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Unhoused to deal with increasingly wet weather as climate change worsens

As climate change worsens, winters in Victoria will get wetter and wetter. Atmospheric rivers, like the ones the province experienced in November, are expected to become more intense. This is…
Seniors in a zoom call, photo by Shelley Brown.

ACTS program helps seniors connect online during pandemic

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, a group of seniors gathers together on Zoom — a feat that would have been impossible for them only a few weeks ago. It’s the…
Cunningham Woods clean up, photo provided by GVGT.

Greater Victoria Green Team cleans up Cunningham Woods

On a crisp, cold Saturday in late November, members of the Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) along with 28 volunteers set to work clearing Cunningham Woods, a 1-acre forested area…
Photo of cars lined up at a gas station, photo by Ken Mizokoshi via CBC.

Vancouver Island facing supply chain issues, panic buying

Following catastrophic flooding in the Fraser Valley and southern interior of B.C. that damaged highways, provincial officials and produce suppliers are warning of delays for key goods such as milk…
Felicita Gomez, provided by Shane Gomez.

UVic’s most influential custodian and Felicita’s Pub namesake passes away at 97

When UVic alumnus Bernard Von Schulmann found out about the news, he picked up the phone and started calling. He didn’t stop until he had contacted more than 50 of…
A hotel on Douglas St., Victoria. Photo sourced from BC Housing.

As COVID-19 spreads among the unhoused, outreach workers fear for their safety

Jay* is afraid to get out of their car. They are afraid of contracting COVID 19 and bringing it home to their family or ending up in the hospital or…
UVic residence buildings

Students left without housing as classes start

Unable to find housing, students ask whether or not to defer  For many students, starting school at UVic in September also meant finding housing in Victoria. In a city notorious…
downtown victoria, housing with no vacancy sign

UVic students scramble to find September housing

As students return to Greater Victoria for September 2021, a tight rental market and overcrowding on campus have made house hunting a stressful process.
wild coffee strike

Wild Coffee employees on strike, locked out of workplace

At approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, employees of Wild Coffee in downtown Victoria began a workers strike, picketing outside the shop located at 632 Yates St.