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Victoria PD reports spending $100k more so far on protests this year compared to all of 2019

In the first few months of 2020, VicPD has spent $183 000 on officers’ overtime wages during public rallies, marches, demonstrations, and protests. Despite only 34 protests taking place in…

Five Indigenous youth arrested for mischief following meeting with Minister Scott Fraser

On Wednesday night, the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation agreed to meet with seven Indigenous youth inside the Legislature. After being unsatisfied with the meeting, five Indigenous youth refused…

PHOTO ESSAY | Struggle for Indigenous sovereignty sparks direct action

The last two weeks have seen an outpouring of direct action demonstrations across the country against the B.C. provincial and Canadian federal governments in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people and…

LETTER | An open letter to the Victoria Police Department

"I believe, after witnessing this level of unprofessionalism and implication of racialized violence, that our city should demand that VicPD use a portion of their already-massive budget for self education.…

“Preparing ourselves to stand strong”: How the Jan. 21 Ministry sit-in began

Young Indigenous activists began occupying the downtown Victoria offices of the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en peoples against the Coastal GasLink pipeline on…

Indigenous youth-led overnight occupation of B.C. Ministry offices ends in 12 arrests

An Indigenous youth-led Wet’suwet’en solidarity action occupied the offices of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources for over 18 hours, from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday into the early hours…
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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…

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.…