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Around Town: Celebration for a renewal at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Around Town: Celebration for a renewal at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

That classic theatre axiom — the show must go on — aptly describes what’s happening at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

Coffin offers deadly soundtrack

STOCKHOLM — A Swedish man has designed a coffin with built-in speakers linked to a music playlist that can be updated by the living.

There’s no limit to wolf hunts in North Thompson

KELOWNA — The B.C. government says there’s no limit on the number of wolves hunters can kill in the North Thompson region.

Saving money is good for your social life

Please don’t call me a cheapskate. A little old-fashioned thriftiness can do more than pinch pennies in tough economic times. Saving money can be fun, energizing and quite easy. Here are a few of my favourite ways to save money and have fun doing it.
January money blues? We can help.

January money blues? We can help.

Doreen Grandmason and her family discovered financial freedom in the bottom of an old peanut-butter jar. In 1971, Grandmason was a single mother raising two children. She devised a budget with priorities: mortgage, food, clothing and school.
Artist Jorge Selaron found dead in Brazil on iconic, multi-colored steps bearing his name

Artist Jorge Selaron found dead in Brazil on iconic, multi-colored steps bearing his name

RIO DE JANEIRO - The candy-colored steps of a staircase in Rio's bohemian neighbourhood of Lapa were the life work of Chilean artist Jorge Selaron and a symbol of his adopted city. On this grey, rainy Thursday, they became his memorial.
New Israeli law banning underweight models goes into effect, aims to prevent eating disorders

New Israeli law banning underweight models goes into effect, aims to prevent eating disorders

JERUSALEM - When Margaux Stelman began modeling a few months ago, she always had her sister Aline in mind.

Purging makes life richer for minimalists

They call themselves “the minimalists,” but a more apt title might be “the meaningfulists.
Disney gives technological twist to toys

Disney gives technological twist to toys

LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney toys are sold around the world. Now, children can find them in the cloud as well.

Marine Corps tells spouses clubs to admit same-sex spouses if they want to remain on base

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Marine Corps has advised its legal staff that spouses clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on the bases.