CARBC researcher calls cannabis “the exit drug”

Philippe Lucas, who works at UVic and as a researcher at the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia (CARBC), presented a seminar titled “Cannabis: The Exit Drug” in the…

Prosperity Mine project rejected again

A proposed mine 125 kilometres west of Williams Lake, B.C., was recently given the no-go from Canada’s minister of the environment, Leona Aglukkaq. The proposal, called the New Prosperity Mine…

Protesters gather to speak against trophy hunting

A group of colourful umbrellas covered pathways surrounding the B.C. Legislature buildings on the afternoon of Feb. 15. The gathering came to speak out against trophy hunting of B.C. bears.…

Record number of B.C. transplants in 2013

2013 was a banner year for organ donations within B.C., surpassing the previous year’s already impressive quantity by over 40 transplants. The 346 transplants within the calendar year saw organ…

Changes to liquor laws not all about availability

Since Sept. 2013, the B.C. government has been working to remodel the province’s liquor laws. The government released its final recommendations Jan. 31, which highlight things like allowing alcohol to…

Protesters follow Harper through his B.C. tour

“It wouldn’t be B.C. without it,” said Prime Minister Stephen Harper as the two sign-wielding protesters were taken off the stage in their catering uniforms. The incident transpired on Jan.…

B.C. Ferries prices to rise

The travel home for next month’s reading break just became a little bit more burdensome. As B.C. Ferries raise their fare prices by 3.5 per cent on Jan. 17, UVic…

Kinder Morgan submits pipeline proposal despite protests

Energy company Kinder Morgan submitted a proposal to the National Energy Board (NEB) on Dec. 16 for an expansion of its Trans Mountain Pipeline. The expansion of the pipeline, which…

Focus on Fuel Part I: A history of the Liquefied Natural Gas industry in British Columbia

This is Part I in a five-part Martlet investigative series exploring the economic, socio-political, and environmental impacts of the B.C. government’s decision to pursue Liquid Natural Gas initiatives. This instalment…

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