Is a Film Studio In the CRD Just a Fantasy?

"We''re ever hopeful" is how Kathleen Gilbert describes the outlook on having a film studio set up on the South Island. As commissioner of...

Blue Grouse Winery Helps Children in Need in Cowichan Valley

For the month of April, Blue Grouse Estate Winery will donate $1 from every bottle of wine sold to the Nourish Cowichan Society. Nourish was...

Category 12 Brews it with Science

The Challenge: Create a Northwest craft brewery experience with an on-site taproom serving “big beers.” The Back Story: Category 12 was founded by Michael and...

Shadow Over Tofino: The Fight to Protect Catface Mountain From Open-Pit Mining

Imperial Metals, which also has another mining claim in Clayoquot Sound, known as Fandora, caused a local stir this spring in a CBC report...

A Big Score for Sport Tourism: The IIHF World Juniors Comes to Victoria

There’s always a lot going on in a hockey locker room that fans aren’t aware of when the puck drops. The same can be...

Victoria's Rob Kettner Wins Canadian Barista Championship

Victoria barista Rob Kettner is the winner of the 2010 Canadian Barista Championship, held in Toronto at the Canadian Coffee & Tea Show in...

Find Your Balance

“The attraction of climbing is finding that balance between power and finesse — this fine line is what makes it such a challenging and...

In the Digital Age We’re Seeing an Analog Revolution

There’s a fairly new tradition in my household. We call it “Analog Sunday” and it involves putting some vinyl on our turntable, tucking into...
Suzanne and Jayne Bradbury at Discovery Coffee. Photo by Jeffrey Bosdet.

Discovery Coffee: Hot Spot Meets Community Hub

“It’s a really great example of a third space, with its open seating that people can adapt and use as needed. If our boardroom...

Small Homes Offer Big Value to Those Seeking Lifestyle Change

Small Modern Living and EcoTec Homes (a division of Westco Construction Ltd.) joined forces to create the Studio37 Garden Pavilion, a prefabricated, self-contained, 400-square-foot,...