Posts By: Anna Dodd

A conversation with the federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson speaks to the Martlet about the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales On Sept. 7, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, federal minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, was in Victoria to make announcements regarding government marine and infrastructure initiatives. During his visit, the minister took time to stop by the… Read more »

Federal court lands blow against construction of Trans Mountain pipeline

Federal Court of Appeal says First Nations were not adequately consulted on the project and that marine traffic was not taken into account The Federal Court of Appeal ruled today that the Government of Canada did not properly consult with First Nations before the National Energy Board approved Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion… Read more »

UVSS directors alter in camera policy at June 30 meeting

Board no longer required to include topics of discussion before moving to in camera After two weeks apart, the UVSS Board of Directors met on July 30 to discuss the purchase of new liquor guns for Felicita’s Campus Pub and amendments to in camera sessions during board meetings. The meeting kicked off with reports to… Read more »

Business (not) as usual in Brussels

Brussels is not the most obvious destination for a traveller in Europe. The air is dirty and thick, and Belgian police seem to get a kick out of sounding their sirens at all hours of the night. On my first morning here, I sat in a café at six in the morning, drinking a miniscule… Read more »

A concerned citizen for fair elections in B.C.

Lobby group ads are purposefully misleading On April 11, the Chief Electoral Officer and Lieutenant-Governor officially called the B.C. provincial election, marking the start of the campaign period — and with it, the authorization of official party advertisements. Both the B.C. Liberals and the B.C. NDP have shown there will be no mercy when it comes to… Read more »

Lunar eclipse means Valentine’s Day horoscopes not so ideal

With the lunar eclipse occurring right before Valentine’s Day, everything appears to have gone wack this year. From incest to crippling loneliness to possible death, looking to the stars for love may not be in the cards for you this time around. Nonetheless, read on for important details regarding the dreaded day of love, heed… Read more »

Desert trippin’: Neil Young gets political in California

It’s Saturday night and he walks on stage in a ratty T-shirt that reads “Water Is Life” with some gnarly hair sticking out of his old cowboy hat. Neil Young is here. He opens with a rendition of “After the Gold Rush,” and the hundreds of thousands of spectators cheer with glee, realizing unanimously that… Read more »

Canada’s national bird: why the whisky jack?!

When I first heard that the whisky jack, or grey jay, had been named Canada’s national bird by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, I was disappointed, confused, and honestly, a little bit hurt. It’s not that I have something against the whisky jack—I’m totally over that time last winter when I was snowshoeing and one… Read more »