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Here Magazine –‘A Dictionary of Emotions in War Time’ Brings the Invasion of Ukraine into Sharp and Personal Focus (January 20, 2024)
Chek News – Inspiring Island Women: Karmen McNamara with Help Ukraine Vancouver Island (January 22, 2024)
Times Colonist – Displaced Ukrainians stage play on Russian invasion at Langham Court Theatre (January, 18, 2024)
Times Colonist –Supporters of Ukraine, waving blue and yellow, gather at legislature (January, 06, 2024)
Chek News – ‘Help Ukraine Vancouver Island says donations are down 94% for refugees” (December 14, 2023)
Chek News – ‘A complete 180’: Donations surge for Vancouver Island group that feeds Ukrainian refugees after support plummeted (December. 15, 2023)
Victoria News – Donations dry up for Victoria group helping Ukrainians ‘arriving with 1 suitcase’  (October, 20, 2023)
Penticton Herald – RYGA FESTIVAL: What can be done to help displaced Ukrainians? (September, 23, 2023)
Sooke News Mirror – Ukrainian single mom facing challenges in Sooke (September, 11, 2023)
Chek News – Two Ukrainian refugees return to Victoria after Canadian visa mishap (August, 6, 2023)
Chek News – Two Ukrainian refugees stuck overseas after Canadian visa mishap (August, 1, 2023)
CBC Listen – Camp Sunflower is expanding access to affordable summer child care (July, 14, 2023)
Times Colonist – Tens of thousands line Douglas St. for Victoria Day Parade (May, 22, 2023)
Goldstream News Gazette – Ukrainian refugees helping newer arrivals settle in Greater Victoria (April, 13, 2023)
Victoria Buzz – Vancouver Island-based Ukrainian refugee support society calls on government to do better (March, 22, 2023)
Nash Holos – Karmen McNamara, General Manager of HUVI, shares how the organization is helping Ukrainian refugees (March, 02, 2023)
CBC Listen – Newcomers to Canada face unique challenges navigating the island’s housing market (February, 28, 2023)
Chek News – Two generations of Ukrainians reflect on their move to Vancouver Island (February, 25, 2023)
CTV News – Local Ukrainian woman reflects on one year of war (February, 24, 2023)
Times Colonist – Jack Knox: A year later, Island offers Ukrainians a candle in the dark (February, 24, 2023)
CTV News Vancouver Island – Non-profit group sees ‘massive uptick’ in Ukrainian refugees arriving on Vancouver Island (February, 23, 2023)
New Canadian Media – NGOs say they need “urgent help” settling refugees from Ukraine (February, 23, 2023)
CBC Listen – Ukrainians in Victoria mark one year since Russia invaded Ukraine (February, 21, 2023)
Victoria News – ‘Nowhere to go’: Help Ukraine Vancouver Island sees 300% rise in people seeking aid (February, 21, 2023)
iHeart – Support for Ukrainian refugees on Vancouver Island (February, 21, 2023)
Global News – Volunteer group helping Ukrainian refugees makes plea for host families (February, 20, 2023)
Chek News – Ukrainian refugee speaks on struggle to find housing: ‘I worry a lot’ (February, 19, 2023)
Times Colonist – Island group issues plea for shelter for Ukrainian refugees (February, 19, 2023)
Chek News – ‘He may have slept on the streets’: Ukrainian refugees facing housing crisis (
February, 18, 2023)
CBC Listen – Newcomers to Canada face unique challenges navigating the island’s housing market  (Feb, 28, 2023)
CBC Listen – A local organization is bringing food to hundreds of Ukrainian refugees across the island.  (Jan, 4, 2023)
Oak Bay News –
Oak Bay group spends $6,000 on groceries for refugees from Ukraine (January 5, 2023)
Victoria News – Fundraiser navigates currency for Ukrainians (January 11, 2023)
Comox Valley News – Recently migrated Ukrainians celebrate first Christmas in the Comox Valley (January 9, 2023)
