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February 4, 2015

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Ange Hehr makes her mark on local music scene

February 4, 2015 by Megan Dunn, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Arts

Ange Hehr learned to play the drums at age six, the guitar at age 15, and she made it into the top 100 for Canadian Idol at the age of 23. In two years, she has become a staple in the Victoria music scene, playing weekly at pub gigs at the Irish Times, Swans, and […]

News Briefs: February 4, 2015 issue

February 4, 2015 by Erin Blondeau, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, News

Camosun food-service survey Camosun will be encouraging students and employees to take a food service survey from February 2 to 13 to provide feedback and reviews, allowing these services to be improved upon. Go to bit.ly/15w6EF9 to take the survey. Camosun to receive $400,000 for trades Camosun will receive $400,000 to purchase new trades equipment […]

Charging tuition for Adult Basic Education causes uproar

February 4, 2015 by Sarah Tayler, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, News

As of January 1, tuition-free adult upgrading courses have been eliminated, and postsecondary institutions across BC are now allowed to charge tuition fees. This change by the BC Liberals differs from their announcement in 2007 that there would be no tuition for Adult Basic Education (ABE), which included high school and English as a Second […]

White’s century of living explored

February 4, 2015 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Arts

That Went By Fast By Frank White (Harbour Publishing) Author Frank White is, at this particular point in time, 100 years old. One hundred years on planet Earth isn’t something I can contemplate. One hundred anything is hard to contemplate; if I had an extra $100, my mind would likely implode. Regardless of my ability […]

New book teaches history lesson on Tofino

February 4, 2015 by Sera Down, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Arts

Tofino and Clayoquot Sound: A History By Margaret Horsfield and Ian Kennedy (Harbour Publishing) For those who prefer not to spend their free time plundering academic history texts, Tofino and Clayoquot Sound: A History provides an intimate and conversational delivery of the interweaving events that shaped Tofino, Clayoquot Sound, and the surrounding territory. Utilizing an […]

WWI book details BC’s involvement

February 4, 2015 by Rebecca Davies, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Arts

From the West Coast to the Western Front: British Columbians and the Great War By Mark Forsythe and Greg Dickson (Harbour Publishing) The way that authors Mark Forsythe and Greg Dickson chose to relay the history of British Columbia’s involvement in World War I is surprisingly personal and detailed in From the West Coast to […]

Coffee-table book looks at Georgia Strait

February 4, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Arts

The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia By Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane (Harbour Publishing) The Sea Among Us is the ultimate coffee-table book and reference material for all who live by and love the beauty of the Strait of Georgia. The Strait is a semi-enclosed inland waterway located within the broader Salish […]

Gillian Redwood interprets unseen energies of life

February 4, 2015 by Pascale Archibald, contributing Writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Arts

Local artist Gillian Redwood used 12 large canvases and a very interesting idea for her latest exhibition. “I’m very aware that a lot of the things that connect us to other people and that create life are invisible or unseen to our eyes,” says Redwood, whose newest exhibit looks at the connection between masculinity and […]

20 Years Ago In Nexus: February 4, 2015 issue

February 4, 2015 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Columns

SIN sins: In our February 6, 1995 issue, there was a news story about how Camosun had stopped using Social Insurance Numbers (SINs) as student IDs. Citing issues of privacy concerns from Camosun students, the college made the decision to stop SINning. “It’s a positive move that brings the college in line with Protection of […]

What’s Going On: February 4 to 17, 2015

February 4, 2015 by Erin Blondeau, contributing writer  
Filed under February 4, 2015, Campus

Tuesday Evenings Weekly drop-in sports at Interurban Interurban students are on a mission to spread health and wellness. It all started with a drop-in sports night on Tuesday evenings at the PISE gym. The idea is to give Camosun students opportunities to participate in free/drop-in activities in a safe, inclusive, and social environment. The drop-in sports […]

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