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Healthy food for families

Stories from the Gift of Good Food program and how it has impacted local families

›› Mila Czemerys

“I’m a single dad with a 13-year-old boy. Receiving the Gift of Good Food every two weeks for my son and myself has been amazing! The cost of food these days—and produce—I see it going up all the time. […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

New ED on the block

›› Chantille Viaud

When I was in London a couple of years ago, I dragged my friend all the way across town because I wanted to see the place that had started what is now an ­international movement. It’s called Toynbee Hall, it’s in East London, and it was the world’s first neighbourhood house, a place […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Editorial, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Land swap between School District 61 and City of Victoria approved

›› Fernwood NRG

On the 25th of November, the Trustees of School District 61 (SD61) approved a land swap for various properties near Vic High. As reported in the April 2019 Village Vibe, this ­rationalizes a patchwork of land title and allows the School District to complete a land assembly. Ownership of Haegert Park, the land […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Buzz, Editorial, Village Vibe|0 Comments

The City of Victoria grant program funds community lead initiatives

My Great ­Neighbourhood Grant Program application opens March 2020

›› Melissa Faye Reid

Do you have a project idea for your neighbourhood, but unsure the steps to achieve it?

The My Great Neighbourhood Grant Program is a division of the municipal government that supports local residents animate public spaces, develop resilient ­communities, and leave positive legacies in their […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Farewell Freedom Kilts

One of Fernwood’s long-time businesses is ­retiring their store front after 15 years in the neighbourhood

›› Melissa Faye Reid

Steve Ashton, wearing a green patterned kilt with socks (called hose) landing just below his knees, walked into Little June café with wife, Bobbie Williams. Ashton is the owner and kilt maker and ­Williams is the office […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Standard Pizza: ­play on words or easy ­explanation?

›› Lauren Gaultier

When asked how owner Matt Viellette came up with the name Standard Pizza, he said that before opening people kept asking “what kind of pizzas will you make?” As he hadn’t yet discovered the term Neo-Neapolitan, his response was “standard.” Since opening in early 2015 on the corner of Pandora and Cook, his […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Community Eats, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fungi everywhere!

›› Kayla Siefried

In the autumn, when you are on a walk-in your local patch of forest, you’ll easily notice the abundance of mushrooms in various shades of brown, orange, yellow, blue, and purple too! When collected very cautiously and mindfully—with the expertise required for such a thing—mushrooms are an amazing source of food and medicine […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments
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