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Brishti Basu

Brishti Basu is a Capital Daily Reporter based in Victoria. She speaks English and is a generalist that primarily covers social issues and the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as issues relevant to Victoria and Vancouver Island. She began her career in journalism as a reporter with Victoria Buzz in 2017, and has been published in places like VICE, The Tyee, National Geographic, BBC Future, and more. Her work so far covers a wide range of topics, from systematic racism to climate change, marine mammal welfare to culinary nomenclature, and beyond. You can reach Brishti at brishti@capitaldaily.ca or on Twitter @brish_ti.

Latest News

A look back at Greater Victoria’s toxic drug crisis in 2022

By Brishti Basu
Jan 3, 2023

Capital Daily and The Westshore have published over a dozen articles this past year, examining the growing crisis from every angle

Economy

Harnessing the ocean: Julie Angus talks ‘blue economy’ at Capital Daily Festival

By Brishti Basu
Jan 2, 2023

The adventurer and entrepreneur has a vision for how gathering data from the ocean could be both sustainable and lucrative

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Biryani is the highlight of new Indo-Pakistani restaurant drawing diners to Quadra Village

By Brishti Basu
Jan 2, 2023

There are many ways to cook the South Asian rice and meat dish, but this one is new to Victoria

Latest News

New dock proposed for swimmers and boaters on the Gorge

By Brishti Basu
Dec 30, 2022

Proposal points to park where the land is in Esquimalt and water falls under Victoria’s jurisdiction

Healthcare

Plans for new youth mental health program at Royal Jubilee Hospital veiled in secrecy

By Brishti Basu
Dec 27, 2022

A child psychiatrist for Indigenous people attributes the changes to ongoing reporting by Capital Daily

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‘There's a feistiness to the community:’ Q&A with Esquimalt mayor Barb Desjardins

By Brishti Basu
Dec 27, 2022

Mayor Desjardins weighs in on the changes and challenges ahead for Esquimalt

Addiction

Text alerts about Island toxic drugs signals deepening crisis, but not an informative tool: experts

By Brishti Basu
Dec 21, 2022

A dashboard that would tell people what street drugs are being sold each week is in the works, but stalled by lack of funding

Homelessness

With snow on the horizon, Victoria is preparing overnight extreme weather shelters

By Brishti Basu
Dec 16, 2022

This time, the city is ready to bring people inside when temperatures drop below freezing