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Island Health says to expect second-dose notifications at seven weeks

Media correspondents at Island Health and the B.C. Ministry of Health confirmed that the eight-week timeline between first and second doses is accurate. Island Health indicated that people should receive…
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Free Community Laundry Program provides community and services to unhoused population

Organizers seek funding and new location to keep machines spinning On Tuesdays, after a long day of researching and writing up lab reports for her master’s thesis, Irene Shkolnikov gets…
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Temporary housing at Royal Athletic Park welcomes residents

On May 14, the temporary housing facility known as ‘Tiny Town’ opened at Royal Athletic Park. The modified ship
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As province opens temporary housing at Royal Athletic Park and Russell Street, advocates call for dispersed housing and real homes

Province, city hope to build permanent housing by 2022 For some members of Victoria’s unhoused community, the long wait for a roof over their heads is almost over. With temporary…
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UVic students launch petition to rename Trutch Street

Four UVic students have put forward a petition to rename Trutch Street in Victoria. Started as a group project in an environmental studies class, the petition aims to remove the…
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From a ‘care-a-van’ to a warming tent, PEERS supports unhoused residents through COVID-19

The by-and-for-sex-workers organization adapted to support campers at Royal Athletic Park For residents of the Royal Athletic Park encampment, the last couple of months have been anything but predictable. They…
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New Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness social enterprise model aims to alleviate youth homelessness

Project is youth-led and will provide housing, supports, and job opportunities for up to 30 unhoused youth In late January, the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness (GVCEH) formally announced…
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For campers at Royal Athletic Park, Hey Neighbour pilot project can’t come soon enough

For the more than 30 campers living in Royal Athletic Park’s parking lot, the Hey Neighbour pilot project has brought a ray of hope after several months of trauma and…
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Hey Neighbour pilot project looks to house 30 members of the unhoused community

With the City of Victoria’s self-imposed deadline to end sheltering in parks fast approaching, Aryze Developments has partnered with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness to transform 30 modified…