Sisters in Spirit vigil at VIU

Above: Supporters observe a moment of silence in remembrance of missing and murdered First Nations women and girls. By contributor Shanon Fenske. VIU’s Nanaimo campus hosted a candlelight vigil for missing and murdered First Nations…

Stone and crystal eggs for Spring

By contributor Shanon Fenske Lobelia’s Lair in Nanaimo will once again sell egg-shaped stone crystals to anyone celebrating spring, fertility, and rebirth this Easter season. Stone crystals in the shapes of eggs are sold year-round at…

We Stand on Guard

After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Shanon Fenske, now 41, was moved to join the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and serve overseas. The lengthy application process began in 2003, and by 2009 he was on the ground in Afghanistan.…