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Week 1: Disarmed

After a night of guard duty, Fusilier George Simpling was weary with itching eyes, tired legs, and aching feet. His rifle hung heavily on its shoulder strap.


RATINGS 5 Outstanding 4 Very Good 3 Good 2 Fair 1 Poor OPENING Here Comes the Boom (Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore) An apathetic biology teacher and erstwhile college wrestler moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter to raise mon
Club gig brings band together

Club gig brings band together

Fun of performing in Victoria inspires Ladyhawk to get back to work in the studio IN CONCERT Ladyhawk with Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers When: Tuesday, 9 p.m.

Frankie Blake bio

FRANKIE BLAKE Born: Oakland, California Age: 72 Family: Two sons, two grandchildren, one granddog Occupation: Retired teacher Favourite authors: Charles Dickens, Mark Twain. "Stephen King is one of my absolute favourites.

The 'uncola' of film festivals turns 15

Experimental fare the norm in the age of YouTube

Ex-diplomat attends Argo première

Canada's Ken Taylor played key role in Iran hostage crisis

Borgnine's last film out Dec. 7

Ernest Borg-nine's final film, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez, has been picked up by Arclight Films, the company said Monday.

Auditions and submissions

The Greater Victoria Police Chorus: A four part male voice choir is welcoming new singers. Police and non-police invited to listen, Wednesday, 7: 30 p.m. Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 3277 Douglas. 250-383-7408 victoriapolicechorus.

True intimacy elusive in digital age

People look for it in all the wrong places, including social media

Exercise, diet best to prevent diabetes

Dear doctors: On recent blood-work, my glucose level was 116 (normal on the chart was 65 to 99), and my hemoglobin A1c value is 5.7 (normal is less than 5.7).