Quick Facts: BC General Election 2013 by Jay

Quick Facts: BC General Election 2013 by Jay

Election Date: May 14th 2013  Voter Eligibility: To be eligible to vote, you must be: age 18 or older a Canadian citizen a resident of BC (lived in BC for at least 6 months prior to the election) Major Parties: BC Liberal Party (Incumbents) Leader: Christy Clark (Premier) Current Seat Count: 45 2009 Popular Vote: … Continue reading

A Voter’s Guide to BC Mud-Slinging by Sam

A Voter’s Guide to BC Mud-Slinging by Sam

With the 40th British Columbia general election looming closer, it is important to know the political battlefield you are about to step into. If any of you have watched the news during the past four years, it is likely you have seen some aspect of our volatile political climate, from the resignation of former BC … Continue reading

Local Spotlight: The Distributors

Local Spotlight: The Distributors

Who? The Distributors are a powerhouse retro rock trio from Nanaimo BC Featuring Brett Bourcier (Guitar), Kaylie Russell (Vocals/Bass), and Austin Perison (Drums).

The Trudeau Persona and the Media by Jay

The Trudeau Persona and the Media by Jay

If anyone caught my thirty-second appearance on “The National” last Monday, it would have seemed as if I gave a glowing review of the federal Liberals’ decision to open up their leadership election to non-members of the party. Indeed, it is a remarkable thing for a party to grant the public access to what is … Continue reading

Ask Dr. Salubrious by Ally42

Ask Dr. Salubrious by Ally42

Dear Doctor Salubrious, Do you know what to do when nobody finds you interesting? Its just that, all my life, I have been a perfectly fine normal person but nobody has ever found me particularly interesting. I have never done that good in school or outstandingly bad in school, been particularly marvellously passionate about anything, … Continue reading

Getting Grounded By Peggy Sue

Getting Grounded By Peggy Sue

For those of you who haven’t yet broken ground, preparing the soil ahead of time will help flowers and veggies grow exponentially better than just plopping them into the soil would. To do this you will need a bare patch marked out for garden, preferably broken ground (grass removed). You will also need either, peat … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning by Peggy Sue

Spring Cleaning by Peggy Sue

Spring in the garden has fully set in, with summer closing in fast. Weeds are large and abundant in unplucked gardens, and plentiful even in manicured ones. Spring is when the plants come out and you can finally decide the dead from the hiding. As Martha stewart says, “There are few rites of spring more … Continue reading

Encounters with a Younger Canada by Alyssa

Encounters with a Younger Canada by Alyssa

When I first heard that I was going to be spending a week with 116 total strangers in Ottawa, I wasn’t so excited. Considering that I’d signed up for Arts and Culture week, I was a little scared I’d be stuck with a bunch of moody artists. When I arrived at the Terry Fox centre … Continue reading

Angels and Anarchy by Amy

Angels and Anarchy by Amy

When I first encountered Embrace, by Jessica Shirvington, in the YA section at Chapters I was attracted to the luminous cover of a girl with feathers falling around her and a hazy view of smoky wings on her back.

Drought by Nigel

Drought by Nigel

We dug deep into the bowels of my brain, so we could careen through my consciousness on a minecart,