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Indigenous land defenders and allies set up soft blockades at all B.C. Legislature entrances ahead of Speech from the Throne

For the first time in B.C.'s history, the B.C. Legislature’s throne speech ceremony was cancelled, due to an occupation in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en people on the front steps that…

PHOTO ESSAY | Struggle for Indigenous sovereignty sparks direct action

The last two weeks have seen an outpouring of direct action demonstrations across the country against the B.C. provincial and Canadian federal governments in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people and…

Indigenous youth and allies stay overnight on B.C. Legislature steps, block intersections in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

After spending the night at the B.C. Legislature in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en after RCMP raids and arrests, more people showed their support by joining in a march at 8…

Over 200 Indigenous youth and allies gather for “lockdown” at the B.C. Legislature

Locked arm-to-arm in front of the ceremonial entrance of the B.C. Parliament Buildings in downtown Victoria, dozens of Indigenous people and over 200 allies gathered around noon on Feb. 6…

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, UVic forms response committee

New coronavirus 2019-nCoV has infected more citizens worldwide than the SARS outbreak of 2002-2003. While UVic takes action to support students and faculty, Canadian screening precautions consist of self-evaluation questionnaires…

“Preparing ourselves to stand strong”: How the Jan. 21 Ministry sit-in began

Young Indigenous activists began occupying the downtown Victoria offices of the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en peoples against the Coastal GasLink pipeline on…

Indigenous youth-led overnight occupation of B.C. Ministry offices ends in 12 arrests

An Indigenous youth-led Wet’suwet’en solidarity action occupied the offices of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources for over 18 hours, from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday into the early hours…

From service to the streets: veterans and Victoria’s housing crisis

In Victoria, a city whose name has become synonymous with unaffordable housing, veterans account for 6.8 per cent of the city’s homeless population, despite only making up four per cent…

UVic student killed in Iran plane crash

UVic student Roja Omidbakhsh was killed in a plane crash in Iran. Omidbakhsh was a first year Gustavson School of Business student, registered in what would have been her second…