An ode to advancement

I would like to share a few observations that I’ve made about us, the Homo sapiens, and the inextricable relationship that we have with the natural world. Since the emergence…

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.…

Thoughts Occasioned by Remembrance Day

Do not remember! Not like this! Far better, truer, genuine To let it rest Safely immured, without occasion, Than celebrate and honour it Like this. Scheduled remembrance is a fraud,…

The lens: Senate scandal

Teaching Online Safety

It’s 3:20 p.m. on a Wednesday in late February, and students file out of Oak Bay Secondary in Victoria, B.C. Just moments after the final bell, they pile out in…


[Clarification: This opinion article was prompted in response to the off-leash dog park attached to UVic campus, primarily takes issue with the allocation of resources and care of public areas,…

Into the Mind brings emotion to ski-film genre

On Saturday Oct. 5, snow sport worshipers from across the Island met at Upstairs Cabaret to drink $4.50 PBRs and live vicariously through the skiers featured in long-awaited film Into…

Dispatches from book addiction

A lot of people have asked me if I’ve done anything fun with my summer. My full-time job doesn’t give many vacation days (sorry, students, but that’s real life for…

Announcement: Fiction contest results

The winning story is "Occupational Hazard," by Will Johnson

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