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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

Vaccines are ramping up. Here's how to get yours.

By Brishti Basu
Mar 1, 2021

We compared BC's plan to other parts of the world to see where it differs and why

Know Your Neighbour

The woman who spearheaded the Black Lives Matter rallies in Victoria

By Brishti Basu
Feb 24, 2021

Vanessa Simon is still learning where she fits in the world of Black activism. But that hasn't stopped her from pushing for change

Know Your Neighbour

The Victoria physicist predicting the future of the pandemic

By Brishti Basu
Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Dean Karlen has thus far accurately predicted which way the pandemic will go. We talked to him about how he's done it and what he expects now

COVID-19

Some First Nations in BC will now get COVID-19 case data from nearby communities

By Brishti Basu
Feb 9, 2021

The First Nations that will get data include 14 Nations on Vancouver Island. The agreement, however, is highly restrictive

Overdose Crisis

'Excited and relieved': Victoria safe supply project receives federal funding for 3 more years

By Brishti Basu
Feb 3, 2021

The program has reported improved physical and mental health among participants

Homelessness

Shelter spaces at Victoria arena won’t be ready for move-in until after coldest months

By Brishti Basu
Jan 28, 2021

The measure has been lauded by politicians and some advocacy groups, but others say it’s too little, too late

Vancouver Island

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

By Brishti Basu
Jan 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?

COVID-19

You asked, he answered: our reader-driven Q&A with Richard Stanwick

By Brishti Basu
Jan 14, 2021

Vancouver Island's top doctor answers questions drawn up in consultation with Capital Daily readers