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Students left without housing as classes start

Unable to find housing, students ask whether or not to defer  For many students, starting school at UVic in September also meant finding housing in Victoria. In a city notorious…
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UVic students scramble to find September housing

As students return to Greater Victoria for September 2021, a tight rental market and overcrowding on campus have made house hunting a stressful process.
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Wild Coffee employees on strike, locked out of workplace

At approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, employees of Wild Coffee in downtown Victoria began a workers strike, picketing outside the shop located at 632 Yates St.
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Evo Car Share is coming to Victoria

Starting August 1, residents of Victoria will have a new way to get around town. Evo is launching
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While Victoria High School’s alumni fundraised for a new track, the school district leased the land

Vic High’s planned eight-lane track has been reduced to a two-lane walking ring by a controversial land disposal.
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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…