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A couple enjoys the fire at Oak Bay Hotel Boathouse Spa. (Aaron Roscoe Barr)

Choose your own adventure: Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Victoria

Here’s our list of things to do this Valentine’s Day based off what mood you want to set

Joel Chudleigh, Strathcona Hotel and Sticky Wicket’s sales and catering manager outside the property on January 24, 2023. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

From shoeshine boy to management, Victoria man shares memories of 52 years with the Strath

Joel Chudleigh started working at the Strathcona Hotel as a shoeshine boy in 1970

Art Battle - Matt Love photography

Foam fingers and flying paint all a part of Art Battle

On Feb. 10, a dozen Victoria artists will go into battle

  • Jan 26, 2023
Chai Tease -Sinergy Productions handout

‘Chai Tease’ launches new burlesque production company

A Greater Victoria entrepreneur shares the art of the tease

  • Jan 28, 2023
Chai Tease -Sinergy Productions handout
Fashion Splash handout

Local designers make a splash!

Fashion Splash returns to showcase designers and artists from across Greater Victoria

  • Jan 27, 2023
Fashion Splash handout
VICTORIA, B.C.: August,12, 2019 - Behind the scenes of upcoming Telefilm Talent to Watch feature film All-in Madonna. 
The small-town drama follows a teenage Maddie, who discovers dark secrets about her father and must reconcile herself with the father she knew, and the man he may actually be. 
Directed by Arnold Lim, produced by Ana de Lara, written by Susie Winters and Executive Produced Robin Chan.  VICTORIA, B.C. August  12, 2019. (PATRICK COBLE
/BLUE LAKE FILMS LTD).

Ready, set, action

Victoria film festival celebrates 29 years

  • Jan 26, 2023
VICTORIA, B.C.: August,12, 2019 - Behind the scenes of upcoming Telefilm Talent to Watch feature film All-in Madonna. 
The small-town drama follows a teenage Maddie, who discovers dark secrets about her father and must reconcile herself with the father she knew, and the man he may actually be. 
Directed by Arnold Lim, produced by Ana de Lara, written by Susie Winters and Executive Produced Robin Chan.  VICTORIA, B.C. August  12, 2019. (PATRICK COBLE
/BLUE LAKE FILMS LTD).
Kevin Strelaeff points out one of his first tattoos. (Tim Collins)

The Good, the Bad, and the “What the Hell were you thinking?”

Seven things to know before you get yourself a tattoo

  • Jan 25, 2023
Kevin Strelaeff points out one of his first tattoos. (Tim Collins)
Victoria Beer Week will see the return of popular events, like beer and pizza night, along with new additions to the lineup. (File photo courtesy Victoria Beer Society)

Victoria Beer Week returns in May with new events celebrating craft beer

Almost 50 B.C. breweries will take part in the celebration

Victoria Beer Week will see the return of popular events, like beer and pizza night, along with new additions to the lineup. (File photo courtesy Victoria Beer Society)
The Bateman Gallery is searching for a new location that will allow for more visitors and interactive exhibits. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s Bateman Gallery moving from Steamship Terminal home

Foundation aims to ‘inspire thousands of global visitors’ with new location after 10 years

The Bateman Gallery is searching for a new location that will allow for more visitors and interactive exhibits. (Black Press Media file photo)
Filipe DeAndrade. (Credit: Royal Theatre Website)

Untamed star brings nature show to Victoria

Filipe DeAndrade will talk about living with intention and finding your passion in life

  • Jan 18, 2023
Filipe DeAndrade. (Credit: Royal Theatre Website)
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Feb. 18, 2011 - Monday Magazine sales rep Ruby Della-Siega.

Monday says goodbye to Ruby

‘It was a privilege … every model we used, it became a success’

Don Denton/News staff
Feb. 18, 2011 - Monday Magazine sales rep Ruby Della-Siega.
Vancouver’s Julie Kim. (Graphic submitted)

Vancouver comic brings ‘rant-y’ style to Victoria show

Julie Kim will be in Victoria in March

  • Jan 12, 2023
Vancouver’s Julie Kim. (Graphic submitted)
Yukatsu & Uburger on Blanshard is pink and has a bulgogi burger. (Chris Campbell photo)

This new all-pink Asian diner just might have Victoria’s best burger

A new Victoria resident offers the first item in his food blog

Yukatsu & Uburger on Blanshard is pink and has a bulgogi burger. (Chris Campbell photo)
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January 7 2020 -  Tasting beer with Joe Wiebe, a Saison Noel from Howl Brewing (L) and a Humans Hazy IPA from Parkside Brewing, at Refuge Tap Room on Fort Street.

Beer news for the new year

A Matter of Beer with Mathieu Poirier

  • Dec 30, 2022
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January 7 2020 -  Tasting beer with Joe Wiebe, a Saison Noel from Howl Brewing (L) and a Humans Hazy IPA from Parkside Brewing, at Refuge Tap Room on Fort Street.
Allan Reid food column on 900 Degrees pizza

900˚ Wood-Fired Pizzeria fires up Allan Reid

Voracious, Victoria’s restaurant column

  • Dec 29, 2022
Allan Reid food column on 900 Degrees pizza
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February 19 2018 -Wine room in house on Beach Avenue for Tweed.

PERFECTLY POTABLE

Wine notes by Robert Moyes

  • Dec 29, 2022
Don Denton/Tweed
February 19 2018 -Wine room in house on Beach Avenue for Tweed.
The Gift of Good Food, Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group Society (Fernwood NRG)’s annual holiday fundraiser - Don Craig photography

Give The Gift of Good Food

Fernwood fundraiser helps provide fresh produce for families facing food insecurity

  • Dec 29, 2022
The Gift of Good Food, Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group Society (Fernwood NRG)’s annual holiday fundraiser - Don Craig photography
Bodega's Chili Berisoff

Bodega brings Spanish flair to downtown Victoria

Behind Bars with John Atkinson

  • Dec 29, 2022
Bodega's Chili Berisoff
Harry Manx handout

Harry Manx’s music brings East and West together

“Mysticssippi” blend of blues and ragas at Mary Winspear

  • Dec 29, 2022
Harry Manx handout
Queer Songbook handout

An evening of pop music & community

Queer Songbook Orchestra uplifts 2SLGBTQ+ narratives

  • Dec 28, 2022
Queer Songbook handout