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Classical holiday choruses chime in

We are only a week into December but already a week into the annual feast of classical holiday programming.

Busy bladder may mean prostate issues

Dear doctors: I have to trot to the bathroom many times during the day and many more times at night. Is this due to my prostate gland? I'm 74 and wasn't bothered by bathroom visits a year ago.


Historic Craigdarroch Castle. 1050 Joan Cres., daily 10 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. 250-592-5323. Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. 603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd. 9 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. daily. 250-478-5849. pc.gc.


Teen Skate with live music by classic rock band Endurance at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, Friday, 7: 30 p.m. Ukrainian Christmas food fair and hot lunch, Saturday at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Hall, 1110 Caledonia Ave., 11 a.

Stolen dogs 'rescued,' police say

The cases were often heartbreaking: Families coming home to find their dogs had vanished from inside houses, behind locked fences and outdoor kennels in rural communities east of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Art gallery hosts market

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria kicks off December with its first Christmas Makers Market tonight. The event features works by 20 local artists and artisans, including jewelry, pottery, food, Christmas decor and fibre art.
Menorah to be lit Sunday

Menorah to be lit Sunday

The Chabad of Vancouver Island invites Victorians to the opening of Hanukkah celebrations with a Menorah-lighting ceremony in front of the legislature on Sunday.

Critics' Picks

MUSIC What: Punish with Run Like Hell When: Saturday, 7: 30 p.m. (doors at 7) Where: V-Lounge at the Red Lion Inn (3366 Douglas St.

Auditions and Submissions

Langham Court Theatre production of The 39 Steps, running March 2013. Auditions Dec. 8, 11 a.m. and Dec. 9, 1 p.m. at 805 Langham Court off Rockland Avenue. Details 250-384-2142 or langhamtheatre.

Brain changes may make older people prone to scams

It's a common scenario. Two young con artists walk a retired high school counsellor to the bank and fleece him out of $17,000.