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REVIEW – Boom + Batten: Taste and style with a view to die for, sometimes

As reviewer Allan Reid writes, the long wait is over for this waterfront gem

  • Jun 25, 2019

REVIEW: Anna doesn’t quite know what it wants to be

Monday film reviewer Robert Moyes not impressed with the latest Russian femme fatale flick

  • Jun 24, 2019

TESS ON TOUR: Festivals and attractions make it Vibrant Vancouver

Monday columnist Tess Van Straaten crosses the water to check out what’s hot in the big city

  • Jun 21, 2019

COLUMN: Revisiting a decade ago as Victoria celebrates 20 years of Ska

4 million tourists visit Greater Victoria each year and there’s a reason we remain despite them

WINE NOTES: Wild about the whites

Plenty of reason to try out these affordable whites, writes Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes

  • Jun 13, 2019

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Getting funky in Fernwood

Eclectic neighbourhood draws many visitors, laid-back feel popular with residents

  • Jun 11, 2019
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REVIEW: The Souvenir well crafted, but leaves viewer to do the work

Art and heartbreak combo makes for rollercoaster of emotions in coming-of-age film: Robert Moyes

  • May 24, 2019

WINE NOTES: 2018 a stellar vintage for many B.C. wines, consultant says

Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes offers up the VQA highlights from the Bloom show

  • May 23, 2019

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Taking you back to Trinidad

Trini to D Bone offers up satisfying and authentic roti, writes Allan Reid

  • May 16, 2019

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Brentwood Bay bliss awaits

Saanich Inlet waterfront area offers a perfect opportunity for a staycation

  • May 10, 2019

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Downtown treasure offers quality, from pizza on up

Interesting and creative lunch menu satisfies at Zambri’s, writes Allan Reid

  • Apr 25, 2019

FILM REVIEW: Wild creatures help tame prisoners

Robert Moyes offers up his take on The Mustang, screening at local theatres now

  • Apr 24, 2019

Mathieu Poirier: Beers beat wines for pairing with food

Complexities, ingredients and styles offer more diverse choices, writes Monday beer columnist

  • Apr 23, 2019

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Take a trip from California to Italy to Okanagan

Wine notes by Robert Moyes features the latest vintages to cross his palate

  • Apr 13, 2019

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Spanish blends make delightful pairing partners

Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes looks home and abroad for good vintages

  • Mar 21, 2019

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Marine magic at play in James Bay

Ogden Point and Fisherman’s Wharf are destinations for locals and visitors alike

  • Mar 20, 2019

COLUMN: Spring weather finally here after record-breaking chill

Rod Chilton has been a climatologist for 40 years

  • Mar 18, 2019

Big on Bocks: Ancient German lager/ale has many different styles, flavours

Monday craft beer columnist Mathieu Poirier gets his goat on

  • Mar 16, 2019

ALLAN REID: Nondescript Chinese restaurant all about the food

Monday’s food reviewer discovers a hidden gem in Hong Kong West

  • Mar 9, 2019

WINE NOTES: Around the world and back to B.C.

Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes offers his take on a cross-section of reds and whites

  • Feb 28, 2019