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Songwriter creates on the fly

PREVIEW Aidan Knight with Andy Shauf When: Tonight, 8 p.m. (doors at 7: 30) Where: Alix Goolden Performance Hall (907 Pandora Ave.) Tickets: $18 at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records and ticketweb.

Smokers miss work more often, cost U.K. billions

Smokers miss an average of two or three more days of work each year than non-smokers, with this absenteeism costing the U.K. alone 1.4 billion pounds - or $2.25 billion - last year, according to a U.K. study.

Giveaway

They've been dubbed "the new gods of Irish music" and the hottest acoustic Irish band on the planet. Tonight, Lúnasa plays the Upstairs Cabaret at 7 p.m. and we have a pair of tickets for this week's Go Giveaway.
Scottish Regiment's history on parade

Scottish Regiment's history on parade

A new exhibition, For Valour - The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) 100 years of Service in Peace and War, has opened in time for Remembrance Day at the Royal B.C. Museum.

Learn why red seaweed is best

Find out why Red Laver seaweed is considered a cultural keystone species - and the best seaweed on the coast - at the Floating Ideas lecture series at Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre on Monday.

Craft show first of season

The first major Christmas craft fair of the season, the aptly named First Chance Christmas Craft Fair, premières this weekend at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.

Grimes cancels Euro tour dates

Claire Boucher, better known as Grimes, has announced that she is cancelling all her upcoming European tour dates due to "health issues.

Jesuit mansion listed at $49M

A majestic Gold Coast mansion in Manhasset, New York, run as a retreat house by Jesuit priests for the last half-century is on the market for $49 million, the Roman Catholic order said last week.

Filled pasta all-dressed

For a fast meal option, start with prepared tortellini, ravioli or agnolotti and serve with tasty homemade sauce

The 40 cloves of garlic that changed everything

This is the time of year for locally grown garlic on Galiano. It's good to have firm, fresh, juicy garlic to work with - better than the hard stuff that comes from China.