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Documentary filmmaker Les Stroud and ethnobotanist Fiona Hamersley Chambers pick salmonberries in the forest for an episode of Wild Harvest. (Photo courtesy of Laura Bombier)

Metchosin farmer lends foraging expertise to documentary filmmaker

Fiona Hamersley Chambers joins forces with Les Stroud on Wild Harvest foodie series

Rob Galey gets Pirate’s Island ready for next week’s festivities at Galey Farms. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Halloween, fall traditions set to begin at Galey Farms in Saanich

Tickets available in advance for events running throughout October

Rick Bond - Low Tide - 36 x 48 - AC (Madrona Gallery)

At the Galleries: Pottery primed for fall solo show

West End doubles down on French influences

  • Oct 10, 2021
Witch Prophet, also known as Ayo Leilani, synthesizes her mixed Ethiopian-Eritrean heritage with her experiences as an immigrant and Black queer woman into her music. A blend of jazz, hip-hop and soul supported by the DJing of her partner SUN SUN, she plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Oct. 14. (Francesca Nocera/Submitted)

Witch Prophet foretells complex stories at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

The singer of mixed Ethiopian and Eritrean heritage performs Oct. 14

Witch Prophet, also known as Ayo Leilani, synthesizes her mixed Ethiopian-Eritrean heritage with her experiences as an immigrant and Black queer woman into her music. A blend of jazz, hip-hop and soul supported by the DJing of her partner SUN SUN, she plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Oct. 14. (Francesca Nocera/Submitted)
Elvis, Me and the Lemonade Stand Summer (left) and Following the Good River won top spots. (Courtesy of Victoria Book Prizes)

Two local authors win at Victoria Book Prizes gala

Briony Penn and Leslie Gentile were each awarded $5,000

Elvis, Me and the Lemonade Stand Summer (left) and Following the Good River won top spots. (Courtesy of Victoria Book Prizes)
The Victoria Beer Society is hosting events on Oct. 8 and 9 highlighting the quality of craft brewers from across the province. (Courtesy of Victoria Beer Society)

Craft beer events a celebration and education

Victoria Beer Society hosts pop-ups Oct. 8 and 9

The Victoria Beer Society is hosting events on Oct. 8 and 9 highlighting the quality of craft brewers from across the province. (Courtesy of Victoria Beer Society)
Vancouver-based Madison Olds plays the Mary Winspear Centre on Oct. 7 as part of the Seaside Sessions. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Emerging pop star to play Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

Oct. 7 headliner Madison Olds enjoys extensive following on TikTok, growing chart success

Vancouver-based Madison Olds plays the Mary Winspear Centre on Oct. 7 as part of the Seaside Sessions. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
Canadian soul singer Tanika Charles plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Tuesday, Oct. 12. (Taha Muharuma/Submitted)

Soul musician Tanika Charles to brighten up Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

Charles arrives in Sidney as a two-time nominee for the Polaris Music Prize, Junos

Canadian soul singer Tanika Charles plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Tuesday, Oct. 12. (Taha Muharuma/Submitted)
(Black Press Media File)

Dreamy pop quartet coming to Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

The music of Vancouver’s Vox Rea explores the nature of freedom

(Black Press Media File)
The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)
The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)
The Royal BC Museum exhibit on orcas immerses visitors in the world of whales. (Photo by Shane Lighter/Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum extends orca exhibit, implements vaccine requirement

Splashy feature exhibit will stay in town for a few more months

The Royal BC Museum exhibit on orcas immerses visitors in the world of whales. (Photo by Shane Lighter/Royal BC Museum)
Natasha Pashchenko is ensemble director for the Victoria Guitar Society. (James Austin photo)

Victoria musicians bring romantic German, Bohemian works of early 20th century to life

Forgotten Romantic – the Music of Rudolf Leberl is Oct. 16 in Oak Bay and live online

Natasha Pashchenko is ensemble director for the Victoria Guitar Society. (James Austin photo)
A wide variety of local potters’ ceramics will be available for purchase at the West Shore Parks and Recreation Pottery Sale Sept. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore pottery sale encourages support of local artists

Outdoor event runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 in Langford

A wide variety of local potters’ ceramics will be available for purchase at the West Shore Parks and Recreation Pottery Sale Sept. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Symphony orchestra in the midst of performing one of Beethoven’s symphonies during its Beethoven 250 celebrations at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, marking the birth of the great composer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Upcoming Victoria Symphony events celebrate masterpieces

Artists such as Lorraine Min, Stewart Goodyear, Alexander Weimann on the roster

The Victoria Symphony orchestra in the midst of performing one of Beethoven’s symphonies during its Beethoven 250 celebrations at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, marking the birth of the great composer. (Black Press Media file photo)
Darrel J. McLeod is nominated for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction for his book Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity, A Memoir. (Contributed - Douglas & McIntyre)

Sooke author among finalists for $60K Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust prize

Prize is the richest annual literary award for Canadian nonfiction

Darrel J. McLeod is nominated for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction for his book Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity, A Memoir. (Contributed - Douglas & McIntyre)
Robert Buckley and Mattia Castrillo are among the actors in The Christmas House II currently shooting in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney blanketed in snow during final days of summer

Crews spread holiday cheer for Hallmark Christmas movie shoot

Robert Buckley and Mattia Castrillo are among the actors in The Christmas House II currently shooting in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Eat in or take out from dozens of restaurants and eateries from Greater Victoria, Sooke and the Cowichan Valley in a celebration of Camosun College and its place among local cuisine, Sept. 16 to 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria dining event inspires Camosun foodie affair

Follow #CamosunEats, keep an eye out for themed dishes at south Island eateries Sept. 16-23

Eat in or take out from dozens of restaurants and eateries from Greater Victoria, Sooke and the Cowichan Valley in a celebration of Camosun College and its place among local cuisine, Sept. 16 to 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian comic Norm Macdonald arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel on April 2, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Chris Pizzello)

Norm Macdonald’s Victoria ‘scrabble story’ resurfaces following death

Macdonald joked about terrible bed-and-breakfast experience on Vancouver Island

Canadian comic Norm Macdonald arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel on April 2, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Chris Pizzello)
When it comes to the future of the city’s music scene, Victoria is asking for the public’s help. Pictured is Winnie Cooper playing her flute at the Dallas Road beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
When it comes to the future of the city’s music scene, Victoria is asking for the public’s help. Pictured is Winnie Cooper playing her flute at the Dallas Road beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian Beer Day on Oct. 6 aims to acknowledge the positive impacts of the brewing industry in this country. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Week)

Canadian Beer Day celebrates workers within and related to brewing industry

Third event by Beer Canada encourages brewing aficianados to #CheersAgain on Oct. 6

Canadian Beer Day on Oct. 6 aims to acknowledge the positive impacts of the brewing industry in this country. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Week)