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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.

Latest News

Victoria priorities on the agenda at Union of BC Municipalities convention next week

By Shannon Waters
Sep 10, 2022

Greater Victoria mayors and councillors are heading to the mainland with hopes for concerted action

Housing

Missing middle decision punted to next council

Helps moves motion to keep the issue alive after next month’s election

City Hall

No rules, considerable consequences: the difficult issue of council pay and diversity in public office

Voting for higher salaries puts councils in an awkward position while low wages can be a barrier to diverse representation

Latest News

Council will continue Missing Middle Housing Initiative discussion next week

City staff answered councillors’ questions during Thursday’s special meeting, but further debate on the policy will wait until next week

City Hall

Missing Middle public hearing comes to a close after 11 hours

Council candidates were out in force to stake their stances on the controversial housing policy

City Hall

Victoria’s Missing Middle Housing Initiative heads to second public hearing session

A national newspaper came out in support of the policy this week while two opponents have launched council bids since last month’s hearing

Housing

What does the NDP leadership race mean for housing affordability?

By Shannon Waters
Aug 24, 2022

Anjali Appadurai and David Eby have both made tackling the housing crisis central parts of the leadership bids