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Category Archives: Dining & Entertainment


Written on April 18, 2013 at 11:01 pm, by

When you have had enough of the quaint charm of Victoria, it is time to take a break in wine country. Yes, wine country. The Saanich Peninsula currently has eight producers – include a very good maker of gin and an excellent cider house – that operate tasting rooms. Some are open weekends only and others are open all  Continue Reading »

Selkirk Waterfront: From Mill to Modern Community

Written on November 7, 2012 at 11:24 am, by

Two decades after the Jawl family bought a 25-acre former sawmill site on Gorge Road, the final project is going up on the Selkirk Waterfront. Heavy equipment is preparing the last piece of the mill site for a six-storey, $17-million building that will be ready for B.C. Investment Management Corp. in 2015, said Robert Jawl  Continue Reading »

Bill Mattick’s Restaurant – What Local Tastes Like

Written on April 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm, by

It’s Spring! The daffodils are blooming, the cherry trees are heavy with flowers and the bees are buzzing. After a sleepy winter, Bill Mattick’s Restaurant is kicking back into high gear. It’s a new season with some new faces and some new ideas all piled onto the local, always fresh, always delicious meals. Bill’s is  Continue Reading »