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Photo Gallery: Inside the Places Still Closed By COVID-19

By James MacDonald
May 31, 2020

More than two months after their sudden closure, the Royal Theatre, Craigdarroch Castle, Saanich Commonwealth Place and others remain eerily empty


The Avoidable Tragedy: How Canadian Public Health Failed to Curb the Carnage of COVID-19

By Tori Marlan
May 30, 2020

It wasn't inevitable that Canada would see 7,000 dead from COVID-19. This is the story of the missed decisions and ignored warnings of the greatest Canadian public health failure of modern times.


Victoria to Spend Balance of COVID-19 Money On Renting Hotel Rooms for the Homeless

By Sean Craig
May 29, 2020

New plan comes after Victoria had previously pushed for hotel rooms to be forcibly seized by the province


Our Mega-Guide to What Stores Are Open in Greater Victoria

Here's where to find everything from books to bikes to blouses (as well as hand sanitizer and face masks)

Hero Toys

Real Life Toy Story: How a Lost BC Dolly Survived An Epic Ocean Odyssey to Return Home

By Sean Craig
May 26, 2020

Florence the doll endured rain, sleet, passing ferries and winter storms as she followed a convoluted course across the Salish Sea to safety

Overdose Crisis

Province-Backed Anti-Overdose App Criticized As Out-Of-Touch

By Anna J. James
May 22, 2020

As one recovering addict told The Capital, when you’re looking to inject drugs “it’s not like you’ll look around for Wi-Fi” 


Shift to Takeout Has Resulted in "Overflowing" Garbage Cans

By Sean Craig
May 22, 2020

On Vancouver Island alone, COVID-19 has spawned tonnes of extra takeout garbage

City Hall

Contentious City Hall Meeting Ends With Victoria Order Protecting Unoccupied Tents

By Sean Craig
May 22, 2020

“We are basically ordering the creation of a new tent camp in Beacon Hill Park with this motion,” said Councillor Geoff Young, the motion’s sole dissenter


Love in the Time of Coronavirus: What Health Experts Are Saying About Re-Entering the Dating Market

By Nykole King
May 21, 2020

Abstention is ideal, but experts caution that celibacy as public policy can only last for so long