Business

Fresh from above

The announcement by Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos that his company is in the planning stages of “Prime Air” drone delivery has set off a broad debate. Many are vocally…

MetaLab’s Andrew Wilkinson spends time with the Martlet

Andrew Wilkinson sits on a grey sofa in his company’s lounge, waiting for me to take his second portrait of the day. The first portrait, a standing one, did not…

Writing workshops start early with Story Studio

Victoria’s Story Studio Writing Society is a registered charity that aims to help young people through the creative-writing process. Backed by book-lovers and a growing pool of dedicated volunteers, they…

CanAssist can assist you

UVic-based organization CanAssist has a growing reputation for excellence when it comes to providing assistance to people with disabilities. The group is notable not just for the quantity of cases…

Fresh-baked entrepreneurship

A common concern for students is potential careers—not just the question of what career one wants to aim for, but also how likely one is to achieve that aim. Many…

Not with a bang but a whimper

On Sept. 23, with very little fanfare, a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (FFH), a Canadian financial holding group, announced its intention to acquire BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY), a…

Can cell service in Canada get more expensive?

You’re probably well aware that Canadians pay among the highest cell phone rates in the world. In fact, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada ranked…

Downtown boutique owners feel they offer more than Uptown box stores

When Forever 21 and H&M opened, roughly nine and 10 months ago, respectively, many were worried how Victoria’s diverse and unique downtown boutique scene would fare against these big box…

Business minors can round out degrees

In the current shaky job market, students are sometimes pessimistic about their career outlook post-graduation. According to staff from UVic’s business school and a major employer in Victoria, certain undergrads…