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Brotherhood, no rules

Posted: April 30, 2020 at 6:45 am   /   V.I.

“Brotherhood, no rules” is an excerpt from an upcoming memoir about the author’s journey of gender awakening. By Lys Morton Illustration: Teigan Mudle Humans are inherently social creatures, seeking out groups that cause our mirror neurons to light up like a prairie lightning storm. We strive to see ourselves in others, and to understand our […]

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Pandemiversity

Posted: April 22, 2020 at 8:29 pm   /   V.I.

by Erinn Sturgeon There is no downplaying the major effect that the Coronavirus pandemic is having on people around the globe, university students included. For those of us who thought we’d be in a classroom knocking off a final exam right about now, the complications have been innumerable: Courses cancelled or transferred online, roommates who […]

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Top 10 weird and/or wonderful V.I. Airbnbs

Posted: April 15, 2020 at 4:30 pm   /   V.I.

By Sean Enns Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade, you’ll have heard of Airbnb. For that matter, even if you have been living under a rock, you were probably charging people $200/night to share the experience. A pioneer in the sharing economy alongside Uber and Etsy, Airbnb was initially conceived […]

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In One Word: Vancouver Island

Posted: March 7, 2016 at 9:49 pm   /   V.I.

They come from Germany, Egypt, Greenland, Finland, the United States — you name it. International students from all over the world arrive to study on Vancouver Island, whether at Vancouver Island University, the University of Victoria, or other of the island’s post-secondary institutions. They each experience their new, if temporary, home in their own way. Their perceptions are often shaped by the huge […]

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Deadly cocktail

Posted: March 5, 2016 at 11:08 am   /   V.I.

By Benjamin Everett Over 40 fentanyl-related overdoses have been reported in Victoria and Nanaimo since December 20, 2015, 12 of them fatal. The victims have come from all walks of life, but Paul Hasselback, Medical Health Officer for Central Vancouver Island, says that “it’s the younger ones that are the most tragic.” Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate […]

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From camp to campus

Posted: February 14, 2016 at 6:32 pm   /   V.I.

By Natalie Gates Noor Mohamed Maalim, 23, breezes in two minutes late in a crisp, white button-up shirt. With an easy grin and friendly greeting, he plops down two boxes of pizza on a table before his fellow club members. He grabs a marker and struts to the whiteboard where he jots a list of […]

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“They may put the aquaculture industry in Baynes Sound right out of business.”

Posted: June 13, 2013 at 5:01 am   /   V.I.

To the Introduction: The Raven and the Oysters: Mathew Wright is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the BC Shellfish Growers Association. LOUIS:         How many or what percentage of the oyster growers in the Baynes Sound area does your organization, the British Columbia Shellfish Growers Association, represent? MATHEW:   Sixty per cent. LOUIS:         How many full […]

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“The water treatment will assure that the quality of this water will protect the shellfish.”

Posted: June 13, 2013 at 4:58 am   /   V.I.

To the Introduction: The Raven and the Oysters: John Tapics is the CEO of Compliance Energy Corporation which has a 60% interest in the Raven Coal Project. The remaining 40% interest is owned by I-Comox Coal Inc. which is a subsidiary of Iotochu Corporation of Japan and by L.G. Investments Canada Limited which is a […]

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