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Around Town: A celebration of B.C. creativity

Around Town: A celebration of B.C. creativity

The presence of Sarah McLachlan and Brent Butt at an unprecedented creative-industries event here Tuesday night was the “icing on the cake,” said Liz Shorten. She was reminiscing about a stellar soirée at the Union Club where the B.C.
Robert Amos: Life as seen through the lens

Robert Amos: Life as seen through the lens

Mild-mannered, soft-spoken, John Taylor is often seen as the man behind the counter at Eclectic Gallery. As with so many people I meet in the art community, there’s more.

Nellie McClung: Risking everything in an effort to save the world

This column originally appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on April 20, 1940. Little Clarence was taking his first toddling steps, and the whole family of parents and one pair of grandparents were watching with suspended breath.
Thrift stores pay surprising dividends

Thrift stores pay surprising dividends

Second-hand goods bring in millions of dollars for needy community groups
Our Community: Blood drive gets vice-regal boost

Our Community: Blood drive gets vice-regal boost

Government House will host its inaugural blood donor clinic tomorrow with Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon on hand to thank eligible donors who show up to give the gift of life.
Robert Amos: Art is in full bloom around us

Robert Amos: Art is in full bloom around us

Pat Tennant is showing her photos of Victoria corner stores at the Bruce Hutchison Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library (until July 3).
Around Town: Gearing up for another 10K

Around Town: Gearing up for another 10K

There’s a double meaning to the term “running the TC 10K” as dozens of guests noticed during Thursday evening’s VIP Partner Celebration at Yates Street Taphouse honouring volunteers and sponsors.
Around Town: Think Local First draws a crowd

Around Town: Think Local First draws a crowd

It was an indication of just how loyal local business leaders were to Think Local First that the crowd was as big as it was for its annual general meeting Wednesday night.
Our History: Immigrant helped shape early B.C.

Our History: Immigrant helped shape early B.C.

Peter O’Reilly landed in Victoria in early 1859 during the height of the Fraser River gold rush. Though he’d been reluctant to leave Ireland, he flourished in Canada, and played a critical role in shaping British Columbia.
Robert Amos: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria a reflection of its community

Robert Amos: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria a reflection of its community

Jon Tupper has a Vespa scooter, skinny jeans and outrageous socks. He makes the scene all over Victoria. He’s candid and charming and, for five years, has been the director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.