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Victoria-based author Monique Gray Smith has released the new picture book When We Are Kind, based on the words of provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Photo contributed)

Victoria author releases picture book based on words of Dr. Bonnie Henry

When We Are Kind encourages children to explore how they feel when performing acts of kindness

Victoria-based author Monique Gray Smith has released the new picture book When We Are Kind, based on the words of provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Photo contributed)
Sooke’s Paul Larouche gold snipes along Sooke River, a process in which he uses a mask and snorkel to find pieces of gold. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Hitting the jackpot: Sooke man finds niche audience by gold-panning on YouTube

Paul Larouche, 29, with over 215,000 subscribers, opens up about his journey

Sooke’s Paul Larouche gold snipes along Sooke River, a process in which he uses a mask and snorkel to find pieces of gold. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
An untitled Emily Carr painting of Finlayson Point was donated to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by brothers Ian and Andrew Burchett. The painting had been in their family for several decades. (Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)

Newly public Emily Carr painting depicts well-known Victoria view

Painting among several donated to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

An untitled Emily Carr painting of Finlayson Point was donated to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by brothers Ian and Andrew Burchett. The painting had been in their family for several decades. (Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its second online streaming concert on Nov. 1. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its second online streaming concert on Nov. 1. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
St. Luke’s Players host an online show this fall. (Google Maps)

Saanich thespians host online premier of Firehoses & Family

St. Luke’s Players use Zoom to bring comedy to its audience

St. Luke’s Players host an online show this fall. (Google Maps)
Victoria author Penny Chamberlain is releasing her first adult novel, ‘Songs from a Small Town (in a Minor Key).’ (Photo courtesy Frances Litman/submitted)

Victoria author releasing novel about a strange illness in a small town

Penny Chamberlain to hold live-streamed reading of ‘Songs from a Small Town (in a Minor Key)’

Victoria author Penny Chamberlain is releasing her first adult novel, ‘Songs from a Small Town (in a Minor Key).’ (Photo courtesy Frances Litman/submitted)
Reality TV-show Big Timber, focused on a Sooke sawmill and logger Kevin Wenstob, premieres on History Channel Canada on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. PST. The series follows Kevin’s journey to get 200 truckloads of wood off Klitsa Mountain before winter shuts him down. (Corus Entertainment Inc.)

Sooke couple to be focus of new reality TV show

Big Timber airs on History Channel Canada on Oct. 8

Reality TV-show Big Timber, focused on a Sooke sawmill and logger Kevin Wenstob, premieres on History Channel Canada on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. PST. The series follows Kevin’s journey to get 200 truckloads of wood off Klitsa Mountain before winter shuts him down. (Corus Entertainment Inc.)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its first online streaming concert, a performance by Voces Intimae, a new string quartet based in Greater Victoria. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)

Sooke Philharmonic introduces new quartet

SPO presents first online concert Oct. 5

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents its first online streaming concert, a performance by Voces Intimae, a new string quartet based in Greater Victoria. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
The Murakami Family in Greenwood in BC’s Interior: (MURAKAMI, KIMIKO, RICHARD, MARY, ROSE, VIOLET AND ALICE) (This archival photo is featured in the “Broken Promises” exhibit opening at the NNMCC on Sept. 26, 2020) 2004-005-038. Image courtesy of Salt Spring Island Archives.

PHOTOS: Gallery explores ‘broken promises’ during Japanese Canadian internment in 1940s

‘Broken Promises’ to acknowledge the thousands of Japanese Canadians who faced dispossession

The Murakami Family in Greenwood in BC’s Interior: (MURAKAMI, KIMIKO, RICHARD, MARY, ROSE, VIOLET AND ALICE) (This archival photo is featured in the “Broken Promises” exhibit opening at the NNMCC on Sept. 26, 2020) 2004-005-038. Image courtesy of Salt Spring Island Archives.
The Origin band members Tom Hayward, Sean Allan and Curtis Duggan. (Photos from The Origin)

