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Vancouver Island tourism industry defends fall snowbird ads, attacks proposed travel ban

By Brishti Basu
January 16, 2021

Border closures and a search for warmer temperatures brought snowbirds flocking to the Island. But have travellers contributed to a surge in COVID-19?

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

Healthcare

Many BC midwives had already reached their breaking point—then came COVID

By Jolene Rudisuela
December 18, 2020

The pandemic is only the latest pressure on the people who deliver a quarter of BC babies. Many are looking at the door.

Homelessness

Victoria’s homeless community faces winter with unclear housing options

By Brishti Basu
December 17, 2020

With several uncertain proposals on offer, no one strategy is emerging to shelter people during the coldest months

Health

How an estranged Victoria family has come together to find Sean Hart

By Brishti Basu
December 16, 2020

Hart went missing 40 days ago today from a mental health facility in Saanich. No one has reported seeing him since, but his family has come together to make sure he's found

Business

The retales: stories of resilience from Victoria's small businesses

By Emmalee Brunt
December 17, 2020

It’s been a brutal year for small businesses. We spotlight just a few whose stories ring true for hundreds of others across the South Island.

Politics

Stephen Andrew is finished campaigning

By Jimmy Thomson
December 14, 2020

With a contentious campaign resulting in a decisive win, Andrew is ready to bring his 'pragmatic' approach to City Council