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Artist's talent born on the streets

Artist's talent born on the streets

Recovering addict Evan James copes with life transition through painting

Victoria author on short list for writers' prize

Victoria writer Daniel Griffin has been shortlisted for a $10,000 literary prize. Griffin's book Stopping for Strangers is up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.
If you want eco-friendly, Venturi is real McCoy

If you want eco-friendly, Venturi is real McCoy

At the risk of sounding cynical, there is something annoying about businesses that tie their products and services to altruism. We all want to be responsible citizens, but sometimes we make compromises. Marketing wonks know this.

Quest for art leads to Vic West

Art studios around Victoria West open their doors this weekend for the Vic West Art Quest. The self-guided open studio tour includes 15 studios and four art venues. It runs Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Make mom's day special

Make mom's day special

MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST MENU Yogurt, Berry and Granola Parfait Mini Cranberry Muffins Ham, Cheese and Tomato Stack Bubbly Orange Juice Fine Coffee or Tea Mother's Day is this Sunday and dads and kids will be aiming to please their queen.

Sautéed Mushrooms with Garlic, Lemon and Parsley

Sautéed Mushrooms with Garlic, Lemon and Parsley For Two Serve these aromatic, nicely flavoured mushrooms with grilled steaks, veal chops or chicken breasts.
Browned off over problem in a skillet

Browned off over problem in a skillet

Dear Eric: When I fry mushrooms, I heat the pan, put in a small amount of butter, and then add the mushrooms. They begin to brown nicely, and then they become very watery.

Surveyor was a pioneer in filming B.C. from the air

Furrows in the Sky: The Adventures of Gerry Andrews By Jay Sherwood Royal B.C. Museum, 238 pp., $19.95 Gerry Smedley Andrews served as British Columbia's surveyor general for 17 years, longer than any other person has held the position.
Series culmination brings us to the Ninth

Series culmination brings us to the Ninth

PREVIEW Victoria Symphony (Signature Series), with the Victoria Choral Society and vocal soloists, conducted by Tania Miller When: Saturday, 8 p.m., and Sunday, 2: 30 p.m. Where: Royal Theatre (805 Broughton St.

Sushi spot a great addition to the avenue

RATINGS Rating 1 Below bad Rating 2 Below average Rating 3 Average Rating 4 Above average Rating 5 Excellent OSAKA SUSHI Address: 1951 Oak Bay Ave. Tel: 250-590-6650 Hours: Open daily. Lunch 11: 30 a.m.-3 p.m.; dinner from 5 p.m.