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Universal sets box-office record

With $1.128 billion, Universal Pictures has already set a new record for itself at the North American box office, the studio says. The box office through Monday reached $1.128 billion, besting the $1.127 billion it made in all of 2008.

Festival celebrates wild edibles

Two wild edibles - salmon and mushrooms - are the stars of a festival this Saturday and Sunday in Lake Cowichan.

It's time to fix a shameful personal failing

To my mind, there's a vast difference between people who know how to fix stuff and those who don't. A Grand Canyon-sized chasm, brimming with very capable guys toting red toolboxes.

Brothers to play $5-million violins

A pair of Victoria brothers will play on multimilliondollar violins for the next three years, after winning a Canada Council contest.
Chef challenge ramps up

Chef challenge ramps up

FOOD Olympic athletes are expected to pair up with local chefs on Sunday for the fifth annual Chef Survival Challenge Event at Madrona Farm.

The battle to find sasquatch

Wildlife biologist believes the biggest obstacle is that scientists won't look at the evidence

Sing jazz with a band at Hermann's

Ever wanted to sing with a band in front of an audience? Victoria's U-Jam Society launches its monthly vocal jazz jam at Hermann's Jazz Club on Wednesday. Featured guest vocalist Gail Caryn will give tips. The event, continuing 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Dandruff part of man's life for 26 years

Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 49. My main problem is dandruff. I have had this problem for 26 years. It even occurs in my beard, moustache and ear canal. I have used Head and Shoulders and Nizoral shampoos, and also beer as a shampoo.

Dreamchaser lands in Victoria

Singer Sarah Brightman will perform at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on March 20. Brightman will be touring Canada as part of a world tour to promote her upcoming album, Dreamchaser. Fan-community pre-sale tickets go on sale Oct. 9 to 11.

Molière at College of Performing Arts

The Canadian College of Performing Arts' Company C will stage Molière's The Misanthrope Friday through Sunday. Shows at the CCPA's performance hall at 1701 Elgin Rd. take place 7: 30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
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