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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

Island municipalities look to go electric with their fleets — even garbage and dump trucks

Island municipalities look to go electric with their fleets — even garbage and dump trucks

More than half the vehicles in Esquimalt’s public works and parks departments could be replaced with EVs by 2038
'Rebuilding a plane while it’s still flying': UVic supercomputer to get $16.4M overhaul

'Rebuilding a plane while it’s still flying': UVic supercomputer to get $16.4M overhaul

UVic’s Arbutus computer network has about three million users.
London Drug ransom demand dropped from dark-web site; meaning unclear

London Drug ransom demand dropped from dark-web site; meaning unclear

In some cases, such a move has meant the ransomware victim has agreed to pay or negotiate, an expert says. London Drugs said Tuesday it is “unwilling and unable to pay ransom to these cybercriminals.” 
London Drugs begins 'gradual reopening' of stores after cybersecurity incident

London Drugs begins 'gradual reopening' of stores after cybersecurity incident

Its stores have been closed since a cyberattack was reported on April 28.
'Everybody is exhausted': UVic unions speak out against budget cuts

'Everybody is exhausted': UVic unions speak out against budget cuts

A letter presented to Post-Secondary Education Minister Lisa Beare expressed concern about an estimated $13-million operating-budget cut that could see more than 100 positions eliminated
VIU is starting to shut down some of its academic programs

VIU is starting to shut down some of its academic programs

The board of governors cancelled four academic programs last week
North Saanich De Havilland plant expands as orders ramp up for firefighting planes

North Saanich De Havilland plant expands as orders ramp up for firefighting planes

The local employee count doubled to about 300 in recent months, says De Havilland Canada’s vice-president for corporate affairs
Construction call goes out for $53M combat-drone base at CFB Comox

Construction call goes out for $53M combat-drone base at CFB Comox

The CFB Comox facility will be part of Canada’s $2.49-billion military drone program, featuring fighter-jet-size drones.
Eby to address forestry unions at Victoria summit

Eby to address forestry unions at Victoria summit

The three unions say the summit is an “unprecedented” effort to chart out a future for B.C.’s forestry industry
Island wineries spared from losses faced by vintners in rest of province

Island wineries spared from losses faced by vintners in rest of province

The January cold snap damaged B.C. vineyards so badly that wine grape production in the province is expected to be only one-to-three per cent of typical yields this year
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