Author

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.

Business

Chef on the Run’s homestyle English cuisine remains a Sidney staple after 25 years

By Brishti Basu
Oct 30, 2021

More and more people relied on the business as an essential service during the pandemic

Business

Syrian refugee’s catering business takes off through Facebook

By Brishti Basu
Oct 23, 2021

Safaa Naeman’s Syriana Catering is struggling to keep up with demand

COVID-19

‘This was the worst case scenario’: No plan for COVID-positive unhoused people in Victoria

By Brishti Basu
Sep 29, 2021

Bylaw officers seized tents and supplies for sick people, while authorities wring hands over lack of options

Business

‘It was like serendipity’: How a second-generation Victoria bookseller gave Bastion Books new life

By Brishti Basu
Sep 25, 2021

Since the 90’s, local bookstores have been disappearing in droves. Alex Cruikshank decided to buy one anyway

COVID-19

Leaked documents show 225 COVID-19 cases among Victoria’s unsheltered population

By Brishti Basu
Sep 23, 2021

The cases span 22 temporary housing facilities and include at least 20 people with no fixed address. Island Health has not declared an outbreak

Business

The duo behind Victoria’s first music festival in almost 2 years

By Brishti Basu
Sep 3, 2021

Morgan Brooker and Stephen Franke have been building up the local music scene for years—now as the pandemic lurches on, the pair is trying to kickstart it again