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Key questions and answers on the bridge issue

Why is there a referendum? Under provincial legislation, the city must get voter approval, either through referendum or the alternative approval process (also known as a counter petition) for any borrowing where the repayment period is more than five

A little tension in the lunch room

I'll have meat, and meat again. No vegetables.

What happened when a group of men from Montana went to Vij's, the famous Indian restaurant in Vancouver, and ordered meat for course one and meat again for course two, and their server insisted that they must have a vegetable, and they still refused,

What to do with all those paper coffee cups

Starbucks is very concerned that its many, many paper coffee cups end up in landfills. Fast Company has a long-read look at how Starbucks has made recycling its coffee cups a top priority.

What I discovered during a lunchtime downtown wander: Mexican food from a truck and more

Food sightings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a sunny Friday in downtown Victoria: A woman walking and eating salad from a plastic bag, much as you would eat potato chips. - - - Hernande'z, the Central American place at St.
High style for real life

High style for real life

Jeanne Beker's appearance at the Bay Centre drew crowds of fans of her television show
Flaky phyllo is versatile, easy to use

Flaky phyllo is versatile, easy to use

I have a question about phyllo pastry. I have a favourite recipe for spanakotiropita that uses an entire package. However, I see many recipes that call for eight or 10 sheets.

An outing at the new Pig, plus Double Down taste test

Pulled pork poutine for $9 at Pig BBQ Joint in Victoria. A bunch of us sampled the fare at the new Pig BBQ Joint in the Atrium building, at the corner of Blanshard and Johnson.
Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan brings wisdom to Victoria

Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan brings wisdom to Victoria

Nothing like getting pet advice from the top dog. Cesar Millan -- the so-called Dog Whisperer -- is probably the most famous canine trainer on the planet. He launches his first Canadian speaking tour in Victoria on Tuesday.
Bistro captures essence of Vietnamese fare

Bistro captures essence of Vietnamese fare

Visitors to the Green Leaf Bistro are greeted with a smile and a spacious room with wooden tables, clean lines and a colour scheme and lighting that recall the early 1960s. Slide into your seat and prepare to be impressed.
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