“Before there were tight pants, lumberjack shirts, beards and people saying the word ‘artisanal'” there was Earth’s Herbal. Local entrepreneur, Lily Fawn, started up Earth’s Herbal in 1992 with the intent of sharing her unique herbal products with the community.
Lily has schooling in holistic medicine, healthcare, phytotherapy and the science of herbal remedies.
The recipes she started creating were for individual clients when she was a Holistic Consultant. The incredible blends were such a success, she was highly encouraged to create a line of products for purchase. This spawned Earth’s Herbal Products, “an ever growing line of organic tinctures, ointments, aromatherapy, sensual products and herbal teas that are not only delicious but also of the highest quality available.” There’s even a PMS and Menopause tea!
You may have seen the fun packaging in stores around Victoria, including Ground Control Cafe. They’re colourful, playful and humorous. A few of the more popular flavours are The Study Buddy, Hangover Tea and Apple Pie.
Her line of sensual products includes lube and nipple gel, and she even makes “Man Stuff” cologne with Rum and Bay leaves!!
Click below to hear more about Earth’s Herbal on the B-Side show on the Zone at 91.3fm.
There’s this illusion that working for a video game company involves countless hours of playing games on a couch, paired with bottomless popcorn and slacking off.
Well, the amount of work that goes into making video games exciting for all ages is tremendous! Just take local company, TinyMob Games, who have been building M.E.R.C. for a year and a half and just released it.
M.E.R.C. is a game that allows users to step into the world of non-stop, real-time tactical engagements with a 4-person squad. You can upgrade and recruit units, learn and enhance special abilities, while acquiring better weapons and gear. You can also take your toughest and bravest recruits into action in co-op multiplayer to kick some serious “Manta butt” and save the world.
There’s been lots of excitement in Victoria’s video game community lately, including Wizard Games releasing Cowbots and Aliens and VicVideoGames.com going live.
VicVideoGames.com gives information on a Student Video Game Work Experience Program and allows students to register, and even select which weeks they can do a work term.
The Student Video Game Work Experience Program provides students with the opportunity to learn what it is like to work in a video game company.
To see some of our incredible video game companies up close, make sure you attend Discover Tectoria on February 24th!
Listen below as Dan Gunn talks about “the gateway drug to the tech sector” on the Zone at 91-3FM.
Float House Victoria is a 5-tank sensory deprivation and floatation centre located in downtown Victoria, BC where you can relax, restore, reboot and even feel the weightlessness of outer space!
The urban vibe spa has 5 rooms containing “pods”. The pods are 7′ x 4.5′, giving those with claustrophobia no fear at all. The pods are filled with body temperature salt water, which allows your body to float inside the pod. The result is not being able to feel left from right, up from down. The funky LED lighting and colours also fade as your 90 minute session nears an end, allowing you to go into a mediation.
This local business is so popular that people are starting to buy weekly and monthly packages.
Hear more about Dan Gunn’s experience below on the Zone@91.3fm‘s morning show.
In 2005 a documentary was released called “Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream” (click here for a clip). It explored the anything-goes era of 1970s cult films and their continuing influence on pop culture and modern society.
While this activity is a thing of the past, local group Atomic Vaudeville is bringing back their rendition of the Rocky Horror Show: Live from Oct 19th to 29th at the Metro Studio. It’s become a must-see in our city and tickets sell out very quickly. If you can’t get tickets, they have another show called Make Halloween Great Again that is bound to be another hit.
There are many Halloween events happening all over the city including the sold out Night Shift: Haunted Halloweenat the Royal BC Museum, but if you look closely you’ll also see our city transform into Canada’s Haunted Capital with things like city benches decorated with bat wings by local fabricator, Russell Papp!
Holy bat wing bench!
Listen below as Dan Gunn discusses all of this and more, including what all the toast is about, on the Zone@91.3fm‘s morning show.