Anna J. James

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” 


As Victoria’s Tent Cities are Dismantled, A New Neighbourhood Braces for the Consequences

By Anna J. James
May 17, 2020

Topaz Park immediately became an epicentre of crime and disorder, and Burnside-Gorge now fears the same fate will befall them


How Victoria’s Topaz COVID-19 Homeless Camp Went So Horribly Wrong

By Anna J. James
May 2, 2020

The camp site was designed to safely accommodate the vulnerable during the pandemic. Instead, it became a hotbed of crime, anarchy, and death.


What COVID-19 Could Do to Victoria's Homeless

By Anna J. James
Mar 18, 2020

The street population could be among the hardest hit by the virus. What is being done to protect them?


With Fairfield Hotel Closing, City and Operators To Meet Over Fate of $250,000 Paid to Keep It Open

By Anna J. James
Feb 26, 2020

Residents say that the notoriously poor conditions at the Fairfield Hotel have remained relatively unchanged since the funding injection