Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Maritime Museum launches exhibit about the state of oceans

June 12, 2019 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under June 12, 2019, Life

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is exactly what it sounds like it is: 80,000 tonnes of our shit floating in the ocean. Broken down, that’s the weight of roughly 500 jumbo jets, or about 250 pieces of garbage for every human being walking this planet. The Maritime Museum of BC’s exhibit The Great Pacific Garbage […]

Speaker to discuss the importance of urban forestry

April 3, 2019 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
Filed under Life

Cecil Konijnendijk has travelled the world giving talks about the importance of urban forestry. Now Konijnendijk, who is also an Urban Forestry instructor at the University of British Columbia, is coming to Victoria to speak. His goal with these talks is to show people the benefits of having trees in urban areas—trees can cool our […]

Florian Schulz explores conservation work through photography

February 20, 2019 by Emma Bouck, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, February 20, 2019

Most people would dread the idea of travelling to an isolated part of the world; photographer Florian Schulz isn’t one of those people. Instead, Schulz—who is speaking in Victoria in February at a National Geographic Live event—is intrigued by the idea of the deserted and unknown places. He sees them as an opportunity to spread […]

Victoria Beer Week back for sixth year of education and sudsy good times

February 20, 2019 by Nathan Krause, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, February 20, 2019

Hosting 21 events over 9 days, Victoria Beer Week (VBW) is coming just in time to save us all from these lonesome winter blues. Back for its sixth year, the event is shaping up to be the best VBW yet. 50 craft breweries from all across BC will showcase beers exclusive to the event, and […]

Christmas Craft Beer Show brings more than just brews

November 21, 2018 by Josiah Snell, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, November 21, 2018

Trevor Thors has a vision of what the perfect beer event is, and he’s throwing everything he has into making sure that each incarnation of his annual Christmas Craft Beer Show at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre is as close as possible to that vision. The event—now in its third year—is a carefully curated and meticulously […]

Primatologist who discovered mouse lemur to speak in Victoria

November 7, 2018 by Emma Bouck, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, November 7, 2018

As a young girl, Mireya Mayor was told it was too dangerous to join the girl scouts. Today, she has claimed the title “the female Indiana Jones.” Mayor is now a primatologist, correspondent for National Geographic, and a mother of six kids.  “When I decided to head off on my first expedition, I had never […]

Not even rain can ruin the Great Canadian Beer Festival

September 8, 2018 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under Life

The weather wasn’t great on Friday, but not much can really ruin a weekend like the one the Great Canadian Beer Festival offers. The fest’s triumphant return this year, on Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8, was tons of sudsy fun, despite the return of fall weather. Nexus went, Nexus conquered a whole lot of great […]

Great Canadian Beer Festival gets hazy as it enters its second quarter-century

August 29, 2018 by Greg Pratt, managing editor  
Filed under Life, August 29, 2018

If there’s one thing the Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF)—a local institution now in its 26th year—has no shortage of, it’s beer (that was easy). But more is more, so those behind the GCBF have actually added more breweries this year, in the form of the BC Ale Trail-er and the Alberta Brewers Tent, which […]

Hiroshima memorial examines current nuclear threat

August 8, 2018 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
Filed under Life, August 8, 2018

On August 9, Victorians will gather at Wake Up! It’s Two Minutes to Midnight to discuss the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty and hear citizens and politicians—such as NDP MP Randall Garrison and Oak Bay mayor Nils Jenson—talk about the threat of nuclear weapons and pay their respects to victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Nuclear […]

Great Canadian Beer Fest celebrates a quarter-century in style

September 20, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under Life, September 20, 2017

Gettin’ loose Friday, September 8: media tour Friday may have started off with a bit of morning rain, but the sunshine came out in the afternoon, and so did the beer fans. They were headed to the 25th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival, and so was I. Racing down to the park, I was thinking […]

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