Youth are no longer being held up as the future of politics—they’re fighting for a seat at the table. We spoke to some of Canada’s youngest political contenders about what led them to the legislature.
With B.C. embroiled in a snap election and old-growth forestry a concern for many Vancouver Island voters, provincial leaders are deciding the future of B.C. forestry one platform at a time. Here’s what each provincial party has to say about forestry and Vancouver Island conservation.
Vanessa Simon, a Victoria university student, organized a last-minute rally in support of Black lives this June. The all-day event gathered hundreds of people. Three months later, Simon reflects on how activism has helped her build community.
Fundal, a CBC Prince George journalist, sat down with The Pigeon to talk about the June launch of their podcast, “They & Us” and what it means for non-binary Canadians to be represented on air.
The Kims and the Jungs own Korean fried chicken restaurants on different sides of the country, but they have two things in common—a love for their culture’s food, and a goal to share it with other Canadians.
In a city council meeting on Aug. 6, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Councillor Charlayne Thornton-Joe jointly filed a motion to remove newspaper boxes from city-owned property. This reflects wider perceptions about the dwindling role of physical newspapers in other communities.
For young Vancouver Island residents who aren’t ‘out’ about their LGBTQ2S+ identity and don’t have access to transport, it’s nearly impossible to attend Pride events in secret. As a result of COVID-19, the ability to discreetly access Pride events online can make participating in the local LGBTQ2S+ community more accessible for youth.
As the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered all major in-person sporting events, the running community saw no exception. This year, some major races, like lululemon’s SeaWheeze, are going virtual instead. The organizers moved the party completely online, offering both a half marathon and a 10km race.
Emily Jarrett gave birth to her son, Thomas, on Nov. 28, 2019. She knows her pregnancy and labour would not have gone the same without the help of her registered midwife. When she found out she was pregnant, Jarrett reached out to friends and researched a variety of primary care options before deciding to use a midwife.
In the summer of 2019, Wezeman’s mother was diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully, doctors found her cancer early, and after two treatments she’s in remission. After Wezeman rediscovered his love for running on that December morning in 2019, he started a GoFundMe on Jan. 6 with the hopes of raising money for cancer research.