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Jolene Rudisuela

Jolene is a Capital Daily Reporter who loves long-form, in-depth stories. She is a generalist reporter based in Victoria, and speaks both English and French. She graduated from Mount Royal University with a degree in journalism and came out of the program with two national awards for her work on a multimedia story about a Calgary mobile home park. Being from Alberta, she got her first taste of Island life while working as a reporter with the Comox Valley Record, where she covered everything from aquaculture to the overdose crisis to Cumberland village council. She later spent a year as a copy editor with Pagemasters North America, working with clients like the Toronto Star and the Winnipeg Free Press. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and her honours and awards include the CAJ Student Award of Excellence in 2018, Best Multimedia Production from Emerge Media Awards in 2018, and she was a finalist for the Multimedia Story of the Year from Associated Collegiate Press Awards in 2018.

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BC caps rent increase to 2%, bumps up climate credit and family benefit as part of cost of living relief package

“During this extraordinary time, an inflationary increase in rents will be debilitating for 1.5 million British Columbians,” Premier Horgan told reporters

Indigenous

West Coast Trail guardians keep the cultural history of the iconic trek alive

The guardians play an essential role in maintaining the world-renowned trail, and in keeping the Indigenous history of the land at the forefront

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SD61 apologizes for segregation of Chinese students ahead of 100th anniversary of school strike

In 1922, the school board voted to segregate Chinese students from public schools. But the student fought back.

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Report raises alarms about logging in BC’s proposed deferral zones

The province denies that logging is happening where it shouldn’t be. But advocates say the government hasn’t been transparent about where deferrals are active

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Greater Victoria has some of the fastest ambulance response times in BC—but they're trending up

Only five Greater Victoria municipalities are meeting the benchmark response times for life-or-death emergencies

Travel

A Victorian’s guide to hiking the West Coast Trail

The trail isn’t for the faint of heart—or for those who want to stay clean—but it offers much in return

Environment

Meet the team of volunteers removing invasive species from local parks

Greater Victoria Green Team has been bringing community members together to restore community green spaces

Community

For her 80th birthday, this Parksville woman is rollerblading 350 kilometres

Starting on Aug. 9, Sonya Bardati will roll from Port Hardy to Parksville to raise money for the BC SPCA