Housing insecurity in our neighbourhood

›› Grace Lore, MLA

Almost every time I speak with people in our neighbourhood, the issue of housing affordability comes up. The dream of home ownership slips further out of reach every day, and many people fear rising rental costs will displace them from our ­neighbourhoods where we live, work, and have built our communities. That includes right here in Fernwood.

After years of historic under-investment, work to […]

By |June 9th, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Help make Victoria a more welcoming city

The City of Victoria is creating a Welcoming City Strategy that will serve as a roadmap to guide Victoria towards becoming a stronger, more inclusive community where all residents, including newcomers, immigrants and refugees, are accepted, respected and feel like they belong.


From now until May 30, visit Have Your Say, our online engagement platform to share your […]

By |May 26th, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

A New Chapter for 1310 Gladstone – and a sad goodbye to the Yoga Den

In 2013, Fernwood NRG purchased a small white house and lot at 1310 Gladstone Avenue. We dreamed of adding more affordable residential space and local employment in the heart of Fernwood. Our goal was to build a new mixed-use building with ground floor commercial space and rental apartments above.

This purchase started us on a journey […]

By |May 12th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Fernwood homes for Fernwood birds – May 16, 2021

“What’s happening?”

A group of Fernwood neighbours are giving out 100 bird house kits for free.

“What’s the catch?”

No catch. The group applied and received an Everyday Creativity Grant from the City of Victoria to host a free bird house building event at Harris Green Park. We wanted to bring the Fernwood community together and highlight […]

By |May 3rd, 2021|Events, News|0 Comments

‘Art Paper Scissors’ art show and fundraiser at Koffi – May 10 -23, 2021

“Art Paper Scissors” is an art show and fundraiser for the Good Food Box. The art will be on display at Koffi (1141 Haultain St.) from May 10 to May 23, 2021. Please drop by, buy a coffee, and check out the pieces for sale. All proceeds go directly to the Gift of Good Food […]

By |April 30th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Indigenous Voices: Understanding ­diversity within ­Indigenous identities

›› Lizz Brooks & Shae Zamardi

Today, we are seeing a vast number of Indigenous Peoples reclaiming their spaces, calling for action, and building each other up. Similarly, non-Indigenous people are beginning to regularly ­acknowledge these calls and look for ways to ­support ­Indigenous Nations. But what does ­support look like? To discover how to ­support, […]

By |April 1st, 2021|Indigenous Voices|0 Comments

Welcome Cream

›› Laura Benoit

When it came to setting up shop at 2000 Fernwood Road, formerly the home of Luna Collective, vintage curator Stacey Novak knew there was one thing she needed to keep in the space: local ­vendors. “I’ve loved that shop space since the ­beginning of time,” Novak laughs. “I loved what Luna was doing […]

By |April 1st, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments