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‘Osaka Power’ Lights Up Japan’s Second-Largest City

This wonderful, fast-moving short film from Christoph Gelep brilliantly captures two sides of the bustling Japanese city of Osaka.

The View From Your Window #3

We love posting photos like this that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

The Legendary Tofino Restaurant at the End of the Canadian Road

"The first thing I do whenever I get to Tofino is hit SoBo for some Tofu Pockets and a big slice of Key Lime Pie..."

This Isn’t the Most Highly Anticipated Restaurant in Victoria for Nothing

When Toptable launches its new restaurant in downtown Victoria this winter it will be something of a game-changer.

Virtuous Pie to Open New Location on Pandora Ave.

Virtuous Pie is announcing it is adding a fifth location to its growing fleet, this one will be the largest to date.

The Legendary Tofino Restaurant at the End of the Canadian Road

"The first thing I do whenever I get to Tofino is hit SoBo for some Tofu Pockets and a big slice of Key Lime Pie..."

Can You Correctly Identify This Vancouver Island Restaurant?

Do you think you know the Island restaurant scene well enough to identify this spot? Give us your best guesses in the comments...

On Canada’s Best New Restaurants and the World’s Most Expensive Whisky

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds booze on the ferry and people wearing moldy fruit gemstones.

A Former Marijuana Grower Now Breeds the World’s Hottest Peppers

Ed Currie is the hot pepper evil genius who developed the Carolina Reaper, which impacts the palate with 1.642 million Scoville heat units.

Chef Jesse McCleery on Forgetting All the Chaos and Cooking Wild

The chef and co-owner of the award-winning Pilgrimme reflects on meals of memory and what it's like to cook on Galiano Island.

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‘Osaka Power’ Lights Up Japan’s Second-Largest City

This wonderful, fast-moving short film from Christoph Gelep brilliantly captures two sides of the bustling Japanese city of Osaka.

The View From Your Window #3

We love posting photos like this that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

The Never-Ending Stories of Local Artist Sarah Leckie’s Awesome Ceramics

From her studio in Victoria, this ceramic artist Screates utilitarian designs illustrated with fantastical circular narratives.

The Evolution of Our Species Visualized by the American Museum of Natural History

Scientists use fossils to reconstruct the evolutionary history of hominins, our brothers and sisters from very distant and different mothers.

Love Shrooms? Don’t Miss the Vancouver Island Mushroom Show

The Vancouver Island Mushroom Show goes down at the Coombs Fairground on Sunday, October 27th.

The Breathtaking, Quintessential Gulf Island Journey Some Love, Others Hate

"Hi Mom. I made the ferry just in time but it's a milk run so it's probably best that you start dinner without me."

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