Municipal

Municipal

Island rail investment, free transit for some teens, and the right to clotheslines: final resolutions from the Union of BC Municipalities convention

By Shannon Waters
September 21, 2022

A recap of resolutions endorsed at last week’s UBCM convention, with support from Capital region representatives

Municipal

UBCM delegates vote down vacancy control study, back other housing measures in Whistler

By Shannon Waters
September 16, 2022

The housing crisis is on everyone’s minds at the province-wide meeting, but municipalities differ on how to solve it

Municipal

A new ‘non-partisan’ slate in Victoria's election has extensive ties to the People's Party of Canada

VIVA Victoria's municipal and school board election effort is in line with successful conservative movements elsewhere—prompting some progressive candidates to join the race

Municipal

Opinion: Missing Middle or mansions? Why the Missing Middle is good for everyone

By Phillip MacKellar
August 3, 2022

A commentary by Homes for Living, a group advocating for housing solutions in Victoria

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Opinion: Finding middle ground on missing middle

By Jeremy Caradonna
July 12, 2022

Missing middle offers real promise—but there's a lot we can do to make it work better for everyone

Municipal

The simple fix for saving cyclist lives

By Hilary Beaumont
July 6, 2022

Side guards for trucks are cheap—and they could be mandatory in Victoria, but they’re not

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Opinion: A four-part plan to revive downtown Victoria

By Jeremy Caradonna
April 25, 2022

From housing to supporting small businesses, there are concrete and simple steps we can take to bring downtown Victoria back

Municipal

The pickleball coup

By Ben Mussett
February 8, 2022

How the struggle for control of a Gulf Island's racquet racket led to a local organized revolt