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A New Year, A New Change

Happy New Year from Breakwater Magazine! As we press reset on a new year, we want to share with you an important update.

By Breakwater Mag

All Of Breakwater's 2019 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guides

The holidays have a way of sneaking up on you, and if you’re like us, you’ve probably left gift buying to the last minute. Lucky for you (and us), we’ve put together a series of last minute gift guides for every type of Vancouver Islander in your life.

By Breakwater Mag

Just Like Baba's—Taking in the Friday Night Supper at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre

Writer and photographer Rachel Rilkoff takes in one of Victoria's hottest nights of dining: the once-a-month Friday night Ukrainian Supper.

By Breakwater Mag

Island Diaries: Sarah Neufeld, violinist for Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre

I found a lot of music when I was 17 that struck me: this could not have come from here. This has been made in a place so different, from a harder place.

By Breakwater Mag

The Pie Lady of Vic West

She loves the colour hot pink and makes delicious pies. Meet Victoria's inimitable "Pie Lady," Dawn Morgan.

By Sierra Skye Gemma

On Hangover Poutine and the kind of Greasy Spoon that Never Judges

In Stands and Shacks, we document our affinity for the most unassuming places to eat on Vancouver Island. First up: Esquimalt's glorious La Belle Patate.

By Julia Crawford

 

What's Happening This Week: September 9-15

On your to-do list: a sexy film festival, live-action art battle, Port Hardy's first-ever Pride festival, the fall fair, outdoor wine dinners and more.

By Breakwater Mag

What does this playlist by Île Sauvage and Whistle Buoy have in common?

Île Sauvage Brewing is known for their wild and sour beers, but there isn't anything sour about the playlist they just dropped.

By Breakwater Mag

Vancouver Island Icons: Who Are They Really?

Can Yonni accept his fate as a tantalizing doughnut whose pretty exterior is used to entice customers? Will Howard the Gnome ever be resurrected?

By Julia Serena Ready

Q&A with Stef Hartwig of Lore General

We catch up with Stef to talk about the origins of Lore, what products she’s a fan of and what’s next for the store.

By Julia Dilworth

What's Happening This Week: September 3-8

Start September off right.

By Breakwater Mag

Church St.Taphouse Looks to Bring Live Music Back to Comox

Church St. Taphouse opened its doors in early August. Here's a look inside the new pub and soon-to-be live music venue.

By Julia Dilworth

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