Danielle Pope

Local salons are getting ready with hair for oil spills.

The Week — Nov. 1: Hair today, oil block tomorrow

Hair today, oil block tomorrow, funds to ease the pain, cheap drink the best kind

Local salons are getting ready with hair for oil spills.
Protesters send a clear message about oil on Monday.

The Week — Oct. 25: Exam is least of your worries

A pelvic exam is nothing to be afraid of, B.C. says 'We don’t want no pipeline' and a mission to prick the cold

Protesters send a clear message about oil on Monday.
When Natasha McNally, a single mother of two, found a lump in her breast, she made a pact with God to make a change and never live in fear again.

Strong is the new skinny

Reclaiming power: Island bodybuilders prove anyone can make a change

When Natasha McNally, a single mother of two, found a lump in her breast, she made a pact with God to make a change and never live in fear again.
Adam Clarkson, organizer of the summit “Belonging Victoria: Exploring the Possibilities of Community” hopes the housed population will take time to consider what they can do to help.

Summit aims to open community’s eyes to unhoused youth

Housed Victorians asked to disprove ingrained idea that ‘there is nothing else we can do’

Adam Clarkson, organizer of the summit “Belonging Victoria: Exploring the Possibilities of Community” hopes the housed population will take time to consider what they can do to help.
Josh Boudreau gloats his champion bar trophy beside host Missie Peters and runner-up Ryan Malcolm.

The Week — Oct. 18: Bullying forces community

News of cyber-bullying forces community, occupation is back, Victoria mixologist passes the bar and Great Canadian Food Fight scores

Josh Boudreau gloats his champion bar trophy beside host Missie Peters and runner-up Ryan Malcolm.
Michael Walsh proudly holds his sobriety sign with three of his key supporters: Dr. Michelle Bass (left), Dr. Bill Bullock and addictions counsellor Kris Bolton.

Clean & Sober: LifeRing takes a non-12-step approach to addiction support on the Island

First steps of recovery begin with: “How was your week?”

Michael Walsh proudly holds his sobriety sign with three of his key supporters: Dr. Michelle Bass (left), Dr. Bill Bullock and addictions counsellor Kris Bolton.
John Sarich from Chateau Ste. Michelle in Washington readies a dish at the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Fest.

The Week — Oct. 11: Crab Fest adopts Victoria flare

Port Angeles Crab Fest adopts Victoria flare, and VEMA asks: are you ready for the big one, yet?

John Sarich from Chateau Ste. Michelle in Washington readies a dish at the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Fest.
David Broadland of Focus believes the city has ulterior motives for limiting information about the financial planning of the Johnson Street Bridge to him and his colleagues.

City’s censorship action ‘a stall tactic’

Request to limit info is not the whole story, according to magazine

David Broadland of Focus believes the city has ulterior motives for limiting information about the financial planning of the Johnson Street Bridge to him and his colleagues.
In B.C., it’s considered discrimination to ask a nursing mother to “cover up” or breastfeed elsewhere.

The Week — Oct. 4: Mother’s milk still preferred

B.C. celebrates World Breastfeeding Week, Every Step Counts makes its mark, wanted: police dog-man

In B.C., it’s considered discrimination to ask a nursing mother to “cover up” or breastfeed elsewhere.

Fall winds scatter free books

victoria Writers Festival celebrates serendipity with A Book Leave.

Mixology Masters: Lee Snider, left, Ryan Malcolm, Josh Boudreau, Janice Mansfield  and Nate Caudle add sizzle to your favourite tipple.

Masters of Mixology

Cocktail Czars: Secrets of Victoria's top-notch bartenders

Mixology Masters: Lee Snider, left, Ryan Malcolm, Josh Boudreau, Janice Mansfield  and Nate Caudle add sizzle to your favourite tipple.
James O'dea will talk peace in Victoria during the event sponsored by the Canadian Peace Initiative.

Happy birthday, Gandhi!

Victorians can gather to celebrate the birth of one of the world’s most famous peace vigilantes, then do a little peacework too

James O'dea will talk peace in Victoria during the event sponsored by the Canadian Peace Initiative.
Bettina May celebrates her new U.S. green card with some flag waving.

Pin-up queen conquers USA

Bettina May turns heads to cinch elusive green card

Bettina May celebrates her new U.S. green card with some flag waving.
Dana Larsen, founder of Sensible BC, is on a mission to give B.C. the right to vote on cannabis regulation.

Victoria high about cannabis: UBCM votes yes to regulation

High event turnout and Union of BC Municipalities vote proves that, for cannabis supporters, the movement has arrived

Dana Larsen, founder of Sensible BC, is on a mission to give B.C. the right to vote on cannabis regulation.
The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) could pass a motion that would see municipalities around the province take a collective stance on marijuana policy.

Municipalities vs. Cannabis

Union of British Columbia Municipalities meeting could see municipalities around the province take a collective stance on marijuana policy.

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) could pass a motion that would see municipalities around the province take a collective stance on marijuana policy.
For the last 26 years, Tim Hotchin has dedicated his life to collecting signatures from some of the world’s most famous celebrities, and his hobby could make him a very wealthy man.

A little piece of celebrity

Victoria autograph hound creates time capsule of the rich and famous

For the last 26 years, Tim Hotchin has dedicated his life to collecting signatures from some of the world’s most famous celebrities, and his hobby could make him a very wealthy man.
Eileen-Heather Pritchard (left) and Marie Zirk stand with furry contestants ready to show off in Doggy Idol.

Doggy Idol chance to howl

Simon Cowell won’t be making any guest appearances, but Victoria’s four-legged friends will be wagging on stage this week for a good cause

Eileen-Heather Pritchard (left) and Marie Zirk stand with furry contestants ready to show off in Doggy Idol.
David James stars as Johnny Cash, while Sara Jeanne Hosie is Patsy Cline in a tribute performance to the stars.

Country ghosts haunt Victoria

Tribute to legends Cash and Cline takes fans way back

David James stars as Johnny Cash, while Sara Jeanne Hosie is Patsy Cline in a tribute performance to the stars.
Race to the End of the Earth will exhibit a heroic tale of two men vying to be the first to the South Pole.

Royal BC Museum boasts six special exhibits this season

Epic history worth waiting for - Royal BC Museum boasts six special exhibits this season

Race to the End of the Earth will exhibit a heroic tale of two men vying to be the first to the South Pole.
Michael Yoder and his team give out free hugs to spread the word about an upcoming HIV/AIDS walk.

The Week — Sept. 13: Clowning around with AIDS

Members of Victoria AIDS Resource and Community Service raise awareness with hugs, Beereaucrats drain festival and more

Michael Yoder and his team give out free hugs to spread the word about an upcoming HIV/AIDS walk.