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Cookbook authors Mark Craft and Diane Shaskin with freshly baked bread in their kitchen in Oak Bay. The duo co-authored How to Cook Bouillabaisse in 37 Easy Steps.

Oak Bay couple’s book marries food, France

New book, How to Cook Bouillabaisse in 37 Easy Steps, mixes culture with culinary how-to

Cookbook authors Mark Craft and Diane Shaskin with freshly baked bread in their kitchen in Oak Bay. The duo co-authored How to Cook Bouillabaisse in 37 Easy Steps.

Light-up heralds arrival of the Christmas season

Yuletide arrives in Victoria with light up, Santa parade

  • Nov 23, 2011

Rotary’s Merrython deadline draws near

The Oak Bay Merrython Fun Run is Dec. 4, but registration ends Dec. 1

CRD guide hosts walk through Saanich forest

The free guided walk runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and starts at the nature centre off Munn Road.

  • Nov 22, 2011

Skate with Santa and enjoy tasty treats in Esquimalt

Esquimalt’s annual Lions Club Skate with Santa set for Dec. 10

Volunteers sought for Abbeyfield board

An independent seniors' residence in Saanich is on the hunt for volunteers to help round out its board of directors.

United Way passes halfway mark

Charitable organization hopes to hit $6.3 million mark

Cowichan fir Christmas trees for sale

Preschool sells fresh-cut Douglas fir Christmas trees from Cowichan Valley

Low tech Sarah Smith

PHOTO: Typewriters and LPs for sale at UVic United Way fundraiser

The University of Victoria is helping the United Way with a fundraiser Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 in the Student Union Building.

  • Nov 22, 2011
Low tech Sarah Smith
A Canadian Vision Trip spends some time out at the King George Old Folks’ Home

Mercy Ships deliver health and hope

Victoria couple witness firsthand work on ship that delivers humanitarian aid across the world

A Canadian Vision Trip spends some time out at the King George Old Folks’ Home
Mary Manning Board directors Jessica Van der Veen (left) and Christine Willes play with a model courtroom

Pennies aid in keeping kids safe

Mary Manning Centre one of five charities helped by Pennies for Presents this year

Mary Manning Board directors Jessica Van der Veen (left) and Christine Willes play with a model courtroom
Jordan Rathwell of Sheffield Electrical puts up the wreath on the CIBC at Oak Bay Avenue and Hampshire Road in preparation for the Christmas light-up on Nov. 27.

Deck the Avenue: Christmas light-up approaches

Christmas light-up on Oak Bay Avenue will happen Sunday, Nov. 27

Jordan Rathwell of Sheffield Electrical puts up the wreath on the CIBC at Oak Bay Avenue and Hampshire Road in preparation for the Christmas light-up on Nov. 27.
A heron soaks up the morning sun while sitting on top of a chimney on a house along Beach Drive near the Oak Bay Marina.

Feeling right at home

A heron takes its perch on an Oak Bay chimney this week

A heron soaks up the morning sun while sitting on top of a chimney on a house along Beach Drive near the Oak Bay Marina.
Greek goods Helleen Ikomomou and Tina Petzopoulos add a braid to the Christopsomo

Greek goods for sale this weekend

The Greek Orthodox Church on Elk Lake Drive hosts its annual bake sale and craft fair Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Nov 17, 2011
Greek goods Helleen Ikomomou and Tina Petzopoulos add a braid to the Christopsomo

Psychosis discussed in music at Oak Bay High

Secondary students target of message about suicide and mental health

Fernwood maps out its vision

The process is called vision mapping, and it logs residents’ favourite amenities.

Create a nautical Christmas wreath

Maritime Museum of B.C. is hosting a nautical wreath-making workshop this weekend

  • Nov 16, 2011

Conversations over supper to bridge differences

Inaugural community supper links homeless with privileged

Two-year-old Avery Warriner

Feeding the feathered masses

An excursion to Bowker Creek in Oak Bay turns up a bunch of waddling ducks

Two-year-old Avery Warriner
Samantha Hosie

Pennies add up to big change

Young Parents Support Network one of five charities helped this year through Black Press' Pennies for Presents program

Samantha Hosie