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Rock the Shores music festival in Colwood adds second day, triples acts to 12

Rock the Shores music festival in Colwood adds second day, triples acts to 12

This summer’s Rock the Shores Festival will have triple the number of acts and double the number of days in a bid to make the Colwood event one of the biggest music festivals on Vancouver Island.

CALENDAR, March 21 and 22: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Spark Festival

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, presented by the University of Victoria. Phoenix Theatre daily to March 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets at tel. 250-721-8000. Melissa Lauren at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St., 8 p.m.; hermannsjazz.com.

True colours: The brighter side of fall and winter style on Day 3 of Fashion Week

TORONTO - Bright hues and lively prints synonymous with spring and summer styles are trickling into fall and winter wear for the cooler months ahead.

Strong winds knock out power for thousands on Vancouver Island

About 14,600 customers in 38 locations were without power Wednesday afternoon and evening on the South Island, mostly because of a wind storm, B.C. Hydro said. Another 8,300 customers on the North Island were without power, again because of the wind.
CRD plan to build sewage sludge plant in Esquimalt irks mayor

CRD plan to build sewage sludge plant in Esquimalt irks mayor

Esquimalt could soon be home to both the region’s sewage plant and its sludge disposal facility, under a new land deal that the town’s mayor calls a “travesty” for her community.
Godzilla filming on Vancouver Island a windfall for local economy

Godzilla filming on Vancouver Island a windfall for local economy

Hollywood could pump a ‘monstrous’ amount of money into the Nanaimo economy this month, as crews shoot scenes for a new Godzilla flick.
Two injured when motorcycle hits pedestrian on Yates Street in Victoria

Two injured when motorcycle hits pedestrian on Yates Street in Victoria

Two people were taken to hospital this morning after a motorcyclist collided with a pedestrian in Victoria. The motorcyclist was heading westbound on Yates Street at 9:20 a.m. when it struck a jaywalking pedestrian, said Const.
'This is 40''s Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann dish on their 40th birthdays

'This is 40''s Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann dish on their 40th birthdays

TORONTO - Comedy maven Judd Apatow distinctly remembers the day he reached the milestone birthday that shapes his film "This is 40," which comes out on DVD/Blu-ray on Friday.
Australia respected Chretien decision not to join Iraq coalition: Howard

Australia respected Chretien decision not to join Iraq coalition: Howard

OTTAWA - The United States may have been upset and disappointed by Canada's refusal 10 years ago to join its coalition to invade Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
Training turns to tragedy: Death on an Afghanistan firing range

Training turns to tragedy: Death on an Afghanistan firing range

It was supposed to be a training day on the weapons range, away from the usual threats of a war zone. It ended in bloodshed. One Canadian soldier dead and four others seriously injured.