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Victoria Vital Signs report shows key concerns for residents

There are many factors that create a healthy and prosperous community. While understanding these factors may be complex, identifying community member satisfaction is a good place to start. That’s exactly…

UVSS Director advocates for Victoria’s Missing Middle Housing Initiative

On Aug. 4, the City of Victoria held a public hearing which gave residents a chance to voice their opinions on the contentious Missing Middle Housing Initiative. Among those who…

Victoria’s housing crisis: An update and resources for students

Finding accommodations as a student this fall may prove complicated As we enter the third summer following the COVID-19 pandemic and as the dust seemingly begins to settle, the rental…

UVic student lives in van to avoid rising rent in Victoria

Daniel Drury wakes up early — around 6:30-7:00 a.m. — so as not to upset the neighborhood residents whose houses he parks in front of. These early mornings can be…
Graphic of a recycle symbol and stacks of money and coins. Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Sustainability on a budget: lowering your carbon footprint without breaking the bank

Between electric cars, retrofits, heating pumps, and plant-based diets, there are plenty of ways to reduce your carbon footprint and live more sustainably. The federal and provincial governments have even…
royal athletic park aryze room

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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Deadline for ending sheltering in parks pushed back to end of April

City and province have signed memorandum but questions remain On March 22, the City of Victoria signed a memorandum of understanding with the Province of British Columbia. With the province…
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Hey Neighbour pilot project looks to house 30 members of the unhoused community

With the City of Victoria’s self-imposed deadline to end sheltering in parks fast approaching, Aryze Developments has partnered with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness to transform 30 modified…
signs at Beacon Hill Park for homeless camping

City of Victoria to house 200 by end of year, while bylaw issues arise for unhoused

Homelessness continues to be a serious problem across Canada, but in Victoria it has become a particularly hot topic. As winter approaches and demand for solutions increases, the city has…