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Caffeine on T. Photo © Javier Aroche, via flickr, Creative Commons, and javieraroche.com

Smart is the new black

Somehow, during the years when I mucked about with rocks and critters, and poked at bones of extinct species, being a geek became, well, cool. I use the word “geek” with the great respect it deserves. My world is peopled by persons passionate about things odd or overlooked, by collectors Read more →

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Addictiveness by design casts ethical shadow over game designers

Seven of Victoria’s video-game studios recently launched new games. The games, which include TinyMob’s Tiny Realms and GameHouse’s new version of Slingo, highlight the industry’s growth in the region. The 20 or so Victoria-based studios employ 240 people and spend about $25 million annually. Eight years ago, about 40 people Read more →

Orca breaching and blowing. Photo © digicla via Creative Commons and flickr

SARA gets no respect from feds

Among groups of people, ignoring somebody is often considered a sign of disrespect. The word disrespect itself means disregard, overlook, to not acknowledge or look at something. Over the last dozen years, we have seen disrespect for federal legislation. The Species at Risk Act became law in December 2002, but Read more →

Clover Point, site of one of Victoria's primary sewage screening plants, from across Ross Bay. Photo © Blake Handley, via Creative Commons and flickr

Region’s rush pre-empts a gold flush

The new sewage-treatment schedule that the Capital Regional District proposed earlier this month contains tight deadlines. In order for this latest development to pan out, proponents for building a secondary treatment plant in the region must determine a new timeline and acquire all approvals and a site for the treatment Read more →

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Organic, by definition, includes contradictory meanings

  I hope the organic food I purchase is “organic,” even though I KNOW all the food I eat is organic. I realise that sounds confusing, but the word organic has many definitions. The B.C. Government recently announced it would introduce regulations to govern the word’s use by food producers. Read more →

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