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News Briefs: September 9, 2015 issue

September 14, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, student editor

A debate about climate change recently happened at Camosun's Lansdowne campus (fie photo).

Camosun students need to reset their passwords to get on the college’s wi-fi (file photo).

Wi-fi issues?

Camosun College’s Information Technology Services would like to remind all Camosun students to reset their passwords to get on Camosun’s wi-fi. To do so, visit the library or computer lab, or go to password.camosun.ca. If you’re a new student, the default is your birthday in this format: mmddyy. Good luck!

Good things happen to those who fish

Camosun College student Nigel Delange recently received one of four Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC scholarships. He was awarded the $1,500 scholarship due to his longstanding interest in freshwater fishing and his current career goals. Delange is a third-year Environmental Technology student aiming to pursue a career as a fisheries technician. Delange is one of 23 students to win the award since the creation of the Freshwater Fisheries Society in 2003.

Victoria and Saanich partner up to help homeless

Last year, the municipality of Saanich pledged a grant of $112,000 in support of new apartments to house homeless seniors. Victoria’s mayor and council recently voted to match Saanich’s grant in building the Cool Aid Society’s Cottage Grove apartment building, which will house 45 homeless seniors. Cottage Grove will be the society’s 11th apartment building and the fourth building devoted to seniors. Construction is expected to start in the next few months near Quadra Street and Tolmie Avenue.

Film submission call out

Hey, filmmakers, and aspiring filmmakers: the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is now accepting film submissions for their 11th season. Films of all genres are welcome, as long as they are 12 minutes or shorter. Deadline for entry is November 1; for entry forms and the festival guidelines go to visff.com, or email submissions@visff.com or call 250-729-3947 for more information.

BC’s first annual KidSport week

KidSport Greater Victoria is getting ready for a provincial week of awareness about the accessibility of children’s sports. The week, running from September 6 to 13, will include a charity golf tournament, Victoria Golf Men’s Links to Change. This year’s tournament will receive a bonus in the form of celebrity endorsement: Jon Montgomery, Canadian Olympic gold medalist and host of CTV’s Amazing Race Canada, will be participating and speaking at the event. According to a KidSport Victoria press release, the organization funds over 1,200 local kids in sports every year and is one of the largest KidSport chapters nationally. KidSport says last year’s tournament was a success, raising over $25,000 for the charity. Since the formation of the Victoria chapter in 2000, 7,418 children from low-income families have been assisted in sport registration, according to the organization. More information on the charity tournament can be found at vgccharity.com.

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