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A guide for the introvert at festivities

Holiday cheer can take a toll on those of us with limited energy for socializing and a high need for quiet. No season is more demanding for us than the most extroverted time of the year, which starts with Halloween and doesn't end until Jan.
Colour maven says emerald is a gem

Colour maven says emerald is a gem

Emerald is the jewel in Pantone's crown of colours for 2013 as the vibrant green hue was announced Thursday as its colour of the year.

Island Lives: A man and his waddling dog

The death of Eric Lewis's mother in England during the Depression set in motion a series of events that would eventually lead him to a farm school in the Cowichan Valley and a new life in Canada.


Veteran TV, film actor joins table for Poker Night >C13

Menstrual cycle affects asthma

Some women may have more or fewer asthma symptoms, such as coughing and wheezing, depending on the time of the month, a new study suggests.

Indie bands pair up at Sugar

The Cave Singers and Poor Moon - two esteemed Pacific Northwest bands with ties to another pair of equally well-regarded acts - descend on Victoria this weekend for what should be the last truly great indie rock showcase of 2012.

Go Calendar

? Welcome to the Calendar listings. Theatre, dance, live music, nightspots and other performances appear in day-by-day listings, with family activities and ongoing exhibitions under "Attractions.
Don't you put it in your mouth

Don't you put it in your mouth

Doctors are warning that the bugs on our hands easily find their way into our systems

Santa Claus coming to town

CHRISTMAS EVENTS There may have been a time when Santa worked only one day of the year. Not anymore. These days, he's hosting pancake breakfasts and brunches when he isn't listening to children sitting on his lap.

Grammy nominations have young vibe as vets bypassed

New York indie-rock trio Fun. and L.A.'s breakout R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations Wednesday, earning six nods apiece predominantly in the most prestigious Grammy categories.