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This day in history

Sept. 22, 1911: Steamers will not be withdrawn

Killing shattered a family's life

Who: Sherry Anne Wallace, 31 What: Homicide When: July 1, 1984 Where: North Saanich Why: Unknown. The murder goes back 24 years, but it's as if it was yesterday for two men linked by one terrible moment of loss.

Deirdre Santesso: Drawn to B.C. by volunteer work with First Nation children

Deirdre Santesso, Nanoose Bay

Review: Alt-country hero Corb Lund does it his own way

REVIEWWhat: Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans (opening act Hayes Carll)When: Tuesday nightWhere: McPherson PlayhouseRating: Four stars (out of five)

Your generosity makes a difference

Thank you, Victoria. Because of your generosity, we raised almost $232,000 for the annual TC Christmas Fund this holiday season.

Making the News a lavishly illustrated look at our history

The book will be released in time for the Times Colonist Book Drive Feb. 23 and 24. It will then be exclusively available at select Canada Safeway stores, the Bay, Zellers and Home Outfitters for a month, going into general release after that.

Daily and weekly plans

The A2 feature is called This Day in TC History, and it will highlight our reporting of an event on that day in history over the last 150 years.

History online

The early editions are now being processed. They are fragile, and their age makes it difficult to incorporate OCR technology — optical character recognition. It is this element that will allow you to search the back copies for names and events.

TC readers spread $225,250 worth of Christmas cheer

Readers sometimes complain that newspapers never report on the good news. It's nice to be able to refute that contention whenever we can, especially when the news is as good as it is today.

Christmas Fund: Young musicians strum and fiddle for worthy cause

On a Saturday, at Hillside Shopping Centre, there were two happy crowds. One lineup, as might be expected, was for a red-suited guy with a fluffy white beard. Not far away, another group encircled a young fiddler and an even younger guitarist.