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Omar Washington

City Hall

Victoria by-election voting starts next week. Here's what you need to know.

By Omar Washington
Nov 26, 2020

Ten candidates are vying for Laurel Collins's seat, offering competing policies on housing, transportation, climate change and more.

Furniture Lore

Victoria’s lost IKEA

By Omar Washington
Nov 13, 2020

For a brief, shining moment in the 1980s, Vancouver Islanders didn’t need to organize elaborate excursions to the mainland to get Swedish flat-packed furniture

BC Election 2020

Where the parties stand on key Vancouver Island issues

By Omar Washington
Oct 18, 2020

We asked you to name the election issues that mattered most. Here’s what we found.

Wildlife

How a roadside zoo unleashed a lizard invasion on Victoria 

By Omar Washington
Sep 20, 2020

Known as Rudy’s Pet Park, the 60s-era attraction was singularly responsible for the now-ubiquitous common wall lizards swarming the Capital Region