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Michael John Lo

Michael John Lo

Michael John Lo is a Times Colonist reporter covering weekend breaking news, post-secondary issues and the changing face of the capital region.

Before working for the Times Colonist, Michael was published in the Globe and Mail, The Tyee, and Capital Daily.

He lives in an apartment about the size of a one-car garage and often bikes to work. Sometimes he runs into stories along the way.

Michael graduated with a major in political science from UVic in 2022.

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Recent Work by Michael

Universities on Vancouver Island harden stance on pro-Palestinian encampments

Universities on Vancouver Island harden stance on pro-Palestinian encampments

Pro-Palestinians protesters at UVic have been told they must leave by 8 a.m. Monday.
Members of other faiths show solidarity at Muslim prayers, after threats

Members of other faiths show solidarity at Muslim prayers, after threats

Threats posted on the doors of the University of Victoria’s Multifaith Centre cancelled last week’s Friday prayers
Muslim prayers at UVic Multifaith Centre cancelled after threatening notes

Muslim prayers at UVic Multifaith Centre cancelled after threatening notes

Custodial staff found the notes on the doors of the centre in the early hours of Friday
Bank targeted by pro-Palestinian protesters at parade helps fund Pride society

Bank targeted by pro-Palestinian protesters at parade helps fund Pride society

The protesters blocked the Victoria parade at Humboldt Street.
Flood of adoption requests for kittens who survived Port Alberni wildfire: SPCA

Flood of adoption requests for kittens who survived Port Alberni wildfire: SPCA

Injured kittens were found by firefighters extinguishing a wildfire at Rogers Creek gully in Port Alberni.
July 1 known as Humiliation Day in early immigrant Chinese community

July 1 known as Humiliation Day in early immigrant Chinese community

A Victoria Chinatown museum is exploring how the federal government sought to bar people of Chinese origin from Canadian society.
Sudden death at Oaklands Park leaves campers on edge

Sudden death at Oaklands Park leaves campers on edge

Victoria police say foul play is not suspected in the death of man on Sunday. The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating.
Close-quarters protest and gay pop anthems greet attendees of controversial conference

Close-quarters protest and gay pop anthems greet attendees of controversial conference

We Unify spokesperson Karla Treadway denied allegations that the conference is spreading misinformation and said that it is focused on telling the “full story” of issues that aren’t being fully discussed, such as the economy, health and “unbridled immigration.”
Photo of old-growth cedar tree on Flores Island wins international award

Photo of old-growth cedar tree on Flores Island wins international award

Titled Flores Island Cedar, the photo shows Tyson Atleo standing at the base of a western red cedar that’s estimated to be more than 1,000 years old.
Tsawout First Nation buys 99 acres of Saanich Peninsula farmland, has plans for housing

Tsawout First Nation buys 99 acres of Saanich Peninsula farmland, has plans for housing

The nation says it’s in talks to incorporate the Puckle Road property, which has a partial ALR designation, into its reserve lands
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