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Our Community: Walk takes stand against violence

Our Community: Walk takes stand against violence

Three First Nations women embarked on their Miyo-wicehtowin (Cree for “living in harmony together”) walk across Canada this week to bring awareness to lateral violence in aboriginal communities.
The night Victoria rioted

The night Victoria rioted

How the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915, sparked anti-German violence
Around Town: Orange County travel show pays us a visit

Around Town: Orange County travel show pays us a visit

After seeing all those orange balloons and matching goodie bags at the Empress Hotel on Wednesday, I almost felt as if I’d inadvertently crashed an NDP victory celebration.
Robert Amos: Artists’ gathering a celebration

Robert Amos: Artists’ gathering a celebration

Such happy memories: Sitting beside Toni Onley on the dock, as he stoked his pipe and considered his next brush stroke; watching Maarten Schaddelee peel off a curl of cedar for a delighted child; looking on as Nancy Slaght worked on a pastel painting

Nellie McClung: How the dream of the Red Cross became a reality

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on May 4, 1940 The Red Cross is one of the few humanitarian ideas that has ever become a reality. Above the barbarism of our times, it stands out as a great monument to the 19th century.
Author challenges the stereotypes of albinism

Author challenges the stereotypes of albinism

Recently, Emily Urquhart, a Victoria writer and folklorist, took her four-year-old daughter Sadie to a birthday party. As a treat, all the little girls were given “princess” hairdos. One adult made a comment about Sadie.
Oak Bay High tiles tell a tale of times gone by

Oak Bay High tiles tell a tale of times gone by

More than 1,000 colourful and historic tiles on the outside of the old Oak Bay High School are being saved and mounted on a two-storey interior wall of the replacement school, now under construction.
Growing up under Nazi jackboots

Growing up under Nazi jackboots

Ada Minderhoud was six years old and living near Rotterdam when the Germans invaded Holland in 1940. It would be five years before Allied troops, many of them Canadian, liberated the country.
Our Community: Another tool in the cancer fight

Our Community: Another tool in the cancer fight

Doctors will soon be able to detect and diagnose the smallest cancers in their earliest stages as the Victoria Hospitals Foundation launches its spring campaign to fund new breast-imaging equipment for Victoria General Hospital.
Waiting lists to see dermatologists get under MDs’ skin

Waiting lists to see dermatologists get under MDs’ skin

Fed up after hitting a dead end in trying to find a dermatologist in Victoria to take his patients, a family doctor on Salt Spring Island used technology to build a route around it. Dr.