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Canada's oldest synagogue - in Victoria - is crumbling

Canada's oldest synagogue - a standing testament to the Victoria community's openheartedness, according to its members - is crumbling. Time and the elements have eaten into the roof of the Congregation Emanu-El building at 1461 Blanshard St.

Craft brewers spoil appetite for beer water

Friends visiting from Saskatchewan this summer made a curious observation on arrival: Opening a case of Bud Light, they lamented how hard it was to find "normal" beer in Victoria. They then handed me a Bud as though it were a restorative tonic.

Lose weight, sleep better

Drop a few pounds and it will lead to a good night's sleep, new Johns Hopkins research has found. As the body loses fat, particularly belly fat, people are able to sleep better, Hopkins doctors found when following 77 people over six months.

Brecht's Person probes poverty-morality relationship

ON STAGE Good Person of Setzuan Where: Phoenix Theatre, University of Victoria When: Opens tonight, continues to Nov.

Some kidney damage is common in elderly

Dear doctors: I am a 60-year-old woman. I am 5 feet 6 inches tall and weigh 118 pounds. I exercise four to five times a week, and I work with kids every day in the afternoon. For my 60th birthday I went skydiving.

Craft fairs in Sooke, at Pearkes

The fall craft-fair season is in full swing. This weekend, craft fans have two fairs to choose from: ? Sooke Prestige Craft Fair: Meet the artisans, view the finest of hand-crafted holiday pieces created by 40 talented artists and crafters.
Aria samplings offer tasty opera appetizer

Aria samplings offer tasty opera appetizer

IN CONCERT Fear No Opera When: Saturday, 7: 30 p.m. Where: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall Tickets: $20 regular, $5 unwaged at Munro's Books, Ivy's Bookshop and at the door.
Civic Orchestra raises the barre with dance concert

Civic Orchestra raises the barre with dance concert

PREVIEW Raising the Barre - A Celebration of the Art of Dance When: Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Where: Oak Bay Secondary Performing Arts Theatre Tickets: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, $10 student rush, kids 12 and under free.

Capital Region Remembrance Day ceremonies and events

View Capital Region Remembrance Day events in a larger map Use our map above to find your way to the nearest Remembrance Day events on Sunday. Click on the pins for more information and easy driving directions. Events are also listed below.

Go movies

RATINGS Rating 5 Outstanding Rating 4 Very Good Rating 3 Good Rating 2 Fair Rating 1 Poor OPENING Midnight's Children (Cineplex Odeon Victoria) A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country