Posts Categorized: Humour

Where were you when Trump won?

On Nov 8, 2016, I was finishing my anthropology midterm at Camosun College. The midterm was in the evening and took place the night of the 45th U.S. presidential election. I’m not a U.S. citizen; I’m Victorian born and raised. However, Canada has so many trade and cultural relationships with our southern neighbors that when… Read more »

When good men grow moustaches (and beards)

A Movember rant November has reared its ugly head once more, marking that time of the year when men grow out their facial hair to support awareness for men’s mental health and prostate and testicular cancer. It’s a wonderful cause to support; what began as an idea from two men in Australia is now a… Read more »

Kid’s Halloween candy full of surprises

Victoria and Oak Bay Police Departments have received reports of hazardous products hidden in Halloween candies this year. The product found? Assorted arms and explosives. As Nancy Drake, a worker at a 911 call centre, explained, this year’s Halloween weekend was a strange one for her co-workers and for response teams in the Greater Victoria… Read more »

The beginning of the end for hyphenated surnames

B.C. residents with hyphenated last names made the news in late September when they were unable to renew their driver’s licences and health cards onto the same card, with their names reported as “illegal” by the automated registry system. Perhaps this was an innocuous mistake . . . or perhaps this was just the beginning.  I fidgeted with my… Read more »