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Two local authors receive Victoria literary awards

Local Victoria authors Stephen Reid and Polly Horvath were awarded at the 2013 Victoria Book Prize Awards, in a gala held at the Union Club of B.C. on Oct. 16.…

Leadership Victoria to host 10th annual leadership awards

Leadership Victoria will play host to the 10th annual Victoria Leadership Awards (VLA) Feb. 26, 2014, at Crystal Gardens. The awards, which were established in 2004, are given to leaders…

UVic’s POLIS responds to Water Sustainability Act proposal

[Correction, Nov. 7, 2013: This article was printed with a misplaced word. The below has been corrected to reflect that Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C.…

CRD faces compost quandary

Oct. 24, local composting business Pedal to Petal sent out an email to its clients in response to the Capital Regional District’s (CRD) recent processing problems with the kitchen scraps…

Big fuss over micro-lofts

On Oct. 24, Victoria city council unanimously approved a plan to redevelop the long-deserted Janion building, despite objections from some neighbouring residents. The proposal by Reliance Properties will convert the…

Citizens for Safe Technology takes action against B.C. Hydro

The group Citizens for Safe Technology (CST) and its supporters have initiated legal action against B.C. Hydro for its implementation of the Smart Meter. They believe the Smart Meter invades…

Downtown smoking areas restricted by bylaws

Smokers are being pushed farther and farther away from the non-smoking public as the Capital Regional District (CRD) board recently amended its Clean Air policy. The policy formerly banned lit…

Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs helps new businesses get started

It’s Small Business Month this month. Getting a dream off the ground can be a daunting task for most people; however, UVic’s Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs (ICE) in the Gustavson…

Mayor kicks off Fire Prevention Week outside City Hall

In the early hours of Monday, Oct. 7, Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin stood before a small crowd of firefighters and onlookers outside City Hall and ushered in the start of…