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New insights into osteoporosis

What causes the holes in Swiss cheese? I’m sure the Swiss know the answer, but I don’t. I do know what makes holes in bones, causing osteoporosis. Millions of North Americans are taking prescription drugs to treat this devastating disease.
Memories bloom in garden filled with family heirlooms

Memories bloom in garden filled with family heirlooms

SUFFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio Memories flourish among the hostas and coral bells in Kathy Roby’s garden.
Rare nerve disorder causes severe facial pain

Rare nerve disorder causes severe facial pain

Lee Shanks has many ways to describe the pain in her face erupting from the rare disorder trigeminal neuralgia, sometimes described as “suicide disease.” On one side of her face, Shanks gets a “lightning-stroke pain over my right eye,” she said.

Tour de Victoria riders earn their stripes in bad weather

About 1,800 cyclists braved Sunday’s pelting rain and bracing wind to take part in Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria. Cyclists had a choice of three circuits — 50, 100 and 140 kilometres — each with its own starting point.
Eric Akis: A sugar cookie recipe perfect for tiny fingers

Eric Akis: A sugar cookie recipe perfect for tiny fingers

Dear Eric: My 4 1/2-year-old granddaughter is coming to visit Oct. 1 for a week. Ever since she was two, she and I always bake cookies when she visits. She is already talking about “baking cookies with Grandma.
Study finds mom and dad's music is cool after all

Study finds mom and dad's music is cool after all

Today’s music lovers not only appreciate their parents’ favourite bands, according to a new study, the songs shape the way they think and feel.
Road closure map: Tour de Victoria hits roads Sunday morning

Road closure map: Tour de Victoria hits roads Sunday morning

About 1,750 cyclists are expected to participate in in Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria on Sunday morning. The event comes with three routes tailored to suit all levels of cycling enthusiasts — 140 kilometres, 100 km and 50 km.
Around Town: Arts groups launch a season of culture

Around Town: Arts groups launch a season of culture

You had us at “Willkommen,” Kyle Kushnir.
Sidney lecture: All you wanted to know about the sex lives of birds

Sidney lecture: All you wanted to know about the sex lives of birds

Same-gender rape, adultery and penises fixed with barbs to better grip a partner are some elements of bird sex, says a wildlife biologist who will talk in Sidney Saturday afternoon.

Pit cook serves up tasty food and tales

One of the oldest culinary traditions in the region will be celebrated when North Saanich Farm Market and local First Nations host a pit cook Saturday. Tsawout First Nation members John Bradley Williams and Earl Claxton Jr.