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The iconic and well-loved live music venue Logan’s is permanently closing its doors due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Google Maps)

Victoria pub Logan’s permanently closing its doors

Live music venue unable to weather COVID-19 storm

The iconic and well-loved live music venue Logan’s is permanently closing its doors due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Google Maps)
An untitled Emily Carr painting of Finlayson Point was donated to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by brothers Ian and Andrew Burchett. The painting had been in their family for several decades. (Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)

Newly public Emily Carr painting depicts well-known Victoria view

Painting among several donated to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

An untitled Emily Carr painting of Finlayson Point was donated to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by brothers Ian and Andrew Burchett. The painting had been in their family for several decades. (Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)
Sue Macartney of Oak Bay published her first children’s book in June. (Courtesy of Sue Macartney)

Oak Bay woman’s first children’s book encourages self-compassion, environmentalism

‘Benjamin’s Blue Feet’ takes place on the Galapagos Islands

Sue Macartney of Oak Bay published her first children’s book in June. (Courtesy of Sue Macartney)
Nelson Forest, 24, of Saanich, wrote an EP of songs inspired by his time in the Canadian Conservation Corps. (Courtesy of Nelson Forest)

Canadian wilderness inspires Saanich man’s first EP

Nelson Forest writes songs after time in Canadian Conservation Corps

Nelson Forest, 24, of Saanich, wrote an EP of songs inspired by his time in the Canadian Conservation Corps. (Courtesy of Nelson Forest)
The Royal BC Museum is asking British Columbians to share photos, tweets or stories of their experiences during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as part of a new project called COVID-19 Collecting For Our Time. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Royal BC Museum asks for pandemic stories, photos for COVID-19 exhibit

Museum collection to share story of pandemic for future generations

The Royal BC Museum is asking British Columbians to share photos, tweets or stories of their experiences during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as part of a new project called COVID-19 Collecting For Our Time. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Brentwood Bay’s Daniel Diemer stars in the soon-to-be-released Netflix original The Half of It, alongside Leah Lewis as Ellie Chu. (Facebook/The Half of It Netflix Movie)

Greater Victoria actor stars in upcoming Netflix film The Half of It

Brentwood Bay’s Daniel Diemer plays love struck teenager Paul Munsky

Brentwood Bay’s Daniel Diemer stars in the soon-to-be-released Netflix original The Half of It, alongside Leah Lewis as Ellie Chu. (Facebook/The Half of It Netflix Movie)
Victoria musician Rob Nesbitt recently released an album he started in 1995. Mine Would be the Sun is an examination of his first love. (Photo Courtesy of Wendy Nesbitt)

Victoria musician releases 25-year labour of first love

Former Bum singer and guitarist Rob Nesbitt puts out first solo album on first love

Victoria musician Rob Nesbitt recently released an album he started in 1995. Mine Would be the Sun is an examination of his first love. (Photo Courtesy of Wendy Nesbitt)
Filmmaker and conservationist Patricia Sims founded World Elephant Day to bring awareness to habitat destruction, unethical wildlife tourism and the ivory trade. (Submitted/Patricia Sims)

Victoria-based elephant advocate fighting to end ivory trade

Founder of World Elephant Day hopes to spread awareness, add political pressure

Filmmaker and conservationist Patricia Sims founded World Elephant Day to bring awareness to habitat destruction, unethical wildlife tourism and the ivory trade. (Submitted/Patricia Sims)
Jeneece Edroff’s transition to Frankie Edroff is detailed in the new documentary Penny Girl, available on YouTube now. (Facebook/ Frankie Edroff)

VIDEO: Gender transition of Victoria’s ‘Penny Girl’ detailed in short documentary

Frankie Edroff’s transition and perseverance highlighted in film

Jeneece Edroff’s transition to Frankie Edroff is detailed in the new documentary Penny Girl, available on YouTube now. (Facebook/ Frankie Edroff)
Andrea Boyes (Skaterboyes) makes her way around the lacrosse box at Lambrick Park during Roller Skate Victoria’s Sunset Skate series. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Roller skating fever taking over Greater Victoria

