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SFU Collaborates in Newly Funded Research Partnerships
BURNABY, British Columbia, Aug. 28 -- Simon Fraser University issued the following news release: Simon Fraser University researchers are key players in six of the 14 multi-institutional research projects receiving roughly $34.5 million in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Grant funding announced yesterday.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Royal B.C. Museum shines light on Canada's dark past
The Royal B.C. Museum is teaming up with institutions across the country to tell the story of one of Canada's darkest periods.
The Osoyoos Times
Justin Trudeau's Liberals reaching out to make impact in B.C., says veteran MP
Under the new leadership of Justin Trudeau, the Liberal Party of Canada is committed to ensuring that western voices are heard in Parliament.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Man Unicycles Across Canada for Global Warming During Record-Breaking Cool Summer
A man from Victoria, British Columbia, chose the wrong summer to unicycle across Canada to raise awareness for global warming, as this year has been unseasonably cool for our northern neighbor.
The Globe and Mail
B.C. teachers' strike looms over start of school year
B.C. Teachers' Federation President Jim Iker speaks to media speaks to media in Victoria, B.C., August 27, 2014.
The long road
He'll likely get here today, after he finishes biking from Victoria, B.C. - not popping the pills that almost destroyed his life.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Media Advisory: Minister Blaney to Speak at Canadian Association of...
Note: Although the conference is closed to media, Minister Blaney will be available to answer media questions immediately following his address in the Media Room beside the conference hall.
Esquimalt's big guns coming out party
Mike Reed stands behind one of Esquimalt's First World War trophy guns. The weapons will be unveiled at a special commemoration ceremony on Sept.
B.C. Transit boosts bus hours in Greater Victoria
After extensive public input, B.C. Transit is adding another 5,000 hours of bus service in the Capital Region.
Victoria to spend $90,000 to post, publicize lower speed limits
Some of television's biggest celebrities arrive at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles.
DanceWorks Presents World Premiere of ELSEWHERE, Choreographed by Heidi Strauss, 9/25
DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, presents the world premiere of elsewhere, an adelheid dance projects production choreographed by its award-winning Artistic Director, Heidi Strauss.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Exploring Alaska through Princess Cruise Line, Star Princess. Starting in San Francisco, with stops in Juneau Skagway , Glacier Bay, Ketchican and a stop over in beautiful Victoria, B.C. Select one of the options below.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Writer's Voice-Patagonian Misadventures (#1), by Willi Prittie
In the first of a two-part story, Willi Prittie tells the tale of how two bicyclists and a ferry-load of Chilean truck drivers find themselves stranded on the coast of Chile.
Can we trust robots? Better question: can robots trust us?
Ask HitchBOT , a charismatic robot who just hitchhiked its way across Canada from Halifax, N.S. to Victoria, B.C. - a three-week journey of more than 6,000 km - accepting 18 rides from total strangers and tweeting its progress to its 35,100 followers.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Tennis fans score love for Goldstream Food Bank
The Gllangcolme Tennis Festival raised $460 that will be donated to the Goldstream Food Bank on behalf of Langford Tennis Club.
Meet the Vikings: Learn their real story in a trip to Victoria, B.C.
Visitors excavate a Viking boat burial in an interactive exhibit at the "Vikings: Lives Beyond The Legends" exhibit at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Visitors excavate a Viking boat burial in an interactive exhibit at the "Vikings: Lives Beyond The Legends" exhibit at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. A silver pendant found in a woman's ... (more)
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Oak Bay News
Conquering hills on two wheels
Steep hills and long distances no longer have to be an issue for cyclists, now that Pedego Electric Bicycles has ridden into town.
Nanaimo Daily News
TV industry watchdog says 'pick-and-pay' model would hurt economy, cost jobs
Some local TV stations will be forced to close and more than 30,000 people could lose their jobs if Canada's broadcast regulator adopts changes it wants Canadians to consider, says a broadcast industry watchdog group.
Peeing in the ocean is good for the environment, scientists say
When you're enjoying the water on a hot summer day and realize you have to go, do you need to swim all the way back to the bathroom? Or can you just pee in the ocean? Go ahead and pee, says a new video from the American Chemical Society , an association of professional chemists and chemical engineers.