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Graphic of a recycle symbol and stacks of money and coins. Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Sustainability on a budget: lowering your carbon footprint without breaking the bank

Between electric cars, retrofits, heating pumps, and plant-based diets, there are plenty of ways to reduce your carbon footprint and live more sustainably. The federal and provincial governments have even…
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As province opens temporary housing at Royal Athletic Park and Russell Street, advocates call for dispersed housing and real homes

Province, city hope to build permanent housing by 2022 For some members of Victoria’s unhoused community, the long wait for a roof over their heads is almost over. With temporary…
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Deadline for ending sheltering in parks pushed back to end of April

City and province have signed memorandum but questions remain On March 22, the City of Victoria signed a memorandum of understanding with the Province of British Columbia. With the province…
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Hey Neighbour pilot project looks to house 30 members of the unhoused community

With the City of Victoria’s self-imposed deadline to end sheltering in parks fast approaching, Aryze Developments has partnered with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness to transform 30 modified…
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City of Victoria to house 200 by end of year, while bylaw issues arise for unhoused

Homelessness continues to be a serious problem across Canada, but in Victoria it has become a particularly hot topic. As winter approaches and demand for solutions increases, the city has…
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Recent Saanich and Oak Bay decisions could make housing more accessible for UVic students

The Saanich council recently wrapped up ongoing studies and surveys on garden suites, and voted to legalize them as part of a plan to increase housing in the municipality. Oak…
cartoon of homeless person on bench, Victoria Native Friendship Centre closes

It’s time to change the conversation around homelessness

Victoria is facing a homelessness crisis. However, instead of empathy and solutions, the city’s most vulnerable have been levelled with accusations that they are lazy, dangerous drug addicts who ca
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Pandemic forcing UVic students to grapple with uncertain housing situations

Personal decisions, changing rental markets impacting how students secure roofs over their heads this fall amid COVID-19  On a mid-March morning, after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and UVic officially moved…
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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…