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Chantal Moore protest, attendees raise fists in front of legislature

Three months later, Chantel Moore’s family continues to seek justice

Surrounded by friends and supporters, Chantel Moore’s family gathered once again on the steps on the B.C. Legislature to seek justice and advocate for replacing armed police officers with trauma-informed…

UVic releases review of Bamfield crash that killed two students last year

Miscommunication, poor planning, and lack of empathy relayed in review’s comments UVic publicly released a review of the Bamfield crash today, conducted by Ross Cloutier, an expert in outdoor-related risk…

UVic takes down job posting for Hong Kong Police Force after students raise concerns

UVic is the latest Canadian university to advertise Hong Kong Police Force jobs Over the last few months, Canadian universities — from UBC to McMaster — have tried to recruit…
Black Lives Matter Protesters on Government Street

Hundreds flock to downtown streets for Black Lives Matter march and vigil

Peaceful all-day event grew from dozens throughout the day As a crowd of 300 gathered in front of the legislature, Vanessa Simone grasped a megaphone and spoke to the crowd. …

The RCMP is a force of colonial bigotry

The bigotry we are witnessing is institutional, systemic, violent, and unjust. No matter how many land acknowledgements are performed, the patterns of the past remain. Indigenous people are treated as…

The unfair public image costs of “policing poverty”

"Should police officers be on the front lines of dealing with people who, for a multitude of reasons, cannot afford housing in Victoria? Of course not. But the answer is…

LETTER | Re: “911, how bad is your emergency?”

"Having a police department with 208 officers, receiving 22 per cent of the operating budget (the highest cut by far) is not an emergency. The real emergency is that we…
VicPD car

EDITORIAL | 911, how bad is your emergency?

Earlier this month, Victoria police chief constable Del Manak said budget restraints and staff shortages will force the Victoria Police Department (Victoria PD) to prioritize how, when, or if they…

Do students at UVic have the right to party?

In the fall of 2015, first-year student and 18-year-old Elliot Smith headed across campus to meet up with a group of friends outside the Poole residence building and head to…