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(Rear, from left) Greg Goldberg, activity co-ordinator with Mary Cridge Manor is joined by Alicia Ackerman, Calder McCormick, Fionna Lambert, Sam Trach, Paul Dudd (front left) and Pat Day, co-creators of a word jumble that will run in 600 newspapers across North America, May 8. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Brain injury survivors in Victoria create word puzzle for international audience

Group-designed original word jumble set to run in 600 newspapers across North America

(Rear, from left) Greg Goldberg, activity co-ordinator with Mary Cridge Manor is joined by Alicia Ackerman, Calder McCormick, Fionna Lambert, Sam Trach, Paul Dudd (front left) and Pat Day, co-creators of a word jumble that will run in 600 newspapers across North America, May 8. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Sooke poet receives honourary ambassador award from Federation of B.C. Writers

Sooke poet receives honourary ambassador award from Federation of B.C. Writers

Wendy Morton applauded for helping young writers

  • Apr 5, 2018
Sooke poet receives honourary ambassador award from Federation of B.C. Writers
Rock the Shores transforms the lower fields of the West Shore Parks and Recreation site into a three-day intimate rock concert. (Gazette file photo)
Rock the Shores transforms the lower fields of the West Shore Parks and Recreation site into a three-day intimate rock concert. (Gazette file photo)
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Penny Hart issues plea for help to find her son Sean
Federal public health officials release new data that shows how COVID-19 is being spread
Furstenau says Greens no longer limited to Vancouver Island
Furstenau says NDP engineered election to wipe out opponents
Levidrome slides into everyday lexicon

Levidrome slides into everyday lexicon

Victoria boy’s bid to get word in the dictionary gains steam as focus shifts to the word

Levidrome slides into everyday lexicon
Steve Bradley with his biography, ‘Two Miles West of Inyokern’. Photo supplied.

Victoria man Steve Bradley writes about 27-year addiction

Author has dedicated past 25 years to social service

Steve Bradley with his biography, ‘Two Miles West of Inyokern’. Photo supplied.
UrbaCity Challenge calls on adventurers to tackle tasks and raise funds

UrbaCity Challenge calls on adventurers to tackle tasks and raise funds

Fundraising pledges support Victoria’s own Island Prostate Centre

  • Mar 30, 2018
UrbaCity Challenge calls on adventurers to tackle tasks and raise funds
Volunteers in period dress gather at Ross Bay Villa on Fairfield Road. The heritage home plays host to a scavenger hunt fundraiser event called Can We Fool You? on April 1.  Photo by Nick Russell

Time travellers, amateur sleuths wanted for unique Victoria assignment

Ross Bay Villa hosts visual 1860s scavenger hunt on April 1

Volunteers in period dress gather at Ross Bay Villa on Fairfield Road. The heritage home plays host to a scavenger hunt fundraiser event called Can We Fool You? on April 1.  Photo by Nick Russell
Angelo Bruscas/North Coast News: Brian Ritter supervises as the wave of younger kids head out through the field laden with Easter Eggs at the Ocean Shores Elementary School.

6 Easter egg hunts in Greater Victoria this weekend

There is family fun happening in every part of the capital region!

Angelo Bruscas/North Coast News: Brian Ritter supervises as the wave of younger kids head out through the field laden with Easter Eggs at the Ocean Shores Elementary School.
Royals winger Dino Kambeitz races in on Vancouver Giants goalie Trent Miner during Saturday’s Western Hockey League game in Victoria. Kambeitz scored two goals, including the winner with 11 seconds to play, in a 4-3 victory. victoriaroyals.com

5 must-do things this weekend in Greater Victoria

Soccer playoffs, hockey playoffs, Dunahee run, art show and Lego

  • Mar 23, 2018
Royals winger Dino Kambeitz races in on Vancouver Giants goalie Trent Miner during Saturday’s Western Hockey League game in Victoria. Kambeitz scored two goals, including the winner with 11 seconds to play, in a 4-3 victory. victoriaroyals.com
His Holiness, the 42nd Sakya Trizin Gongma Rinpoche, the head of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism, will visit Victoria on April 24 and 25. Photo contributed

Buddhist leader to offer teachings in Victoria

The 42nd Sakya Trizin Gongma Rinpoche to speak on Buddhism and the environment

  • Mar 23, 2018
His Holiness, the 42nd Sakya Trizin Gongma Rinpoche, the head of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism, will visit Victoria on April 24 and 25. Photo contributed
The Yakimovich Wellness Centre alone is hosting 30 free workshops for Embrace Aging month in March. Photo by Pixabay

Free workshops in March for Embrace Aging Month

Sessions on finanical management, safe travel and many more

The Yakimovich Wellness Centre alone is hosting 30 free workshops for Embrace Aging month in March. Photo by Pixabay
Commercial Alley Art Gallery displayed “Newtopia” by Kai Choufour in 2017. Photo courtesy City of Victoria

City of Victoria seeks artists to contribute to upcoming public exhibitions

Submissions for Commercial Alley gallery, bus shelter project due by April 9

Commercial Alley Art Gallery displayed “Newtopia” by Kai Choufour in 2017. Photo courtesy City of Victoria
Camosun College is partnering with the Songhees Nation to host an evening of indigenous cuisine, culture and cooking March 23 at the Songhees Wellness Centre.                                (Photo courtesy of Camosun AV Services)

Songhees Wellness Centre event immersed in Indigenous cuisine and culture

Camosun and Songhees cook together for reconciliation while fundraising for student scholarship fund at March 23 event

  • Mar 17, 2018
Camosun College is partnering with the Songhees Nation to host an evening of indigenous cuisine, culture and cooking March 23 at the Songhees Wellness Centre.                                (Photo courtesy of Camosun AV Services)
Victoria Women’s Expo showcases the latest trends

Victoria Women’s Expo showcases the latest trends

Over 100 vendors feature lots of beauty, health, food, jewelry products and more

Victoria Women’s Expo showcases the latest trends
Joseph Blake takes a seat in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High. Blake leads a volunteer-driven community fundraising campaign to buy a concert piano for the theatre. (Oak Bay News file photo)

Piano campaign purchases grand instrument and more for Oak Bay’s community theatre

Surplus funds sound mixer and console for Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

  • Mar 17, 2018
Joseph Blake takes a seat in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High. Blake leads a volunteer-driven community fundraising campaign to buy a concert piano for the theatre. (Oak Bay News file photo)
The Flying Otter Grill offers food with a view that is much more than plane. Photo contributed

ALLAN REID: Flying Otter Grill serves up more than just a plane view

Review of waterfront eatery finds Dine Around a $30 hit

  • Mar 12, 2018
The Flying Otter Grill offers food with a view that is much more than plane. Photo contributed
Donna Hone of Surrey inspects a display at the orchid exhibition held at the George Preston centre in Langley. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

VIDEO: B.C. Orchid fanciers gather in Langley

Annual show and sale presented by the Fraser Valley Orchid Society

Donna Hone of Surrey inspects a display at the orchid exhibition held at the George Preston centre in Langley. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Five things to do for Canada Day

Five things to do for Canada Day

There are family fun events all across Greater Victoria for Canada 151

  • Jun 30, 2017
Five things to do for Canada Day
Jones Bar*B*Que

Victoria’s best tacos & taquerias

Eating with your hands is great way to enjoy the authentic experience of your meal and to get a little — or a lot — messy.

Jones Bar*B*Que

Zesty sips – Saluting the end of summer

With South Africa’s wine industry so it’s no surprise that a cheery patio sipper is no challenge to these savvy vintners.