News In Victoria: Latest Stories

Community

Picnics, piggybacks, and (literally) stolen bases: Drag baseball returns on Canada Day

By Jolene Rudisuela
June 24, 2022

Following the recent violent threats against a Victoria drag event, performers are feeling defiant

History

What the new museum’s cancellation means for returning Indigenous artifacts

Hanna Hett
June 23, 2022

First Nations across BC are seeking to repatriate items from the Royal BC Museum. This is what the process has been for the Haíłzaqv, Huu-ay-aht, and Tseshaht nations.

Economy

‘What can I give?’: On Pender Island, a small-scale gift economy blooms

By Martin Bauman
June 21, 2022

Meet the people seeking an alternative to ‘predatory capitalism’

Legal

How the RCMP convinced a court to censor Capital Daily

By Jimmy Thomson
June 21, 2022

We have an RCMP document related to Fairy Creek that we think is important. No, you can’t see it.

Community

How a group of Black students are fighting racism in Greater Victoria school districts

Hanna Hett
June 17, 2022

Current and former Victoria high school students are hosting workshops with the hopes that they can make schools safer and more inclusive for Black students

Policing

‘What they did was violent’: Witnesses decry VicPD treatment of mentally ill Black man

By Brishti Basu
June 15, 2022

Last week, police were called to check on Michael, a 61-year-old Black immigrant from Grenada. What neighbours saw contradicts police reports about what happened next.

Housing

'Your home is not your castle': buyers face the unforeseen consequences of condo living

By Tori Marlan
June 14, 2022

If you’re buying a condo or townhouse in BC, it’s probably a strata. But, from fistfights and fines to a fence that divided a community, stratas have been marked by stories of disappointment and rage

Forestry

Author Lyndsie Bourgon on BC’s connection to the larger problem of timber poaching

By Jolene Rudisuela
June 10, 2022

Illegal logging is a local problem, but a lack of understanding of its causes and effects will make it worse