Posts Categorized: News

Party games

There ain’t no party like a Mario party. At least, that’s what we used to say in the ’90s. Now it’s 2013, and although we may still break out the N64 after a few beers, there are so many other party games out there with a variety of flavours and levels of chaos. Best of… Read more »

New system to help students schedule accommodated exams

A new enterprise is in production at the Resource Centre for Students with a Disability (RCSD). The system, named Clockwork, is a database that will allow students with disabilities to more easily set up an alternative method for taking exams. Currently, the process in place for accommodated exams is a written memo system. “Students who… Read more »

VicPD launches crime app

Want to fight crime using high-tech gadgets? Put away the cape and pull out your smartphone. The Victoria Police Department, working with Sunnyvale, Calif., startup MobilePD, has released Canada’s first crime-reporting mobile app: VicPD. Victoria police hope the app will eventually replace the onerous and expensive process of gathering information on crime reports and free… Read more »

Two local authors receive Victoria literary awards

Local Victoria authors Stephen Reid and Polly Horvath were awarded at the 2013 Victoria Book Prize Awards, in a gala held at the Union Club of B.C. on Oct. 16. In recognition of their literature, each author received $5 000 in prize money. For his non-fiction work, A Crowbar in the Buddhist Garden, Stephen Reid was… Read more »

Leadership Victoria to host 10th annual leadership awards

Leadership Victoria will play host to the 10th annual Victoria Leadership Awards (VLA) Feb. 26, 2014, at Crystal Gardens. The awards, which were established in 2004, are given to leaders that have benefited the Greater Victoria Community through their actions. Leadership Victoria, a volunteer organization that runs the awards, was founded in 2000, and according… Read more »

UVic’s POLIS responds to Water Sustainability Act proposal

[Correction, Nov. 7, 2013: This article was printed with a misplaced word. The below has been corrected to reflect that Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, does not believe that there has been an adequate forum for consultation. The editors apologize for our error.]   Although the B.C. Liberals… Read more »

CRD faces compost quandary

Oct. 24, local composting business Pedal to Petal sent out an email to its clients in response to the Capital Regional District’s (CRD) recent processing problems with the kitchen scraps strategy. In the email, Pedal to Petal says the CRD’s strategy is failing due to a lack of facilities to handle the scraps collected. The… Read more »

Big fuss over micro-lofts

On Oct. 24, Victoria city council unanimously approved a plan to redevelop the long-deserted Janion building, despite objections from some neighbouring residents. The proposal by Reliance Properties will convert the former hotel, located at 1612–1614 Store St., into a series of micro-lofts, the bulk of which will be 250–350 square feet in size, along with… Read more »