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Reviews: The Bookshop, classy, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, gay conversion slammed, and 1945, post-war ill will
Also: Support the Girls, in the serving staff, Papillon, in and out of an infamous prison, Breath, grow up and surf, The Happytime Murders, of puppets, and Little Italy, love and rival pizzas
Aug 24th, 2018
A glorious debut, a little-known racial history and a summer thriller with surfing and a shark
Also a lurid rant about fashion models and a repeat invasion from outer space
Jun 24th, 2016
At Queen of the Peak Women's Surf Championship in Tofino, women are riding the crest
The Queen of the Peak all women’s surf championship in Tofino aims to return female surfers to their former status as “Queens” in surfing’s “sport of Kings.” Surfing in pre-colonial Hawaii and...
Sep 17th, 2013
Spectacular beachfront comfort at Ocean Village Resort in Tofino, B.C.
After the summer crowds clear out, Ocean Village in Tofino is a wonderful place to go for a kicked-back weekend with the kids, romance, surfing, or all of the above...
Feb 18th, 2011
Where to go in British Columbia? Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
VO publisher Linda Solomon takes you to Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet, BC.
Feb 18th, 2011
Top 10 adventures for thrill-seeking women
Vancouver’s fun-loving lifestyle isn’t just limited to zenning out yoga-style or sweating your stuff jogging along the beach. For ladies seeking a little more oomph from their local adventures here...
Oct 7th, 2010
Surfing Long Beach
As a wave approached, I climbed onto the board, activated my core strength, looked behind me, lifted up into a cobra pose, and paddled four strokes. I felt the wave catch the board and power me forwa
Linda Solomon Wood
May 15th, 2010