editorial: Thank you for helping fill the gap

›› Chantille Viaud

As I write this, we’re at the one-year mark since the first COVID-19 case was reported in B.C.

The pandemic has impacted so many parts of our lives. For some people, the impacts have been inconveniences and ­disappointments. For others, it has meant a struggle to afford food for their family.

The number of Canadian […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Editorial|0 Comments

Get your seeds!

›› Kayla Siefried

Never was there a more exciting time (and at times overwhelming) for local gardeners then the annual Victoria Seedy Saturday. A conference full of vendors, seed swaps, and gardening workshops; it’s the day that kicks off the growing season for Victorians. Alas, we are still living in a pandemic, so the regular in-person […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Change will do you good

›› Kevin Yee-Chan, Fernwood Yoga Den

A wise friend reminded me the other day that, “God/dess is change.” Whether you believe in god/dess or not, identify them as binary/in-between/beyond, or call them by one name or many… it is certainly worthwhile to consider that this life exists through mechanisms of change. And, whoa, has this last […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

Calling all artists

›› CarrolAnn Smedley

The 2021 Fernwood Art Stroll will be held on June 12 & 13, 2021 in our Fernwood community.

If you are interested in opening your yard, or studio for showing, or selling your work, or if you are a performance-based individual or group, we would love to hear from you.

To join, visit ­fernwoodartstroll.­ca/membership. The […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Artist's Aside, Buzz, Events|0 Comments

Feast for Chinese New Year

›› Lauren Gaultier

On February 12, 2021, we will say goodbye to the year of the Rat and welcome the year of the Ox for Chinese New Year. This important holiday is a time to gather with family and feast. Although you may not be able to physically gather with your family this year, you can […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Community Eats|0 Comments

Faces of Fernwood: Jane Michiel

Jane Michiel was born in Vancouver, B.C., moved to the Island at a young age, and now lives in the heart of Fernwood. She has had a varied career working on ships—Princess Margurite, Sten Line, and Sea Link Catamarans—at London Drugs, and in the ­cosmetics ­industry as a makeup ­artist. She has always painted and […]

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Local Area Planning – Fernwood, North Park, Quadra Hillside

Until the end of January, the City of Victoria is hosting an online conversation and open house to present ideas and options that will guide growth and change in your community over the next 10 to 20 years, so we hope you’ll visit to participate!

Here’s a little more of what they shared: Do you […]

By |January 11th, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments