Former MLA runs for mayor

Before she was running for mayor, and before she was a B.C. Liberal MLA, Ida Chong was a certified general accountant and a self-proclaimed problem solver. As she likes to…

Dean Fortin runs for re-election

Victoria’s 51st mayor, Dean Fortin, is running for re-election for a third term in office. A UVic undergraduate and graduate alumni, Fortin was first elected in 2008, and re-elected in…

3 alternatives to UVic’s sporting facilities

Victoria offers a number of different facilities and athletic teams that are open to beginners and intermediate athletes alike. Venture outside of the university’s campus to join athletic teams or…

Confessions of a commuter cyclist

After screeching into one of UVic’s increasingly rare parking spots, I resolved to trade four wheels for two, and after a year, I have no desire to go back.

Public art in Victoria

“The difference between sanctioned and unsanctioned art is not just a question of legality. It’s more a question of what kinds of artworks get funding from the city or get…

Theatre SKAM’s bike ride delights

Satirical or childish, all the plays were fantastic in their own way. If you have never been to SKAM’s Bike Ride, it is well worth the experience and modest ticket…

Victoria Ska Fest: a love story

On the third night of the 15th annual Victoria Ska Fest, there was a moment that crystallized and reflected everything I've come to love about the festival.

Summer art adventures

Integrate Arts Festival running from August 15-16

Battle royale with cheese

The search for heaven between two buns