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New Uno Fest play delights

After the curtain closed on Shangri-La, another entry in the Intrepid Theatre’s Uno Fest lineup, I started thinking about how the play got its name. It could describe 14-year-old Jeanne’s…

Proposed anti-smoking bylaw hurts homeless the most

Imagine a city untroubled by yucky smells, where happy citizens only make healthy choices. Doubtless, this is exactly what Victoria city councillors envisioned when they proposed an anti-smoking amendment to…

Party like it’s my 36th birthday

As I’m nearing my 22nd birthday, I’ve been called upon to decide how I’d like to spend it. Easy: delicious food, a lot of drinks, and the company of my…

Summer camps begin at the Centre of the Universe

For years, those curious about the galaxies and heavens above could drive down West Saanich Road to visit Observatory Hill, home to the Centre of the Universe (CU) and the…

Hike your heart out around Victoria

  Victoria is an incredible city for the casual outdoor enthusiast. Now that the sun is staying up later and the weather is getting friendlier, you too can join wilderness-loving…

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…

Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate looks to propel youth arts

“I really believe there are so many young people in this town that are revolutionizing spoken word.” That’s a quote from Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate (YPL), Morgan Purvis. Purvis,…

Gay dating in Victoria

In a dating world that primarily caters to cisgender, heterosexual individuals, queer people of all denominations are often forced to put in extra effort to find a candidate worthy of…