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We speak to a policy expert about exclusion in single-family zoning, following up on a blog post from Mayor Lisa Helps about the racist roots of single-family home zoning. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And su…
 
The municipality of Oak Bay is one of the country’s richest, but they have an infrastructure problem. The municipality’s deficit is holding up important upgrades. For Municipal Monday, Oak Bay Local Reporter Ryan Hook joins to explain what’s going on. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at C…
 
For Good News Friday, Good News Letter Editor Emily Fagan joins to share her research into the history of the city’s iconic light parade. We’ll learn how it started, what it supports, and hear from a family who has been involved for decades. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDail…
 
On Wednesday, the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs held a press conference to air their concerns with the deferral deadlines given to First Nations by the province. They say they are upset about the lack of support from the government this the announcement and that they were given consent for deferrals but not logging in their territories. U…
 
In light of the recent protest that blocked a section of the Pat Bay Highway, we discuss if disruptive protests do more harm or good to their respective movements. We'll speak with sociologists David Tindall and Bill Carroll. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our m…
 
For Municipal Monday, CRD Director and Saanich Councillor Rebecca Mersereau joins to give us all the details on the new trail extension. She also shares if there is more being planned. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/…
 
For Good News Friday, we learn about a program at Westcoast Animal Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital to collect and provide dogs in need with donated blood. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscribe t…
 
We speak with public health policy expert and UVic professor Dr. Damien Contandriopoulos about why walk-in clinics are becoming increasingly inaccessible, the role virtual healthcare options play, and what can be done to fix the issue. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca C…
 
Yesterday the province announced the vaccine roll-out for children ages 5-11. Today, we explain everything you need to know and speak with Caroline Colijn, a mathematician, epidemiologist, and modeling expert to find out what impact this could have. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at Cap…
 
Projections are showing even more intense rainfall coming our way. Today we speak to CTV Vancouver Island's Weather Anchor, Warren Dean to learn what to expect. He also explains what an atmospheric river actually is. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership…
 
For Municipal Monday, we speak to the former Chief City Planner for Toronto and urban planning expert Jennifer Keesmaat about what goes into planning a city, what makes one work well, and how those ideas have shifted to meet the modern-day. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily…
 
The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria has taken new steps to offer a more intense and in-depth diversity training course. They aim to help businesses create equitable workplaces for the modern world. Today, we learn about the program, and why it's so important. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to ou…
 
As the devastation caused by the storm cuts off roadways across the province, many people are rushing to gas stations, fearing the worst. But do they need to? Today we look into how the storm could affect supply by speaking with Adel Guitouni, associate professor of management sciences, operations research and decision support systems at UVic’s Pet…
 
As the province announces their anticipation of a vaccine approval from Health Canada for children aged 5-under 11, some parents are anxious to hurry the process. While families are continuously being asked to isolate following school outbreaks, the idea of crossing the border to receive an early dose is attractive to some. Today, we learn more abo…
 
Jess Holland-Roy suffered injuries in a car accident in September. He's been working with ICBC's new Enhanced Care model since, but he says the system is leaving him without all of the coverage he needs. Today, we learn more about his story, and how the new system works. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our d…
 
For Municipal Monday, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps joins to talk about the proposed upcoming 2022 budget. From housing to climate action to public safety. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscribe to us on our…
 
The Netflix production Maid is bringing a lot of attention to local filming locations, but they also gave back to Greater Victoria in homeware donations. We learn more for Good News Friday. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDail…
 
Bernetta Macey was under the financial care of her daughter, Tonya Gillard. But when the task became too difficult, Tonya turned to the Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia for help. Tori Marlan tells the story of how the agency left Brenetta in ruins. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily new…
 
We speak to Charles Curry, Acting Lead, Regional Climate Impacts at Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium to learn about the direct impacts climate change will have on Vancouver Island over the next 50 or so years. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership oppo…
 
After Victoria's city council was debating the upcoming 2022 budget for VicPD, some of the debate extended to Twitter where Councillor Stephen Andrew called out Councillor Sarah Potts, claiming she did not support VicPD. Today, we try to clear up what was said. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsl…
 
Local author Grant Hayter-Menzies documented the life of Victoria’s own canine hero from the First World War in his new book Muggins: The Life and Afterlife of a Canadian Canine War Hero. For Good News Friday he joins to share that story. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.c…
 
A group of mayors across the province co-wrote an op-ed calling for complex care for our unhoused and vulnerable populations. Among those mayors is Victoria's Lisa Helps. She joins to share what exactly they're calling for. We also speak with CMHA BC CEO Jonny Morris to learn more about what complex care is, and if it is the answer. Get more storie…
 
Tuesday, the provincial government announced new deferrals and actions for old-growth forests. We have Torrance Coste from the Wilderness Committee break down what the announcement entails, and Robert J. Dennis, Sr., Elected Chief Councillor for the Huu-ay-ah First Nations to hear his thoughts on the inclusion of First Nations. Get more stories lik…
 
For this Tuesday edition of Municipal Monday, we take a look at the City of Langford's Attainable Home Ownership Program. It helps some residents break into real estate by paying a portion of their down payment on a two-bedroom condo. We find out what the plan entails, and analyze how helpful it is overall towards solving the region's increasingly …
 
A joint investigation between Capital Daily and Ricochet Media has found the RCMP account of an August pepper spray incident was full of inaccuracies. We bring you the real story from that day, and explain how our investigation led us here. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily…
 
