Post-sec schools ask, ‘Why can’t we be friends?’

The collective nature of Vancouver Island is as strong as ever. On March 5, five colleges and universities on Vancouver Island signed an agreement to re-affirm a commitment to work…

Music Rags: Music of the heart with Dirty Grace

Island-based gypsy folk artists Dirty Grace came together in a natural, easy way. Vocalist/guitarist Betty Supple recalls the origins of the group. “Marley (Daemon) and I were both in a…

MP petitions government to save orcas

Southern Vancouver Island is home to many—man and beast. Killer whales comprise a small percentage of the island’s residents, but act as a major source of regional pride. However, just…

Deer cull planned for Oak Bay

Oak Bay Municipal Council has approved participation in a Capital Regional District (CRD) pilot project that would result in the trapping and killing of 25 deer in the municipality. The…

A toast to the Urban Dirty

Urban Dirty: A glass of Hoyne’s Dark Matter with a drop shot of bourbon (because it rhymes with urban). In the UVic Urban Development Club, it’s said that if you…

Pacific Coast Pretty: Bee-stung beauty on Vancouver Island

An emerging skincare trend has been causing quite a buzz in the beauty industry as of late. Bee venom, which contains the toxin melittin, has been enjoying renewed fame ever…

B.C. Transit tests mid-sized bus in Victoria

A brand new mid-sized bus is sliding through Victoria’s streets for the next couple of weeks. Known as a MiDi bus, this slimmer, shorter bus has been gliding along Victoria…

The Tapa Bar: a local success story

If you are looking for a funky place to hang out that has trendy music and delicious food at reasonable prices, then you need to try out the Tapa Bar,…

The best places to go on a date in Victoria

As Valentine’s Day grows ever nearer—whether you’re celebrating the season with a first date, your significant other, or even a friend—it’s always fun to try something different and exciting with…

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