Ringing in the festive beer

The author of Ecclesiastes made a fan out of me with the words, “I commend enjoyment,” for I, too, commend enjoyment. And just after this initial commendation comes the lasting legacy of Ecclesiastes: “there is nothing better for people under the sun than to eat, and drink, and enjoy themselves.”

The Sound of Music brings family fun to McPherson

Victoria audiences will get to experience the iconic Von Trapp family live this month at the McPherson Playhouse, where the Victoria Operatic Society (VOS) will take on The Sound of Music. The show premieres Dec. 7 at 8 p.m., and it won’t exactly be a remake of the film version we’re all so familiar with…. Read more »

Taking the Pulse of Canada’s Health Care System

Venerable journalist Jeffrey Simpson’s new book, Chronic Condition, examines and challenges why debating health care issues has become endemic rather than a healthy exercise. In this, his eighth book, Simpson challenges the populist understanding of the history of health care by exposing common myths, and he debunks some ideas about the future of health care. In… Read more »