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Public safety concerns and complex social issues are interlinked—and policing alone won’t solve them

By Shannon Waters
December 4, 2022

Councillors and current and former police board members want the province to step up on recommended reforms

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Mental Health

On stress leave with a service weapon: Victoria police officers with PTSD say the department is failing them

By Tori Marlan
November 2, 2022

Traumatic experiences are part of the job of a police officer. But multiple VicPD sources say cronyism, discrimination, and indifference within the department make that trauma worse

Municipal

‘I believe Victoria is a city and that’s a good thing’: Alto aims for transformation with intent

By Shannon Waters
October 29, 2022

Long-serving councillor has an ambitious vision for Victoria as well as an eye for moderation

COVID-19

Island teachers, parents report high absences, illnesses amid lack of public health data

By Brishti Basu
October 28, 2022

Around 20% of an Island elementary school is absent every day due to illness, according to its principal

Good news

Legion Manor Victoria celebrates 50 years of providing affordable living for seniors

By Emily Vance
October 28, 2022

In an era of sky-high rents and an ever-rising cost of living, the Central Saanich seniors home provides a haven for 55+ veterans and others

City Hall

As the election drew to a close, a Langford campaign scrambled for answers on election rules

By Shannon Waters
October 27, 2022

A mire of conflicting jurisdictions and confusing answers from authorities point to a gap in elections law enforcement

COVID-19

Emails show Dr. Bonnie Henry knew of concerns over BC’s COVID-19 data and school exposures while publicly downplaying them

During what officials called a ‘daunting’ spike in school exposures, the provincial health officer maintained that spring break drove infections, not in-school transmission

Health

How one Victoria man’s journey with a rare cancer inspired him to help others battle the disease

By Emily Vance
October 21, 2022

When Nigel Deacon was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in 2010, he couldn’t find anyone else with the same diagnosis. Now, he’s helped create an organization that links patients across the country

Arts

It’s rude, irreverent, and possibly the funniest thing in Victoria: Atomic Vaudeville is back

By Jimmy Thomson
October 20, 2022

A cross between South Park and the Muppet Show, with real people

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