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Eric Akis: Bean 'meatballs' in marinara make healthy, flavourful pantry meal

Eric Akis: Bean 'meatballs' in marinara make healthy, flavourful pantry meal

A moist and flavourful cannellini bean mixture is rolled into balls, roasted, and then set in simmering marinara sauce.
Vital People: Dental care program puts smiles on kids' faces

Vital People: Dental care program puts smiles on kids' faces

Heather Burkett started the society after meeting a student in 2011 who had such bad oral hygiene that it took weekly visits to the dentist for six months to fix all of them.
Vital People: Funding for early childhood music gives kids a head start

Vital People: Funding for early childhood music gives kids a head start

Victoria Conservatory’s early childhood music outreach program is funded by Victoria Foundation community grants
Sandra Richardson: Acts of kindness have ripple effect in tough times

Sandra Richardson: Acts of kindness have ripple effect in tough times

Random Acts of Kindness Day is on Feb. 17. It’s a special day to reflect on the big difference that small gestures of kindness make in our community
January 29: Your Daily Horoscope

January 29: Your Daily Horoscope

Week Ahead Stars for Sunday, January 29th ARIES (March 21 - April 20): You cannot afford to let petty disputes get in the way of the important business of having fun socially and getting on in the world.
Downtown Victoria streets to close for Chinese New Year celebrations Sunday

Downtown Victoria streets to close for Chinese New Year celebrations Sunday

Activities will run from noon until 4 p.m., and include the Lion Dance Parade and kung fu demonstrations.
David Sovka: B.C. honeybees versus Anaphylaxis Dave

David Sovka: B.C. honeybees versus Anaphylaxis Dave

One of the most frightening aspects of anaphylaxis, apart from all the dying, is that you don’t know you are doomed by a certain allergen — until you do
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Wool pellets enhance soil and repel slugs

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Wool pellets enhance soil and repel slugs

Another bonus of using wool as a gardening aid is that it diverts wool waste from landfills and returns its nutrients to soils
Rick Steves: A peek into ancient Rome at Ostia Antica

Rick Steves: A peek into ancient Rome at Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica, a short trip from Rome, offers a fascinating up-close look at ancient lifestyles
Your Good Health: Benefits of statins outweigh small risk of diabetes

Your Good Health: Benefits of statins outweigh small risk of diabetes

For nearly all people, the benefit of keeping blood pressure and cholesterol under control greatly outweighs the small increased risk of diabetes.
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