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Abolish holidays

Critiquing the corruption of ‘traditional’ holy, holidays into the consumerist, godless husks of today is a favourite pastime of conservative pundits and people who hate fun. But is there a…
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Without science journalists, coverage of studies is lacking

Good science reporting shouldn’t be a rare commodity Two simple, innocuous sentences — and I flung my Canadian Press (CP) Stylebook across the room before diving into an internet search.…
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The healthcare system’s treatment of Indigenous people needs to change

Something that has been clear about healthcare in Canada for a long time is that it is, among many other services and institutions, an extremely unsafe place for Indigenous peoples.

Letter to the Editor: So you haven’t paid a parking ticket from on campus? UVic might not give you your diploma at graduation

For years my Masters diploma has been held hostage by UVic. The crime? An unpaid parking ticket. I studied tirelessly, balancing work and sometimes social life. A familiar story for…
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COVID-19 is scary, but don’t let it stop you from enjoying Halloween in Victoria

Halloween in Victoria will look a little different this year due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, there are still many safe and probably healthier ways to celebrate the fall’s…
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Mi’kmaq fishers are facing violence for practicing treaty rights

The hostilities faced by the Mi’kmaq have reached levels far beyond a gathering of concerned fishers.One of the ways Nova Scotian fishers have foun
B.C. NDP leader John Horgan speaks with students at an NDP open house hosted in Vertigo. File Photo by Belle White, Photo Editor.

Horgan’s NDP government is using their high popularity to snatch a majority government, as they should

When British Columbians head to the polls for the general election on Oct. 24, the B.C. New Democratic Party (NDP), led by John Horgan, will likely win a commanding majority…

Racism is an unwanted heirloom that passes through generations

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, reports about police brutality and its victims surfaced.
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To stop the spread in Indigenous communities, Canada needs to respect Indigenous sovereignty over the land

the Canadian government has sat by and allowed for industry, the police, tourists and white supremacist protestors to run rampant on Indigenous territories.