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…

From service to the streets: veterans and Victoria’s housing crisis

In Victoria, a city whose name has become synonymous with unaffordable housing, veterans account for 6.8 per cent of the city’s homeless population, despite only making up four per cent…

UVic welcomes rebranded mental health week to campus

This year, UVic has partnered with 15 on-campus groups to host 25 events for their sixth annual week-long mental health event, including a sold out keynote showcase with Jordin Tootoo.

“I didn’t stand a chance”: International students face discrimination in tight Victoria housing market

With a vacancy rate of 1.2 per cent and 78 per cent of UVic students living off campus, finding a place to live as a student in Victoria can be…

The runaway subtenant: A Gordon Head nightmare

"Like many UVic students, I made the risky decision of signing a 12 month lease — knowing I would have to sublet for the summer. The subtenant seemed perfect, but…

So you think you can afford a home in Victoria?

Our writer broke down how much it costs to live in Victoria — one of Canada’s most expensive cities — after graduation. The cost of living in Victoria is barely…

Victoria’s annual Market Square Tuba Christmas celebration to usher in the holiday season

It’s that time of year again! Tuba time, that is. On Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m., more than 100 brass and euphonium players will serenade holiday shoppers in Market…

UVic Education Students forced to relocate mid-practicum due to Saanich strike action

The Saanich school strikes are finally over — thousands of students, teachers, and staff in School District 63 are finishing up their terms, with one notable exception: 22 teacher candidates…

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