Camelot comes to Victoria

Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) and the Victoria Symphony present Camelot in Concert at the Royal Theatre in Victoria on Nov. 22-23. The magical tale, which follows King Arthur and the forbidden love of his wife, Queen Guinevere, and knight, Sir Lancelot, this show blends a theatrical musical with the rich sounds of a full symphony on stage…. Read more »

Fur and fun at the Belfry

The most-produced play in North America this season, Venus in Fur, by David Ives, premiered off-Broadway in 2010. It centers on Thomas, a New York playwright and director auditioning actresses for his stage adaptation of Leopold Von Sader-Masoch’s real-life 1870 novel Venus in Furs. (The term ‘sado-masochism’ is inspired by him). Enter Vanda, a scattered… Read more »

Religious freedom no excuse for oppression

On Oct. 31, the Law Society of British Columbia overturned the initial decision to recognize graduates of Trinity Western University (TWU) in the province because of a discriminatory “community covenant” outlining “healthy sexuality” that says “sexual intimacy is reserved for marriage between one man and one woman.” Students must agree to a contract before attending,… Read more »

B.C. liquefied natural gas not climate’s saviour, report says

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and Pembina Institute have published a report suggesting stronger environmental policies to ensure liquefied natural gas (LNG) will positively impact the global climate. The provincial government has emphasized LNG extraction as a major part of its long-term economic strategy. “If natural gas is exploited and used very wisely,… Read more »

Sustainable fashion on the rise in Victoria

Price and style are immediate concerns for most people looking to add to their carefully crafted wardrobe, but sustainable does not mean tasteless or unnecessarily expensive. Small, local Victoria businesses prove these preconceptions wrong.

YPY: Abortion still up for debate

In 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada’s abortion law. The Court, however, left it open for Parliament to make a new abortion law, and never endorsed the idea that there should be no federal legislation regulating abortion or protecting pre-born children. Canada has then by default joined China and North Korea in… Read more »