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Hundreds of Victoria students join 20 000 protesters in global climate strike

Hundreds of UVic students joined protesters outside the B.C. Legislature on Sep. 27 for the final event of the “week of action” to advocate for climate change awareness.

Global climate strike coming to Vancouver Island next week

Environmental activists will gather across the Greater Victoria region later this month for a general strike and week-long rally to advocate for climate change awareness, standing in solidarity with other…

UVic Student whose house was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian seeks to rebuild

Hurricane left her dad stranded for two days, house destroyed A week before Asiyah Robinson was expected to start her final year of a double major degree in Biochemistry and…

UVic criticized for ties to controversial Thirty Meter Telescope

The University of Victoria has come under fire from alumni, students, faculty, and the UVSS Board of Directors for its connection to the proposed construction of the controversial Thirty Meter…

Greater Victoria Public Library program one of eight honoured by American Library Association

The Change Your Mind campaign began as an update to the official website and grew into a marketing campaign to raise awareness of the libraries’ services by starting a conversation.…

Adventurous couple to power Hawaiian canoe 1200 km to Alaska

When you’ve climbed over 20 000 feet to summit of Denali in Alaska, received a Guinness World Record for a self-guided ski crossing of Antarctica, and completed multiple 100 mile…

Rumoured threat of arrests may have affected turnout for Victoria climate strike

Due to rumours of possible arrests, the turnout for the global student climate strike on Mar. 15 was compromised, organizers say. Some Victoria City Councillors are speculating on intentional intimidation.…

Coordinated global youth strike sees movement of a million strong

Over one million young people from some 1 600 communities across the world decided to ditch school on Friday, Mar. 15 to tell adults to quit ditching the future when…

Hundreds block Johnson Street Bridge, six arrested in name of a livable climate

Around 250 people gathered in the middle of Johnson Street Bridge, Victoria, on Monday night to hold a candle-lit vigil for a livable climate. Traffic was disrupted for about two…