All Points West
My Heart is Not My Own by Michael Wuitchik
A new book from a Victoria based psychologist takes on the tragic tale of the civil war in Sierra Leone in the 1990s. The novel, My Heart is Not my Own, was released today by Penquin Books.
Locals worried about a Rainbow Family gathering
Healing the island or causing chaos? Locals are worried about a Rainbow gathering on Northern Vancouver Island. We'll talk to a proud member of the rainbow family.
Your bank account may have been breached
Defending the on-line fortress. The city of Victoria is warning taxpayers to check their bank accounts because of a software breach. We find out how this could have happened and how to prevent it in the future.
Anakana Schofield's book "Malarky"
Anakana Schofield is the BC author of an acclaimed first novel Malarky (Biblioasis). She's generated controversy through a newspaper column on authors and publicity. This was the focus of Jo-Ann's discussion with Robert Wiersma, APW's Beyond The...
Solving the stink over sewage
Newly appointed Sewage Treatment Program Director, Albert Sweetnam, will earn 290 thousand dollars a year. Is he worth it?
Two Guns and Rocky Mountain Express
Katherine Monk reviews two new films, "Two Guns" and an IMAX movie, "Rocky Mountain Express."
Bringing home the gold
Paralympic athlete and MLA Michelle Stillwell is just back from France, where she added three gold medals to her incredible career totals.
Summer reading list for foodies
Food Matters takes a look at reading with a bit of flavour to it. Don Genova brings a list of suggested books for your summer time that is spent in a comfy chair or hammock.
Sewage that just won't go away
They are the dirtiest words uttered in the Capital Region -- sewage treatment. We talked with Vic Derman about what he wants the CRD board to know about it.
Staunching the flow of city spending
A new report recommends getting rid of Victoria's Crystal Pool as a way of staunching the flow of city spending. The Mayor says no, but other councillors are not so sure. We talk with Councillor Shellie Gudgeon.
Coming out in the parish
We talk to a gay man, who was a Catholic priest, about his decision to leave the church and what the recent comments from Pope Francis mean for him.
Fermenting a better soda
This week on Food Matters, Don Genova bubbled his way into the studio with an intriguing new product.
Waiting for the money
The deadline is looming for the province to get an offer in for a treasured chunk of Quadra Island. We check in with the owners.
Facing up to the truth
In the wake of news about government experiments on aboriginal people we talk to the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Off The Radar
On Small Town Big Business, we heard about a Victoria tech company that has taken the long term view of success.
Men who love My Little Pony
We hear about a new documentary which follows grown men who love the children's TV show. And we'll also find out how Hey Ocean's lead singer ended up at a Brony convention.
Why some writers don't like interviews
Making waves on "Beyond the Bestseller" our columnist, Rob Wiersema, talks about questions some writers don't like when they do interviews. And why they might just have to get over it.
More help needed for depressed young people
A young Saanich man died just days after being released from hospital, despite the protests of family and friends who worried he would hurt himself. Dayne Johnson's mother Pam tells us Dayne's story.
Sending surfboards to the Middle East
We hear about a Lantzville entrepreneur who's built a thriving international surf company.
The Education Minister has removed the two elected representatives and appointed a public administrator to negotiate a deal with teachers. We asked him "Why?"
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