National

New voice for seniors talks to students

Isobel Mackenzie has been appointed as seniors advocate for B.C. The newly created position is a first for Canada. Mackenzie’s appointment is a result of Bill 10 the Seniors Advocate…

Canadians question fairness of Fair Elections Act

Bill C-23, better known as the Fair Elections Act, was first presented to the House of Commons on Feb. 4. It comprises a 252-page document that outlines many different amendments…

How to handle an emergency

On March 7, two students were injured in a shooting at York University in Toronto. Twenty-two year-old Kemon Edwards was subsequently arrested for firing a shot in the University’s food…

March is Fraud Awareness Month

March marks Fraud Awareness Month across Canada, and government organizations and websites are encouraging public awareness that will help Canadians to protect themselves from identity theft. Identity theft and fraud…

The one-wheeled activist

Victoria local Joseph Boutilier has decided to embark on a five-month journey to Ottawa in order to raise awareness about climate change. The trip will include stops in small towns…

MP petitions government to save orcas

Southern Vancouver Island is home to many—man and beast. Killer whales comprise a small percentage of the island’s residents, but act as a major source of regional pride. However, just…

UVic-based diagnostic technology secures U.S. patent

A new diagnostic technology for identifying and targeting cancer has secured a U.S. patent, according to a press release issued by UVic in mid-February. Developed by UVic’s van Veggel Research…

Government of Canada launches innovative Holocaust remembrance and education program

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), in congruence with the National Film board of Canada (NFB), has initiated a new education program to provide Canadian educators with resources for teaching the…

CSEC: the organization most Canadians may not know about

This government agency employs over 2 000 people and has a budget of $422 million. It is housed in the most expensive building in Canadian government history—worth $1.1 billion. It has…