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Climate change a generational issue, says Suzuki

On May 30, Dr. David Suzuki spoke at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney about his latest book, Letters to My Grandchildren. The book is written in conversational-styled letters to…

Island Run organizers support local hospital

With spring weather coming slowly but surely to Vancouver Island, several Royal Roads University students have seized the opportunity and organized a fundraising run in support of Mount St. Mary…

Photo: UVic students visit Coast Guard vessel

On April 10, UVic grad students and MEOPeers led by David Atkinson were invited to tour the CCGS (Canadian Coast Guard Ship) Sir Wilfrid Laurier, which was moored in Patricia…

Victoria drone flight school pioneering new industry

Safety is the first priority at UAS 101, an Unmanned Aerial Systems flight school. The three-day course, run by David Carlos of Victoria Aerial Photos and Survey, is one of…

Canadian Federation of Students ‘under attack,’ says anonymous email

On Feb. 12, an anonymous email was sent to the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) concerning a series of events beginning in October 2014 which allegedly undermine the “fundamental principles”…

B.C. minimum wage increase met with disappointment

After three years without an increase to the $10.25 minimum wage, B.C. announced a 20 cent increase to $10.45, scheduled for Sept. 2015. One step behind Seattle’s 2014 approval for…

Victoria’s Day of Action against Bill C-51

On Saturday, March 14, hundreds of citizens, activists, and students filled the streets outside of the Victoria Court House, sacrificing a sunny Saturday to march in protest against the proposed…

Trans rights bill ‘killed’ by gendered bathroom amendment

A bill aiming to increase protections to transgender persons has been effectively gutted by an amendment proposed by Conservative Senator Don Plett. While two amendments are considered procedural, the third…

Lisa Nakamura speaks on Tumblr activism and Navajo microchips

In the past, Lisa Nakamura’s work has led her to write extensively on topics like racism and homophobia in gaming. For her piece on racism towards “gold farmers” in the…