Top Story

‘Everything changed’: Victoria teachers, parents anxious about rising COVID-19 exposures in schools

By Brishti Basu
April 19, 2021

The province has consistently said schools are not a major source of transmission, but rarely provides up-to-date data

Neighbourhoods

'Community members helping community members': A volunteer-based program met a high demand for counselling during COVID

By Emily Fagan
April 12, 2021

The Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society trains volunteers to counsel 250 people with mental health and addictions needs each year

Environment

The Fairy Creek blockade, explained from the ground

By Harley Gordon
April 9, 2021

Despite an injunction, the Fairy Creek blockade swells with supporters

Environment

Grey whales are swimming by Vancouver Island right now on their seasonal migration to Alaska

by Kiley Verbowski
April 8, 2021

The species has a long history with Indigenous peoples and settlers alike

Health

With a million-dollar initiative, United Way takes the pandemic’s mental health effects to heart

By Emily Fagan
April 8, 2021

The money will be distributed among mental health organizations on Vancouver Island

Business

Hollywood loves Victoria—but why is Victoria never itself on screen?

By Tristan Wheeler
April 7, 2021

A film production with big names shoots here this week—with Victoria standing in for Boston. As usual

Municipal

Langford is nearly 30 years old and has only elected one mayor

by Aaron Guillen
April 6, 2021

Residents are now raising concerns about rapid development and the future of council

Business

Victoria businesses, slipping through the cracks, are pleading for federal financial aid

By Gabrielle Drolet
April 5, 2021

COVID subsidies based on previous earnings leave out new and newly expanded businesses like Bear & Joey, Hey Happy, and The Vicious Poodle

Know Your Neighbour

How outreach work at Beacon Hill Park helped Bear Henry connect with the past

By Nina Grossman
April 3, 2021

Originally from the Penelakut reserve near Chemainus, Henry spent several months as one of several unofficial, unpaid organizers at the Meegan Community Tent