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Victoria soup sisters warm up women in need

Victoria soup sisters warm up women in need

In a world often filled with hurt, nothing offers comfort like a hot bowl of soup. Grandmothers have forever provided chicken soup for all ills.
Cyberbullying not limited to schoolyards

Cyberbullying not limited to schoolyards

British speedskater Elise Christie had her eyes on gold when she tried to pass Italian skater Arianna Fontana on the inside of the Sochi short track. The pair collided, tumbled and took out Korea’s Park Seung-hi.
Architect builds a future for African kids

Architect builds a future for African kids

RICHARD WATTS Times Colonist For the first time in four years, Saanich architect Alan Roy is getting the jitters about meeting his deadlines for building schools in Africa.

Workers share $1-million Lotto 6/49 prize

Alberni Valley Times One morning last week, Erika Loiselle picked up the office phone at Alberni Industrial Marine. It was a friend of hers on the line. “Remember that $1,500 I leant you?” she began, “you don’t have to pay me back.

Ripple Rock explosion to get air time on Knowledge Network

Campbell River and area will be getting some big exposure in March and Danny Brown will finally be fulfilling a dream of appearing on the Knowledge Network.
End of the line for Port Alberni's boutique video store

End of the line for Port Alberni's boutique video store

David Diba has owned the Great Canadian Video Network for more than two decades and closing the boutique independent video store at the corner of Third Avenue and Mar Street was one of the hardest decisions of his life.
Spy boss is ‘just Deb’ in Qualicum Beach

Spy boss is ‘just Deb’ in Qualicum Beach

“Around here I’m just Deb,” says Deborah Grey. She likes it like that.
Eric Akis: A good cook knows his onions

Eric Akis: A good cook knows his onions

Dear Eric: There are many types of onions out there, and unless a recipe calls specifically for one type, I’m usually at a loss as to what type to use. Any light you could shed on the use of onions in cooking would be appreciated.

Major's Corner: Why can’t politicians just admit to errors of judgment?

It was a normal Friday at the club last week as the usual suspects gathered by the memorial fireplace for our pre-lunch martinis and wide-ranging chat.

The Doctor Game: Mad as hell at pro-pain activists

Why am I mad as hell? This week I finally joined Dignitas, the Swiss organization that allows freedom of choice in death. Now I’m Registered Member 18924. I hope I don’t get a chance to use it soon or ever.