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Students trade heavy textbooks for laptops

From high schools to universities, course material is going greener

Marina unsafe for paddlers: Savoie

Members of the public got a close look at the details of a controversial mega-yacht marina proposed for the Songhees, from costs to environmental impacts, size and architecture at an open house sponsored by the developer yesterday.

Vote favours tap water over bottled

Municipal leaders from across the country are urging local governments to reduce the use of bottled water, after passing a resolution at a national meeting in Victoria yesterday.

Country folk trust MLA with money

DRIVE-THRU SERVICE: Liberal MLA Dennis MacKay, who represents the vast riding of Bulkley Valley-Stikine, told the legislature a story this week that illustrates the vast difference between rural and urban B.C.

Barbie at 50: still looking good but feeling hollow

News item: Unveiled at the American International Toy Show on March 9, 1959, Barbara Millicent Roberts -- better known as the Barbie doll -- hits the half-century mark on Monday.

Snow and a jolt of cold air dispel notions of spring

Flurries and near freezing temperatures across Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island were a less-than-welcome reminder that spring isn't here yet.

How suite it is: Build rental housing, get a tax holiday

The City of Victoria is moving toward offering a 10-year tax holiday to encourage construction of affordable rental units.

Old-growth forests fall in tough economy

Firms face clashes in Island towns as they struggle to make profits

'80s songs spoof cuts in B.C. arts spending

It started with a catchy Pat Benatar song. Matthew Payne, treasurer of Victoria's Professional Arts Alliance, walked into a meeting to discuss the province's cuts to arts funding singing Love Is a Battlefield, after hearing the song on the radio.

Fragment of ancient tusk found on Island

An archeology expert has made a mammoth discovery in the cliffs of the Saanich Peninsula. Grant Keddie, curator of archeology at the Royal B.C.