Chris Campbell

Located at 804 Broughton St. on the second floor, Superflux (Cabana) is known for its extensive “booze” menu, casual food and a kick-ass patio scene. (Pexels photo)
Located at 804 Broughton St. on the second floor, Superflux (Cabana) is known for its extensive “booze” menu, casual food and a kick-ass patio scene. (Pexels photo)
Victoria seniors are struggling to afford food due to rising costs. (Pexels photo)

Victoria seniors – and parents – skipping meals as ‘sticker shock’ from food inflation hits

Local residents open up about financial struggles and their sacrifices

Victoria seniors are struggling to afford food due to rising costs. (Pexels photo)
According to some Victoria renters, things are especially bad for a certain type of tenant looking for housing - single moms. (Pexels photo)

CAMPBELL: ‘Lepers’: Dirty Victoria landlords refuse to rent to single moms to avoid ‘drama’

One single mom had a friend pretend he was her husband to secure a rental unit

According to some Victoria renters, things are especially bad for a certain type of tenant looking for housing - single moms. (Pexels photo)
A new home is displayed for sale in a new housing development. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Victoria real estate hit by ‘multiple offer madness’ even as home sales fall off a cliff, say buyers

But some good news is the listings inventory is starting to rebound

A new home is displayed for sale in a new housing development. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
BC Ferries regularly cancels sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media file photo)

CAMPBELL: ‘You owe us!’: Victoria passenger berates BC Ferries staff for being chronically late

Passengers fed up with delays when BC Ferries penalizes drivers when they are late

BC Ferries regularly cancels sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media file photo)
An Oak Bay home at 501 Newport Ave. that is on sale right now for an eye-popping $9 million. (Contributed photo from Zealty)

‘Oasis’ or ‘McMansion’? Oak Bay home on golf course selling for whopping $9M

Should it be selling for more than an oceanfront Oak Bay house?

An Oak Bay home at 501 Newport Ave. that is on sale right now for an eye-popping $9 million. (Contributed photo from Zealty)
January 2023 Victoria real estate sales hit a dubious record. (Pexels photo)

Victoria real estate sales hit dubious record as ‘slowest’ January

But realty board praises city’s missing middle plan

January 2023 Victoria real estate sales hit a dubious record. (Pexels photo)
Anyone can yell about something - that doesn't mean they have a credible argument. (Pexels photo)

CAMPBELL: Stop calling Victoria’s missing middle plan ‘divisive’ just because of noisy NIMBYs

It’s time to rally around new housing solutions to ease Victoria’s crisis

Anyone can yell about something - that doesn't mean they have a credible argument. (Pexels photo)
A nurse in Victoria is in trouble for drinking on the job. (File photo)
A nurse in Victoria is in trouble for drinking on the job. (File photo)
A Victoria renter discovered her neighbours were partying and stealing from her. (Pexels photo)
A Victoria renter discovered her neighbours were partying and stealing from her. (Pexels photo)
Did the City of Victoria do enough to protect a resident from an oak tree? (Pexels photo)

Opinion: A giant branch crashed into a Victoria house but the city forced him to sue for damages

Victoria resident warned the city their tree was a ‘hazard’

Did the City of Victoria do enough to protect a resident from an oak tree? (Pexels photo)
A cashier works behind a plexiglass shield at a Super H Mart grocery store. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A cashier works behind a plexiglass shield at a Super H Mart grocery store. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Strata council will have to save more for the future. (Ron Cogswell/Flickr)

Opinion: Penny-pinching Victoria stratas now forced to save for the future. Thank goodness

New rules introduced to force stratas to boost contingency funds

Strata council will have to save more for the future. (Ron Cogswell/Flickr)
Historic Sooke Harbour House. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Historic Sooke Harbour House. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A bike lane on Tillicum Road. (Chris Campbell/News Staff)
A bike lane on Tillicum Road. (Chris Campbell/News Staff)
The house is at 3355 Midland Rd. and it’s more than 14,000 square feet. (Photo contributed)

Cavernous mansion with 3 kitchens selling for $10M as Victoria real estate craters

But will foreign buyer rules hurt the sale of a home with 4,000 square feet of garage space?

The house is at 3355 Midland Rd. and it’s more than 14,000 square feet. (Photo contributed)
Just because a landlord has a key doesn't mean they can use it whenever they want. (Pexels photo)

Opinion: ‘Unlawful entry’: Nosy Victoria landlords can’t just stroll into your home whenever they want

Many landlords don’t know the rules on entering a renter’s unit

Just because a landlord has a key doesn't mean they can use it whenever they want. (Pexels photo)
A strata council enacted a bylaw to restrict out-of-wedlock relationships. (Pexels photo)

Opinion: This ‘prudish’ Victoria strata sued to stop owner from living with boyfriend

Should strata bylaws be able to restrict certain relationships?

A strata council enacted a bylaw to restrict out-of-wedlock relationships. (Pexels photo)
One Victoria chef – who didn’t want their name or restaurant named because “the industry here is small and repercussions could be huge” – wrote me about the real-life consequences stemming from a lack of experienced cooks and chefs. (Pexels photo)

‘We can kill people’: Victoria chef says staff shortages can have deadly consequences

Chef also details how Victoria restaurants are ‘poaching’ from each other

One Victoria chef – who didn’t want their name or restaurant named because “the industry here is small and repercussions could be huge” – wrote me about the real-life consequences stemming from a lack of experienced cooks and chefs. (Pexels photo)
A road sign on Blanshard Street in Downtown Victoria. (Chris Campbell photo)

Opinion: This is why downtown Victoria traffic is ‘bloody painful’

But are Victoria drivers actually spoiled compared to other areas?

A road sign on Blanshard Street in Downtown Victoria. (Chris Campbell photo)
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