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A Christmas Carol returns to Craigdarroch Castle

The Victorian mansion stands on a hill overlooking the city, and on cold December nights wind wails up its old oak staircase and shakes at the stained glass windows. Actor…
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DIY Gift Guide: eight holiday gift ideas you can make at home

This year, holiday cheer might seem hard to come by. Even if you don’t have the funds to buy gifts, you can easily make these ones at home. Most of…
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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…

Colonialism at Christmas: How homogeneous holiday traditions damage society

These days, everyone, not only Christians celebrate Christmas. But what effect on society does this cultural norm have?

10 Green gift ideas for anyone on your list

Although Santa’s sleigh does run on renewable reindeer resources, the holiday season tends to lead to packed mall parking lots where cars idle and gift wrapping that only ends up…

Put down the Christmas list — it’s poppy season first

There actually is a holiday between Halloween and Christmas — and it isn’t Black Friday. It’s Remembrance Day.

Christmas returns to The Butchart Gardens

Christmas lovers rejoice: twinkling lights and holiday spirit have returned to The Butchart Gardens. The Magic of Christmas, now celebrating its 32nd year, is Butchart’s annual celebration of the festive…

A very merry, eco-friendly Christmas

10 tips for creating less waste this holiday season The season of giving is upon us! On the flip side, it’s also the season of creating waste. Tired of contributing…

Giving back without breaking the bank

The holidays are a time for giving, but that can be tricky on a student budget There is a tangible buzz of love, appreciation, and gratitude that comes from giving…