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UVic campus, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

B.C. government, UVic EQHR release sexual violence reports

Two new reports on sexualized violence at UVic were released in October, one from the UVic Equity and Human Rights Office (EQHR) and the other from the B.C. provincial government.…
UVic campus, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish

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…

B.C. to decriminalize possession of certain illegal drugs in 2023

Recently, the B.C. government announced that a three-year exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) has been granted to the province.
Grace Charness and Jordana Pangburn holding hunger strike sign at the B.C. Parliament, photo provided by Tim Brazier.

UVic students participate in Save Old Growth hunger strike

On April 1, first-year UVic students Grace Charness and Jordana Pangburn joined a hunger strike for Save Old Growth.
"... IS NOT Yes" graphic provided by Ministry of Advanced Education.

B.C. government relaunches campaign against sexualized violence

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training announced the relaunch of the “…Is NOT Yes” campaign to raise awareness for sexualized violence on post-secondary campuses in the province. The…
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…
StrongerBC Youth Leaders Council banner, via gov.bc.ca.

Province announces StrongerBC Young Leaders Council

The provincial government says it has found a way to give youth a seat at the table. Brittny Anderson, the Premier's special advisor for youth, says the initiative will give…