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‘It was like serendipity’: How a second-generation Victoria bookseller gave Bastion Books new life

By Brishti Basu
Sep 25, 2021

Since the 90’s, local bookstores have been disappearing in droves. Alex Cruikshank decided to buy one anyway

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Steve Wallace had a reputation for sexually harassing teenage girls in Quesnel decades before launching his Victoria driving school

As Wallace rose through Quesnel—from teacher, to mayor, to provincial candidate—more than a dozen women say he was sexually harassing them in school, in cars, and in beauty pageants

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Steve Wallace suspends driving instruction while police, ICBC investigate sexual harassment allegations

In the wake of sexual harassment allegations, driving instructor Steve Wallace faces professional consequences and investigation

Business

The duo behind Victoria’s first music festival in almost 2 years

By Brishti Basu
Sep 3, 2021

Morgan Brooker and Stephen Franke have been building up the local music scene for years—now as the pandemic lurches on, the pair is trying to kickstart it again

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Mixed mandates: businesses and education workers in Victoria struggle with new COVID-19 safety measures

By Brishti Basu
Aug 26, 2021

From the restaurateurs who will have to check guests' vaccination status to the professors who won't be allowed to, businesses react to the new rules

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How Aaron Miller used his culinary background to launch a career with Flight Cannabis

By Josh Kozelj
Aug 17, 2021

Burned out in the high-stress culinary world, now he’s chilling out in the world of cannabis