A transition, but not an end

Stadacona ­Neighbour Support Network update

›› Andrew Kerr, Stacie Swain, James Davis, and Alieda Blandford

Stadacona Park has seen a lot of changes over the last month. For one, you’ll likely notice less tents. Some unhoused ­neighbours have moved into temporary shelters while ­others, because of the lack of adequate housing options and ­reinstatement of bylaws, are […]

By |June 9th, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

Housing insecurity in our neighbourhood

›› Grace Lore, MLA

Almost every time I speak with people in our neighbourhood, the issue of housing affordability comes up. The dream of home ownership slips further out of reach every day, and many people fear rising rental costs will displace them from our ­neighbourhoods where we live, work, and have built our communities. That includes right here in Fernwood.

After years of historic under-investment, work to […]

By |June 9th, 2021|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Help make Victoria a more welcoming city

The City of Victoria is creating a Welcoming City Strategy that will serve as a roadmap to guide Victoria towards becoming a stronger, more inclusive community where all residents, including newcomers, immigrants and refugees, are accepted, respected and feel like they belong.


From now until May 30, visit Have Your Say, our online engagement platform to share your […]

By |May 26th, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments

Welcome Cream

›› Laura Benoit

When it came to setting up shop at 2000 Fernwood Road, formerly the home of Luna Collective, vintage curator Stacey Novak knew there was one thing she needed to keep in the space: local ­vendors. “I’ve loved that shop space since the ­beginning of time,” Novak laughs. “I loved what Luna was doing […]

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

Stadacona Neighbour Support Network

An informal network of folks who want to support unhoused neighbours living in Stadacona Park

›› Stacie Swain, Andrew Kerr, James Davis, and Alieda Blandford

Andrew first met Ron on January 13th, 2021. Earlier that morning, Ron came within a few feet of dying as a tree crashed through his home during a windstorm. Ron continues to […]

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

Net Zero Home: A Fernwood Tale

›› Tessa Weimer, Devin Fikis, and Kaitlyn Nightingale

We are a group of ­University of Victoria digital communications students who have partnered with the owners of the newest net zero home in Victoria with the goal of encouraging more people to take action to lighten their carbon footprint.

A net zero building is a building with net […]

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

The heart of the Centre

The kitchen is the heart of the home. . . well, in our case it’s the ­Community Centre

›› Shonna Bell

Each week, approximately 400 meals are made out of the Fernwood Community Centre kitchen. Patrick Gleeson, our chef, picks up a minimum of 6 boxes of ­produce from the Mustard Seed via the Food Share Network’s […]

By |March 31st, 2021|Buzz|0 Comments