Pandemic reunites 2000s era Victoria rock band The Origin

Saanich musicians recording for first time since 2008

The Origin band members Tom Hayward, Sean Allan and Curtis Duggan. (Photos from The Origin)
Katrina Kadoski performs at this month’s Sooke Folk Music Society Coffeehouse on Saturday (Sept. 19). The performance will be streamed on Zoom. (Contributed photo)
Katrina Kadoski performs at this month’s Sooke Folk Music Society Coffeehouse on Saturday (Sept. 19). The performance will be streamed on Zoom. (Contributed photo)
Former Oak Bay resident Jeff Bryant returned to Victoria and is playing Irish Times on Sept. 12 and is releasing his first original album. (Photo By Adam Schelle)
Former Oak Bay resident Jeff Bryant returned to Victoria and is playing Irish Times on Sept. 12 and is releasing his first original album. (Photo By Adam Schelle)
Maclure house on tap in Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s virtual tour

Maclure house on tap in Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s virtual tour

Inaugural virtual House Tour features an online tour of a beautiful 1916 Samuel Maclure

  • Sep 7, 2020
Maclure house on tap in Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s virtual tour
Roger, a yellow-bellied marmot who lives in the small rock garden on the grounds of the Fairmont Empress, makes an appearance to try out snacks, apples and carrots, left for him. It is a mystery how the animal, who is not native to Vancouver Island, made his way to the island and his new home at the Empress more than 10 years ago. (Black Press Media file photo)

Author tags Victoria’s most famous marmot for children’s book

Read the imagined adventures of Roger, the yellow-bellied marmot

Roger, a yellow-bellied marmot who lives in the small rock garden on the grounds of the Fairmont Empress, makes an appearance to try out snacks, apples and carrots, left for him. It is a mystery how the animal, who is not native to Vancouver Island, made his way to the island and his new home at the Empress more than 10 years ago. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian film director Richard Bell will answer questions about his movie Brotherhood in Sidney on Thursday. (Submitted)

Director visiting Sidney says movie gives voice to boys

Recent death of brother gives Richard Bell’s Brotherhood added personal dimension

Canadian film director Richard Bell will answer questions about his movie Brotherhood in Sidney on Thursday. (Submitted)
Performing arts productions of all kinds, incuding theatre, are eligible for the 2020 Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards, the nomination deadline for which is Aug. 24. (Photo by Jason King/Langham Court Theatre)

Greater Victoria artists, performances and behind-the scenes volunteers to be honoured

Third annual regional arts awards gala happens online Oct. 3, nomination deadline Aug. 24

Performing arts productions of all kinds, incuding theatre, are eligible for the 2020 Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards, the nomination deadline for which is Aug. 24. (Photo by Jason King/Langham Court Theatre)
Painting portraits by numbers in Metchosin

Painting portraits by numbers in Metchosin

Metchosin-based group’s participation flourishes online

Painting portraits by numbers in Metchosin
Uptown Shopping Centre will host a free roller skating night on Friday, Aug. 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with no-cost roller skate rentals courtesy Rollerskate Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lace-up, get moving at free roller skating night at Uptown

Skates, performance provided by Rollerskate Victoria

Uptown Shopping Centre will host a free roller skating night on Friday, Aug. 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with no-cost roller skate rentals courtesy Rollerskate Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ellie Lagrandeur, a First Nations artist of Ojibwe descent, is showing her work on the front lawn of her home at 924 Deal St. Aug. 15. and 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Ellie Lagrandeur Photo)

Deal Street artist to host front yard art show this weekend

Ojibwe artist inspired by West Coast features and landscapes

Ellie Lagrandeur, a First Nations artist of Ojibwe descent, is showing her work on the front lawn of her home at 924 Deal St. Aug. 15. and 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Ellie Lagrandeur Photo)
Francine Street’s winning piece. (Submitted)

Parksville artist takes home Sooke Fine Arts People’s Choice Award

Francine Street’s winning piece is titled ‘Ken’

Francine Street’s winning piece. (Submitted)