Opinion

BEHIND BARS: Setting the Stage, à la française

Beverage expert Nate Caudle helping bring a French flavour to Fernwood with cocktail menu

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Enjoy Valentine’s Day fun with daring date nights

From axe throwing to escape rooms to dance lessons, there’s many ways to have fun with a partner

LETTERS: Humans should achieve a zero population growth

I applaud your editorial regarding population growth and climate change. Human population…

  • Jan 23, 2020
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Mathieu Poirier: Excitement builds for Victoria Beer Week

Tickets for March 6-14 celebration of all things crafty on sale now

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Bold reds that make you stand up and take notice

Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes weighs in on a trio of fine reds and a yummy late harvest white

ALLAN REID: Like fresh food? Find it in Cook Street Village

Hawaiian-inspired Poke Fresh offers right raw food combination for Monday reviewer’s liking

Horoscopes 2020: What do the stars have in store for you?

Georgia Nicols offers her take on the gifts, surprises and challenges the new year will bring

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Learn how to make your hotpot experience enjoyable

Allan Reid unearths another Asian cuisine gem in Estevan Village, Mr. Hotpot

WINE NOTES: Sumac Ridge offshoot a favourite discovery for 2019

Black Sage’s 2016 Cabernet Franc offers good value, plenty of flavour for medium bodied red: Moyes

Mathieu Poirier: Looking back on the year in beer

New breweries, taprooms open; more on the way for Victoria, as are the Canadian Brewing Awards

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Changing things up puts spice into winter

Try something different like visiting a new restaurant, or even skating in Oak Bay

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Find Christmas cheer in the heart of Victoria

From the iconic Fairmont Empress to decorated Old Town, seasonal activities abound in the harbour

  • Nov 30, 2019

MATHIEU POIRIER: Options for pairing beers with holiday fare

From saisons to bocks, many local craft beer choices pair well with seasonal meals

DECEMBER HOROSCOPE: time to recharge, Sagittarius; set goals, Capricorn

Georgia Nicols gives you her take on the stars for the month ahead

  • Nov 22, 2019

ALLAN REID: A good time for Thai in Estevan Village

Plenty of pride on display, from food to hospitality, at Norah Thai Kitchen

  • Nov 11, 2019

TESS VAN STRAATEN:Chinatown Confidential: Colour, culture and tasty treats

Tess van Straaten Monday Magazine columnist Nestled in a corner of downtown…

  • Nov 2, 2019

FILM REVIEW: Black and Blue honest portrayal of cop’s struggle to do the right thing

This is no art film, but you’ll see a great performance from Naomie Harris, writes Robert Moyes

  • Oct 28, 2019

MATHIEU POIRIER: Liven up November with the Christmas Craft Beer Show

Congratulations also in order to Victoria area breweries that brought home BC Beer Awards

  • Oct 26, 2019

YOUR HOROSCOPE: Scorpio hits the road, Sagittarius looks inward

Georgia Nicols brings her take on what the stars say for you in November

  • Oct 25, 2019

WINE NOTES: Discovering valuable Spanish gems

Check out the Spain section of your local wine store, recommends Monday expert Robert Moyes

  • Oct 15, 2019