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UVic men’s rugby team looks forward to a strong season

The UVic men’s rugby team kicked off their season with a pair of big wins. On Sept. 13, the Vikes defeated regional rival James Bay Athletic Association 28-17, and on Sept. 22 the Vikes took down the Castaway Wanderers in convincing fashion 45-10. James Bay AA defeated the Vikes in April, 57-24, to end the… Read more »

Vikes give rookies ice time in the 2013-14 BCIHL season

The UVic men’s hockey team is looking to kick start their 2013-14 regular B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season with a win tomorrow night against Thompson River University. The Vikes recently finished their training camp and there’s a mix of both new faces and returning veterans. Of the 26 Vikes, 13 of them are rookies… Read more »

Can cell service in Canada get more expensive?

You’re probably well aware that Canadians pay among the highest cell phone rates in the world. In fact, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada ranked 32 out of the world’s leading 34 industrialized countries for expense of data-only smartphone plans. This kind of data doesn’t settle very well with most… Read more »

“It’s our game; let’s grow it the Canadian way”

UVic’s lacrosse club has made some considerable strides in the last two years. The program has blossomed from a few players tossing the ball around every week to a full-force competitive squad. There are even rumblings of starting a competitive women’s team this year. Much of this growth can be attributed to Ian Paone. The… Read more »

Vikes soccer kicks off new season

It’s shaping up to be another big year for UVic Vikes soccer, as both the men’s and women’s teams are looking to build off of playoff appearances last season that left them hungry for more. Women’s team The women’s team provided a memorable run for UVic, playing in the national finals last November at Centennial… Read more »

Downtown boutique owners feel they offer more than Uptown box stores

When Forever 21 and H&M opened, roughly nine and 10 months ago, respectively, many were worried how Victoria’s diverse and unique downtown boutique scene would fare against these big box stores. Downtown boutiques draw a lot of tourists to Victoria and see their best business in the summer months, but in the off-season, downtown’s boutiques… Read more »