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Our Community: For Island Health, diversity pays off

Our Community: For Island Health, diversity pays off

Island Health has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in relation to an employment program created to encourage workplace diversity and inclusiveness.
An objective reference guide to First Nations in B.C.

An objective reference guide to First Nations in B.C.

The First Nations of British Columbia: An Anthropological Overview ; By Robert J. Muckle; UBC Press, 184 pp., $27.
Celebrating 40 years of folk in Victoria

Celebrating 40 years of folk in Victoria

For the past four decades, the Victoria Folk Music Society has stuck firmly to its original mandate: Raise the profile of folk music in Victoria.
Our Community: Exploring the simple joys of books

Our Community: Exploring the simple joys of books

Celebrate the talents of hundreds of authors who work and live in the province during Read Local B.C., a provincewide campaign launched by the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia.
Around Town: Celebrating opera for all

Around Town: Celebrating opera for all

Long before Madama Butterfly star Jee Hye Han’s curtain call prompted a standing ovation at the Royal Theatre Thursday night, many were singing the praises of its production company.
Robert Amos: Gallery exhibits a variety of delights

Robert Amos: Gallery exhibits a variety of delights

Lured by an exhibit about the Kabuki theatre of Japan, I dropped in to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria recently. It’s based on the gallery’s unparallelled collection of Japanese woodcut prints.
At long last, View Royal gets a firehall with heat

At long last, View Royal gets a firehall with heat

Paul Hurst’s favourite things about View Royal’s new public safety building aren’t its fitness centre, its automated alert system or its plush chairs with built-in cupholders.
Nellie McClung: Railing against the wartime darkness in Europe and beyond

Nellie McClung: Railing against the wartime darkness in Europe and beyond

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on March 23, 1940. Somewhere, Over the Rainbow received the award for the best song of the year, and there will not be many who differ from the decision.
Geothermal: unsung hero of heating

Geothermal: unsung hero of heating

Heat-exchange expert Doug Lockhart has two problems with geothermal heating systems: neighbours can’t see them and no moving parts attract the casual onlooker.
Our Community: Victoria pitches in to help Vanuatu

Our Community: Victoria pitches in to help Vanuatu

When a cyclone devastated a country halfway around the world two weeks ago, a global emergency-relief organization headquartered in Victoria sprang into action.