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’90s rock band resurfaces with songs never properly recorded or released

Underwater Sunshine’s online reunion involves four guys who lost contact for years

Tomo Vranjes, a Greater Victoria musician and longtime fan of late rock guitar icon Eddie Van Halen, joins artist Paul Archer behind the latter’s Fort Street gallery. Archer, whose airbrushed paintings of rock greats have made him many connections in recent years, painted a likeness of Van Halen following the guitarist’s death last month from cancer. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria artist’s king-sized tribute to Eddie Van Halen draws on personal connection

Paul Archer had an up close and personal day with the legendary guitarist in 1980

The SkeenaWild Film Festival is an annual compilation of films highlighting the beauty of northern B.C. (Screenshot taken from the SkeenaWild Film Festival 2016 trailer)

Thursday night online film festival displays beauty of northern B.C.

Residents can tune in and vote on their favourite films on Nov. 12

The SkeenaWild Film Festival is an annual compilation of films highlighting the beauty of northern B.C. (Screenshot taken from the SkeenaWild Film Festival 2016 trailer)
Drummer Kelby MacNayr and friends play a Nov. 11 show at Hermann’s Jazz Club, part of its Community Nights series of free concerts. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Musical connections feed the soul at Victoria venue

Hermann’s does its part to put performers in front of live audiences, with free community concerts

Drummer Kelby MacNayr and friends play a Nov. 11 show at Hermann’s Jazz Club, part of its Community Nights series of free concerts. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Victoria artist Tanya Bub’s first solo exhibition, Creatures Great and Small at the Gage Gallery, closes Nov. 8. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Victoria artist Tanya Bub’s first solo exhibition, Creatures Great and Small at the Gage Gallery, closes Nov. 8. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
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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)