Women in Action: VIU hosts third annual conference

            This Saturday, March 14, five successful local women will visit VIU to share their stories. Hosted by the VIUSU, the conference is in its third consecutive year.             The event features activists, politicians and businesswomen, including Jean Crowder MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan.             “I think it is important for women to hear from others who have … Continued

Proposed law could give ICBC “right to refuse” licenses due to unpaid debt

Photo: Mike de Jong, finance minister, at swearing-in ceremony for Minister of Health in 2011             This week, the BC government proposed a law, working with ICBC to help gather outstanding student debts.             A press release on the government’s website states, “Bill 13, Finance Statutes Amendment Act, includes amendments to the Financial Administration Act … Continued

Gelato: A natural indulgence

By contributor Jennifer Cox Tucked away on a rural property just off the highway in Fanny Bay, Karen Fouracre and Jaki Ayton raise a rambunctious and joyful group of Toggenburg goats. As small-scale farmers, they take pride in the fact that they know their goats by name. Best friends since high school, they have been … Continued

Art and Activism

By contributor Chantelle Spicer. A major challenge in starting and maintaining social movements—political, environmental, humanitarian, or any combination thereof—is engaging people to get involved, as well as staying motivated. Successful social activism rests on the ability to provoke people’s perceptions, thoughts, and actions in positive and innovative ways. By joining with artistic and activist communities, … Continued

Local Band has Garage Sale Fundraiser

By contributor Tomasina Lawson Local band, Mr. Goshness, is holding a garage sale fundraiser to help fund a music video for one of their songs, “five personalities”.          The fundraiser will be held at 2999 Colwood Road on Sunday February 22, from 9 am to 2 pm. Depending on the turnout, the group may decide … Continued

You’re invited! RSVP to the student-debt wedding

            The VIUSU is holding an event tomorrow, February 19; to demonstrate the marriage many students are signed into when it comes to their debt, at the Malaspina Theatre at 11:30 am.             “Students and their families are feeling the squeeze of high tuition fees and student loan debt,” said Alec Patterson, Director of External … Continued

Walking for our Sisters Memorial March

Photo courtesy of March for Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women -Feb 14/2015 Facebook event page. Beginning at 11 am on Valentine’s Day, hundreds of people gathered on VIU’s campus in solidarity to honour the missing and murdered indigenous women across Canada. They began with a welcoming at Shq’apthut Gathering Place, holding posters that read “Where are our women?” and “We will not stop looking…” … Continued

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