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Omicron is upending Vancouver Island hospitals and schools

By Brishti Basu
January 10, 2022

Health workers say they’re stretched past the breaking point, while teachers feel their concerns are ignored

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News In Victoria: Latest Stories

Navy

Thousands of US growler jets fly south of Victoria each year. Can wildlife handle the noise?

Scientists are looking into how the rumbling in the sky may be affecting the species on land and under the water

Arts

Rebel music: the story of Victoria street legend Hans Fear

By Eden DaSilva
December 11, 2021

Fear was a prolific street artist, an avid skater, and the force behind Victoria's first skatepark

Good news

Meet Maynard Johnny Jr., the artist behind the BC Ferries’ new Salish Heron

By Emily Fagan
December 10, 2021

Chemainus artist reflects on his role in the Salish Renaissance

Arts

Inside a hollow library book, a secret library

By Tori Marlan
December 9, 2021

When a Victoria librarian pulled a book off the shelf at the central branch this summer, a mystery began

City Hall

TELUS Ocean high-rise development goes to final public hearing Thursday night

By Martin Bauman
December 9, 2021

The large modern building is proposed for a downtown site on Douglas Street. It has attracted admiration from some and scorn from others

Capital Ideas

OPINION: Comparing vaccine passports to the Holocaust is absurd and dangerous

By Michael Bloomfield
December 9, 2021

Hundreds gathered on the steps of the Legislature to protest on the anniversary of the Nuremberg doctors' trials. Their equation of vaccine passports with the Holocaust, Michael Bloomfield argues, is offensive

Good news

'We see people light up': Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive to illuminate Greater Victoria streets for the 23rd year

By Emily Fagan
December 3, 2021

The trucks, decked out in festive lights and holiday decor, will travel from Ogden Point to Western Speedway on Saturday

Data

Baby bust: More Victorians aren’t having kids. Here’s why we should care.

By Jolene Rudisuela
November 30, 2021

Citing the housing crisis, climate anxiety, precarious work, and more, many in Victoria are choosing to delay parenthood or skip it altogether

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