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Local religious and spiritual groups continue to provide community, companionship, hope

With the holiday season approaching, religious groups are having to navigate worship at a distance. For many people in Victoria, these groups aren't just people to pray or meditate with…

Could this ultimately be good for us?

"As a great paper salesman once said, “We need a new plague.” Now that we have one, let’s take the opportunity to think about what positive change our species can…

Victoria group coming together to make over 1 600 sandwiches for homeless

The day Paul Logan delivered his first sandwich as part of “the Sandwich Initiative” was supposed to be his last day of work before retirement. However, due to the COVID-19…

The Existence Project aims to connect people and decrease stigma around homelessness

The Existence Project holds workshops for people to connect over their experiences with homelessness. At each workshop, a storyteller with lived experiences of homelessness narrates their story to a group…

QVic Life provides campus community, support for queer students

QVic originally was a residence-only program run by the Office of Student Life (OSL) where LGBTQ+ students would meet up once a week and organize events for students in residence.…

LETTER | Save the Grad House: collegial, convivial, and crucial

"I would argue that one of the best salves for the challenges we face as grad students is a strong and healthy community. Homey places with good food and friendly…

Stringing together community in the face of international tuition hikes

International students all over the world share the anguish of being cash cows for their host societies. When the UVic Board of Governors approved another 15 per cent tuition raise…

A Facebook community is trading for positive change

In an online society littered with anonymous hate and social media trolls, Zoltan Szoges was inspired to create the group after posting a photo of himself looking to trade a…

Saanich to purchase Kings Park for $5.5 million

The purchase of the green space near the intersection of Richmond and Kings Rd highlights the varied needs and interests in the community Saanich has pledged to purchase the 2.23-acre…