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Brishti Basu

Brishti Basu is a Victoria-based journalist primarily covering social issues and the COVID-19 pandemic. Her work has appeared in VICE, National Geographic, The Tyee and several other publications.

COVID-19

The beginning of Vancouver Island’s fourth wave is here

By Brishti Basu
Aug 5, 2021

Every new case on the Island has for weeks been the faster-spreading Delta variant. Here's what that means

Business

Tech that goes beyond support

By Brishti Basu
Jul 31, 2021

How a Victoria IT company gives back to Indigenous communities

Know Your Neighbour

Finding home: the story of a refugee who discovered safety in Victoria

By Brishti Basu
Jul 12, 2021

After a childhood filled with conflict and upheaval, Coun. Sharmarke Dubow wants to make positive change

COVID-19

Marginalized groups reeling from unequal financial impacts of COVID-19 restrictions in BC: report

By Brishti Basu
Jul 8, 2021

Women, racialized groups, recent immigrants, and young people feeling the brunt of the COVID-caused economic recession

Environment

NFTs to save trees: viral photos of old-growth log for sale to support Fairy Creek blockades

By Brishti Basu
Jun 16, 2021

NFTs have been criticized for their environmental impact, but some say their fundraising potential could outweigh the harm

Policing

Disbelief and outrage after no criminal charges against police officer who killed Chantel Moore

By Brishti Basu
Jun 9, 2021

Moore, a 26-year-old Tla-o-qui-aht woman from Vancouver Island, was killed during a 'wellness check' in New Brunswick last year

COVID-19

How safe is BC’s safe restart plan for Vancouver Island?

By Brishti Basu
Jun 3, 2021

Uncertainties, questions, and data gaps continue to plague BC’s provincial restart plan as we inch closer and closer to pre-COVID life

Immigration

Palestinians in Victoria find comfort in numbers

By Brishti Basu
Jun 2, 2021

Hundreds attended a May rally, the first time many in the community had found one another