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‘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

Good news

One bucket at a time, locals are taking on Victoria’s litter

By Emily Fagan
April 2, 2021

More than 1000 litres of refuse have been removed from neighbourhood streets since December

In your words

Capital Letters April 1

How Vancouver Island officials are handling COVID

Know Your Neighbour

David Beck lives anonymously in Brentwood Bay—don't tell his millions of fans.

By Gabrielle Drolet
April 1, 2021

The TikTok star goes (mostly) unnoticed in his hometown, despite earning a living making hugely viral videos

COVID-19

Analyzing BC’s new restrictions amid exponential COVID-19 growth

By Brishti Basu
March 30, 2021

Vancouver Island has seen a rapid increase in cases—but variant growth remains much lower here than on mainland

Know Your Neighbour

Captain Painfully Obvious is doing whatever he can

By Eden DaSilva
March 30, 2021

With activists blockading Fairy Creek, Doug Prentice is trying to do his part

Crime

UPDATED: Another Victoria real estate agent accused of sexual assault

By Jimmy Thomson
March 27, 2021

Allegations against four real estate agents have been anonymously raised this week

Health

Accusations of mistreatment mount against Royal Jubilee's psychiatric facility

By Nina Grossman
March 27, 2021

A Facebook group surfaced allegations of insensitive and uncaring treatment for people in distress

Good news

Oak Bay Welcome House welcomes first two refugees thanks to generous community support

By Emily Fagan
March 26, 2021

Refugees receive housing, tutoring, counselling and other assistance