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COVID-19 cases are spiking. Here’s why not to panic.

By Harley Gordon
September 28, 2020

The second wave of COVID-19 is shaping up to be way less deadly than the first

Homelessness

PHOTOS: Inside the tenting community at Beacon Hill Park

By Anna J. James
September 8, 2020

We recently spent time in the park and spoke to campers.

Addiction

Meet the Rig Diggers: Current and former addicts who collect used needles in Victoria

By Anna J. James
September 2, 2020

They usually find eight per shift. Last week they broke a record.

Homelessness

Why tent encampments, like music festivals, may not be legal at Beacon Hill Park

By Thomas Guerrero
August 31, 2020

A lawsuit by the Friends of Beacon Hill Park is looking to sue the City of Victoria into evicting Beacon Hill Park's tent encampments

COVID-19

The human cost of COVID-19 lockdowns

By Harley Gordon
August 30, 2020

Social distancing has saved thousands of lives, but it’s ruined thousands of others

Michelle Remembers

The destructive conspiracy theory that Victoria unleashed upon the world

By Jen Gerson
August 29, 2020

In the 1980s some of the world’s most powerful institutions were taken in by stories, begun in Victoria, of a global Satanic underground abducting and abusing thousands of children

Crime

GRAPHS: How crime has risen in downtown since the onset of COVID-19

By Snejana Vorona
August 27, 2020

While property crime is way up, other crimes are actually way down

Science

How a Victoria nonprofit obtained Canada's first medical exemption for magic mushrooms

By Anna J. James
August 27, 2020

Psilocybin, the active ingredient in "magic" mushrooms, has been banned in Canada since 1974

COVID-19

GRAPHIC: How many BC could have lost to COVID-19

By Snejana Vorona
August 19, 2020

If BC had been hit like Quebec, 3,000 would be dead instead of 200