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Return of the Iron Matron, with friends

Five Victoria women take on the challenge to share adventures -- and public humiliation -- with our reporter

'Wow' is the word for Anka's show

REVIEW Who: Paul Anka Where: University Centre Auditorium When: Wednesday night Rating: 4 (out of five) - - - What's that, you say? Anka's that old dude who was a teen idol in the late '50s? Maybe so ... but Paul is all right by me. He is Mr.

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Daycare Centres


Vancouver Island Regional Library Sidney/North Saanich10091 Resthaven DriveSidney, BCV8L 3G3Phone: (250) 656-0944Fax: (250) 656-6400 2065 Anna Marie Road Sooke, BCV0S 1N0Phone: (250) 642-3022Fax: (250) 642-3994

Parent support

Neighbourhood Houses and community centres across the Capital Regional District offer a variety of parent and family services at low or no-cost, including counselling, childcare, toy lending and clothing exchange programs, drop-in play times, parent

Emergency phone numbers

 Police, fire and ambulance emergencies: 9-1-1 Ambulance (Non-emergency) All areas: 727-2400 Police (non-emergency)  Central Saanich: 652-4441 CFB Esquimalt: 363-4032 Colwood: 474-2264 East Sooke: 642-5241 Esquimalt: 995-7654 Galiano Island: 539-23

Review: Fogerty can come back any time

REVIEW Who: John Fogerty Where: Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre When: Last night Rating: 4.5 (out of five) - - - In June, rock icon John Fogerty performed for what was only the second time in the U.K. since the early '70s.

Iron Matron takes the scuba plunge

Sharie Epp plunges into the world of scuba diving

Iron Matron: Geocaching offers treasure hunt, fitness

Where else would you expect to find a 1979 Wayne Gretzky rookie card but under a dead tree in Beacon Hill Park? But before all you hockey nuts storm the petting zoo, it should be known that the card, being a "travel bug," was last seen hitchhiking to