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Editorial: Ten years of “Our Principles and Values”

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This coming spring marks ten years since Fernwood NRG’s Board of Directors sat down to confront the brutal fact that the heart of our neighbourhood, the Fernwood village, was unhealthy—and that, more importantly, neither the government nor the private sector had the means or the tools to fix the problem.

On the one hand, […]

By |February 7th, 2015|News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

A sense of new possibility

In the recent ­municipal election, turnout in Victoria grew 42% to 24,447. In total, 39% of eligible Victorians voted.

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Fernwood was no exception. If we allocate the advanced polls back to each neighbourhood on a pro rata basis, Fernwood’s ­turnout grew 46% to 2,231 ballots cast.

Higher turnout is a harbinger of ­electoral change. Rarely […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Editorial, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

What were you thinking?

At the January Community Association Land Use Committee meeting held to discuss Fernwood NRG’s proposed new building at 1310 Gladstone Avenue (see What’s proposed at 1310 Gladstone Avenue?), one of the participants asked “What were you thinking when you bought these properties?” We did answer that question on the cover of the October 2013 edition […]

By |February 7th, 2014|Editorial, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

It’s all about priorities

Fernwood NRG has had held two ­community meetings so far to ­discuss ­developing the properties we have acquired in the heart of Fernwood ­Village (see “More housing for Fernwood,” in the October 2013 Village Vibe). At both ­meetings there was an overwhelming amount of support for the project and we are grateful to all those […]

By |January 4th, 2014|Editorial, News|0 Comments

More housing for Fernwood

Fernwood NRG to purchase 2009 Fernwood Rd. and 1310 Gladstone Ave. for mixed use development and affordable housing
Fernwood NRG has made an ­agreement to purchase 2009 ­Fernwood Road and 1310 ­Gladstone Avenue from the M’is Kow A Ao Development Society. The ­purchase closes November 1st, 2013. The M’akola Group of Societies will remain ­headquartered at […]

By |October 3rd, 2013|News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Pole Painting Day Success

Pole painting day was a huge success–over 300 people showed up to paint poles right across Fernwood.  Telus sent 18 volunteers to help with the organization, touching up, and the free barbecue. Here are few shots from the day, taken by Angela Hemming.

The Times-Colonist wanted to get in on the action, and shot this video a few days […]

By |June 9th, 2011|News|0 Comments

Neighbours for Change

Title: Neighbours for Change

Location: Fernwood Inn

Description: You’re invited to the third annual Neighbours for Change, an old-fashioned block party in the heart of Fernwood on Sunday, July 24th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The celebration aims to bring together locals and friends from all over in an afternoon of music, food and fun.

The afternoon […]

By |June 9th, 2011|Events, News|2 Comments