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The Gift of Good Food keeps on giving

What does it mean to feel connected to your community?

›› JJ Ford

What does it mean to be ­nourished, fed, and ­supported by the people around you? How do we connect through food to a wider network of human and non-human relationships? What does it mean to be accountable in these relationships? As we enter the […]

By |December 3rd, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Every Canadian should have access to affordable, fresh, and ­nutritious food

›› Laurel Collins, MP

In a country as prosperous as ­Canada, ­people shouldn’t be left to struggle ­without the food they need. Every Canadian should have access to affordable, fresh, and ­nutritious food, yet 4.4 million people ­continue to face barriers due to rising food insecurity.

Food banks, while necessary in our ­current context, are a sign […]

By |December 3rd, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Inside the doors of 7 Rays

A store with spirit and the woman behind the counter

›› Hannah Seaton

Tucked away in the heart of Fernwood Square is a glass door with a round sign hanging overhead, reading, “7 Rays New Age Store.” Climbing the steep wooden steps up a story to the main floor, ­customers are greeted with a long table covered […]

By |December 3rd, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Have your say on Draft Neighbourhood Plans for Fernwood, Hillside-Quadra and North Park

›› City of Victoria

Feedback from the first two phases of engagement has been incorporated into Draft Neighbourhood Plans for Fernwood, Hillside-Quadra and North Park. Residents are now invited to give their feedback to help create the final plans and to share what ideas they like, what ideas they’d change and what is missing.

“Neighbourhood plans are about creating […]

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

A year in review – Practising resilience

›› Kelsey Singbeil

Resilience is a skill that can be ­practiced and learned. Studies show that people can encounter challenges in ways that build their ­capacity to weather change and recover quickly from difficult conditions. A person can become more resilient through techniques like focusing on the positive side of a ­challenging situation, explaining events from […]

By |October 6th, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

The Gift of Good Food returns

›› Mila Czemerys

The Gift of Good Food annual fundraiser kicks off again this year Monday, November 15th until ­midnight December 31st, 2021. The Gift of Good Food raises funds to support local families in need across the Capital Regional District with fresh produce every two weeks for an entire year. As we continue to ­navigate […]

By |October 6th, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Join the conversation on your draft Neighbourhood Plan

›› City of Victoria

This fall the City of Victoria is starting the next stage of planning for the future of Fernwood, as well as North Park and Hillside-Quadra ­neighbourhoods. Read the new draft Neighbourhoods Plans and have your say!

We invite you to join this planning process about our urban villages, the housing around them, and the connections between them. Help refine how we can create more diverse housing choices, safe […]

By |October 6th, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments
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