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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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How the grassroots Community Laundry Program is making a difference with free, fresh loads

By Emily Fagan
Jun 18, 2021

Every Tuesday night, community members can stop by the LaundroLounge Laundromat for barrier-free laundry, a fresh meal, and vital supplies

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Painting rocks? Locals find pain management, mental health support, and more through these online communities

By Emily Fagan
Jun 11, 2021

We talked to members and leaders of three local rock painting groups about the surprising impact this community has had on their lives

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Our Place paints young changemakers at centre of fundraising initiative

By Emily Fagan
Jun 4, 2021

For the next six weeks, portraits of young local leaders will be up for bid at the Hillside Mall

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Victoria City Council recommits to ending sexualized violence in the city's hospitality industry

By Emily Fagan
May 30, 2021

The city seeks to address concerns about sexual assault in Victoria through new measures for businesses and council

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Victoria’s first free fridge unveiled to the community

By Emily Fagan
May 28, 2021

Located in Burnside Gorge, the new community-run fridge and pantry is open to all

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New recovery centre empowers youth at risk of homelessness with harm reduction and life skills

By Emily Fagan
May 21, 2021

Threshold Housing Society takes unique approach to addictions treatment offered nowhere else on Vancouver Island

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Decades-long restoration project helps Oak Bay footpath get back to its roots

By Emily Fagan
May 14, 2021

Friends of the Brighton Walkway have turned a space once used to dump refuse into a haven for native plants

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Choir by wire: local singing ensembles evolve to share in song in spite of pandemic

By Emily Fagan
May 7, 2021

Singing groups find community, support through virtual rehearsals and online forum