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Murray Rankin hosts 20th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

ust over a dozen people gathered in front of the Ogden Breakwater on the morning of Sept. 28 for the 20th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, hosted by Victoria MP…
cartoon of homeless person on bench, Victoria Native Friendship Centre closes

New report suggests critical impact of homelessness on Victoria residents

With the cost of living index rising compared to incomes, the homelessness situation continues to have a critical impact on residents, according to a new report titled “Facing Homelessness.” The…

St. Ann’s spiritual walking tours bring new twist to history

The inside of St. Ann’s Academy, once crumbling from rot and disuse, now paints a warmer picture of growth and renewed importance. Although the 1920s-themed interior is the product of…

B.C. Transit seeks public input

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) is seeking feedback from users on its plan to improve service in the city. The Transit Future Bus—an out-of-service vehicle retrofitted to serve as…

‘Amalgamation Yes’ aims to restructure Greater Victoria

Three cities, seven districts, two towns, and a township make up what is known as Greater Victoria. Spanning from Sidney to North Saanich and all the way down to Sooke,…

Museum develops new vision after public input

After a summer-long tour listening to people in cities and towns across B.C., the Royal B.C. Museum is incorporating citizen input into its master plan for redevelopment. “The community members…

Bus routes to bypass Ring Road via McKenzie

B.C. Transit bus routes adjusted to bypass Ring Road

UVic Environmental Law Centre co-chair wins NDP nomination

In a landslide vote, environmental lawyer Murray Rankin won the nomination to be the NDP candidate in the upcoming Victoria byelection. The seat has been vacant since Denise Savoie, who…

Government grants $41.7 million to UVic’s ocean observation network

More coastline radars and new tsunami array planned for NEPTUNE Canada and VENUS projects