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Urban farming initiative “Get Growing, Victoria!” made into permanent program

Council extends COVID-19 food-security plan On Oct. 1, Victoria’s City Council passed a motion to make Victoria’s newest urban-farming initiative “Get Growing, Victoria!” a permanent program. The multi-level initiative focuses…

Editorial | “Defund the police” is a call worth echoing

Among chants of “Black Lives Matter,” another related call is gaining traction: “defund the police.”  Behind these calls is a key message — if we defund the police, we have…
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Saanich climate plan a step in the right direction, but not enough

The municipality of Saanich held two climate plan open houses on Thursday May 30 and Saturday June 1, offering the public an opportunity to hear about heat pumps and electric…

UVSS joins call for sustainable, free transit in first meeting

At the first meeting of their new term, the University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS) Board of Directors unanimously voted to publicly support a call for sustainability-focused changes to the…

Rumoured threat of arrests may have affected turnout for Victoria climate strike

Due to rumours of possible arrests, the turnout for the global student climate strike on Mar. 15 was compromised, organizers say. Some Victoria City Councillors are speculating on intentional intimidation.…

Density alone is not the solution to Victoria’s housing crisis, panel says

On April 10, the Housing For All community group hosted a panel to discuss upzoning and the proposed changes to Victoria’s inclusionary housing policies. Speakers were critical of the changes.