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Nellie McClung: The front line is right here for civilians in wartime

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on Nov. 2, 1940.
Decoding Alice: Victorian spent 18 years studying Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece

Decoding Alice: Victorian spent 18 years studying Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece

“Curiouser and curiouser!” remains one of Alice in Wonderland’s most famous statements, prompted when the immortal lass of Victorian literature has just eaten a cake that makes her tower nine feet tall.
Our Community: 100+ Women Who Care raises $26,000 for hospice

Our Community: 100+ Women Who Care raises $26,000 for hospice

The Victoria Hospice was presented with a cheque for $26,200 by 100+ Women Who Care Victoria last week. The group of generous women meet for one hour, four times a year.
How a dead pig nearly inflamed West Coast war

How a dead pig nearly inflamed West Coast war

Tensions between Britain, U.S. revolved around ownership of the San Juan Islands
Around Town: The joys of two-wheel travel

Around Town: The joys of two-wheel travel

When Kilian Loftis arrived at University of Victoria, he was surprised to learn there was no campus club he could join to go group-cycling, so he started his own.
Robert Amos: Celebrating 150 years of Yeats

Robert Amos: Celebrating 150 years of Yeats

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was at the centre of the Irish renaissance at the turn of the 20th century. He created a national literature for Ireland, part of a national identity that helped the Irish throw off English imperialism.
Film commissioner Kathleen Gilbert makes movie magic happen

Film commissioner Kathleen Gilbert makes movie magic happen

If there’s a famous movie character Victoria film commissioner Kathleen Gilbert can relate to, it would have to be Michael Corleone in The Godfather III.
Our Community: Humane Society party goes to the dogs

Our Community: Humane Society party goes to the dogs

It’s paw-ty time again as man and his best friend strut the catwalk in the latest fashions at the eighth annual Man and His Dog fashion show on Thursday.
Around Town: Volunteers a mainstay of the community

Around Town: Volunteers a mainstay of the community

Volunteering opportunities pitched at the University of Victoria this past Thursday were as diverse and plentiful as the 59 organizations that participated in a Volunteer Victoria fair there.
Robert Amos: Happy hookers know how to cut a rug

Robert Amos: Happy hookers know how to cut a rug

Really? An art column on rug hooking? The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers is holding its triannual conference at the Laurel Point Inn in Victoria this week. About 200 devotees from Britain, Australia, Japan, the U.S.