Shannon Waters

Shannon began her reporting career in northern BC, covering communities from Smithers to Williams Lake and leading award-winning coverage of the 2017 wildfires. Her professional passions are politics, policy and people and the ways they intersect and influence each other. As the founding reporter at BC Today, she spent years covering the BC legislature and provincial political scene in unique depth. Shannon has a knack for turning the nuts and bolts of government policy into engaging reporting. She prides herself on her ability to take information that makes a lot of people’s eyes glaze over and find the story within – what it means, how it matters and why you should care. When she’s not hustling for stories, you can find her cultivating her green thumb or biking to and from the beach, where she’s equally likely to be buried in a book or enjoying the ocean.

Latest News

Victoria finally finds the Missing Middle

By Shannon Waters
Jan 27, 2023

Council eliminated single home zoning in Victoria with minimal debate


Creative houseplex proposal moves ahead as Victoria council prioritizes housing over parking

By Shannon Waters
Jan 22, 2023

Developer Julian West wants to “help catalyze a conversation” about housing and transportation


‘There should be a budget item for this park’: Burnside-Gorge hoping for Arbutus Park investment this year

By Shannon Waters
Jan 17, 2023

Improvements to the park are overdue, say community advocates, and could be part of better access to the Gorge Waterway


Thank you for your service: Greater Victoria council members get parting gifts in lieu of severance benefits

By Shannon Waters
Jan 15, 2023

Plans to let local politicians pull a pension have not made much progress since 2019


Premier announces $500-million fund to help non-profits buy rental buildings and co-ops

By Shannon Waters
Jan 12, 2023

The money will help preserve affordable rental housing—‘a hugely important step’ toward tackling affordability, says non-profit CEO

City Hall

‘No more slowing down’: How a housing motion hints at how Victoria council members see the next four years

Councillors who voted in favour feel the fall election shows Victorians want bold action on housing and beyond


‘The most impact as quickly as possible’: Victoria to consider motion on parking minimums, multi-unit dwellings

Proposed changes would address housing affordability and availability, councillors say

Latest News

Capital Regional Housing Corporation set to spend $60M on new housing projects in 2023

Major developments set for Central Saanich, James Bay, and Pandora