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A group of Victoria police officers stand by as supporters block entrances to the B.C. Legislature. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria councillor calls VicPD allegations of assault at downtown protest ‘fake news’

Coun. Ben Isitt says VicPD is trying to ‘discredit Indigenous youth’

A group of Victoria police officers stand by as supporters block entrances to the B.C. Legislature. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Exit 117 to the Comox Valley was blocked off as of Monday morning. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Highway 19 blockade on Island comes down due to safety concerns

One person arrested in relation to Monday’s incident in Comox Valley, though no charges are expected

Exit 117 to the Comox Valley was blocked off as of Monday morning. Photo by Mike Chouinard
VIDEO: Pipeline protesters remove Hwy. 19 blockade at Courtenay exit over safety concerns

VIDEO: Pipeline protesters remove Hwy. 19 blockade at Courtenay exit over safety concerns

A group of protesters against the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C.…

  • Feb 11, 2020
VIDEO: Pipeline protesters remove Hwy. 19 blockade at Courtenay exit over safety concerns
A group of Wet’suwet’en supporters has set up a Highway 19 blockade at Exit 117 into Courtenay. Photo supplied.

HAPPENING NOW: Activists blockade Highway 19 exit into Courtenay, in support of Wet’suwet’en standoff

A group of K’omoks Territories land and water defenders and concerned Comox…

  • Feb 10, 2020
A group of Wet’suwet’en supporters has set up a Highway 19 blockade at Exit 117 into Courtenay. Photo supplied.
After a series of demonstrations and the arrest of 13 pipeline protesters, the group opposing Coastal GasLink through Wet’suwet’en territory met outside the BC Legislature building Friday morning to tell the public they are not backing down. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

VIDEO: Wet’suwet’en activists say Victoria arrests a ‘perpetuation of violence’

Group demonstrating in Victoria in protest of Coastal GasLink pipeline

After a series of demonstrations and the arrest of 13 pipeline protesters, the group opposing Coastal GasLink through Wet’suwet’en territory met outside the BC Legislature building Friday morning to tell the public they are not backing down. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Indigenous youth speak to protesters outside of Serious Coffee Wednesday morning. Some spent upwards of 10 hours occupying the office of the Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources on Tuesday in protest of the provincial government’s plans to run the Coastal Gaslink through Wet’suwet’en territory. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

13 Wet’suwet’en supporters arrested by VicPD

Protesters rallied against Coastal GasLink pipeline

Indigenous youth speak to protesters outside of Serious Coffee Wednesday morning. Some spent upwards of 10 hours occupying the office of the Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources on Tuesday in protest of the provincial government’s plans to run the Coastal Gaslink through Wet’suwet’en territory. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A group of about 20 protesters blocked the entrance to the Minsitry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources building in Victoria on Tuesday in a show of solidarity for the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

VIDEO: Protesters block entrance to Victoria government building to support Wet’suwet’en First Nation

Activists want Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs demands to be upheld, observed and respected

A group of about 20 protesters blocked the entrance to the Minsitry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources building in Victoria on Tuesday in a show of solidarity for the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
On Jan. 8, 2019 Hundreds of people came to the B.C. legislature Tuesday to stand in solidarity with Unist’ot’en and Gitdumt’en First Nations during an international Day of Action. (Black Press Media File Photo)

UVic students walk out in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation

One year ago the RCMP descended on a camp that had been blocking access to a pipeline site

On Jan. 8, 2019 Hundreds of people came to the B.C. legislature Tuesday to stand in solidarity with Unist’ot’en and Gitdumt’en First Nations during an international Day of Action. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Sara Ann Phillips said her children also got involved in the poster-making for the vigil. (Sara Ann Philips/Facebook)

‘Never again is right now,’ say locals organizing a silent vigil to protest U.S. migrant detention

Friday’s event at the B.C. Legislature will be one of many around the world

Sara Ann Phillips said her children also got involved in the poster-making for the vigil. (Sara Ann Philips/Facebook)
Turnout at the youth strike for climate change at the B.C. Legislature in May. (Black Press file photo)
Turnout at the youth strike for climate change at the B.C. Legislature in May. (Black Press file photo)
Hundreds of students marched at the BC Legislature for the WE Walk for Water campaign (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Hundreds of Victoria students march for water accessibility

