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Thursday, December 7, 2023

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App-based workers could get better pay and conditions with new BC legislation

Currently, delivery drivers practically live on their tips.

Inflation rate drops slightly while food and housing prices worsen: StatCan

Largely due to the cost of gas coming down.

Victoria city councillor releases statement following calls for her resignation

She said she will complete her term.

Canadians across the country call for resignation of Victoria city councillor

After she co-signed an open letter regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Premier Eby called out for ‘sidestepping opposition to fracking’ in BC

At the BC NDP convention this weekend.

Transgender flag raised on legislature grounds in honour of those who have died

Today is ​​Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Here’s why NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will be back in Victoria this weekend

For the second time since September.

Special weather statement issued for Victoria this weekend due to high winds

Another blustery one is ahead of us.

BC Transit launches Umo fare system in Nanaimo and Cowichan Valley

Following a successful launch in Victoria.

Here’s how much you need to earn to purchase a home in Victoria: report

It’s bleak, but less than it was last month.

Canadian government returns stolen Port Renfrew beach to Pacheedaht First Nation

The negotiation has been ongoing since 1996.

‘Standardized designs’ being developed by BC to help more homes be built faster

To make things cheaper and easier.

One beloved sandwich vendor bids Victoria farewell as another opens up downtown

Goodbye Hero, hello Tombo!

BC to provide funding to victims of hate-crimes fuelled by the Hamas-Israel conflict

All marginalized groups will have access to the funds.

Tofino beach inches one step closer to reclaiming Indigenous name

The District supports the idea.

All Island Health facilities allowing people to ‘self-identify’ as Indigenous

In an effort to avoid racist policies and systems.

8 spots to pick up some fresh autumn kicks now that it’s boot season...

Lace ‘em up, it’s getting cold out there! 🥾

Cost of one-bedroom rentals on the rise in Victoria while two-bedroom units drop

One-bedrooms currently cost an average of $2,090.

‘Potential paradigm shift’: Activists are hopeful for BC’s new environmental protections

They say the devil will be in the details.

Downtown Victoria cathedral to build 200 homes and a new school on massive property

It will take at least four years to build.

Police seek missing 67-year-old Gulf Islands man believed to be in Victoria (UPDATED)

He was last seen on November 9th.

30-year-old Port Alberni man charged in fatal October stabbing

He is being held in custody until his court date.

Equal pay for equal work: Recent poll shows achieving gender equality in BC is...

Equal pay, equal opportunity, equality for all genders.

BC Ferries cancels multiple Friday night sailings due to adverse weather

The early bird gets the worm.

Victoria hard-rock band Spiritbox nominated for Grammy Award

Have you heard of them?

First Nation calls on government to recognize Indigenous name of popular Tofino beach

The beaches Indigenous name is ‘tinwis.’

BC taking part in nation-wide test of emergency alert system next week

All phones, radios and TVs will be impacted.

Commuters paradise: BC introduces requirements for housing density near transit hubs

This could potentially include 2354 bus stops just in Victoria.
Crystal Pool

Crystal Pool to shut down until new year for ‘extended annual maintenance’

While the city works toward replacing the facility.

Active tuberculosis case confirmed on campus at UVic this week

The university says transmission risk is low.

Pro-LNG billboard messaging at odds with BC’s goals of a clean energy future

They can be seen along the Pat Bay Highway.

From supported to supporter: Esquimalt hair stylist donates back to community

After the community rallied behind her!

Victoria MP seeks to change abuse laws in Canada to include coercive behaviours

Such as withholding car keys so your partner can’t leave.

‘Lifeblood of our communities’: Vacancy rate in downtown Victoria storefronts sits at 12%

While other prominent cities have rates of up to over 30%.

Another Greater Victoria lake has been rendered unsafe due to blue-green algae

It can be fatal for dogs.

Police watchdog probes officers actions after woman falls from ninth floor of Victoria hotel

She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Esquimalt High School lockdown

Esquimalt High students sell locally roasted coffee to keep grad events accessible

They’re selling Stick in the Mud beans! ☕

Victoria’s ‘Coach Rob’ channels positivity through food reviews and local video content

His content is always positive and wholesome.

‘Six-year journey’: Victoria director debuts film on ways to remember fallen soldiers

It will be shown at Royal Roads Remembrance Day ceremony.

Victoria calls all musicians to apply to official roster of approved artists for next...

Approved musicians get first dibs playing several events.

‘Lest we forget’: Victoria veterans ride transit for free on Remembrance Day

On BC Ferries, BC Transit and TransLink in Vancouver.

BC most satisfied province when it comes to premier approval rates: poll

Could we see a snap election? 🤔