Victoria High School receives funding for seismic upgrade

Starting in 2020, Victoria High will be seismically upgraded while preserving the building’s heritage and increasing enrollment space

›› Jordan Watters

In the heart of Fernwood, Victoria High has stood as an iconic landmark for over a century, and it will continue to proudly serve the community for 100 years more thanks to support from the community […]

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Farewell, Fernwood

›› Lee Herrin

This September will mark 21 years I have been part of Fernwood NRG: 11 years as a Board member from 1998 through 2009, and 10 years as Executive Director since August of 2009. Twenty-one years is a long time, and I’ve decided it’s time for me to move on to other challenges. I’ve […]

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Fall Garden Work Party

Join the last work party of the season at the ­Fernwood ­Community Centre on ­Saturday, ­September 14th, 10am to 1pm

›› Mila Czemerys

As fall rolls in, it will be time to do some harvesting, maintenance, and mulching at the kitchen garden and orchard at the ­Fernwood Community Centre.

It has been a really great year in the […]

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Winter garden planning

›› Kayla Siefried

Welcome summer! It’s been here a while and you’ve likely been enjoying the bounty from your garden and farmer’s markets. And, as much as you may not like to ­conjure up an image of winter… the rains, cold temperatures, and short days will be with us in no time. Lucky for us we […]

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›› Lauren Gaultier

Welcome Hearth! This new spot took over from ­Fernwood NRG’s Yoga Den at 1311 ­Gladstone ­Avenue and has been ­operating for nearly four months now. I had the ­pleasure of meeting founder, Roxy Thomas, registered Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner (NNCP) when I opted to try out their juice cleanse offerings. According to their […]

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Fernwood Commons on Chambers Street

For years, Fernwood residents have been curious about the development of half a block of land on Chambers Street between North Park and Grant

›› Lauren Gaultier

Originally dubbed as the Fernwood Urban Village development, in 2011 this ­project requested rezoning to develop three ­dwellings primarily for use as co-housing units. This proposal envisioned 31 strata units […]

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Pickle Soup

An eastern European tradition—pickle soup makes a hearty and delicious meal

›› Ruben Anderson

My vines are loaded with pickling cukes and the dill has grown tall, so it is the ­season for making fermented dill pickles—which means I need to use up leftovers from last year. Pickle soup is a delicious and hearty meal. Russia has […]

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