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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.
Around Town: Community spirits soar

Around Town: Community spirits soar

When Stephanie Greaves sang Christmas Time is Here, that Yuletide classic of A Charlie Brown Christmas fame, she musically captured the mood the Naden Band so magically established last Monday.
Global Voices: Think outside gift box

Global Voices: Think outside gift box

There was Craig, standing on a little platform 20 feet off the ground, rigged up in a safety harness. He grabbed the wooden trapeze bar and swung out into space. Letting go, he executed a perfect somersault into the net below.
We want to see your best Christmas 'selfies'

We want to see your best Christmas 'selfies'

The "selfie," Oxford Dictionary's word of the year, got a boost recently when U.S. President Barack Obama was seen taking one of himself and the Danish prime minister during Nelson Mandela's memorial.