UVSS director of finance and operations resigns

Anas Cheema, UVSS Director of Finance and Operations, resigned from his position via email as of 4 p.m. on Nov. 24. An emergency board meeting will be held on Nov. 26 in order to give the directors-at-large an opportunity to move for an interim position. “I wasn’t totally shocked, but I still wish this wasn’t… Read more »

Letters: Nov. 27

Re: “Board Shorts: Nov. 17“, “Board Shorts: Nov. 3“, “Board Shorts: Oct. 20“ I thank you for your coverage of the recent censure of Director of Finance Cheema and near censure of three more directors, but I am disappointed that you have not covered this matter in the depth it deserves. Censure, especially of an… Read more »

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 »