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Dean Fortin runs for re-election

Victoria’s 51st mayor, Dean Fortin, is running for re-election for a third term in office. A UVic undergraduate and graduate alumni, Fortin was first elected in 2008, and re-elected in…

David Suzuki sows grassroots support for food security

The David Suzuki virtual classroom got off to a bit of a late start on Oct. 6 as over a dozen spectators waited patiently at Cinecenta to hear his insights.…

Marianne Alto strives to find balance in her community

Meeting in her campaign office on a rainy Saturday afternoon, Marianne Alto pulls out a platform pamphlet after about 10 minutes and says, “I’m going to do something that politicians…

Protests continue at Grace Islet, for now

Injunction against protestors delayed one month

Mayoral candidate Lisa Helps takes action

UVic alumna Lisa Helps is a front-runner in the mayoral election, taking place on Nov. 15.

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.

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