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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


Transportation Numbers Have Plummeted. Here's How Much.

Bike lane traffic, airport passengers, ferry ridership, commercial ship arrivals: All of them are now showing noticeable dips in activity.


Here's Just How Much BC Has Been Drinking Through the Pandemic

By Tristin Hopper
May 16, 2020

In just two months, BC has gone through four Olympic swimming pools of extra booze


Despite COVID-19, BC and Canada’s Overall Death Rate Virtually Unchanged

The pandemic represented only 1.6% of BC deaths in March and April


Low Domestic Assault Numbers Not Reflective of Reality: Former VicPD Chief

By Natasha Simpson
May 15, 2020

Almost all of the usual drivers of domestic assault have gone up during the pandemic


Limit Cars in Beacon Hill, More Free Transit, More Gardens: Victoria Sets Out Plans For Life After Reopening

In marathon session, city council endorses everything from cheaper parking to extended free transit to a federal wealth tax

Climate Change

EXCLUSIVE: BC Firm Lobbying Washington On Proposed Efforts to Suck Carbon Directly From The Atmosphere

By Sean Craig
May 13, 2020

Squamish-based Carbon Engineering one of only three companies around the world with the technology to directly extract carbon dioxide from the air


What We Now Know About How COVID-19 Spreads

By Tristin Hopper
May 12, 2020

Cases are almost guaranteed to rise under reopening; here's how you limit the damage


What COVID-19 Has Done to the Job Market

Victoria has seen unemployment rise to Great Depression levels, and it's done so at a faster rate than Calgary and Edmonton