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B.C., UVic clarify return-to-campus plans

According to the guidelines, students will not need to socially distance in class. Lecture halls of 150 students can be filled with 150 students, for example. Masks will be a…
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B.C. requests drug decriminalization

Advocates welcome overdose crisis responses May 5 was the five-year anniversary of B.C. declaring the overdose crisis. This anniversary followed the deadliest of those five years, with 1 716 people…
David Strong Building with COVID-19 notices on the doors

B.C. health officials hold town hall on return-to-campus plan

Henry told university administrators that students have faced mental health challenges in online courses. She advocated for a balanced approach to the return — one that is safe and allows…
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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…
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B.C., UVic release plans for fall semester

UVic hasn't released specific information about how these recommendations will impact the fall semester on campus, but the primer gives the university community a first look into the fall.
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What’s going on with COVID-19? Your guide to restrictions, vaccines, and what is on the horizon

Currently, people over 63 and Indigenous people over 18 are eligible to get vaccinated.
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Fairy Creek blockades still active despite injunction

Blockaders at Fairy Creek plan to sit tight, and those fighting from home say they will continue to put pressure on the government to stop old growth logging.
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International students face confusion and hefty overdue bills following MSP raise

International students are facing almost $1 000 in overdue notices from Revenue Services of British Columbia, for charges they thought would be wiped out when premiums were eliminated for B.C.…
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Your guide to B.C.’s new restrictions: Students can still travel home, but no socializing outside of your “core bubble”

For many students the thought of a travel ban is a cause of concern, particularly for those hoping to return home for the holidays. Though B.C.’s newest COVID-19 regulations place…