Posts By: Annie Lepage

Shatterbox Coffee brews sustainable almond alternative

In light of the extreme drought in California, Kalen Harris, owner of Shatterbox Coffee downtown, has started brewing up hemp milk as an alternative to almond milk. The world’s obsession with almonds is no secret. According to the Almond Board of California, 80 per cent of the world’s almonds are produced in California — a booming industry… Read more »

Final AVP workshop of the year nears

The last consent workshop for the school year, hosted by the Anti-Violence Project (AVP), will be held on April 7. This year, the AVP began hosting consent workshops once a month as opposed to their old model of a by-request basis. Over the summer, they will temporarily revert back to this by-request basis before resuming… Read more »

Showing the lemur love

A week after completing her dissertation at UVic, Tara Clarke left for southwestern Madagascar to work in the Lemur Rescue Centre. Starting on March 23, Clarke will spend two months in the region, working with UVic alumna and Lemur Love founder and director Dr. Marni LaFleur. “People here think that [lemurs] are not endangered because… Read more »

UVic students rally for needs-based grants

  On March 24, students will rally outside the downtown ICBC office with over 3,000 signatures on a petition demanding more needs based, non-repayable student funding from the B.C. government. With students struggling to pay tuition fees and student loans, B.C. remains the only province in Canada without a needs-based funding program. “Students have a… Read more »

Get cozy with Part and Parcel

Located across from the Blue Bridge Theatre at the Roxy, Part and Parcel is relatively new to the Victoria restaurant scene. Understandably, not many people have heard about it  due to its small size and somewhat obscure location, but if you haven’t tried this place yet, you should. Choosing the location for convenience sake, my… Read more »

Get cozy with Part and Parcel

Located across from the Blue Bridge Theatre at the Roxy, Part and Parcel is relatively new to the Victoria restaurant scene. Understandably, not many people have heard about it  due to its small size and somewhat obscure location, but if you haven’t tried this place yet, you should. Choosing the location for convenience sake, my… Read more »

Fight for $15 comes to UVic

UPDATED: March 17, 2015 at 5:25 p.m. On March 17, proponents and unions gathered outside the SUB to support Fight for $15, a B.C. Federation of Labour sponsored campaign with the goal of raising B.C.’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by the end of 2015. However, organizers of the group did not gain permission… Read more »

Something wicket this way comes

One of the world’s most popular sports has a long, colourful past, and a vibrant present in Victoria. Even if cricket has usually been relegated to the margins of the 21st-century Canadian sporting landscape, it is certainly alive and well on Vancouver Island. There are an estimated 2.5 billion cricket fans worldwide, and around one… Read more »