Sidney Coles, Local Journalism Initiative


Mission or market? Churches are not always on the right side of the housing crisis.

With fewer people attending church, religious communities across the country are making decisions about what to do with their assets.


Living Wage Symposium brought multiple sectors together to tackle the affordability crisis

A living wage of $25/hour could, in tandem with other policies that impact equity, make Victoria a more affordable city


Citizens’ Assembly to play a key role in Victoria-Saanich amalgamation decision

The two municipalities are counting on deliberative democracy to help them decide whether their contentious amalgamation will come to pass


Wage announcement not a panacea for child-care access woes in Victoria

The wage enhancement indirectly addresses two core issues that limit the province’s ability to fulfill the British Columbia Early Learning and Child Care Agreement


Land acquisition in the CRD is about green space and the 'green' it accrues

Park purpose service is the focus of the CRD’s purchase of the former Royal Oak Golf Course. Consider it as much an environmental decision as a portfolio management one, for now.


Under shifting legislation, people who use drugs are caught between rules & risks

As BC tightens public drug use rules, exemptions around possession may be losing their intended impact

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Sidney extends the life of the beloved Beacon Wharf—for now

Sidney Council defers decision about the future of the wharf until 2026

Sexual Assault

Province investing $10M in sexual assault centres

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre among organizations to receive $300K every year