The second We Walk for Water campaign took place at the B.C. Legislature

Hundreds of students marched at the BC Legislature for the WE Walk for Water campaign (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Students gathered at the B.C. legislature for a Friday afternoon “climate strike,” March 15, 2019. Plastic orcas are a regular feature of anti-pipeline protests there. (Keri Coles/Black Press Media)

Victoria Youth head to B.C. Legislature for climate strike

Thousands of students are anticipated for the Friday morning protest

Students gathered at the B.C. legislature for a Friday afternoon “climate strike,” March 15, 2019. Plastic orcas are a regular feature of anti-pipeline protests there. (Keri Coles/Black Press Media)
People gathered at the BC Legislature for the Global Day for Climate Action. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Demonstrators hit lawn of B.C. Legislature for Global Day of Climate Action

People gathered to demand enviornmental action and celebrate the halt of the Trans Mountain Pipeline

People gathered at the BC Legislature for the Global Day for Climate Action. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
At least three protesters are on board the Orca Chief ship at Point Hope Shipyard in direct action against fish-farms. (Nicole Crescenzi/Victoria News)

Fish farm protester on Vancouver Island tapes herself to ship

Marine Harvest’s Orca Chief was taken over by protesters at Point Hope Shipyard in Victoria

At least three protesters are on board the Orca Chief ship at Point Hope Shipyard in direct action against fish-farms. (Nicole Crescenzi/Victoria News)
Samantha Matthews (left) taped herself to the mast of the Orca Chief vessel at Point Hope Shipyard Wednesday morning in protest of fish farming. Here, a member of the Victoria Fire Department helps to get her down. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

UPDATE: Six protestors arrested after boarding a Marine Harvest ship in Victoria

One woman taped herself to the mast in opposition of fish farms in B.C.

Samantha Matthews (left) taped herself to the mast of the Orca Chief vessel at Point Hope Shipyard Wednesday morning in protest of fish farming. Here, a member of the Victoria Fire Department helps to get her down. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Phoebe Ramsay (left), Samantha, and Lucy Gunn supported the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue from the front steps of Victoria’s City Hall. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather at Victoria City Hall after removal of Sir John A. Macdonald Statue

People rallied in support and in protest of the removal, carrying signs and chanting

Phoebe Ramsay (left), Samantha, and Lucy Gunn supported the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue from the front steps of Victoria’s City Hall. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
A protest is scheduled for Thursday night against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. Organizers are working in support of Dogwood B.C., which organized a similar protest in Vancouver on May 29. Here, a protester holds a photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a representation of the globe covered in oil during that Vancouver protest against. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Massive pipeline protest march scheduled for Thursday night in Victoria

More than 400 have signed up, raucous rally will wind up in Centennial Square

A protest is scheduled for Thursday night against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. Organizers are working in support of Dogwood B.C., which organized a similar protest in Vancouver on May 29. Here, a protester holds a photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a representation of the globe covered in oil during that Vancouver protest against. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters and passersby listen to a speech outside the Canada Revenue Agency office entrance on Johnson Street near Vancouver Street Monday morning. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Pipeline project protesters stage morning event outside CRA office

Intersection is also busy with ongoing construction activity, caution advised for drivers

Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters and passersby listen to a speech outside the Canada Revenue Agency office entrance on Johnson Street near Vancouver Street Monday morning. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
SOGI is a set of resources to support the B.C. and Alberta curriculum in teaching students about diversity in age-appropriate ways. It aims to help educators make schools inclusive and safe for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities. (File photo)

Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association joins counter-protest

GVTA released statement of support for LGBTQ in response to upcoming protest

SOGI is a set of resources to support the B.C. and Alberta curriculum in teaching students about diversity in age-appropriate ways. It aims to help educators make schools inclusive and safe for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities. (File photo)