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Know Your Neighbour

How outreach work at Beacon Hill Park helped Bear Henry connect with the past

By Nina Grossman
Apr 3, 2021

Originally from the Penelakut reserve near Chemainus, Henry spent several months as one of several unofficial, unpaid organizers at the Meegan Community Tent

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David Beck lives anonymously in Brentwood Bay—don't tell his millions of fans.

The TikTok star goes (mostly) unnoticed in his hometown, despite earning a living making hugely viral videos

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Captain Painfully Obvious is doing whatever he can

By Eden DaSilva
Mar 30, 2021

With activists blockading Fairy Creek, Doug Prentice is trying to do his part

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Liam Stanley was born to run

By Josh Kozelj
Mar 18, 2021

How a local Paralympian and world record holder’s quiet joy inspires those around him

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Rising livestream star Ashelyn Latam is building an inclusive community from home

Game-streaming site Twitch provides a meagre living and little moderation—but is helping Latam reach thousands

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Andy MacKinnon is committed to making you love the outdoors

by Kiley Verbowski
Mar 11, 2021

From education to understanding to conservation, Mackinnon's push for appreciation of the land starts at the grassroots

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World-renowned UVic professor Aaron Devor’s journey of preserving transgender history

Founded in 2011, the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria is the world’s largest collection of materials by and about trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and other gender-diverse individuals

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The woman who spearheaded the Black Lives Matter rallies in Victoria

By Brishti Basu
Feb 24, 2021

Vanessa Simon is still learning where she fits in the world of Black activism. But that hasn't stopped her from pushing for change