safe housing, training for young adults 18 to 22
The search for ‘clean labels’ in fickle consumer world

The search for ‘clean labels’ in fickle consumer world

Food companies scrambling to satisfy trend-driven eating habits
Robert Amos: The unique art of ‘rocktography’

Robert Amos: The unique art of ‘rocktography’

There is an art to concert photography, and no one knows that better than Tyson Elder, the man behind the photo exhibit YYJ Rocktographers.

Nellie McClung: Pioneering a thankless business, with rewards

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on April 1, 1939.
Tsunami sent seafloor sensor across Pacific

Tsunami sent seafloor sensor across Pacific

SEATTLE — When Jerry Paros shipped a seafloor sensor from his plant in Redmond to Japan in 2010, he never expected to see it again.
Robert Amos: Every photo tells a story about artist’s roots

Robert Amos: Every photo tells a story about artist’s roots

Eli Hirtle, Denendeh, Polychrome Fine Art, 977-A Fort St., 250-382-2787, polychromefinearts.com , until March 31. Eli Hirtle is young, tall and well-spoken.