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“Climate leaders don’t build pipelines.”

Trudeau gets a gritty greeting from concerned Salish Sea residents at Kinder Morgan protest The rain wasn’t the only cause for a cold welcome to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on…

The Rule of Three

Breaking down the Bigsby’s Martlet dynasty Jim Bigsby, my granddad, would describe his UVic education as a major in the Martlet with a minor in Economics and Political Science. And while…

What happened to Lindsay Buziak?

Why the truth keeps us talking ten years on What do we mean when we talk about truth? Of course it must derive from reality, and must add up and equal…

When headlines divide

How sensationalized and fake news widens the perceived split between Canada and the U.S. It’s been a year since Donald Trump was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017, as…

The Thrill of the Grass: W.P. Kinsella, baseball, and me

An Australian child’s exposure to baseball is limited. “Growing up I thought there were just two teams in the bigs; the Yankees and the Red Sox,” a Queensland-born minor leaguer…

No push back from Paradise

If you’re as cynical as I am, chances are you weren’t surprised by the contents of the recently leaked Paradise Papers that demonstrated the extent to which the world’s richest…

On picking up tampons

“Say who you are, really say it in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born…

Food security for starving students

How the community fills the bellies of growing minds The aroma of juicy, oregano-scented chicken wafted throughout the hallways of the church as starving cash-strapped students filled the tables in…

Drug safety and students

It has been 17 months since B.C.’s provincial health officer declared a public health emergency regarding the prevalence of fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths. In that time, B.C. has seen hundreds…