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The Victoria Film Festival in Review

The Opening Gala of this year’s Victoria Film Festival was a tastefully curated event. Hosted in the lobby of the Bay Centre, it featured a range of cocktails and appetizers…

Victorians march in solidarity with women

A crowd of approximately 2000 people (as reported in the Times Colonist) gathered in Centennial Square on Saturday, Jan. 21, to show solidarity with those women who marched on Washington,…

Transit app update makes Victoria GO again

Historically, B.C. Transit busses have behaved like bad sexual partners, either coming too early or not com- ing at all. But in 2017, Victoria’s much beleaguered bus riders are in…

Demonstrators give pipeline expansions the thumbs down

More than 1000 people braved the cold of downtown Victoria on Thursday, Dec. 1, to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock and voice their opposition to the federal gov- ernment’s…

Creepy clown phenomenon gets local; parents warned

Over the past few weeks, threatening individuals wearing clown masks and costumes have been spotted in forests, backyards, and in parking lots across North America. While only two injuries have…

Housing solutions brainstormed at NDP town hall

On Oct. 11, New Democrat MLAs of the South Island and other panelists garnered some feedback on the housing crisis in B.C. at a local town hall meeting. Troubling statistics,…

Tent city defies eviction notice

Homeless campers in Victoria were officially evicted from their tent settlement behind the courthouse as of Thursday, Feb. 25. But days later, Super InTent City is still standing, with no…

Naked Bungy Jump helps bounce mental illness stigma

On Feb. 20 and 21, Victorians young and old will strip naked and free fall 150 feet toward the Nanaimo River, all in the name of shattering mental illness stigmas.…

New sexual assault clinic to break down access barriers

“We’re stretching our arms open to welcome as many people as possible.” On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic opens its doors to the public. The clinic is…