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Cataract City” by Craig Davidson Stacy Kuiack

Rarely do I bond with a book so early in the page turns, so quickly into the characters, that I set my alarm early to read some more before my first triple espresso of the day.

I was already a fan, but Davidson really hooked me with his references to The Culture Club, Hulk Hogan, drinking in the change room shower and a dad-fight in a rec centre parking lot within the first 50 pages...

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Wasabi Salmon Tin Pinch Tracy Kaye Holly

This little recipe is great “in a pinch”. It’s always a good idea to have at least one can of wild red sockeye salmon in your pantry. There are a multitude of recipes you can prepare with canned salmon; this one is on the top of our list.

With the avocado and fresh lemon juice this recipe will leave you feeling satisfied and well oiled. It’s a delicious, nutritious, spicy, high protein...

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Victoria's Rise & Shine Toastmasters Club offers great public speaking learning opportunity - A great way to start your Thursday morning Victoria Lifestyles

You’re waiting offstage to be introduced. The large room settles into a rumbled hush as hundreds of audience members find their seats. Your name is announced to polite applause, you take a deep breath, step forward to the lectern, shuffle your speaking notes, fiddle loudly with the microphone, and your first words come out:

“Is this thing on?”

And just like that, you’ve blown...

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Paddi Moore

Early week the Moon is hanging with all of the malefics! A malefic party! My suggestion is to just let it go. and be easygoing."like butta"!!!
Somedays you just can't take things seriously....

Wes Kennedy

Most people seem to understand that their performance isn’t going to change without addressing both their training program and their nutrition profile. But in our modern world where we are...

Dr. Cory Holly

The Way Back is a 2010 drama film about a group of prisoners who escape from a Siberian camp during World War II. Lack of food and water, sandstorms, sunburn, blisters and sunstroke weakens the...

Carmen Scott

Before purchasing your child's first cell phone, make sure you choose the phone that's right for your child. Below are some tips to help you make the right choice.

~Does your child need a...

Jacquie Brownridge

Technology has greatly shifted the landscape of dating as we knew it. In fact, texting has become the typical first step in dating for most. Despite this trend, most professionals singles say that...

Tracy Kaye Holly

This little recipe is great “in a pinch”. It’s always a good idea to have at least one can of wild red sockeye salmon in your pantry. There are a multitude of recipes you can prepare with canned...

Local Innovators

Victoria Lifestyles

This month, Goh Ballet is launching its first Canadian ballet master class series. The master classes will be run by Chan Hon Goh, one of Canada’s most prolific Prima Ballerinas and current...

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Childrens Health

Lindsay Pearson

Classic autism is a complex, neurological disorder which is part of a group of disorders known as, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). People with ASDs usually have distinct social, communication,...

in your head / mental health

Jude Platzer

To this day, suicide is still very much a topic surrounded by myth and taboo and spoken of only in hushed tones. It’s a difficult subject to broach especially with parents concerned about their...

Boomer + Health

Victoria Lifestyles

In Canada there are more than 1.3 million falls per year involving seniors.  Falls are so common, they cause 27,000 hip fractures per year.
Falls are the number-one cause of injury and among...

Marketing

Victoria Lifestyles

Boring. Without value. Hard to read. Nonsense. These are some of the words that describe a lot of content on the Web these days.

Sketchy online marketers and so-called SEO gurus would like...

Boomer + Technology

Carmen Scott

For those of us boomers who are exhausted, stressed, and frequently forget where our keys are, the last thing you want to do is remember a new password for an on-line account.

From banking...

Kristen Jensen

What I learned by unleashing my love of aerobics and hosting Retro Barre in Victoria

We think about ‘getting fit’ or ‘back into shape’ and what comes to mind is usually less than inspiring...

Real Estate

J. Neil Hamilton

Most homeowners are keenly aware that a home must present well in all aspects in order to attract attention, sell quickly and for top dollar. But when you get right down to it, kitchens and...

Travel

Brenda Schienmann

If you are one of the many Canadians who think they have no desire to cruise to Alaska because, after all, we see enough snow and ice here at home, you may want to change the way you think. There...

Two Wheeling with Susan Stokhof

Susan Stokhof

By now, you have seen this picture before? The Invisible Helmet has been showing itself to me over the past year and I’ve written about it a few times now. I can't ignore this new invention any...

