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Many ways to plot your growing season

Community gardens, sharing-yard program offer those without property a place to plant flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables

Floating our boats on a shoestring

Walter Hose kept the Canadian navy alive through tough times, building reserve forces that later proved pivotal

A New York state of mind

Victoria woman now calls the Big Apple home and has settled into a career in the theatre business

Naval hero was 'bravest of VCs'

Victoria Cross recipient joined U.K. force after Canadian military rejected him over poor eyesight

Navy's first subs bought by B.C.

When Chile disputed the details of two new underwater craft it had ordered, the builder sold the submarines to Canada -- for 40 per cent more than the Chileans would have paid

Standing up for ourselves at sea

In 1910, Canada formed its own naval defence after the Royal Navy was ordered to patrol water closer to home

A six-course meal - sort of - for $10; plus: spot prawns, fried chicken, bread bags, and late-night dining

How Nando's - the spicy grilled chicken chain - conquered Britain May 23, 2010: There's a story in the Guardian about how Nando's found its stride in the U.K.

Restaurant review: With a few changes, Ledge could be grand

Whether named for its proximity to the Parliament buildings as rumoured or its location on the mezzanine of the Bedford Regency Hotel, the Ledge is a lounge, not a restaurant per se.

Visiting new places

March 29, 2010: I was talking to a colleague about how he and his wife always go back to the same three or four restaurants. They're nice places, the menu is familiar, the food is good.

Travelling to Vancouver's Chinatown, via public transit

Soy chicken at Hon's in Vancouver, $7.50. We paid a visit to Vancouver the other day in a sort of dry-run for the Olympics and headed into Chinatown for a couple of meals. Hon's Wun-Tun House is one of the restaurant mainstays in Chinatown.
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