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‘Food security is family security’ — how one Neighbourhood House has delivered thousands of meals in Victoria

By Emily Fagan
January 28, 2021

The Oakland Community Association has provided more than 3,000 food hampers to families in Victoria since the start of the pandemic

Arts

Victoria band Carmanah is driving out the pandemic lull with an innovative project

By Omar Washington
January 5, 2021

Converting a 1972 bus to a veggie oil and solar powered touring machine has kept two members busy during a slow time for most musicians

Neighbourhoods

Capital Daily readers help raise more than $150,000 for Victoria families

By Capital Daily Staff
January 1, 2021

In less than two weeks, the Capital Daily Holiday Donation Drive surpassed its original goal of $110,000, raising more than $150,000 for local families in need, as part of our collaboration with the United Way to benefit Neighbourhood Houses in Greater Victoria

COVID-19

What will it take for Vancouver Island to achieve herd immunity?

By Brishti Basu
December 31, 2020

Vaccines are being rolled out, but the pace will need to dramatically increase to make a difference in everyday life

Housing

‘The gaps become chasms’

By Tori Marlan
December 30, 2020

Sequilla Stubbs needs supportive housing. All the province has offered is a hospital bed.

City Hall

'The pandemic has really been a magnifying glass': a Q&A with Mayor Lisa Helps

By Jimmy Thomson
December 29, 2020

The mayor talks housing, procurement, and plans for her final two years in office

Immigration

From Iraq to Victoria: UVic student reunites with her family during the pandemic

By Kate Korte
December 24, 2020

The Al-Musawi family came together in Victoria after four years apart

Homelessness

Central Park unhoused campers relocated for safety following harsh rain and snowfall

By Brishti Basu
December 22, 2020

With Central Park 'untenable' following frozen flood, some campers to be moved into parking lot at Royal Athletic Park

COVID-19

Vancouver Island is doing great on COVID. Here’s how to not blow it

Cases are the lowest they’ve been on the Island since early November, but Christmas, done wrong, could change that