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Even After Dying Loved Ones Become Unresponsive, They Can Still Hear You: UBC Study

By Tristin Hopper
July 7, 2020

New study by Victoria-raised scientist monitored the brain activity of dying patients in their final moments

Homelessness

Can Victoria Fix Homelessness Without a Return to Institutionalization?

By Anna J. James
July 4, 2020

Only four hospital beds exist in Victoria for people presenting with an emergency mental health issue. If you’re non-violent but experiencing a severe psychiatric crisis in Victoria, there’s basically nowhere to go

Crime

EXCLUSIVE: VicPD Misconduct Unit Investigating Alleged Use of Excessive Force During Pandora Arrest

Sean Craig
July 3, 2020

Witnesses said officers dragged a man 50 metres by his arms which were handcuffed around his back

Travel

The Border’s Closed So Do Your Touristing Here: The Capital’s Guide to Vancouver Island’s Hidden Gems 

Spooky ruins, crashed planes, famous murder weapons and some very, very tall trees

Events

Vancouver Island Events for June 29th to July 5th

By Ben Waterworth
June 28, 2020

Canada Day events, a new slate of outdoor markets and of course the Big Gay Dog Walk

COVID-19

The Most Expensive Event In History: How the Death and Devastation of COVID-19 Ranks Against Prior Global Disasters

By Harley Gordon
June 27, 2020

Even with nearly 500,000 dead, the world dodged a bullet in terms of what could have been. The economy, however, may never be the same.

COVID-19

Why BC Fared So Well Through COVID-19

By Tristin Hopper
June 26, 2020

Chinese-Canadians may have done more than any single community to shield Western Canada from the worst excesses of COVID-19

Events

Vancouver Island Events for June 23rd to June 28th, 2020

By Ben Waterworth
June 24, 2020

Trivia nights, sessions to help reopen through COVID-19 and "theatre home delivery" service

Civil Unrest

Victoria's Forgotten Race Riot

By Ann Edelstein
June 21, 2020

Mobs had sought vengeance against the city's Germans, but succeeded only in shattering their own downtown