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Nicole Kidman underwent a stark transformation for her role as LAPD detective Erin Bell in the new film Destroyer. Annapurna Pictures

ON FILM: Nicole Kidman digs deep in her new starring role

Monday reviewer Robert Moyes talks about Destroyer, the latest film to ditch star beauty for story

  • Jan 30, 2019
Nicole Kidman underwent a stark transformation for her role as LAPD detective Erin Bell in the new film Destroyer. Annapurna Pictures
BEER AND CHOCOLATE: An ideal Valentine’s combination

BEER AND CHOCOLATE: An ideal Valentine’s combination

Monday craft beer columnist Mathieu Poirier explores the options in Victoria

  • Jan 27, 2019
BEER AND CHOCOLATE: An ideal Valentine’s combination
Travel: Romantic rendezvous awaits on South Island

Travel: Romantic rendezvous awaits on South Island

Monday columnist Tess van Straaten discovers an easy-to reach getaway off the Malahat

  • Jan 27, 2019
Travel: Romantic rendezvous awaits on South Island
ASTROLOGY 101: Here’s your horoscope for February

ASTROLOGY 101: Here’s your horoscope for February

Georgia Nicols presents her look at what awaits you in the coming month

  • Jan 26, 2019
ASTROLOGY 101: Here’s your horoscope for February
WINE NOTES: From Down Under cab sauv value to a glorious Tuscany altesino

WINE NOTES: From Down Under cab sauv value to a glorious Tuscany altesino

Monday wine connoiseur Robert Moyes weighs in on vintages from both hemispheres

  • Jan 23, 2019
WINE NOTES: From Down Under cab sauv value to a glorious Tuscany altesino
REVIEW: Get your blood pumping with Spelling Bee

REVIEW: Get your blood pumping with Spelling Bee

High-octane Langham Court play sure to break the winter doldrums, writes Sheila Martindale

  • Jan 18, 2019
REVIEW: Get your blood pumping with Spelling Bee
VORACIOUS: Local vegan restaurant a nice surprise for omnivores

VORACIOUS: Local vegan restaurant a nice surprise for omnivores

Be Love’s Mac & Cheese is a culinary creation, writes Monday reviewer Allan Reid

  • Jan 16, 2019
VORACIOUS: Local vegan restaurant a nice surprise for omnivores
PREVIEWS: Cinematic Gifts For 2019

PREVIEWS: Cinematic Gifts For 2019

Monday film buff Robert Moyes looks ahead to the coming year in big-screen movies

  • Jan 1, 2019
PREVIEWS: Cinematic Gifts For 2019
Estevan Escape: Rediscovering a special spot

Estevan Escape: Rediscovering a special spot

Plenty of reasons to visit in winter, writes Monday columnist Tess van Straaten

  • Dec 26, 2018
Estevan Escape: Rediscovering a special spot
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Australian and Argentinian wines inspire

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Australian and Argentinian wines inspire

Wine notes by Monday columnist Robert Moyes offer this month’s choice varietals

  • Dec 21, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Australian and Argentinian wines inspire
Taprooms trending for Victoria area craft brewers

Taprooms trending for Victoria area craft brewers

Monday beer columnist Matt Poirier looks back and ahead at breweries making a difference

  • Dec 18, 2018
Taprooms trending for Victoria area craft brewers
REVIEW: Ethiopian cuisine offers an escape from the everyday

REVIEW: Ethiopian cuisine offers an escape from the everyday

Allan Reid appreciates the food, ambience at Blue Nile buffet-style restaurant in Esquimalt

  • Dec 10, 2018
REVIEW: Ethiopian cuisine offers an escape from the everyday
Behind Bars: Steppin’ out at Veneto

Behind Bars: Steppin’ out at Veneto

Brant Porter orchestrates the cocktail menu at popular Victoria beverage stop

Behind Bars: Steppin’ out at Veneto
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Great wine values available this Christmas season

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Great wine values available this Christmas season

Wine columnist Robert Moyes offers up some solid choices for the holidays

  • Nov 26, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Great wine values available this Christmas season
A holiday season scene in downtown Ganges on Saltspring Island. Photo by Bob Rogers/Saltspring Photography Club

Tess van Straaten: Getting away to the Gulf Islands

Escaping the hustle and bustle of the holidays is within reach for you

  • Nov 24, 2018
A holiday season scene in downtown Ganges on Saltspring Island. Photo by Bob Rogers/Saltspring Photography Club
ON BEER: Craft brewers offering seasonal dark delights

ON BEER: Craft brewers offering seasonal dark delights

Mathieu Poirier talks about the latest winter beers from local brewhouses

  • Nov 22, 2018
ON BEER: Craft brewers offering seasonal dark delights
FOOD REVIEW: Broad Street bar no dog when it comes to its food

FOOD REVIEW: Broad Street bar no dog when it comes to its food

Allan Reid comments on the array of gourmet hot dogs up for grabs at Saint Franks

  • Nov 19, 2018
FOOD REVIEW: Broad Street bar no dog when it comes to its food
Behind Bars: Tales of the Cocktail unveiled

Behind Bars: Tales of the Cocktail unveiled

New Monday bartender/cocktail feature kicks off with Zambri’s staffer

Behind Bars: Tales of the Cocktail unveiled
LETTERS: Referendum presents a real dilemma

LETTERS: Referendum presents a real dilemma

I found the debate on Nov. 8 on the B.C. proportional voting…

  • Nov 17, 2018
LETTERS: Referendum presents a real dilemma
ON FOOD: Tiny dinette offering full cheesy goodness

ON FOOD: Tiny dinette offering full cheesy goodness

Ruth and Dean impress Monday reviewer Allan Reid with their culinary creativity

  • Nov 2, 2018
ON FOOD: Tiny dinette offering full cheesy goodness