Michael John Lo

Michael John Lo is a journalist based in Victoria and Vancouver. He got his start at UVic's student paper, the Martlet, and has been reporting on the city of Victoria ever since. An avid drinker of milk tea, you can find him complaining about post-university life and democracy on Twitter @overloaded_writ.

Latest News

Province to provide 5 days of emergency housing for Ridgeview Place residents

By Michael John Lo
Apr 27, 2023

Building owner Centurion Property ups “compassionate assistance” to $2,500 after city pressure


Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s newest exhibition on mushrooms includes a slice of Fairy Creek

By Michael John Lo
Apr 20, 2023

'Symbiosis' makes the link between old-growth advocacy and the world of mushroom-inspired art


UVic set to hike student housing rates by up to 10%

By Michael John Lo
Apr 14, 2023

A university housing survey asking students whether they would pay $2,425 a month goes viral on social media


What happens when Victoria's cultural institutions close up shop?

The future of the Bateman Gallery and Point Ellice House


A breakfast rally in Victoria calls for halt to C-IRG

By Michael John Lo
Mar 30, 2023

The RCMP’s industry and resource task force is currently under review and faces multiple lawsuits


Sidney is redesigning its corporate logo

By Michael John Lo
Mar 29, 2023

The town has budgeted $3,800 for a graphic designer to create a new logo that will reflect Sidney’s identity


Decades of bringing theatre to local youth—and local youth into the theatre

By Michael John Lo
Mar 25, 2023

Belfry 101’s latest student piece explores anxieties and uncertainty about the future as the storied program returns to stage for the first time in three years


Student tour groups are making a comeback to Victoria despite tight market

By Michael John Lo
Mar 23, 2023

More than 100 high school students from Yokohama’s Yamate Gakuin are being hosted by homestay families across the CRD