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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.

Data

Most municipal candidates own homes, live locally and are over 40, according to responses from 103 candidates

By Shannon Waters
Sep 28, 2022

Demographic details from Capital Daily’s candidate database reveal those running are older and wealthier, on average, than the populations they hope to represent

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Three mayoral hopefuls pitch their policies during Victoria Downtown Residents Association debate

By Shannon Waters
Sep 26, 2022

Alto, Andrew, and Marshall on housing affordability, homelessness, good governance, and more

Housing

Local governments need to step up on affordable and supportive housing, non-profit coalition says

By Shannon Waters
Sep 23, 2022

Calls to action outline six “very tangible steps” municipalities can take to increase and retain affordable housing

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Victoria council to debate John A. MacDonald statue and 902 Foul Bay Road rezoning

By Shannon Waters
Sep 22, 2022

Controversial issues are left on council's agenda in its final weeks

Municipal

Island rail investment, free transit for some teens, and the right to clotheslines: final resolutions from the Union of BC Municipalities convention

By Shannon Waters
Sep 21, 2022

A recap of resolutions endorsed at last week’s UBCM convention, with support from Capital region representatives

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Campaign period for local elections begins today

By Shannon Waters
Sep 17, 2022

Rules for fundraising and advertising by candidates, backers and detractors now in effect

Municipal

UBCM delegates vote down vacancy control study, back other housing measures in Whistler

By Shannon Waters
Sep 16, 2022

The housing crisis is on everyone’s minds at the province-wide meeting, but municipalities differ on how to solve it

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Victoria resolution endorsing nationwide basic income passes at UBCM

By Shannon Waters
Sep 15, 2022

The Victoria-backed resolution saw the most significant debate of the convention’s first resolution session