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It's byelection voting day: Find out where the candidates stand

Sewage-teatment debate unexpectedly becomes crux of election

Tales from the vault: Captivity led to early native record

In 1807, a short book was published. Called A Journal Kept at Nootka Sound, it was the story of John Jewitt, a young sailor held captive by the Nootka Indians. It consisted mostly of short notes of his everyday life, and had little literary merit.

Dale Gann

Conservative Party of Canada Age: 44 Occupation: President of the University of Victoria-owned Vancouver Island Technology Park and the Marine Technology Centre Previous elected experience: None Community involvement: Saanich transportation planning

Donald Galloway

Green Party of Canada Age: 60 Occupation: University of Victoria law professor Previous elected experience: None Community involvement: pro bono work on behalf of the vulnerable; chairman of tenure review committee at University of Victoria Scottish-

Books: Debut novel an ambitious tale of the Kosovo War

Song of Kosovo By Chris Gudgeon Goose Lane Editions, 328 pp.; $29.95 Song of Kosovo is a remarkable first novel.

Short-story collection explores deep ground

Dear Life By Alice Munro Knopf, 336 pp., $26.95 She is regularly paired with Chekhov. In 2004, Jonathan Franzen suggested she might be "the best fiction writer now working in North America.

Unfilmable? Not any more

The rise of computer graphics has meant that even books considered impossible to film are on the big screen. Page D9

Comfort foods akin to a culinary hug

Kitchen memories can start young and sustain us over a lifetime

Jim Hume: Pearson was a politician who remembered the small things

My favourite major sports event today. Not because I'm a rabid football fan, but because Grey Cup day brings back remembrances of one of Canada's greatest prime ministers.

Diversions aplenty

The forecast for today is rather dreary, so why not sit and relax with a couple of pages worth of puzzles and games? Pages D10, D11
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