Indigenous law being steadily rebuilt in Canada, says UVIC professor

‘We don’t have to argue that Indigenous people have law anymore’ Three years after welcoming the first students to the Indigenous law degree at the University of Victoria, Val Napoleon says Indigenous law is being purposefully rebuilt and gradually recognized in Canada. “We don’t have to argue that Indigenous people have law anymore,” she said. […]

B.C. to go ahead with Site C dam, with new $16B budget and delayed to 2025

Reviews recommend more oversight, beefed up foundation stability work ZOE DUCKLOW, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER Feb. 26, 2021 11:06 a.m. Premier John Horgan says his government will continue building the Site C mega dam in northeastern B.C., with an increased budget of $16 billion and a one year delay. Last August, the government commissioned a […]

True extent of homelessness on North Island unknown

Mt. Waddington Health Network prepping a survey to get the full picture ZOE DUCKLOW, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER Feb. 11, 2021 10:52 a.m. Apartments in Port Hardy. (Zoë Ducklow photo) Even though it just completed an intensive housing needs assessment, the Regional District of Mount Waddington still can’t say how many people are experiencing homelessness, […]