Culture

Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair is more than meets the eye

Amidst some of the soggiest weather we’ve had since April, fans, super-fans and the curious alike flocked to Pearkes Recreation Centre for Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair on Oct.…

Mise en Scene debut album Desire’s Despair promises to deliver

Mise en Scene is riled up and ready to preview their debut album on a cross-country tour that’s making its way to Victoria for a show at Club 9One9 on…

Events Calendar: October 10 – 31

Events Calendar: October 10 - 31

Eats, chews and leaves: Bin 4 offers a bevy of burgers

I need to pose a few questions. Does food taste the same to everyone? If I polled a group of 100 hungry individuals, would they all describe a green apple…

Plight of the puma named Roy

A minimum of a month-long term is required for people working with the park’s cats. The rationale behind this is to help maintain a structured routine for the animals, as…

Seasonal drinking, Vancouver Island style

Vancouver Island Brewery launches Iron Plow Harvest Märzen

‘What we define as news is pretty narrow’

Slightly early for our interview, I walk toward Vivian Smith’s office in UVic’s Fine Arts building. The instructor is busy talking to another student about the role journalism plays today. 

Taking a puma for a promenade

In 2012, UVic Biology/Geography student Travis Muir went to Bolivia for five weeks to volunteer at an ecological reserve and rehabilitation centre that houses jaguars, pumas, ocelots and a variety…

Online crowd-funding no easy task

These days, there’s a lot of hype around online crowd-funding websites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, where creative types can solicit donations for various projects from people all over the…