Cat declawing off the table

Nova Scotia recently became the first Canadian province to ban the declawing of cats. This has prompted calls in other provinces, including B.C., to ban the practice also. Declawing is…

At least we have the geese

So, we didn’t get our promised shuttle bus shelter this semester. They were supposed to at least be laying the foundations by now, but I guess bureaucracy happened, as it…

Control or regulation?

For many people living on the B.C. coast, the only way to access the wider world is by sea, and the only way to travel by sea (unless you have…

Procrastination plagues student populace

Last week, Professor Alberto Ricciardo arrived at his theoretical thermodynamics class to find most of his students feverishly typing away on their laptops. When he asked his students what they…

A Wrinkle in Time could have used more wrinkles

Disney’s new release, A Wrinkle in Time, a film adaptation of Madeleine l’Engle’s novel of the same name, follows the journey of siblings Meg and Charles-Wallace Murry and their schoolmate…

Like oil and wine

British Columbia and Alberta have rarely seen eye to eye, in part due to our differing beliefs regarding resource extraction vs. environmental protection. The oil pipelines proposed in recent years…

Looking for group

I’m fascinated by tabletop RPGs, but I can never find anyone to play with. My mom once got me a Dungeons & Dragons fourth ed. starter set, but we ended…

In bad taste

On Jan. 19, a couple residing in Duncan, B.C. adopted a pet Vietnamese potbelly pig named Molly from the SPCA in nearby Cowichan. Less than a month later, Molly was…

Raining on a rainbow

Merritt, B.C.’s city council recently rejected a proposal, put forward by the Merritt school district, for a rainbow crosswalk to be created near the local high school at the intersection…

Plumbing the depths

Last Monday, Dr. Sam Pimentel of Trinity Western University held a lecture at UFV wherein he described methods he and his fellow researchers have developed to measure sea surface temperatures….