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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Government of Canada invests in upgrading the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney

On behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea,Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the
Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State for Sport and Member of Parliament
for Saanich-Gulf Islands, today announced over $2.8 million in funding, over
the next two years, to undertake needed repairs, maintenance work and
infrastructure upgrades at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney.

Soapbox derby at Vancouver Island Technology Park boosts B.C. Cancer Foundation

It has a black nose, four wheels and yellow feathers. Oh yes, and it used to go by the name “Batmobile.”

Camosun College’s “canary-themed” soapbox derby car was just one of 13 stylish competitors (Carmanah Technologies also had a canary bird theme racer) at this year’s Canary Derby benefiting the B.C. Cancer Foundation. The race is organized by the Canary Foundation of Canada and challenges Victoria and Vancouver’s high-tech communities to design and build the fastest soapbox racer. (Carmanah Technologies also had a canary bird theme racer).

This year’s race, held Sunday afternoon at Vancouver Island Technology Park in Saanich, raised $129,000, organizers said.