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Mark Brennae

Housing

Victoria studio apartments going up for prisoners getting out

Mark Brennae
Jun 19, 2024

28 studio apartments will be dedicated to those looking for a fresh start after leaving a correctional institution.

Infrastructure

City council pushes ahead with referendum on new Crystal Pool

Mark Brennae
Jun 13, 2024

Mayor Marianne Alto lamented not approving pool construction six years ago when it would have cost one-third the price. “If we had, we would be swimming in the pool by now,” she said.

Crime

1 in 5 downtown businesses says it’s bad enough to leave: DVBA report

Mark Brennae
Jun 12, 2024

Two-thirds (65.9%) of survey respondents said they saw “some” or “significant” increase in the impact street crime is having on their business.

Seniors

Rent gap ‘just not sustainable’ BC seniors’ advocate says

Mark Brennae
Jun 5, 2024

Report shows some seniors pay up to 76% of their income on rent

City Hall

PKOLS-Mt. Doug tower will be parked near old one

Mark Brennae
May 30, 2024

"This is a win-win. Saanich is getting their tower and we saved the park.” - Darrel Wick, president of PKOLS-Mount Douglas Conservancy.

Sports

HarbourCats get the boot for the playoffs, told to leave RAP for renovations

Mark Brennae
May 29, 2024

“We do believe under the terms of our user group agreement that this is not allowable,” HarbourCats managing partner Jim Swanson said.

City Hall

Vic city council wants more parking—outside the downtown core

Mark Brennae
May 24, 2024

“The most realistic outcome of this motion is that city staff work with private developers to get additional public parking in new developments," said Coun. Matt Dell.

Crime

VicPD releases video of downtown pepper spray attack

Mark Brennae
May 24, 2024

Results of a VicPD survey suggest Victorians are feeling progressively less safe downtown—both day and night—than in the past.