Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band piper David McMillan leads attendees of the Victoria Film Festival opening night gala toward the Bay Centre from the Victoria Conference Centre. The festival runs now through Feb. 11 at various venues around the city. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria Film Fest kicks off nine days of independent film favourites

Gala sees attendees piped through town to Scottish-themed party

Mariah Rasmussen, Teagan Parkin, and Lucy Dabbs make a few alterations to their robot at the competition Saturday.

VIDEO: Students battle in Pacific Northwest robotics competition

More than 300 high school students from B.C., Alta., and Washington took part in the VEX Robotics competition

The Rock Steady program at South Surrey's BOX2FIT gym is trying to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's.

Taking a swing at Parkinson’s

A South Surrey boxing gym is helping people deal with Parkinson's.

Former Semiahmoo Peninsula resident Hannah Simone hosts a new reality show, Kicking and Screaming, this spring on Fox.

Welcome to the Jungle: Hannah Simone hosts new adventure show

Former Semiahmoo Peninsula resident goes to Fiji with Fox's Kicking and Screaming.

Jay Daulat, owner of the Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove has been in the business since 1969

Spotlight Shines on Twilight Theatre

Jay Daulat has run the Twilight Drive-In since 2005, and has recieved attention from 'Hollywood North' producers.

Jay Daulat, owner of the Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove has been in the business since 1969
The Ma Murray awards honour community newspaper excellence across B.C.

Black Press papers up for Ma Murray awards

The awards honour community newspaper excellence across B.C.

The Ma Murray awards honour community newspaper excellence across B.C.
Black Press offers a $20,000 prize giveaway to celebrate Canada 150

Black Press offers a $20,000 prize giveaway to celebrate Canada 150

Enter for a chance to win prizes including a trip for two to one of six Canadian destinations.

  • Feb 22, 2017
Black Press offers a $20,000 prize giveaway to celebrate Canada 150
Christie Brinkley (right) is returning to the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue at age 63 and this time she's also appearing with her two daughters, Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook.

Christie Brinkley returns to SI Swimsuit Issue at age 63

Christie Brinkley returns to SI Swimsuit Issue at age 63

Christie Brinkley (right) is returning to the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue at age 63 and this time she's also appearing with her two daughters, Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook.
It's A Wonderful Life has become an enduring Christmas classic through numerous television revivals, even though it was a box-office dud on its first release.

Holiday classics

Whether old or new, there are plenty of festive silver-screen favourites to watch this season

It's A Wonderful Life has become an enduring Christmas classic through numerous television revivals, even though it was a box-office dud on its first release.
Giving a pet as a gift can be tempting; animals like Hamish (below, with Elaine Nelson, of BC SPCA's Surrey Educaiton & Adoption Centre) need homes year-round.

Homes for the holidays

Adding a pet to the family is not a decision to make lightly

Giving a pet as a gift can be tempting; animals like Hamish (below, with Elaine Nelson, of BC SPCA's Surrey Educaiton & Adoption Centre) need homes year-round.
GIFT GUIDE: Find the perfect gift for the holidays

GIFT GUIDE: Find the perfect gift for the holidays

Holiday ideas to help you beat the shopping rush this month, as Christmas approaches.

  • Dec 2, 2016
GIFT GUIDE: Find the perfect gift for the holidays
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CANADA DAY QUIZ: How well do you know Canadian trivia?

In honour of Canada's 149th birthday, we have compiled some Canadian trivia questions. How many can you answer?

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White Rock's Ashleigh Singleton debuts her standup routine at the Coast Capital Playhouse March 6. Below, Andrea Hollebakken and Stand Up for Mental Health founder David Granirer perform.

Laughing Matters

Finding humour in the darkest of places is helping those with mental illness heal.

White Rock's Ashleigh Singleton debuts her standup routine at the Coast Capital Playhouse March 6. Below, Andrea Hollebakken and Stand Up for Mental Health founder David Granirer perform.
Sarah McLachlan with students at her Vancouver music school.

Guiding Light

Canadian songstress set to enlighten, inspire and instill confidence in Surrey youth with expansion of her after-school music program.

Sarah McLachlan with students at her Vancouver music school.
Leigh Boyle (left) and Natasha Thom at a fundraising event last year.

Tender Loving Flair

A group of young women in Vancouver are working to bring some beauty to the unlikeliest of places.

Leigh Boyle (left) and Natasha Thom at a fundraising event last year.
Fraser Valley musician Billy Pettinger is heading south to Nashville to follow her artistic dreams

Home is where her art is

Billy Pettinger has chased her dream from one side of the world to the other, but her heart will always lie in her hometown

Fraser Valley musician Billy Pettinger is heading south to Nashville to follow her artistic dreams
Wayne Kuyer, as Jacob Marley, will once again canvas Langley businesses for donations, which he uses to help the less fortunate at Christmas.

The spirit of giving

Langley accountant Wayne Kuyer channels Dickens' classic for charity during the holiday season

Wayne Kuyer, as Jacob Marley, will once again canvas Langley businesses for donations, which he uses to help the less fortunate at Christmas.
Above: Wineries are taking advantage of the Fraser Valley's climate to grow certain grape varietals, including Pinot Noir and Bacchus. Below: Standing near a patch of Bacchus vines, Brian Ensor, manager of Chaberton Estate Winery in Langley, says local wineries have worked hard to create a name for themselves.

Fraser Valley’s local vintage

In the competitive world of wine, local wineries work hard to make a name for themselves

Above: Wineries are taking advantage of the Fraser Valley's climate to grow certain grape varietals, including Pinot Noir and Bacchus. Below: Standing near a patch of Bacchus vines, Brian Ensor, manager of Chaberton Estate Winery in Langley, says local wineries have worked hard to create a name for themselves.
Picnic tables at Backyard Vineyard give guests a place to rest and enjoy the scenery.

Gems of the Fraser Valley

Indulge's wine columnist discusses his favourite local wines

Picnic tables at Backyard Vineyard give guests a place to rest and enjoy the scenery.
Fall fashion at Chaberton Estate Winery

Fall fashion at Chaberton Estate Winery

Indulge's model visits the barrel and fermentation rooms at Chaberton Estate Winery in Langley

Fall fashion at Chaberton Estate Winery