Posts Categorized: Opinions

Editorial: Food waste for thought

It’s something your parents probably told you during your childhood. You didn’t finish your food — don’t you know children are starving in Africa? According to the World Food Programme, a branch of the United Nations, 870 million people worldwide do not have enough to eat. Meanwhile, we in the developed world are scraping legions… Read more »

New Year’s Eve is the worst

So it was Jan. 31, and you had a wicked night planned. You wore your best dress, had a magnum of champagne in hand and kept your eye on the clock with a hottie in sight. You told yourself that this year was going to be different — that New Year’s Eve was going to… Read more »

Museums can take us back to a personal past

I’m not a lifetime resident of Victoria, but I’m close to it. I’m more like a lifetime tourist. Although I didn’t start living in this city until I attended UVic, I have known Victoria since I was four. I still have vivid memories of my first visit to this Britain-inflected city. It was after my… Read more »

Letters January 10, 2013

Arbitration needed in transit dispute As Vanessa Hawk’s recent article (“Transit job action continues, no formal negotiations scheduled,” Dec. 13) makes clear, the main impediment to a settlement in the ongoing B.C. Transit dispute is whether the drivers of the Vicinity buses be required to possess a Class 4 driver’s licence (which B.C. Transit wants) or the more… Read more »

The rest of Canada can’t afford to be idle

By now, you’ve definitely heard of the Idle No More movement: an Indigenous-led wave of protest and demonstration in support of treaty rights and against the Conservatives’ Bill C-45. With support now growing internationally and Attawapiskat First Nation’s Chief Theresa Spence’s related hunger strike dragging on to nearly a month as of press time, the… Read more »