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UVic to be closed, classes cancelled for Queen Elizabeth II day of mourning

The University of Victoria will be closed on Monday, Sept. 19 following B.C. Premier John Horgan's statement that the province will observe the national day of mourning for the passing…

Construction on the Site C dam will continue

The Peace River Site C dam was first conceptualized in the 1970s but was not given permission to undergo construction until 2014. The dam is a $16 billion project that…

Passport renewal delays, flight cancellations, and staffing shortages pervading Canadian airports

Summer is usually the time when people either head home or go on vacation, especially now, with many people returning home to visit family for the first time since the…
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UVic political science student Haruun Ali running for Edmonton City Council

Ali’s platform includes affordable housing and police reform First-year UVic political science student, Haruun Ali, aims to become Edmonton’s youngest and first ever Black city councillor. At 17 years old,…
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Students left on read by Canada Student Service Grant program amid WE scandal

While the Trudeau government faces questions about CSSG and WE, 35 000 students have been left without placements On June 25, the federal government announced the now-cancelled Canada Student Service…
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Federal government announces Canada Emergency Student Benefit

New benefit will give students $1 250 per month, applications open May 15 On April 22, after weeks of lobbying by student groups to make the Canada Emergency Response Benefit…

Repatriating travellers face uncertainty during journeys home

As travel restrictions are being implemented worldwide to slow the spread of coronavirus, those living or working abroad are facing uncertainty returning to their countries of origin.
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What to do if you’ve lost your job due to COVID-19

Recent estimates predict that three million Canadians could lose their jobs in the coming weeks. Thankfully, there are supports available to those who have lost their job due to COVID-19.
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First UVic student tests positive for COVID-19

A UVic student has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Island Health, students who attended Psych 300B, Psych 351 B, and Bio 367 may have been exposed to COVID-19. Students…