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UVic researcher receives $2 million grant to fund vaccine for syphilis

A University of Victoria microbiologist, Caroline Cameron, recently received an impressive 2 million US dollar grant from Open Philanthropy, a U.S.-based research and grant-making organization. This is the largest grant…

UVic student announces early bid for Saanich Council

On March 12, Basil Langevin held an outdoor event at Playfair Park to kick off his campaign for Saanich Council and the Capital Region District (CRD) for the October 2022…

Métis Nation announces purchase of land for Métis centre in Saanich

The centre will be used for housing, child care, and community gathering In November, the Métis Nation of British Columbia (MNBC) announced that they had bought a plot of land…
Photo via North Park Neighbourhood Association on Twitter.

Unhoused to deal with increasingly wet weather as climate change worsens

As climate change worsens, winters in Victoria will get wetter and wetter. Atmospheric rivers, like the ones the province experienced in November, are expected to become more intense. This is…
Seniors in a zoom call, photo by Shelley Brown.

ACTS program helps seniors connect online during pandemic

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, a group of seniors gathers together on Zoom — a feat that would have been impossible for them only a few weeks ago. It’s the…
Cunningham Woods clean up, photo provided by GVGT.

Greater Victoria Green Team cleans up Cunningham Woods

On a crisp, cold Saturday in late November, members of the Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) along with 28 volunteers set to work clearing Cunningham Woods, a 1-acre forested area…
Photo of cars lined up at a gas station, photo by Ken Mizokoshi via CBC.

Vancouver Island facing supply chain issues, panic buying

Following catastrophic flooding in the Fraser Valley and southern interior of B.C. that damaged highways, provincial officials and produce suppliers are warning of delays for key goods such as milk…
Felicita Gomez, provided by Shane Gomez.

UVic’s most influential custodian and Felicita’s Pub namesake passes away at 97

When UVic alumnus Bernard Von Schulmann found out about the news, he picked up the phone and started calling. He didn’t stop until he had contacted more than 50 of…
A hotel on Douglas St., Victoria. Photo sourced from BC Housing.

As COVID-19 spreads among the unhoused, outreach workers fear for their safety

Jay* is afraid to get out of their car. They are afraid of contracting COVID 19 and bringing it home to their family or ending up in the hospital or…