Sean Craig

Real Estate

Why Victoria Paid $10 Million for a Pandora Avenue Property That Cost $3.7 million in 2016

By Sean Craig
Jun 19, 2020

Rise is due in part to the city’s own decision to greenlight rezoning for the site


Victoria City Council Reluctantly Bails Out the Fairfield Hotel

By Sean Craig
Jun 12, 2020

City had given the notoriously chaotic and run-down facility $500,000 in 2017, only to see minimal improvements followed by its premature closure


Victoria Police Chief Rebuffs Calls for Police Defunding

By Sean Craig
Jun 11, 2020

“I just can't see that in any sense of reality,” Chief Constable Del Manak told city councillor Ben Isitt


Island Health Asks People to Stop Harassing Its Staff Over False Rumours Of A Racist Employee

By Sean Craig
Jun 11, 2020

Online mobbing spurred by a racist post from a woman who was falsely alleged to work for the health agency

City Hall

Victoria Rushes to Close Government Street to Car Traffic

By Sean Craig
Jun 4, 2020

Shutdown, which will divert 2,500 vehicles daily, intended to help downtown recovery


BCers Accessing Mental Health Resources in Record Numbers

By Sean Craig
Jun 3, 2020

Stresses of COVID-19 have caused a 100% increase in mental health referrals in some cases


City Worried About Beacon Hill Tent Encampments Hurting Garry Oaks, Lekwungen Sites

By Sean Craig
Jun 2, 2020

Encampments will remain, but be urged to move into other parts of the park


Victoria to Spend Balance of COVID-19 Money On Renting Hotel Rooms for the Homeless

By Sean Craig
May 29, 2020

New plan comes after Victoria had previously pushed for hotel rooms to be forcibly seized by the province