Green Party leader continues to raise concerns about trade deal with China

Since Sept. 9, Canada and China have had a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA), which was signed by Chen Deming, China’s Minister of Commerce, and Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. However, the agreement has not yet been ratified by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who, together… Read more »

UVic student to compete at World’s Toughest Mudder

Based on British Special Ops military training, Tough Mudder is anything but an easy race. The event, started in 2010, demands physical as well as mental strength, endurance and teamwork of the participants in the form of 16- to 19-kilometre obstacle courses. One of these Mudders is Lindsay Van Gyn, a UVic anthropology student and personal… Read more »

Eco Tip #3: Never buy wrapping paper again

I’ve made it a personal policy to never buy wrapping paper for gifts. Yes, I am one of those people who — if it’s pretty paper — will carefully unstick the tape while opening a gift, fold it nicely and set it aside. Annoying, right?