Opinion

Tess van Straaten: Falling in Love with Cowichan

Tess van Straaten: Falling in Love with Cowichan

Monday columnist gets wined and dined in the Valley

  • Oct 31, 2018
Tess van Straaten: Falling in Love with Cowichan
WINE NOTES: Fall is the time to check out the full-bodied reds

WINE NOTES: Fall is the time to check out the full-bodied reds

Monday wine aficianado Robert Moyes ventures from Italy to Calfornia for this month’s selection

  • Oct 27, 2018
WINE NOTES: Fall is the time to check out the full-bodied reds
Robert Redford stars in The Old Man and the Gun, based on the true story of bank robber Forrest Tucker and the Over the Hill Gang. The film is widely expected to be the longtime screen icon’s last in front of the camera. Fox Searchlight Pictures

ON FILM: Redford going out in style with Over the Hill bank heist film

Monday reviewer Robert Moyes takes us through the latest big screen offerings

  • Oct 26, 2018
Robert Redford stars in The Old Man and the Gun, based on the true story of bank robber Forrest Tucker and the Over the Hill Gang. The film is widely expected to be the longtime screen icon’s last in front of the camera. Fox Searchlight Pictures
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KATHY KAY: Film as art on display this month

KATHY KAY: Film as art on display this month

From Frankenstein to Maria Callas, these independent offerings show people from the inside out

  • Oct 25, 2018
KATHY KAY: Film as art on display this month
FILM REVIEW: Michael Moore apolitical in targeting those who failed the working class

FILM REVIEW: Michael Moore apolitical in targeting those who failed the working class

Fahrenheit 11/9 examines the discontent in U.S. seized upon by Trump, writes Robert Moyes

  • Sep 25, 2018
FILM REVIEW: Michael Moore apolitical in targeting those who failed the working class
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Getting funky on four wheels

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Getting funky on four wheels

Monday’s intrepid adventure columnist gets her roller dance groove on

  • Sep 25, 2018
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Getting funky on four wheels
MATTER OF BEER: Getting Fresh in the Fall

MATTER OF BEER: Getting Fresh in the Fall

Monday columnist Mathieu Poirier looks at fresh-hopped beers that mark harvest season

  • Sep 23, 2018
MATTER OF BEER: Getting Fresh in the Fall
ALLAN REID: Chinatown’s Fan Tan Café delights

ALLAN REID: Chinatown’s Fan Tan Café delights

People watching on sidewalk among the joys of dining at longtime dining spot

  • Sep 11, 2018
ALLAN REID: Chinatown’s Fan Tan Café delights
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Wines from the Okanagan, Spain and Italy delight

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Wines from the Okanagan, Spain and Italy delight

Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes serves up a variety of choices this month

  • Sep 10, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Wines from the Okanagan, Spain and Italy delight
MATHIEU POIRIER: Swan’s contributes to Beer Fest brews

MATHIEU POIRIER: Swan’s contributes to Beer Fest brews

Monday beer columnist visits the downtown brew pub to find out about their special dunkelwiezen

  • Sep 3, 2018
MATHIEU POIRIER: Swan’s contributes to Beer Fest brews
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Go spelunking on Vancouver Island

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Go spelunking on Vancouver Island

Horne Lake Caves make for a rockin’ adventure under the surface

  • Aug 30, 2018
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Go spelunking on Vancouver Island
ON FILM: The Trouble With Triplets

ON FILM: The Trouble With Triplets

Robert Moyes had great fun with Three Identical Strangers, closing Aug. 4 at UVic’s Cinecenta

  • Aug 3, 2018
ON FILM: The Trouble With Triplets
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

Monday’s intrepid adventure columnist tests the waters of Port Renfrew

  • Aug 3, 2018
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Taking a Walk on the Wild Side
JANIS LACOUVEE: Indigenous storytellers abound

JANIS LACOUVEE: Indigenous storytellers abound

Monday arts columnist writes that traditional voices are being heard more often around Victoria

  • Jul 31, 2018
JANIS LACOUVEE: Indigenous storytellers abound
ALLAN REID: Café cozy spot for bike break

ALLAN REID: Café cozy spot for bike break

The Fairfield Branch Café may just hit the right note for that quick break

  • Jul 30, 2018
ALLAN REID: Café cozy spot for bike break
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Hester Creek Character white blend a nice summer selection

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Hester Creek Character white blend a nice summer selection

Monday wine expert Robert Moyes offers options for trying something new

  • Jul 24, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Hester Creek Character white blend a nice summer selection
WHAT’S ON TAP: Howl Brewing joins the pack of local craft beer operations

WHAT’S ON TAP: Howl Brewing joins the pack of local craft beer operations

Monday beer columnist Matt Poirier checks out a new microbrewer in North Saanich

  • Jul 17, 2018
WHAT’S ON TAP: Howl Brewing joins the pack of local craft beer operations
Chris Pratt’s character Owen Grady comes face to face with a tiny dinosaur in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. IMDB

ON FILM: Planet of the Dinos returns

Reviewer Robert Moyes offers his take on Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

  • Jul 10, 2018
Chris Pratt’s character Owen Grady comes face to face with a tiny dinosaur in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. IMDB
Phillips Brewery’s tasting room has hit the spot for many craft beer aficianados. Photo by Mathieu Poirier

MATHIEU POIRIER: Poured from the source

Monday’s resident beer columnist checks out the new tasting room at Phillips Brewery

  • Jul 5, 2018
Phillips Brewery’s tasting room has hit the spot for many craft beer aficianados. Photo by Mathieu Poirier
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Unsworth and Wente products a joy on the palate

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Unsworth and Wente products a joy on the palate

Monday columnist Robert Moyes shares his latest discoveries in the realm of wine

  • Jul 4, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Unsworth and Wente products a joy on the palate