Roller Skate Victoria offers workshops, summer camps and more

Andrea Boyes (Skaterboyes) makes her way around the lacrosse box at Lambrick Park during Roller Skate Victoria’s Sunset Skate series. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Seniors dancers from Veselka Ukrainian Dance Association are practising four hours per week leading up to the Year End Showcase on June 9. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

VIDEO: Ukranian dancers showcase their moves for Victoria audience

Year-end showcase an opportunity to catch a colourful, cultural event

Seniors dancers from Veselka Ukrainian Dance Association are practising four hours per week leading up to the Year End Showcase on June 9. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
City and Colour is coming to Victoria in November. (Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre)

City and Colour comes to Victoria in coast to coast tour

Dallas Green to debut new song at Save on Foods Memorial Centre

City and Colour is coming to Victoria in November. (Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre)
General public tickets for the Great Canadian Beer Festival go on sale July 3 at 10 a.m. (Facebook/GCBF)

Get your tickets for the Great Canadian Beer Festival

More than 60 craft breweries coming to Royal Athletic Park

General public tickets for the Great Canadian Beer Festival go on sale July 3 at 10 a.m. (Facebook/GCBF)
Margaret Atwood is stopping in Victoria this fall during a Canada-wide tour promoting The Testaments, the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. The Canadian Press

Hear details about The Handmaid’s Tale sequel – from the source

Margaret Atwood speaks at UVic this fall about The Testaments, 34 years after best-seller’s release

Margaret Atwood is stopping in Victoria this fall during a Canada-wide tour promoting The Testaments, the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. The Canadian Press
The Pride & Prejudice Easter Ball is coming to delight Victoria area Jane Austen fans on April 20 at the Fairmont Empress. (Courtesy of Regency Encounters)

Pride and Prejudice Ball set to waltz into Victoria

Participants will dress up and dance in Georgian era style April 20 at the Fairmont Empress

The Pride & Prejudice Easter Ball is coming to delight Victoria area Jane Austen fans on April 20 at the Fairmont Empress. (Courtesy of Regency Encounters)
Victoria Eco Fashion Week is hosting an open casting call April 6 at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s central Branch downtown. The three-day fashion week event runs from April 25-27 and highlights the environmental impact of the fast fashion industry, as well as offering eco-friendly solutions. (Photo courtesy of Kenneth Kamero)

Victoria Eco Fashion Week to highlight eco-conscious designers

Organizers of Victoria’s first ever such event seeking models

Victoria Eco Fashion Week is hosting an open casting call April 6 at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s central Branch downtown. The three-day fashion week event runs from April 25-27 and highlights the environmental impact of the fast fashion industry, as well as offering eco-friendly solutions. (Photo courtesy of Kenneth Kamero)
Michael Dupuis has written two books on the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria author-historian continues story of historic labour strike

Michael Dupuis’s second book on the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 tells tales of average workers

Michael Dupuis has written two books on the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Co-producer Barbara Hager with two of the series’ three 2018 Leo Awards for Best Documentary Series, Best Screenwriting (Barbara Hager) and Best Music Composition (Russell Wallace).

Victoria producer’s docu-drama was a finalist for Canadian Screen Award

1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus tells history from Indigneous perspective

Co-producer Barbara Hager with two of the series’ three 2018 Leo Awards for Best Documentary Series, Best Screenwriting (Barbara Hager) and Best Music Composition (Russell Wallace).
Victoria’s annual ‘foodie fundraiser’ promises to be ‘deliciously fierce’

Victoria’s annual ‘foodie fundraiser’ promises to be ‘deliciously fierce’

Hungry Hearts event raises money for Our Place Society

Victoria’s annual ‘foodie fundraiser’ promises to be ‘deliciously fierce’
In this Monday, July 10, 2017 file photo, Sir Paul McCartney performs at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette, file)

Paul McCartney to make Vancouver stop on Freshen Up tour

BC Place concert is only Canadian stop listed

In this Monday, July 10, 2017 file photo, Sir Paul McCartney performs at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette, file)