Federal court lands blow against construction of Trans Mountain pipeline

Federal Court of Appeal says First Nations were not adequately consulted on the project and that marine traffic was not taken into account The Federal Court of Appeal ruled today…

UVic fencer takes gold at provincial championships

Caleb McIntosh’s foray into fencing started as many good stories do — with a crush on a girl. “I was 12 and there was this girl I had a huge crush on,…

What students should know before voting in the B.C. election

On Tuesday, May 9, the B.C. Green, NDP, and Liberal parties will vie for the votes of British Columbians in the province’s 41st election. Each party’s platform is lengthy and encompasses…

Site C Dam put on blast at community panel

Over 130 community members gathered in the David Turpin Building on the evening of Feb. 9 for “Save the Peace, Protect the Future,” a panel event on the possible outcomes…

BREAKING: Premier announces support for sexual assault bill

Premier Christy Clark has pledged her support for the Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policies Act tabled last week by Andrew Weaver, MLA Oak Bay-Gordon Head, it was announced this afternoon. Premier…

Inside B.C.’s BarWatch program

With the holidays approaching, it’s likely you’ll find yourself out celebrating more than usual. But what you may not know is the extent to which authorities are monitoring bar patrons…

Price increases create bottleneck for brewers

The Liquor Distribution Board (LDB) of B.C. changed its pricing model on beer, with the previous three-tiered system falling to the wayside. A wholesale model was introduced in April and…

New voice for seniors talks to students

Isobel Mackenzie has been appointed as seniors advocate for B.C. The newly created position is a first for Canada. Mackenzie’s appointment is a result of Bill 10 the Seniors Advocate…

What makes a hate crime?

On March 17, the minister responsible for multiculturalism, Teresa Wat, announced that the B.C. government has launched an anti–hate-crime campaign called Know Hate. The campaign, which is run in partnership…

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