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Heart failure causes poor blood circulation

Dear doctors: I am 71 years old and have been diagnosed with chronic heart failure. In October of last year, I had triple-bypass surgery, but now I'm in good health. Some things I have read about chronic heart failure are unnerving.

Take a run with Santa for Sally Ann

With a herd of reindeer taking him wherever he has to go around the world, Santa doesn't get to do much running - until it's time for the Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk. Choose between a 5-km fun run and a 1-km walk.
Forget perfection for stress-free holiday hosting

Forget perfection for stress-free holiday hosting

With a little planning, a little help and a lot of resolve, holiday entertaining doesn't have to mean you're too stressed out to enjoy your own party.

Gallery walk a passport to art

Seven downtown art galleries are opening their doors to creative sightseers today.


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.
Community expo reaches out to teens

Community expo reaches out to teens

A Saanich woman wants to help local youth feel connected
Oprah to host event in Vancouver

Oprah to host event in Vancouver

Oprah Winfrey is heading to Canada to offer inspirational insights for the new year. The media mogul will host an event called An Evening with Oprah Winfrey in Calgary and Vancouver in January.

Emily Carr works auctioned off for $260,000

Two century-old paintings by Victoria's Emily Carr fetched almost $260,000 at a Sotheby's auction in Toronto Tuesday.

Pet pictures, bears and horse trolleys

Forget Santa - how about a picture of your best friend cosying up with the Grinch instead? Pet Photos with the Grinch is a fundraiser that benefits Broken Promises Rescue.

The thought counts in gift cards

So don't give gas vouchers to close friends