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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…

Local NDP MPs speak out against C-51

On Feb. 27, NDP MPs Randall Garrison and Murray Rankin hosted a public consultation in Victoria on the 2015 Anti-Terrorism Act, commonly referred to as Bill C-51. Garrison and Rankin…

Sketchbook: Celebration of harmonious interest

 

Stolen Sisters Memorial March

Retired CBC radio host runs for Green Party in Victoria

After 34 years, newly retired CBC radio host Jo-Ann Roberts is taking off her journalist’s hat and turning her attention to politics. She now seeks a federal nomination for the…

Island Sexual Health Clinic overcomes funding shortfalls

After dealing with inadequate funding in 2014, the Island Sexual Health Clinic (ISHC) on Quadra Street says that they are in a much better financial situation after deliberate staff changes and…

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