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Municipal

What are they running for? A local government explainer

Capital Daily breaks down the responsibilities of municipal councils, school boards, and the Capital Regional District

Climate Change

Victoria has barely had any rain in months. The effects could be long-lasting

By Jolene Rudisuela
October 5, 2022

From spawning salmon to old-growth trees, the adverse effects of extended droughts are starting to set in across ecosytems

City Hall

Council candidates near consensus on mental health support and safe supply—and divided on involuntary treatment

At a forum attended by 15 candidates, public safety discussions exposed a wide gulf in plans and priorities

Municipal

UPDATED: VIVA Victoria fires communications manager over allegations of sending misleading ‘Island Health’ email

The account has been deleted, but it may be linked to VIVA’s media representative, who has since been let go

Indigenous

‘Walking history books’: Founders of Victoria Orange Shirt Day reflect on reconciliation

By Ryan Hook
September 30, 2022

Sept. 30 marks the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Events

What’s happening in Greater Victoria to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

By Capital Daily Staff
September 30, 2022

Also known as Orange Shirt Day, Sept. 30 honours those who died in residential schools, and the families and communities affected by the system's legacy

Good news

Carey Newman is sharing the stories of residential school survivors to anyone with an internet connection

By Emily Vance
September 30, 2022

A new interactive website has launched for the Witness Blanket, an art installation that tells the stories of residential school survivors through objects

Food

End dive goes a step further in Victoria’s food scene

By Ryan Hook
September 29, 2022

The new Chinatown seafood spot could either be an art gallery or a dive bar—and it happens to be a little bit of both