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Life in a piece of fabric: people living in Beacon Hill Park relocate, face harassment

Injunction by City of Victoria sees campers move to more exposed locations of Beacon Hill Park and shines a light on the everyday hardships facing Victoria’s street community On July…
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Students left on read by Canada Student Service Grant program amid WE scandal

While the Trudeau government faces questions about CSSG and WE, 35 000 students have been left without placements On June 25, the federal government announced the now-cancelled Canada Student Service…
overdose rally

Demonstrators gather downtown to call for decriminalization and safe supply as overdose deaths continue to rise in B.C.

On July 31, amid chants of “decrim now,” cowbells, and cars honking in support, over 50 supporters gathered in front of the Ministry of Health office to raise awareness for…
Campus Security building

CSEC undergoing increased training, accountability measures after UVSS negotiations

Additional suicide intervention skills and Indigenous Cultural Acumen Training will be given to all CSEC officers Following two major peace rallies that brought thousands of people to Victoria’s downtown core…
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Health officials’ portraits vandalized on Government St.

The colourful portraits that line Government Street have been vandalized with racial slurs, swastikas, and other markings.
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B.C. government breaks ground on two new UVic residence buildings

New residence buildings will provide nearly 800 beds On Monday morning, representatives from the B.C. government came up to UVic to officially announced the construction of two new UVic residence…
VicPD at the legislature

In wake of Black Lives Matter movement, municipal and provincial governments are rethinking policing

Provincial government reviewing Police Act, Victoria City Council looks to change VicPD, while UVSS pressures Saanich to dismantle police department With pressure mounting for governments around the world to take…
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Victoria Native Friendship seasonal shelter closure sheds light on Indigenous homelessness amid surge of community support

On July 1, the Victoria Native Friendship Centre’s seasonal shelter was forced to close — sending visitors back onto the street, including eight to 10 regular guests.
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Personal Protective Equipment remains crucial for the fight against COVID-19, but comes with environmental impacts

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has risen sharply around the world.