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Christmas lights tour: All entrants and winners

Christmas lights tour: All entrants and winners

The judges have made their lists and checked them twice. With dozens of entries from homes and businesses to choose from, the panel of seven judges worked hard this week to narrow the field to the best Christmas light displays in Greater Victoria.
First-of-its kind report details Internet's profound impact on adoption, for good and ill

First-of-its kind report details Internet's profound impact on adoption, for good and ill

NEW YORK, N.Y. - In the emotion-charged realm of adoption, the Internet has been a transformative force, often for good, sometimes for ill.
History told through Capital Iron gift cards

History told through Capital Iron gift cards

Saying “thank you” or “hello” or any other written courtesy has become a little more old-fashioned with historical gift cards produced for Capital Iron.

Adrian Chamberlain column: Furor proof Kate has achieved St. Diana status

What a grim and humourless society we seem to have become. Not to mention illogical. This week, the most reviled people in the world are a pair of Australian disc jockeys who made a prank phone call.

Rollback sought on ferry fares

VANCOUVER — A group representing people who use B.C. Ferries on minor routes along the coast is calling for a 25 per cent rollback in fares and a new funding plan to pay for new ships.

New federal data: Child abuse declines for 5th straight year; abuse deaths at 5-year low

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Reports of child abuse and neglect have dropped nationwide for the fifth consecutive year, and abuse-related child fatalities also are at a five-year low, according to new federal statistics.
The Nutcracker and his descendants are a holiday tradition in some families

The Nutcracker and his descendants are a holiday tradition in some families

NEW CANAAN, Conn. - The gang's all here: the football fan, the chef, the teacher and the skier. And there's the Nutcracker prince from E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic Christmas story, who inspired them all.

Santa goes cold turkey for Christmas

In a new version of the famous holiday poem, jolly old St. Nick quits smoking

Singapore paper offers pet obits

Grieving pet owners in Singapore, known for lavishing care on their animals, can soon share their feelings about furred family members after they pad off to the great beyond - via obituaries in the city-state's largest newspaper.

Book helps you renovate

Sherry and John Petersik insist they knew nothing about fixing up a house when they bought their first place in 2006.