Team effort surpasses goal

›› Mila Czemerys

We did it. Thank you so, so much to everyone who contributed to the Gift of Good Food this year. With your help, we surpassed not only our initial goal of $100,000, but our stretch goal of $120,000 as well. In total, we raised over $150,000 which will support over 225 families in […]

By |February 25th, 2022|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Substance offers harm reduction

The team at ­Substance hopes to better ­understand how drug checking can ­support those impacted by and responding to the overdose crisis

›› Laura Benoit

The Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project, located at Substance at 1802 Cook Street, offers free and confidential drug checking in Victoria through both in-person and mail-in services. The ­project team tests samples […]

By |February 25th, 2022|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Child care is essential

›› Shannon Jamison

Parents have always relied on child care to work. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it crystal clear that child care is also an essential service for our society. We’ve seen that without child care many health care and public safety workers can’t do their jobs, and the story’s the same across all […]

By |February 25th, 2022|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

indigenous voices: Advice for an effective ally

›› Lizz Brooks, Indigenous Perspectives Society

As time moves forward, we have seen a lot this last year in terms of Indigenous ­relations. Individuals and organizations across Canada have made big steps towards progress, likewise, we have also witnessed many missteps along the way. With the constant changing and news, there has been a lot of […]

By |February 24th, 2022|Indigenous Voices, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Learning and growing for 30 years

The Compost Education Centre turns 30

›› Kayla Siefried

Celebrating 30 years in service is no small deal. And that’s what the ­Compost Education Centre (CEC) is doing in 2022—­celebrating all the composting, gardening, and conservation themed ­education we’ve been providing for 30 years to Fernwood and CRD residents alike!

As we take stock of the past 30 […]

By |February 24th, 2022|Garden Gleanings|0 Comments

Join the conversation about Fernwood!

›› Kathryn Juricic

Hello, neighbours! I’m writing on behalf of the Fernwood Community ­Association (FCA) to encourage conversation and engagement on what’s happening in our neighbourhood—because let me tell you, there is a lot going on! There are many new developments, bike lane corridors, placemaking opportunities, and more that we need your guidance with.

You’re in good […]

By |February 24th, 2022|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Trees of Fernwood: The magic of cherry blossom season

›› Jan Firstbrook

We know that spring is coming when ­flowering plum and cherry trees start ­blossoming in February and continue until May in successive waves. The flowering plum trees blossom first and their small sour plums are eaten by birds and can even be made into plum sauce. Whereas, ­flowering ornamental cherry trees have large, […]

By |February 24th, 2022|Trees of Fernwood, Village Vibe|0 Comments