Posts By: Janine Crockett

Highlands residents worry for their water

Residents of the District of Highlands (the area encompassing Bear Mountain to Mackenzie Bight, and more) are raising concerns over the dumping of sediment from the Esquimalt Graving Dock (EGD) in the Highwest Waste Recyclers facility in the Highlands. Tervita, a North American environmental and energy services company, purchased the Highwest Recyclers Waste facility on… Read more »

Events : April 3 – 10

ART Thursday, April 3 – Saturday April 12 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sussex Vampire “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sussex Vampire” is performed at Craigdarroch Castle (1050 Joan Cres.). Craigdarroch acts as the stage while the audience walks from scene to scene in this Holmes and Watson mystery about a… Read more »

New voice for seniors talks to students

Isobel Mackenzie has been appointed as seniors advocate for B.C. The newly created position is a first for Canada. Mackenzie’s appointment is a result of Bill 10 the Seniors Advocate Act, which requires the lieutenant-governor in council to appoint a seniors advocate and also fulfills the commitment made in the government’s Seniors Action Plan released… Read more »

Pride promotes drug user safety, offers education and supplies

UVic Pride Collective, a UVic Students’ Society constituency group that represents and services queer and trans students, held a harm reduction workshop in the Michèle Pujol Room on March 17. Harm reduction, according to AIDS Vancouver Island’s website, is “a set of practical strategies that reduce negative consequences of drug use, incorporating a spectrum of… Read more »

How to handle an emergency

On March 7, two students were injured in a shooting at York University in Toronto. Twenty-two year-old Kemon Edwards was subsequently arrested for firing a shot in the University’s food court area around 11 p.m. After police searched Edwards’ residence they also arrested five other individuals on gun and drug related charges. The police do… Read more »

Youth in motion

Canada and Ireland have created more opportunities for youth to travel between each country through the signing of an amendment to the youth mobility agreement. The youth mobility agreement between Canada and Ireland has been in place since 2003 and is just one agreement out of the reciprocal youth mobility agreements Canada has with 32… Read more »

UVic to renew five-year sustainability plan

The Sustainability Action Plan: Campus Operation, UVic’s sustainability project, is wrapping up its first five years, having begun in 2009. The plan consists of a list of various goals; such as ensuring 100 per cent of all university electronic waste is recycled domestically and reducing water consumption by 25 per cent through conservation and innovation… Read more »

Banana cream justice

The Order of Pi, made up of a group of UVic engineering students, is continuing its fundraising tradition the week of March 10. The event this year will mark the group’s 20th year of raising money for the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. The UVic Engineering Student Society created the Order of Pi in… Read more »

Banana cream justice

The Order of Pi, made up of a group of UVic engineering students, is continuing its fundraising tradition the week of March 10. The event this year will mark the group’s 20th year of raising money for the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. The UVic Engineering Student Society created the Order of Pi in… Read more »