Aftermath of Vikes Rowing investigation brings new policy and initiatives to Vikes athletics

In the months since the allegations against Vikes Women’s Rowing Head Coach Barney Williams were brought to light, the Vikes administration has focused on supporting student-athletes, with less emphasis placed…

LETTER | An open letter to the Victoria Police Department

"I believe, after witnessing this level of unprofessionalism and implication of racialized violence, that our city should demand that VicPD use a portion of their already-massive budget for self education.…

Why Kolin Sutherland-Wilson can’t stay quiet

UVic student’s week-long protest draws attention to movement against pipeline project in northwestern B.C. It’s 1997, and Art Wilson has work to do. Art usually finds himself in the background,…

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…

A closer look at David Shebib, long-time Victoria independent candidate

In this election, Victoria had a crowded list of candidates. Independent David Shebib’s approach to politics could be described as “D.I.Y.” — he’s put hand-painted signs touting slogans such as…

Victoria’s accessible housing is not accessible

"Despite their assertion that Victoria is facing an accessible housing crisis, the city’s housing plan will not be accessible for citizens in the most immediate need."

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…

How to avoid getting scammed by your landlord

As someone who has encountered their fair share of illegal renting situations — because you don’t typically find out this much about renters’ rights the easy way — our writer…

A misleading solution: “Compostable” plastics are horrible for the environment

Thanks to the demands from eco-conscious consumers in Victoria, compostable plastics are popping up everywhere. But there’s a catch: all compostable plastics are ending up in landfills, where they cannot…

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