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Sean Craig

COVID-19

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

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

COVID-19

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

COVID-19

Vancouver Island Beachgoers Being Hit With Mysterious Texts Ordering Them to Self-Isolate

By Sean Craig
May 20, 2020

Texts are triggered by cell phones picking up US towers, but federal agencies could not confirm to The Capital that they were the ones sending it 

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

COVID-19

Homeless Relocation Pushed Back

By Sean Craig
May 8, 2020

Even with hotel rooms and temporary arena accommodation, province struggling to find enough space

COVID-19

Victoria By-Election Delayed Indefinitely By COVID-19

By Sean Craig
May 8, 2020

Province not treating civic elections as a priority under reopening plans

Tech

EXCLUSIVE: Victoria Company Accused of Circulating Scam Software

By Sean Craig
May 6, 2020

In US class-action, ParetoLogic alleged to have circulated programs that would charge customers to fix non-existent computer programs

COVID-19

Following Langford Request, Federal Government Drops Tariffs for PPE

By Sean Craig
May 6, 2020

Mayor Stew Young had appealed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after Langford was stuck with a six-figure tax bill for COVID-19 supplies

COVID-19

“My Job is Completely Kaput”: For Hospitality Sector, COVID-19 Has Been a 100-Year Storm

By Sean Craig
May 2, 2020

Even lifting the lockdown can’t save struggling restaurants now entering a world in recession

COVID-19

High Federal Tariffs On Face Masks Compromising COVID-19 Safety: Langford Mayor

By Sean Craig
Apr 29, 2020

Any face mask ordered from abroad is taxed 18% at the border

COVID-19

Small Businesses Hit by COVID-19 Offered Rent Relief into June

By Sean Craig
Apr 25, 2020

Program covers 50% of rent, provided landlord drops it by 75%

COVID-19

Victoria Proposes Closing Streets to Offer More Social Distancing

By Sean Craig
Apr 16, 2020

Sidewalks proving far too narrow to maintain two meters' distance from fellow pedestrians

COVID-19

Victoria Calls For Hotel Rooms To Be Seized For Use By The Homeless

By Sean Craig
Apr 16, 2020

Of 25 hotels contacted by the city, most have declined offers for rental

COVID-19

The Capital Guide to COVID-19 Benefits and Assistance

By Sean Craig
Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19 has thrown a million Canadians out of work and counting. If you're among them, here's where to go for a hand up.

COVID-19

The Impromptu All-Volunteer Factory Manufacturing Critical Healthcare Supplies

By Sean Craig
Apr 8, 2020

Running their home 3D printers full-tilt, they're scrambling to fill donation requests from frontline health workers

COVID-19

Paralyzed By COVID-19, Downtown Businesses Now Contending With Crime Wave

By Sean Craig
Apr 4, 2020

For businesses already thrown into dire straits by COVID-19, a break-in could spell bankruptcy

COVID-19

How To Pitch In For The Fight Against COVID-19

By Sean Craig
Apr 3, 2020

Volunteer, give blood, sign up to check on seniors; this is The Capital’s guide to doing your bit

COVID-19

Your Top COVID-19 Questions, Answered

By Sean Craig
Mar 28, 2020

Whether public laundry is safe, should we sanitize our shoes, should we wipe down our groceries and more