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Rumoured threat of arrests may have affected turnout for Victoria climate strike

Due to rumours of possible arrests, the turnout for the global student climate strike on Mar. 15 was compromised, organizers say. Some Victoria City Councillors are speculating on intentional intimidation.…

Coordinated global youth strike sees movement of a million strong

Over one million young people from some 1 600 communities across the world decided to ditch school on Friday, Mar. 15 to tell adults to quit ditching the future when…

Hundreds block Johnson Street Bridge, six arrested in name of a livable climate

Around 250 people gathered in the middle of Johnson Street Bridge, Victoria, on Monday night to hold a candle-lit vigil for a livable climate. Traffic was disrupted for about two…

Update: Saudi Arabian students at UVic

Here’s what’s new since August On August 6, the Saudi Arabian government announced it would be withdrawing all Saudi nationals studying at Canadian universities. The announcement was made after Chrystia…

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the UVic Repair Café

The 99 per cent of stuff we throw out needs saving Get out your shattered gadgets, tattered jackets, and battered desk lamps — the Repair Café is coming to UVic…

UVic students write Ukrainian prisoners messages of hope and solidarity

The Ukrainian Students Society encourages students to take action on global issues On the misty morning of Oct. 24, members of the UVic community gathered at Petch Fountain to write…

The U.S. works to mend relations with Cuba

Following months of secret talks hosted by Canada between the United States and Cuba, the Obama administration further normalized political relations with the island nation, lifting travel and financial restrictions…

B.C. liquefied natural gas not climate’s saviour, report says

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and Pembina Institute have published a report suggesting stronger environmental policies to ensure liquefied natural gas (LNG) will positively impact the global climate.…

Canada funds medical supplies for Ukraine

As the Sochi games come to a close, a controversy that continues to engulf the region has escalated. Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, has elected to tie his nation’s economy with…