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Acrobatic flyers will dazzle at Victoria International Kite Festival

Acrobatic flyers will dazzle at Victoria International Kite Festival

Terry Wiggill left the winds of southern Alberta to live in Saanich, but now spends his time chasing the wind to fly kites.

Your Good Health: drug cuts number of sickle cell crises

Dear Dr. Roach: My 39-year-old niece just died of sickle cell anemia. Her life involved countless hospitalizations and blood transfusions nearly every month. She leaves behind a five-year-old son.
Victoria dermatologist uses laser to get rid of unwanted tattoos

Victoria dermatologist uses laser to get rid of unwanted tattoos

A small unicorn tattoo on her back was a cute notion to Marion Skillings when she was in her 20s. But the tattoo artist added a few creative flourishes — a crescent moon, stars and a few clouds.
Fine Tuning: Bitten star sees feminist strength in sci-fi

Fine Tuning: Bitten star sees feminist strength in sci-fi

Laura Vandervoort is not only fierce onscreen, but she can also kick butt in real life. The actress holds a second-degree black belt in karate and stars as the world’s only female werewolf in the new sci-fi thriller Bitten.
Sooke Road reopens after fallen tree blocked traffic

Sooke Road reopens after fallen tree blocked traffic

Sooke Road has reopened after a large tree came thundering down early this morning pulling down power lines and backing up morning traffic.

Solutions & Substitutions: Moistened clay will soften brown sugar

Dear Reena: My problem is that I cannot keep my packet of brown sugar soft. It always goes hard and lumpy and I have to throw it away. I keep it carefully closed and sealed, and in a dry cupboard.
Helen Chesnut: Catalogue doubles as coastal-gardening guide

Helen Chesnut: Catalogue doubles as coastal-gardening guide

Novice gardeners and those new to gardening in our coastal climate will do well to acquire a copy of the West Coast Seeds Gardening Guide, a catalogue filled with essential information on growing vegetables, herbs and flowers.

New Year's events: Esquimalt levee, Dance Society's ball

The Township of Esquimalt has expanded its New Year’s Day levee to include an afternoon of recreation suitable for the whole family, with free skating and swimming at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre.
Service dogs allow disabled to keep independence

Service dogs allow disabled to keep independence

Multiple sclerosis and epilepsy stole Robert Gill’s career and his freedom of movement when he had to give up his driver’s licence.
Victoria church wedding "a phenomenal experience" for gay couple

Victoria church wedding "a phenomenal experience" for gay couple

Long-time Anglicans Paul Gillan and Michael King fought to exhaustion to be joined in marriage in their own church as parishioners, as deacons and official delegates to church conferences. But when Rev.