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Robert Amos: A Venice Letter from Michael Morris

Robert Amos: A Venice Letter from Michael Morris

When someone comes back from a wonderful time away, it’s a treat to listen to their travel tales. Michael Morris has just returned from seven weeks in Venice, and when we sat down in the garden of his Brentwood Bay home, he told me all about it.
Summer festivals: The best of the Island for 2015

Summer festivals: The best of the Island for 2015

The summer festival community lost a valuable member when organizers of the annual VIC Fest announced its demise in February.
Courtenay woman makes $6-million bequest

Courtenay woman makes $6-million bequest

A $6-million bequest from a Courtenay woman took members of the Comox Valley Community Foundation by surprise. “It was one of those jaw-dropping, heart-stopping moments,” said Norman Carruthers, the foundation’s president, on Friday.
Our Community: Dads, daughters dance the night away

Our Community: Dads, daughters dance the night away

The Butterfly Ball, Victoria’s only father-and-daughter ball, recently raised $44,000 in support of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.
Around Town: A fantastic fete for Foster

Around Town: A fantastic fete for Foster

A sold-out crowd of 640 admirers burst into laughter Thursday night when David Foster deadpanned: “I feel like I’ve just been to my own funeral.
Robert Amos: Inspiration at the water’s edge

Robert Amos: Inspiration at the water’s edge

Judy McLaren is a painter in the classical, realist tradition. Her education at the Ontario College of Art and subsequent training at the Royal Ontario Museum set her on this path.

Nellie McClung: In the battle against defeatism, we all have a role to play

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on June 22, 1940. Last week, I wrote something about the graduation exercises which are taking place all over Canada, with pomp and circumstance, colour and music, oratory and roses.
New era begins for baseball's Victoria HarbourCats

New era begins for baseball's Victoria HarbourCats

New ownership group glad to trade the boardroom for bleachers
Our Community: Charity car show ready to roll

Our Community: Charity car show ready to roll

The Saanich Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation is hoping to raise $15,000 for local families from people attending its Rock & Roll for Little Souls, the largest invitational car show on Vancouver Island, May 29 to 31.
B.C. Ferries aims to be safest in the world

B.C. Ferries aims to be safest in the world

March 22, 2006, was the undisputed worst day in B.C. Ferries history: That was the day Queen of the North ran aground 70 nautical miles south of Prince Rupert and sank. Two of the 101 passengers were never found and have been presumed drowned.