In the early hours of Monday, Oct. 7, Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin stood before a small crowd of firefighters and onlookers outside City Hall and ushered in the start of the city’s annual Fire Prevention Week. Held across Canada, the campaign reminds Canadian households to practice fire safety and prevention in the home. “This year… Read more »
Posts By: Nicholas Burton-Vulovic
The inside of St. Ann’s Academy, once crumbling from rot and disuse, now paints a warmer picture of growth and renewed importance. Although the 1920s-themed interior is the product of a $16.7-million renovation project started in 1993, and not an actual legacy of the academy’s past, history is an important thing there. Designated a heritage… Read more »
The Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) is seeking feedback from users on its plan to improve service in the city. The Transit Future Bus—an out-of-service vehicle retrofitted to serve as an educational open-house facility—will make eight stops in Greater Victoria from Oct. 1–5. VRTC hopes the Future Bus and online surveys will help solicit feedback… Read more »
WASHINGTON D.C. — Following a brief meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday afternoon, President Barack Obama announced that America will proceed with a controversial plan to import Canadian humour to the American market at production-level prices.
Many of you already know I’m not a B.C. native. I hail from Ontario, often referred to as the Best Province, the Centre of Canada, the Canadian Heartland or my favourite, The O-Dot. I was more than surprised when, upon arriving in the second most beautiful place on earth, I found a land of so… Read more »
It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of exercise. The mayor regularly consults me on ways to prevent wayward youths from getting into sports, and the National Association for the Advancement of Obesity has awarded me their largest merit badge three years running.
Like a lot of you out there, I really hate reading. I didn’t start until later in life; my parents were afraid I might accidentally wander into licentious territory if left to explore the literary world on my own. Of course, their fear was unfounded — back in my day, we didn’t have such perniciously… Read more »
A Canadian’s love for the Republican candidate
Deep in the bowels of the Clearihue Building, there exists a man of legend and myth. A man who floats in the clouds and hides in the shadows and spits hatred at the sun. He runs after cars and arm-wrestles dogs and lives for the very danger we all seek to avoid. He is a graduate student named Tactless Tom.
Fitness can be fatal, no studies show