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Emily Fagan

Emily Fagan is a Victoria-based freelance journalist passionate about reporting on social issues and politics. You can find her work in Vice, the CBC, and the Tyee, or follow her on Twitter @thatemfagan.

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Victoria-based Susan Sanford Blades's debut novel, Fake It So Real, earns awards and nominations

By Emily Fagan
Sep 17, 2021

The novel takes an authentic, Munro-esque look at the lives of a former punk rocker and her family

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Artist captures everyday Victoria in forthcoming book

By Emily Fagan
Sep 10, 2021

An exclusive peek into the story behind Hand Drawn Victoria

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Starting over in a new city with new skills, thanks to a Victoria society for women with trauma

By Emily Fagan
Sep 3, 2021

Bridges for Women provides skills to people who have experienced trauma

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The end of the overdose crisis will take all of our collaboration—here’s how to get started

By Emily Fagan
Aug 27, 2021

Local organizations have made strides in combating toxic drugs and overdoses, but wider public support would make a big difference

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Victoria creates pilot project to send crisis teams in place of police to some mental health calls

By Emily Fagan
Aug 19, 2021

The Oregon model it's based on has shown more than 30 years of success

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Family-run charity Fateh Care brings free access to food, medical care, and more to hundreds of Vancouver Island residents

By Emily Fagan
Aug 13, 2021

The family sets aside income and time to feed neighbours—just as they were fed when they arrived in Calgary in the dead of winter

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Victoria sees its homegrown ice cream shops through pandemic deep-freeze

By Emily Fagan
Jul 30, 2021

Here's the inside scoop on some of Victoria’s favourite locally owned ice cream eateries