For today's Halloween edition of Good News Friday, we go to Galey farms to speak with Rob Galey himself about how the iconic Halloween activities came to be and what's in store this year. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.…
 
To celebrate the spooky season upon us, we welcome local historian and owner of Ghostly Walks, John Adams, to share his favourite ghost story straight from the buildings of Victoria. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Me…
 
We speak to The Weather Network's Alberta Bureau Chief, Kyle Brittain about his journey to see the recent bomb cyclone on the pacific coast, what it's like to chase storms, and how to safely observe the Island's storms as the season sets in. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDail…
 
On Monday, the BC NDPs released the province's new climate targets and roadmap to get us there, CleanBC. We bring on Peter McCartney, the Climate Campaigner at the Wilderness Committee to explain the plan, and go over what's missing. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Che…
 
For Municipal Monday, Victoria Councillor Jeremy Loveday joins to explain the "renoviction" bylaw that council has put on hold. We learn what it is, how regulations from the province have impacted it, and why it was not passed. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our…
 
For Good News Friday, we highlight and learn more about BC211, the service that connects people in need to British Columbia's services. Ranging from housing to mental health supports to financial supports. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunit…
 
We meet Nell Saba, the owner of the sign that reads Vaccines Save Lives, Ignorance Kills we've all come to be familiar with at the anti-vaccine/anti-vaccine passport protests downtown. She joins to explain why she started her anti-protest and what has come of it. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily new…
 
We take a walk through Tod Inlet, or SṈIDȻEȽ, with author and photographer Gwen Curry. Now a protected area in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, the waterway has lived many lives. A culturally significant site to the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations, the Inlet was severely degraded by industrial activity, and became home to workers of Chinese, Indian, and Europea…
 
We take a trip up to the Fairy Creek blockades in the pause between periods of injunction enforcement. We break down the back-and-forth in the BC Supreme Court over the injunction granted to Teal-Jones, and hear from long-haul blockaders about their relationship with the RCMP and clashes with loggers. Get more stories like this in your inbox every …
 
As Mayor Helps enters her last year in office, she has made clear she will not be running again. For Municipal Monday, she joins to explain why and look back on the highs and lows of her now seven years in office. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership op…
 
As the last day of our reruns is a Good News Friday, we look back on our dive into Victoria’s growing diverse and inclusive skateboarding culture. We learn about the group "Vancouver Island Queer Skate" which is at the forefront of the new skateboarding cultural movement. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our …
 
In today’s rerun, we replay the fan favourite episode where we analyzed why vaccine conspiracies have become so popular, who is susceptible, and why this era of conspiracy theories is more dangerous than ever before. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership…
 
For today’s edition of our best-of week, we replay the conversation we had with Capital Daily's Jimmy Thomson after he headed over to Salt Spring Island to learn about the Island's water shortage and housing crisis, and how they are overlapping to create a labour shortage. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our…
 
For day two of our fall break/best of week, we look back at our coverage on the BC Ferries labour shortage. Today we learn more about the shortage that is impacting companies worldwide and what the future holds for the struggling industry. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.…
 
This week we’ll be replaying some of our best episodes from the past month. To start, we get the details about the pilot project in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association coming to the city of Victoria. We also speak to a consultant from a similar program that has spanned decades in Eugene, Oregon. Get more stories like this in you…
 
Back in June, we spoke to Steve Sxwithultxw about a fundraiser he started with Tom LaFortune and Michele Mundy. Their goal was to raise money to bring the ground-penetrating radar technology to Vancouver Island, the same technology used in the discovery of 215 Indigenous children at a former residential school in Kamloops. Steve joins again to shar…
 
Amid mass labour shortages in the restaurant industry, some businesses are testing out possible solutions. We visit Mantra on Fort Street, Victoria's Indian buffet with "Robbie" the robot support staff. Then, we speak to Kim Novak, the President of the Union of Food and Commercial Workers to learn more about the labour shortages and discuss if ther…
 
Advocates in Victoria are fighting for solutions to shelter Victoria's unhoused population who test positive for COVID-19. But with the removal of 24/7 tenting, they have limited options. Today we learn more about the issue and what people are calling on from our leaders. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our …
 
After a training session for staff at a Committee of the Whole meeting, Victoria Councilor Sarah Potts put forth a motion to included sexualized violence training in the orientation for all Victoria city staff going forward. The motion was passed unanimously by council. Today she joins to tell us more about the process, the training, and implementa…
 
For Good News Friday, we learn about how to spot burnout in family caregivers and about the unique local services to help those in need from Family Caregivers BC. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscribe t…
 
Between all of the different movements, the BC Legislature has barely seen a day without protestors. Today, we analyze the similarities and differences in those protests, and the relationships they have with police. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership …
 
In February, two women started a Facebook group exposing mistreatment of patients at Royal Jubilee's Psychiatric Emergency Services. Since then, they have continued their fight for changes to be made, but not much has happened. We update you on their journey and why things are moving so slowly. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning…
 
We analyze why vaccine conspiracies have become so popular, who is susceptible, and why this era of conspiracy theories is more dangerous than ever before. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscribe to us on…
 
For Municipal Monday, we hear from a citizen's group that's advocating for housing affordability in Greater Victoria. The members are pushing for more density across the region, the creation of "missing middle" housing, and purpose built rentals. Recently, they created a voting record that ranks councillors in Victoria and Saanich by the number of …
 
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