Author

Zoë Ducklow

Zoë Ducklow is the Westshore Reporter. She is located in the Westshore, speaks English and is a generalist reporter. Zoë has her Masters in Journalism from UBC, and prior to joining the Capital Daily team she was working at Black Press. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and her honours and awards include: Susan Boyce, COPA nominee, and Ma Murray. You can reach Zoë by email at zoe@thewestshore.ca or on Twitter @zoeducklow.

Pay Check

Greater Victoria builders say they can’t find workers to build new homes, because they can’t find homes for the workers

By Zoë Ducklow
Apr 26, 2022

The ‘vicious circle’ has deepened a persistent worker shortage during a period of record demand. Part seven of our labour series, Pay Check

Housing

Langford’s growth, mapped

By Zoë Ducklow
Apr 7, 2022

See our interactive map to keep track of what's happening in your neighbourhood

Environment

Fairy Creek injunction is back in place by order of the BC appeal court

By Zoë Ducklow
Jan 27, 2022

The original injunction expired in October, but a temporary injunction has been active since

Healthcare

Westshore drug users are suffering in silence: harm reduction worker

By Zoë Ducklow
Jan 27, 2022

'If you deny that the need is there, then you'll never build the services and you'll never see it.'

Environment

Despite promised reforms, Fairy Creek is far from over

By Zoë Ducklow
Nov 25, 2021

Deferrals and changes to logging legislation is coming. But the activists aren’t leaving

Housing

Danbrook One structural engineer 'not qualified' for such a building: investigative committee

By Zoë Ducklow
Nov 9, 2021

‘McClure made a critical error in judgment in believing that he had the requisite skill and knowledge to design Danbrook One,’ the people investigating the failed building said in an interim report

Environment

Where have the mushrooms gone?

By Zoë Ducklow
Nov 2, 2021

It's a bad year for certain kinds of popular mushrooms on Vancouver Island. We went mushroom hunting with two local experts to find out what's happening

Housing

How 'attainable' is Langford's Attainable Home Ownership plan?

By Zoë Ducklow
Oct 26, 2021

A new plan is touted as a solution to help more people afford home ownership. A closer look at the details reveals major gaps and drawbacks