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The Chopping Block Chronicles: Outrageous food waste in Canada brought to light

February 6, 2019 by Justin Bennett, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, February 6, 2019

A recent study conducted by the Walmart Foundation shed some light on just how much food Canadians are wasting; the numbers are nothing short of appalling. It has been stated that 58 percent of food produced in Canada from start to finish is being discarded annually. To put this in better perspective, it equates to […]

Camosun College student fights for diversity with guerrilla art on campus

February 6, 2019 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under February 6, 2019, News

A Camosun College student is taking matters into their own hands and placing guerrilla art around campus without getting college approval. The student is making the art to raise awareness about diversity issues. Their biggest installation so far has been a large picture of Mt. Everest stuck to a staircase in the Wilna Thomas building […]

Communication Error: Focus

February 6, 2019 by Nate Downe, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, February 6, 2019

I close my eyes for the same reason that you open yours: to see. To see a place that cannot be seen, to hear a language that cannot be heard, and to feel a sensation that cannot be felt. All too often we see the world through promises or, rather, broken promises. These promises fill […]

Dan Mangan looks at art through a different lens

February 6, 2019 by Katrina Brooke, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, February 6, 2019

“I don’t want to say I don’t give a shit anymore, but I give less shit.” This is Juno-winning Canadian singer/songwriter Dan Mangan, who, when we chat, is about to launch a Canada-wide tour in support of his latest album, More or Less. Although I am the sixth of seven back-to-back interviews for him, I […]

Fred Penner never loses focus on the importance of a good show

February 6, 2019 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
Filed under Arts, February 6, 2019

At 72 years old, beloved Canadian children’s performer Fred Penner has been delighting multiple generations of fans for over 40 years. It’s a feat that Penner himself admits he has no idea how he’s managed to pull off. “All I can relate that to is my commitment to what I’ve been doing,” says Penner. “I […]

Camosun students create web app for meal-deal tracking

February 6, 2019 by Christine Clark, contributing writer  
Filed under February 6, 2019, Campus

Camosun College second-year Business student Forrest Browning and Marvin Janssen, a former exchange student from the Netherlands, saw a need for an easy-to-use deal tracker. They compiled a calendar of different happy hours and lunch specials around town, and was born. “We thought, you know, wouldn’t that be amazing if there was just this […]

Coast Salish carver creates new totem pole at Interurban

February 6, 2019 by Emily Welch, contributing writer  
Filed under February 6, 2019, Campus

It’s always challenging and exciting to take on a big project. Sometimes it can be downright intimidating. But for Coast Salish carver Bear Horne, carving an 18-foot totem pole on the grounds of Camosun College’s Interurban campus just feels like the next, natural step in his personal journey. “I’ve pretty much been carving my entire […]

What’s Going On: February 6 to 19, 2019

February 6, 2019 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
Filed under Arts, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6A Soup-er good causeThe annual Souper Bowls For Hope 2019 is quickly approaching; the event, which takes place in April, includes a soup bowl auction for the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society. From 5:45 to 8:45 pm on February 6, you can go to Fired Up! ceramics studio to paint a bowl to be […]

Health with Tess: A food guide without industry influence

February 6, 2019 by Tess Syrowik, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, February 6, 2019

Did you know we’ve got a shiny new Canada’s Food Guide? Trust me, this is more exciting than it sounds. The 2019 guide was made without industry influence and is based on science instead of the opinions of people out to make a financial gain. “But where is the corruption?” you ask. Well, nobody was […]

New Music Revue: Sammy Duke sets himself apart with new album

February 6, 2019 by Adam Marsh, staff writer  
Filed under Arts, February 6, 2019

Sammy Duke Terminus (Independent)4.5/5  With his second album, Terminus, Ontario-based multi-instrumentalist Sammy Duke sets himself apart from the rest of today’s folk-rock and world-fusion artists. Terminus, which was recorded in a solar-powered studio, starts off with “Pressure,” a hearty song with a pop-rock feel that is lively and upbeat yet depressing and introspective; it sets the tone […]

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