housing

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Recent Saanich and Oak Bay decisions could make housing more accessible for UVic students

The Saanich council recently wrapped up ongoing studies and surveys on garden suites, and voted to legalize them as part of a plan to increase housing in the municipality. Oak…
cartoon of homeless person on bench, Victoria Native Friendship Centre closes

It’s time to change the conversation around homelessness

Victoria is facing a homelessness crisis. However, instead of empathy and solutions, the city’s most vulnerable have been levelled with accusations that they are lazy, dangerous drug addicts who ca
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Pandemic forcing UVic students to grapple with uncertain housing situations

Personal decisions, changing rental markets impacting how students secure roofs over their heads this fall amid COVID-19  On a mid-March morning, after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and UVic officially moved…
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B.C. government breaks ground on two new UVic residence buildings

New residence buildings will provide nearly 800 beds On Monday morning, representatives from the B.C. government came up to UVic to officially announced the construction of two new UVic residence…
cartoon of homeless person on bench, Victoria Native Friendship Centre closes

Victoria Native Friendship seasonal shelter closure sheds light on Indigenous homelessness amid surge of community support

On July 1, the Victoria Native Friendship Centre’s seasonal shelter was forced to close — sending visitors back onto the street, including eight to 10 regular guests.
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The opioid crisis is an emergency — it’s time for governments to treat it like one

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly proved that our federal, provincial, and municipal governments are able to act quickly and allot resources to a crisis, with the right amount of political…
Saanich city hall

Saanich Council to bring controversial housing bylaw to public forum

Last month, Saanich Council voted down a motion that would see the city treat unrelated and related people living together the same way in regard to a controversial housing bylaw…

The Dangle Dome: A new approach to Victoria housing

Behind the doors of a beautiful heritage mansion in Oak Bay are the lives of 13 young Victorians; some students, some community organizers, tree planters, and everything in between. Rather…

Timeline for UVic housing project reduced by 16 months

The largest capital project in UVic’s history — the creation of two residence buildings that will house student living, dining, and classroom facilities — is now scheduled to be completed…