Local Tunes

Ryan Fletcher

When John Pippus retired from his career with Global TV in 2005 he was not stopping his life's work. He was starting.

His debut EP 'Song Tourist', released in 2006 easily might have been...

off the shelf

Stacy Kuiack

Rarely do I bond with a book so early in the page turns, so quickly into the characters, that I set my alarm early to read some more before my first triple espresso of the day.

I was...

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Fashion

Victoria Lifestyles

A cutting edge and totally revolutionary fashion brand is making its way across Canada to Victoria, heading fast on a westbound train from Quebec. Encompassing style, comfort and undeniable chic...

Healthy eating

Della Vorshuck

Working in pharmacy, I spent several years watching people take medications instead of taking charge of their health by making appropriate food choices. Time and again I would see them coming in...

Young contributors

Victoria Lifestyles

Think of the successful leaders you know.
They probably have one trait in common... the ability to communicate effectively.

The Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program helps kids grow...

Cover Feature

Ronnie Negus considers herself to be a "very spiritual person", and when she was approached to be a part of the reality TV show, The Real Housewives of Vancouver, she felt that the universe was...

Leisure Gadgets

Nikon 1 J1 W10-30MM White Compact System Camera –
The highly compact and portable Nikon 1 J1 goes everywhere you go, allowing you to capture moments to remember using a...

Street Style

Mario Szabo

For those that attended Thursday night’s Charles Kasozi’s (Uganda) Kas Wear show during Vancouver Fashion Week, the charismatic designer shared an unexpected twist to office attire. With bold...

Boomer + Fitness

Carmen Scott

So, what do you do if your parent is steering clear of exercise, being active or connecting with the community? The truth is that seniors who “drop-out” of life are more likely to suffer from...

Family Money

Jim Doyle

Many Canadian families feel ill prepared when it comes to teaching their kids about money matters, with some rarely, or never talking with their kids about the subject. This curriculum is not...

Let's Talk

Victoria Lifestyles

Contributed by #SFUEngage Team

One of the most difficult challenges facing a parent can be how to calm an emotional child.  Often it feels like nothing is getting through.  There is a...

A Day In The Life

Jenelle Vandeburgt

A few weeks ago, Bif Naked was kind enough to spare me a few minutes of her time to answer some of the light-hearted questions I had about her every day life. After surviving a heart aneurysm, as...

In The Boardroom

Victoria Lifestyles

You’re waiting offstage to be introduced. The large room settles into a rumbled hush as hundreds of audience members find their seats. Your name is announced to polite applause, you take a deep...

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Beauty

Victoria Lifestyles

New online store, Fresh Faced, brings exceptional natural beauty products to Canadians without the hassle of cross-border shopping and duty charges.

Geared towards the conscientious...

Life Lines

Jenelle Vandeburgt

Marilyn Monroe: Sexy, independent, unique. Three things most girls strive for, yet few manage to achieve. Ms. Monroe's determination to succeed earned her a place in history as one of the greatest...

Seasonal Must-Have's

Michelle Addison

Once October has past its time to put away the costumes and get serious about what to wear to your holiday events, the season sneaks up fast and the calendars fill up quickly.

For women,...

Nutrition

Della Vorshuck

Working in pharmacy, I spent several years watching people take medications instead of taking charge of their health by making appropriate food choices. Time and again I would see them coming in...

Moving & Organization

Anney Fagan

I don’t really like the word “downsizing” but let’s face it, you might have to get rid of more than 50% of your belongings in order to fit into a new place. Whether you are moving yourself or an...

Kids Activities

Carmen Scott

You might think that children are just goofing around when you see them dashing in and out of the back yard sprinkler, or when they spend hours poking around in the grass and dirt looking for...

Travel & Leisure

Carmen Scott

When traveling with older individuals, researching and planning ahead is the key to a problem free trip. Start with choosing a mutually agreeable and manageable destination. Be realistic about...

City view

Victoria Lifestyles

Chard Development broke ground earlier this month on Duet, a two-building residential development located at 640 Michigan Street in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood. The 90-unit project,...

Business Finance

Vicki Cook

Portfolio reviews are an important part of any investment program. Here’s why.

There was once a time when investors could rely on selecting high-quality investments for their equity...