New Year’s Eve is the worst

So it was Jan. 31, and you had a wicked night planned. You wore your best dress, had a magnum of champagne in hand and kept your eye on the…

Museums can take us back to a personal past

I’m not a lifetime resident of Victoria, but I’m close to it. I’m more like a lifetime tourist. Although I didn’t start living in this city until I attended UVic,…

Growing Pains: Taking emotional responsibility

We do our best to empathize and stop immediately if we see someone react as if they’re offended, and for the majority of us, the insults are just more proof…

Letters January 10, 2013

Arbitration needed in transit dispute As Vanessa Hawk’s recent article (“Transit job action continues, no formal negotiations scheduled,” Dec. 13) makes clear, the main impediment to a settlement in the ongoing B.C. Transit…

Fairy tales of fat

Obesity as a final, awful bastion of prejudice

The rest of Canada can’t afford to be idle

By now, you’ve definitely heard of the Idle No More movement: an Indigenous-led wave of protest and demonstration in support of treaty rights and against the Conservatives’ Bill C-45. With…

Making do with the West Coast in winter

With no frozen ponds or snowy hills, what do West-Coasters do all winter?

Editorial: Looking back and ahead

Now the new year is rolling on in, and it’s time for us all to look back on some of the most interesting players in 2012 and figure out what…


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