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Punching for a greater cause: Local boxing club empowering women through sport

For the past four years, Ellen Connor has established and grown the West Coast Wonder Women — a division of Sooke Boxing Club, and non-profit club that hosts just one…

“We all fight a fight no one knows about”: Jordin Tootoo gives keynote speech at UVic Wellness Week

For the keynote speech at UVic’s sixth annual Wellness Week, Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuit player in the NHL, discussed his experiences with depression and alcoholism following his brother’s death…

EDITORIAL | The Wet’suwet’en solidarity movement isn’t (really) about the pipeline

If you look past most coverage, it becomes clear that movement isn't, at its core, about the pipeline at all. The Wet’suwet’en have been working to reoccupy their territory since…

NEWS UNSETTLED | Reconciliation is dead

"No matter the form each action has taken, there has been a common declaration among them: Reconciliation is dead. This is in response to the actions, or lack thereof, by…

Awareness and art on display at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

The 55th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Royal B.C. Museum brings global environmental and animal welfare issues to the forefront. Featured is the work of Canadian…

Tinder horror stories: When swiping right goes wrong

On a site where people describe themselves in their bios as “definitely a bad influence,” “not actually a douche bag,” and “looking for a strong, confident woman … who understands…

PHOTO ESSAY | Struggle for Indigenous sovereignty sparks direct action

The last two weeks have seen an outpouring of direct action demonstrations across the country against the B.C. provincial and Canadian federal governments in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people and…

Indigenous youth and allies stay overnight on B.C. Legislature steps, block intersections in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

After spending the night at the B.C. Legislature in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en after RCMP raids and arrests, more people showed their support by joining in a march at 8…

Over 200 Indigenous youth and allies gather for “lockdown” at the B.C. Legislature

Locked arm-to-arm in front of the ceremonial entrance of the B.C. Parliament Buildings in downtown Victoria, dozens of Indigenous people and over 200 allies gathered around noon on Feb. 6…