Island Talk

The American Federal Communications Commission Make Radical Changes to Neutrality Rules.

The American Federal Communications Commission, (FCC), Chairman Ajit Pai has decided to trash the neutrality rules currently protecting consumers on the internet. His proposal will reverse the Title II classification of internet providers, which allows the agency to put strict limits on their behaviour, and replace it with the old “information service” classification, which a federal […]

VIU accused of failing to deal with fetishist’s infantilism.

Vancouver Island University has found itself embroiled in a human rights complaint over an adult male student who favoured diapers, the writings of Beatrix Potter and baby talk.  The human rights complaint was filed by Katrin Roth, VIU’s former director of human rights and workplace safety. In it, she alleges the Nanaimo university failed to […]

How a man with vision and compassion restored hope to an injured nurse.

Diana La Monte’s life changed forever 4 years ago when she was assaulted whilst on duty and  her life as she knew it destroyed. She lost her mobility and her independence. Diana, a licensed practical nurse, went from caring for others to being in need of care, a complete role reversal. She was devastated mentally and […]

Abortion pill not covered, some choose surgery: clinic.

Women are choosing unnecessary surgical abortions because the province doesn’t cover the abortion pill, the executive director of the Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic says. Dawn Fowler said the $350 price tag on Mifepristone, also known as the abortion pill, means some women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies at the clinic opt for surgery because it’s […]