Times Colonist – Booklet explaining Canadian cash to new arrivals from Ukraine includes $188 of the real thing (January 4, 2023)
CTV News – ‘Our Christmas Story’: Ukrainian family looking forward to first Christmas in Victoria (December 24, 2022)
Chek News – Ukrainian newcomers celebrate first Christmas in Canada (December 19, 2022)
Times Colonist – An unexpected journey: Ukrainian travel agents rebuild lives in Victoria (December 11, 2022)
Times Colonist – For Ukrainians fleeing to Victoria, a helping hand from the Christmas Fund (December 4, 2022)
PQB – Ukrainian newcomers find support from Parksville Qualicum Beach community (December 1, 2022)
Victoria Buzz – Ukrainian refugees on Vancouver Island need help as food costs continue to skyrocket (November 29, 2022)
Oak Bay News – Oak Bay home opening doors to refugees (November 21, 2022)
Chek News – Ukrainian family in Sooke receive free hockey gear (November 19, 2022)
Victoria Buzz – James Bay art gallery sold driftwood sculpture of Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy for a good cause (October 21, 2022)
Victoria News – Ukrainian refugees in need of support (September 17, 2022)
CFAX 1070 Radio – What are locals doing to help Ukrainians? (September 15, 2022)
CBC Radio – Helping Ukrainians find safe and secure housing on the island (September 14, 2022)
Times Colonist – Condo neighbours get married, offers extra unit to Ukrainians (August 23, 2022)
Victoria News – Ukrainians coming in to B.C. see rise in human trafficking risks (August 22, 2022)
Saanich News – Seniors home reopens for Ukrainian newcomers (August 6, 2022)
Chek News – Ukrainian Village opens (August 6, 2022)
Peninsula News Review – Ukrainian couple, daughter, land in North Saanich (August 5, 2022)
Times Colonist – Different war, same story in Fort Street barbershop (July 24, 2022)
Times Colonist – Kiwanis Village residents prepare to welcome Ukrainian refugees (July 23, 2022)
Saanich News – 3 groups build relationships to house Ukrainian family in Oak Bay (July 14, 2022)
Saanich News – Ukraine refugees reclaim wellness, discover community with Saanich Recreation (July 11, 2022)
Chek News – Community rallies to bring Ukrainian teen refugees to Victoria (June 20, 2022)
Peninsula News Review – ‘I got a lot of help from kind people’: Ukrainian refugees settling in Langford (June 10, 2022)
Times Colonist – Big promises and small deliveries for Ukrainians arriving on Vancouver Island (May 24, 2022)
Chek News – Ottawa’s $98 million for artillery applauded by Victoria’s Ukrainians (May 24, 2022)
Times Colonist – Defence minister in Victoria, announces $98M in artillery rounds for Ukraine (May 24, 2022)
Global News – Canada to provide 20k rounds of artillery to Ukraine in latest military aid (May 24, 2022)
Times Colonist – Victoria’s Ukrainian Cultural Centre becomes a de facto refugee centre (May 15, 2022)
Victoria News – Ukrainian Refugee Finds Home in Cowichan Valley (May 10, 2022)
Ukrainian Canadian Congress Press Release – Arson Attack on Ukrainian Priest, Family, in Victoria (April 20, 2022)
CTV Vancouver Island – Langford family opens home to Ukrainian refugees (April 19, 2022)
CBC News- Victoria paramedics raise enough money to donate 3 ambulances to war effort in Ukraine (April 19, 2022)
Victoria News- Victoria’s Kiwanis Village offers spaces to Ukrainian refugees (April 16, 2022)
Victoria News – Victoria rug-cleaning company floored by incoming donations for Ukrainians (April 15, 2022)
Times Colonist – As Ukrainians seek sanctuary on Island, logistics still being worked out (March 16, 2022)


 

 

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