How to use a search engine more effectively for research

Let’s face it: search engines have managed to push their way into our daily lives, and with a worldwide market share of around 84 per cent, Google is the most used and most successful of them all right now, followed by Yahoo. However, Google and search engines in general are not only used in daily… Read more »

Idle No More in Victoria

As the indigenous social movement Idle No More grows across Canada, people gathered in Victoria, B.C., on Saturday to demonstrate at the Coho Ferry Terminal in the Inner Harbour.

App your phone: Be your own boss

Produced by WorkBC, the Boss Yourself app (available for Android and iPhone) is designed to inspire and educate youth considering starting their own business. Even though Boss Yourself appears to target teenagers in, or about to finish, high school, I hoped the app would provide useful advice and inspiration for anyone who has a business idea…. Read more »

Newly elected Victoria MP Rankin goes to Ottawa

Murray Rankin, the newly elected New Democrat MP for Victoria, is off to Ottawa and he is working with government ministers and public service officials on post-secondary funding and environmental regulations. Rankin says he wants to create a series of initiatives with the NDP. These include addressing student debt and education funding, low income housing, the construction of… Read more »

The never-ending financial crisis

In 2007 the term ‘financial crisis’ found its way into the headlines when the first U.S. banks started to struggle. Since then it seems as if it has never left the front page. U.S. debts, Greece’s financial ruin, the EU’s struggle in general, the downgrading of financial creditworthiness for companies and entire countries — these… Read more »