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A toast to the Urban Dirty

Urban Dirty: A glass of Hoyne’s Dark Matter with a drop shot of bourbon (because it rhymes with urban). In the UVic Urban Development Club, it’s said that if you…

The Digital Frontier Part I: Dark side of the net

The Internet as we now know it may be many things, but anonymous is not necessarily one of them. Originally put together by ARPA, the U.S. military’s Advanced Research Projects…

Delving into the cryptocurrency phenomenon

Anyone who’s ever tried to send money electronically knows that it can be a huge hassle. Wire transfer fees are outrageous; currency brokers like Western Union might charge as much…

Victoria crowdfunds movies and more

Correction: This story has been edited since publication to reflect that a four per cent fee is collected from successful fixed funding campaigns, not those that fall short.   Entrepreneurial…

Enternships may be the new internships

In today’s still-shaky economic climate, it’s no surprise that recent graduates are sometimes struggling to land their dream job, and that a degree isn’t necessarily the golden ticket that it…

Plan to plan your finances

Life is not a smooth cruise on a straight highway; it is a rocky mountain road full of curves, bumps, bruises, and turns. No one can predict for certain how…

Uncommon cents: The right attitude towards finance

My name is Michael Hemmings, and I am a consultant with Investors Group, an all-Canadian, nearly 100-year-old financial planning company. Over the next few months, I will be producing several…

Eating for two

Among all the forms that charitable organizations can take, there is an enormous variety of methodology and approaches to logistics, even when the different groups are attempting the same basic…

Looking back on Silk Road

On Oct. 1, FBI agents arrested Ross William Ulbricht at a public library in San Francisco. In a pair of unsealed court documents, police allege that Ulbricht is the man…