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Dallas Road cliffs. Photo © Stewart Butterfield, via flickr and Creative Commons

Erosion inevitable on park’s sea-side cliffs

We live in a part of the world many other people envy us for. We have ocean, mountains, beach, forests, a pretty darn awesome year-round climate for a place just south of the 49th parallel, and a number of big-town services and restaurants for what is, in many ways, a Read more →

View of Olympic Range and Juan de Fuca Strait along Victoria's Dallas Road walkway. Photo © Stewart Butterfield via flickr and Creative Commons

Explore local treasures this weekend

The Coast Collective Arts Centre opened its summer show last week. Destination Victoria: Small Local Treasures features small works by Island artists and craftspeople. Each work celebrates the region, its land- and seascapes, and uniquely local experiences. The show perfectly reflects the centre. Coast Collective resides in historic Pendray House Read more →

Pianist. Photo © Alan Cleaver, via flickr and Creative Commons; strangebritain@gmail.com

Music helps keep the brain fit

Hermann Neiweler loved jazz. His jazz club, a cozy venue that has operated on View Street for 29 years, was a labour of love for him. It allowed him to host—and see—the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Dewey Redman, Loudon Wainwright III, Judy Collins and David Francey, and provided local musicians Read more →

Photo © Rebecca Pollard, via flickr and Creative Commons

Addictiveness by design casts ethical shadow over game designers

Seven of Victoria’s video-game studios recently launched new games. The games, which include TinyMob’s Tiny Realms and GameHouse’s new version of Slingo, highlight the industry’s growth in the region. The 20 or so Victoria-based studios employ 240 people and spend about $25 million annually. Eight years ago, about 40 people Read more →

Blue camas, buttercups and spring gold bloom in a south Vancouver Island Garry oak meadow. Photo © Monique Keiran

Forests move slowly in a rapidly changing world

When I first moved here, one winter many years ago, a long-time area resident gifted me with a list of some of her favourite outdoor spaces. She rattled off the names of parks and trails that she enjoyed. Then she let slip the name of a small hilltop Saanich park. Read more →

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