LNG to reduce B.C. Ferries’ fares: It’s just going to take a while

On Sept. 22, B.C. Ferries proposed the conversion of its two Spirit-class vessels, the Spirit of Vancouver Island and the Spirit of British Columbia, to dual-fuel engines, which would allow…

Fish Eye Project connects viewers with an underwater world

Mike Irvine comes from a long line of divers. His grandfather was an engineer who helped develop the Newtsuit, an atmospheric diving apparatus resembling a metal spacesuit. His father met…

Is Changes coming to the capital?

Victoria’s upcoming municipal election has taken a turn for the wacky this week, as Rob Duncan, founder of the awareness campaign Clowns Against Child Poverty, announced his intention to run…

Rifflandia: a hip-hop wrap-up

The first two nights of Rifflandia delivered a full slate of top-shelf hip hop.

TEDx brings pursuit of knowledge to Victoria

On Saturday, Nov. 22, the fourth annual TEDxVictoria will take place at the McPherson Playhouse. Adapted from the large-scale TED conference, the independent TEDx program was designed to allow communities…

Vancouver-based rock band Little Wild perseveres

Lounging on the stone steps of Copper Owl, waiting to play their next gig, Vancouver-based Little Wild bring an air of mystery to the music scene of Victoria, as one…

UVic alumna publishes bold debut

At once touching and disturbing, Wallflowers spans a diverse range of narrative forms: some stories are told through letters, others are told backwards, but all maintain an elegance and precision…

UVic innovations get royal attention

On Sept. 13, Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Countess of Wessex, accompanied by the lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, Judith Guichon, visited the Bob Wright Centre at UVic to learn more about the…

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