The Unplugging, a play about connection and climate change at the Belfry

›› Mark Dusseault

Playwright Yvette Nolan was inspired to write The Unplugging after the death of her mother and the realization that she had not learned enough about her Anishinaabe heritage.

She was also fascinated with ­connections and what we do when we become disconnected.

“Medicine is about connection, ­connecting things that have been disconnected. But at this […]

By |December 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Patisserie Daniel celebrates 30 years in business

›› Lauren Gaultier

Daniel Vokey, owner of Patisserie Daniel, opened his first shop on Fort Street 30 years ago in 1992 and, after significant growth in his wholesale business, he opened his second location on Cook Street in 1994. Eventually, after starting a family, he decided to scale down his wholesale operations, close the Fort Street […]

By |December 5th, 2022|Community Eats|0 Comments

Supporting child care professionals

›› Eric Swanson

We’re at a historic moment for child care, in BC and across Canada. Promises by the provincial and federal governments to build a quality $10aDay system are becoming reality. The number of life-changing $10aDay spaces – including those provided by Fernwood NRG – is steadily increasing, as are fee reductions for those still […]

By |December 5th, 2022|Editorial|0 Comments

Anawim House Christmas Tree Sale 2022

›› Sara Gill

Anawim House is very excited to announce their annual Christmas Tree Sale Fundraiser! We have been selling trees for over thirty years as a fundraiser for the drop-in and residential program.

The very popular Island grown, fresh cut Christmas trees will be on sale at the house from November 30! You can drop by […]

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Take our Good Food Box surveys & win a free bag

Until Friday, November 11, we have two different surveys open asking you about the Good Food Box. Please help us improve this program—your feedback is very important!

You will also be entered to win a free Good Food Box when you complete each survey—double the chance to win.

Students from UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food […]

By |November 9th, 2022|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Fernwood NRG Holiday Meal – December 19, 2022

Join us for a very special holiday meal

Dinner will be on Monday, December 19, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:00pm. Please preregister for free at You must register to join us. We will be accepting donations at the door and the suggested donation is $5 per family.

We will meet in the gym around the back […]

By |November 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Owl Designer Fair – November 19 & 20, 2022

Saturday, ­November 19th 10am-5pm & Sunday, November 20th 11am-4pm

The Owl Designer Fair is Victoria’s most creative holiday fair! All items are handmade or upcycled by our 40 local artists and designers. Live music, food trucks, and free craft workshops along with unique gifts make this show a must for anyone looking for some style in […]

By |November 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments