Laura Lavin

Making the most of midlife

Victoria’s first MidLife Crisis Show, Oct. 2 and 3 at the Victoria Conference Centre, is mostly aimed at your funny bone.

Blog turned book encourages conversation on eating disorders

Karen Flello loses her composure only once during a conversation about her sister Michelle Stewart.

Brendan McLeod brings his new show Brain to the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival.

Fringe play shows mental illness as more than just a hashtag

Brendan McLeod lives inside his head, and it isn’t always a pretty place.

Brendan McLeod brings his new show Brain to the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival.
Accordionist Mary Ross will entertain at the annual Esquimalt Arts Festival at the English Inn on Sunday. The festival features art

Arts Festival makes a splash

The Esquimalt Arts Festival returns to its roots at the English Inn this month.

Accordionist Mary Ross will entertain at the annual Esquimalt Arts Festival at the English Inn on Sunday. The festival features art
Leah Blackwood and Susan Hellard take a spin on the wheel at the 2014 Fibrations Festival. This year’s Fibrations takes place at Fairfield Gonzales Community Place.

New location for Fibrations Fest

The annual Fibrations Festival is back and better than ever with up to 60 vendors expected in its new location.

Leah Blackwood and Susan Hellard take a spin on the wheel at the 2014 Fibrations Festival. This year’s Fibrations takes place at Fairfield Gonzales Community Place.

Showdown includes solo journey

For the first time in its five year history, Merridale Showdown presents Actor Showdown.

Latest wave of Gorge Swim Fest

Celebrate local waterway at fourth annual festival

Week of flamenco heats up City

For the third year in a row, Victoria’s Centennial Square is exploding with the passion and rhythm of flamenco music and dance.

Federal Libertarian Party leader Tim Moen was in Victoria last week for meetings with candidates and party members.

Master of the meme

Leader of the federal Libertarian party Tim Moen won’t mind if he doesn’t get a seat during the next federal election.

Federal Libertarian Party leader Tim Moen was in Victoria last week for meetings with candidates and party members.
The annual lantern ceremony

Light the way to peace

It’s been 70 years since the world entered the nuclear age – with two massive explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The annual lantern ceremony

Serious incidents keep VicPD busy

Taxi crash kills one; body washes up on Dallas Road beach

Victoria Royals Coach Dave Lowry runs a morning team practice in the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre earlier this year.

Heated competition expected at Royals camp

The Royals’ staff have their work cut out for them as GM Cam Hope predicts a hot contest at this year’s training camp.

Victoria Royals Coach Dave Lowry runs a morning team practice in the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre earlier this year.

Fire consumes Esquimalt home

Firefighters "dragged" both occupants from home says Esquimalt fire chief

Better Business Bureau warns News about suspicious email offer

The offer comes from That’s Great News, a company that has been sued in Illinois over copyright infringement in the past.

Dancer Sarah Bryan will perform at the Victoria Highland Games in Topaz Park this weekend.

Highland Games at Topaz Park this weekend

New events and exhibits include a strongman competition, a sheaf toss competition, the Celtic Cup – a three-day Gaelic football tournament

Dancer Sarah Bryan will perform at the Victoria Highland Games in Topaz Park this weekend.
Jim Kirk at the counter of his kitchen in his home on Oak Bay Avenue in 2011.

Jim Kirk’s booming voice and contagious laughs will be missed

Eclectic and interesting, Oak Bay’s Jim Kirk dies at age 75

Jim Kirk at the counter of his kitchen in his home on Oak Bay Avenue in 2011.

Back to school: Parents’ positive attitude goes a long way to happy school days

Here's how to help your child make smooth transition from home to pre-school

Klara Woldenga sits at her kitchen table with the window closed to help quiet the sound from the piano placed steps from her Oak Bay Avenue home as part of its summer-long public art project.

Public piano problematic for Oak Bay Avenue resident

Offer of compromise left on the table

Klara Woldenga sits at her kitchen table with the window closed to help quiet the sound from the piano placed steps from her Oak Bay Avenue home as part of its summer-long public art project.
Victoria resident Alan Campbell launches from Willows Beach for a three-month journey by kayak to Juneau Alaska. Campbell and his two fellow kayakers

Alaskan journey begins in Oak Bay waters

Starting from Willows Beach Alan Campbell, 66, David Maxwell, 68, and Rob Zacharias, 60, are paddling north to Alaska.

Victoria resident Alan Campbell launches from Willows Beach for a three-month journey by kayak to Juneau Alaska. Campbell and his two fellow kayakers
Members of Victoria AM dress up in heritage costume and regularily greet cruise ship passengers visiting the Capital.

Victoria AM celebrates anniversary milestone

Victoria AM is hosting a celebratory breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel on May 23

Members of Victoria AM dress up in heritage costume and regularily greet cruise ship passengers visiting the Capital.