A VIU Ghost Story

For years, rumours about the ghost, or ghosts, of Malaspina Theatre have been passed down like a tattered copy of Hamlet; but for the most part, the presence of Neil Rutherford (and others) has been a well-kept department secret. Stories about ghost encounters tend to leave with students as they graduate, surprising new actors as … Continued

A journey through time

The first issue of the Navigator was released October 16, 1969. (Technically, yes, that is only 49 years ago, however, the Navigator is currently in its 50th volume, which makes this year our 50 year anniversary). Since then, much about the Navigator, and the university it represents, have changed. The Navigator was originally the student newspaper … Continued

Rest in pieces

By Managing Editor Molly Barrieau Hi, my name is Molly. I am a klutz. Is that how it’s spelled? Anyway, unfortunately, my final editorial for The Navigator Newspaper ever, after four lovely years and 56 issues, is about my poor, sad laptop.  In truth, my laptop now stands as a metaphor for how well life … Continued

Gimme some space

By Managing Editor Molly Barrieau This issue, The Nav was inspired by NASA’s recent findings of exoplanets in another solar system. Thus we have decided to incorporate the extra-terrestrial into our stories. But what about Earth? Here in the True North (Canada), we are fortunate to have one of the highest land mass per person … Continued

Men’s volleyball preparing for return action

After an extended holiday break, the VIU Mariners will return to action on Friday, January 16 against the Columbia Bible College Bearcats. There’s no doubt the Mariners will be excited to return to action as the team hasn’t played since November 29, when the Mariners picked up a victory on the road against the Bearcats. … Continued

Men’s basketball continues winning ways

The Mariners’ men’s basketball team entered their holiday break with a perfect 7-0 record. With the seven-game winning streak to start the season, the Mariners were ranked as the best basketball team in the country.  The Mariners played their first game of the second semester against the Camosun  Chargers January 9 in Victoria. The game … Continued

Clippers complete crew as roster deadline passes

  With the 2015 BCHL trade deadline having come and gone, the Nanaimo Clippers’ roster has finally taken shape. The Clippers made a couple of roster moves in the days leading up to the deadline, which was on Saturday, January 11. First, the team signed forward Brendan Shane, who had spent his season to this … Continued

Women’s basketball returns from break with win

The VIU Mariners’ women’s basketball team returned from the break on a positive note. The Mariners traveled down the Malahat to Victoria to take on the Camosun Chargers and came away with a 68-48 victory. The Mariners came out strong and dominated the opening quarter, controlling the tempo of the game from the opening tip-off. … Continued

Women’s volleyball continue strong play

After a six week break, the VIU Mariners’ women’s volleyball team is preparing to return to action. The team will play their first two home games after the holiday break, on January 16 and 17 against the visiting Columbia Bible College Bearcats. The Mariners haven’t played since November 29, when the team picked up a … Continued

Buccaneers successfully navigate Storm

  It took seven tries, but the Nanaimo Buccaneers finally got the victory they were looking for. The team fought hard and picked up a 5-3 win over the first place Campbell River Storm on Thursday, January 8 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. It was Nanaimo’s first win of the season against their Division rivals. … Continued

Clippers on top of Island division

The first weekend of November was a weird one for the Nanaimo Clippers. Friday, October 31 the team lost 3-1 to the Powell River Kings. The next night the two teams played again. This time, Powell River was victorious by a 3-0 score. Those games marked the first time since the opening weekend of the … Continued

Buccaneers add to crew

The Nanaimo Buccaneers have made a couple big trades in order to secure the team’s position in the VIJHL’s North Division. The Buccaneers acquired forward Dalton Dubetz from the Creston Thunder Cats and defenseman Wyatt Meiers from the Oceanside Generals. Both players were acquired in exchange for future considerations. Dubetz comes to the Buccaneers having … Continued

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