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Refreshing atmosphere, food make good combo

O Bistro's website waxes lyrical about West Coast elegance and a palate filled with the colours of sea, sky and earth, but frankly, the whole thing looks so apr├Ęs-ski to me that each time I look out the window here and see traffic instead of snow, I

The Battershill saga

Just a year ago, Paul Battershill was the highly regarded police chief of the city of Victoria. He had a reputation as a progressive police officer -- Victoria Mayor Alan Lowe called him a "New Age kind of guy." Then suddenly, on Oct.

Our Past: Victoria Machinery Depot showed off Island's manufacturing prowess

Today marks the start of a new weekly feature that looks back at the last 150 years.

Iron Matron's pole-dancing discovery

All we needed for a pole-dancing grand finale was having Sue do the Fireman wearing her sex kitten leopard ears and tail. Unfortunately, the furry accents never made it out of the package.

Five brave souls join Iron Matron's adventures

Five brave souls join our Iron Matron in new adventures

Return of the Iron Matron, with friends

Five Victoria women take on the challenge to share adventures -- and public humiliation -- with our reporter

'Wow' is the word for Anka's show

REVIEW Who: Paul Anka Where: University Centre Auditorium When: Wednesday night Rating: 4 (out of five) - - - What's that, you say? Anka's that old dude who was a teen idol in the late '50s? Maybe so ... but Paul is all right by me. He is Mr.

Send us your thoughts

Do you have any funny parenting anecdotes or tips that you want to share with other readers? Is there a parenting topic you would like to see covered? Let us know. Send your suggestions or comments to features@tc.canwest.com.

Daycare Centres

Little Eagle Childcare Centre10357 West Saanich Rd.Phone: 656-1492Little Friends Childcare Centre40 High St. and 765 Burnside Rd. WPhone: 479-9796 or 479-8423Web page address: www.canadachildcaredirectory.com/Little_Friends_Toddler_Centre.

Libraries

Vancouver Island Regional Library Sidney/North Saanich10091 Resthaven DriveSidney, BCV8L 3G3Phone: (250) 656-0944Fax: (250) 656-6400 2065 Anna Marie Road Sooke, BCV0S 1N0Phone: (250) 642-3022Fax: (250) 642-3994