Opinion

ALLAN REID: Put on your Greek hat at Ithaka restaurant

ALLAN REID: Put on your Greek hat at Ithaka restaurant

Monday’s intrepid food columnist checks out this Victoria icon

  • Jul 4, 2018
ALLAN REID: Put on your Greek hat at Ithaka restaurant
Director Gaylene Preston, left, and former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark at the movie premiere for the documentary My Year With Helen. Photo contributed

VIC THEATRE: Interesting characters feature in June screenings

Kathy Kay’s picks for the month offer dramatically different approaches to filmmaking

  • Jun 15, 2018
Director Gaylene Preston, left, and former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark at the movie premiere for the documentary My Year With Helen. Photo contributed
4 Mile Brewing’s East Coast IPA presents a colour that is perhaps a good indication of its cranked up citrus flavours. Photo courtesy 4 Mile Brewing

POIRIER ON BEER: Two sides of the same hop

Matthieu Poirier checks out a few options for hoppy beers on offer locally

  • Jun 5, 2018
4 Mile Brewing’s East Coast IPA presents a colour that is perhaps a good indication of its cranked up citrus flavours. Photo courtesy 4 Mile Brewing
PERFECTLY POTABLE: New crop of VQA wines provides interesting choices

PERFECTLY POTABLE: New crop of VQA wines provides interesting choices

Robert Moyes gives the rundown on some of the season’s tastiest wines

  • Jun 5, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: New crop of VQA wines provides interesting choices
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Short international flight a scenic gem

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Short international flight a scenic gem

Monday’s intrepid adventure columnist takes us on a quick trip to the San Juan Islands

  • Jun 3, 2018
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Short international flight a scenic gem
Story Theatre’s Off the Shelf is part of Kaleidoscope’s Family Theatre Festival. Photo contributed

ART SMARTS: Kaleidoscope Theatre serving young audiences

Janis La Couvee looks at the children’s theatre scene around Victoria

  • May 28, 2018
Story Theatre’s Off the Shelf is part of Kaleidoscope’s Family Theatre Festival. Photo contributed
MOYES ON FILM: Book Club is Fifty Shades of Funny

MOYES ON FILM: Book Club is Fifty Shades of Funny

Star-studded cast squeeze every ounce of fun from an otherwise average screenplay

  • May 28, 2018
MOYES ON FILM: Book Club is Fifty Shades of Funny
ALLAN REID: Unearthing the region’s latest low-key restaurant gem

ALLAN REID: Unearthing the region’s latest low-key restaurant gem

Le Petit Dakar in Esquimalt offers up homemade Senegalese comfort food

  • May 27, 2018
ALLAN REID: Unearthing the region’s latest low-key restaurant gem
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Catching the Westcoast Wave

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Catching the Westcoast Wave

Our intrepid Monday columnist tackles the surf at Tofino

  • May 8, 2018
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Catching the Westcoast Wave
CRAFT BEER REVIEW: Summer beers lightening up

CRAFT BEER REVIEW: Summer beers lightening up

Mathieu Poirier looks at some of the lighter, fruitier warm weather offerings

  • May 8, 2018
CRAFT BEER REVIEW: Summer beers lightening up
Blue Bridge Theatre’s Swan Song (And Other Farces) continues at the Roxy Theatre through May 6. Courtesy Blue Bridge Theatre

REVIEW: Unparalleled brilliance at the Blue Bridge Theatre

Swan Song (And Other Farces) provides excellent vehicle for local talent

  • May 3, 2018
Blue Bridge Theatre’s Swan Song (And Other Farces) continues at the Roxy Theatre through May 6. Courtesy Blue Bridge Theatre
JANIS LA COUVEE: An even dozen festivals a thrill for theatre goers

JANIS LA COUVEE: An even dozen festivals a thrill for theatre goers

Monday’s arts columnist looks at the various theatre festivals on the calendar

  • May 1, 2018
JANIS LA COUVEE: An even dozen festivals a thrill for theatre goers
People gather at a memorial set up on the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask. on Saturday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)

EDITORIAL: Humboldt crash a stark reminder of potential road risks

Greater Victoria junior hockey teams log many miles in a season on the buses

  • Apr 8, 2018
People gather at a memorial set up on the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask. on Saturday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Aerial adventure in the treetops

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Aerial adventure in the treetops

Wild Play offers exhiliration and agility training in Colwood

  • Mar 29, 2018
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Aerial adventure in the treetops
REVIEW: Ken Russell classic screening heats up Cinecenta

REVIEW: Ken Russell classic screening heats up Cinecenta

Kathy Kay offers her take on the British director

  • Mar 28, 2018
REVIEW: Ken Russell classic screening heats up Cinecenta
MATHIEU POIRIER: Oregon beers, cider-beer mashups part of April fare

MATHIEU POIRIER: Oregon beers, cider-beer mashups part of April fare

Drake Eatery hosts Oregon Brewer’s Day on April 8

  • Mar 28, 2018
MATHIEU POIRIER: Oregon beers, cider-beer mashups part of April fare
The arts: A key component of healthy communities

The arts: A key component of healthy communities

A column from the West Shore Arts Council

  • Mar 27, 2018
The arts: A key component of healthy communities
PERFECTLY POTABLE: International tastes delight the palate

PERFECTLY POTABLE: International tastes delight the palate

Wine notes by Robert Moyes

  • Mar 27, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: International tastes delight the palate
JANIS LA COUVEE: Victoria – a hotbed of improvised theatre

JANIS LA COUVEE: Victoria – a hotbed of improvised theatre

City witnessing fast-paced development of this dramatic, and often comedic form

  • Mar 26, 2018
JANIS LA COUVEE: Victoria – a hotbed of improvised theatre
REVIEW: Ballet Etoile scores comic triumph with Coppelia

REVIEW: Ballet Etoile scores comic triumph with Coppelia

Victoria professional company produces a fine ensemble piece

  • Mar 19, 2018
REVIEW: Ballet Etoile scores comic triumph with Coppelia