Posts By: Mike Graeme

Weed it and weep

Chicken soup for the cannabis lover’s soul Arrive late to a potluck and you might get really stoned. Okay, so what would YOU do if the kale salad and lasagna were all gone, the nachos were down to crumbs, and all that was left was a glowing plate of homemade — and, unsuspectingly, homegrown —… Read more »

A “deeper rooted history”

Members of Songhees Nation, with support from Parks Canada, hold first traditional pit cook at Fort Rodd Hill since the site’s designation as a fort for European settlers Saturday, Oct. 13 was a historical day for Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, Parks Canada, and Vancouver Islanders, as these communities came together to celebrate a traditional… Read more »

“Going big by going small”

The Tiny House Warrior movement comes to UVic Beginning Monday, Oct. 15, the lawn by Felicita’s Pub outside the Student Union Building (SUB) at UVic will become a temporary construction site for a tiny house on wheels. Led by a group known as the Tiny House Warriors (THWs), the home will go to helping Secwepemc… Read more »

Luke Wallace and the quest to save the salmon of Bristol Bay

Salish Sea activist and musician brings Fish First tour to Victoria Folk musician and Salish Sea resident Luke Wallace will be stopping in Victoria on October 4 as part of his Fish First music and film tour. In June 2018, Wallace travelled with his music equipment, film crew, and other artists-at-large to Bristol Bay, Alaska,… Read more »

Hark! The herald hippies sing, glory to the waste of Spring

It’s Christmas for some as residence-dwellers move out but their garbage piles up | April isn’t a month for snowmen, carollers, or reindeer, but many people have been exclaiming “Merry Christmas!” over the past two weeks at UVic. It is a lesser-known holiday, but the weeks during spring exam period are known by many as… Read more »

“Climate leaders don’t build pipelines.”

Trudeau gets a gritty greeting from concerned Salish Sea residents at Kinder Morgan protest The rain wasn’t the only cause for a cold welcome to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on April 5 as he and his security entourage made their entrance into the Canadian Coast Guard Base in James Bay, Victoria, for a visit and… Read more »

Archaeologists and Heiltsuk community brace for next public release

Alisha Gauvreau and Larissa Dixon prepare to take measurements of a worked wood artifact from the Triquet Island village site. The measurements will be used in Dixon’s independent class paper which Gauvreau will later reference for her PhD thesis.

The quiet concentration inside UVic’s archaeology research lab gives no indication of the media commotion that arrived alongside the discovery of 14 000-year-old artifacts on Triquet Island in Heiltsuk Territory last spring. One of the research assistants, Larissa Dixon, is a second-year anthropology student at UVic and is of Heiltsuk descent. Her family can trace their… Read more »

Vulture Culture perched at “charged standstill” with Food Services

The Vulture Culture student group, known for hovering around second-hand hamburgers, quesadilla scraps, and other leftover treasures of the Mystic Market tray racks, is circling around a different type of prey: UVic’s food policies. Vulture Culture and UVic Food Services have recently been engaging in dialogue around food-safe alternatives for salvaging food waste, but whether… Read more »