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Art party aimed at young hipsters

EXHIBITION URBANITE Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria When: Friday, 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets: $15 ($11 for AGGV members), available online at or at the door William Kurelek: The Messenger exhibition runs until Sept.

The zany side of cooking

The Podleski sisters are back with a new Looneyspoons collection that puts fun into preparing recipes
Sichuan peppercorns add jolt of flavour to meatballs

Sichuan peppercorns add jolt of flavour to meatballs

Any food that can make your tongue tingle has got to be worth a taste. I'm not talking a seltzer-like zippiness or even a searing chililike heat. I mean literally tingling because your tongue is at once numb and buzzingly alive.

Some types of clematis grow into small shrubs

Dear Helen: Are there nonvining types of clematis? Dear C.L.: Yes. I have three in my garden. The one I bought as a plant, about 10 years ago at a local nursery, is Clematis recta (ground clematis).

Local Mason helps raise funds for kids' hospital

Victoria's Alex Reid, an active Mason for more than 20 years, has helped raise enough money recently to bring hope to premature babies in B.C.
Nostalgia is so up-to-date

Nostalgia is so up-to-date

Olive is one of the hottest colours, farm kitchen one of the great looks

First strata council must obtain documentation

Dear Condo Smarts: Our strata corporation is three years old and we are starting the process of having the depreciation report done for our building. One of the challenges we are facing is that we have no plans or records of our building systems.

Herpes is not the end of life

Dear Dr. Donohue: I have herpes. I am a 28-year-old woman who never previously had a venereal disease. I am shocked to have one now. I have always been careful about choosing my male partners. I can't believe this has happened to me.

Ellen DeGeneres does preppy menswear right

What do you wear to an awards show where the typical audience member is under the legal drinking age, the main attraction is the cast of the Twilight film series and the awards are rainbow surfboards? The correct answer is whatever you please.

No sex, please

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