Victoria High School receives funding for seismic upgrade

Starting in 2020, Victoria High will be seismically upgraded while preserving the building’s heritage and increasing enrollment space

›› Jordan Watters

In the heart of Fernwood, Victoria High has stood as an iconic landmark for over a century, and it will continue to proudly serve the community for 100 years more thanks to support from the community […]

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Fall Garden Work Party

Join the last work party of the season at the ­Fernwood ­Community Centre on ­Saturday, ­September 14th, 10am to 1pm

›› Mila Czemerys

As fall rolls in, it will be time to do some harvesting, maintenance, and mulching at the kitchen garden and orchard at the ­Fernwood Community Centre.

It has been a really great year in the […]

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›› Lauren Gaultier

Welcome Hearth! This new spot took over from ­Fernwood NRG’s Yoga Den at 1311 ­Gladstone ­Avenue and has been ­operating for nearly four months now. I had the ­pleasure of meeting founder, Roxy Thomas, registered Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner (NNCP) when I opted to try out their juice cleanse offerings. According to their […]

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Fernwood Commons on Chambers Street

For years, Fernwood residents have been curious about the development of half a block of land on Chambers Street between North Park and Grant

›› Lauren Gaultier

Originally dubbed as the Fernwood Urban Village development, in 2011 this ­project requested rezoning to develop three ­dwellings primarily for use as co-housing units. This proposal envisioned 31 strata units […]

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Pickle Soup

An eastern European tradition—pickle soup makes a hearty and delicious meal

›› Ruben Anderson

My vines are loaded with pickling cukes and the dill has grown tall, so it is the ­season for making fermented dill pickles—which means I need to use up leftovers from last year. Pickle soup is a delicious and hearty meal. Russia has […]

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Your input ­needed—survey to guide new ­Neighbourhood Plan

›› Denise Stocco

Later this year, the Fernwood ­Community Association (FCA) and the City of ­Victoria will be updating the Fernwood ­Neighbourhood Plan. We need your input! We want to hear from you, the residents of Fernwood, about what you like, your needs, and your priorities for our ­community.

Please complete the short survey included in this […]

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Senior’s High Tea and Yoga

›› Kirsty Sewell

In May, Fernwood NRG began to offer a 55+ Senior’s Yoga and High Tea program once a week on Tuesdays. This program is supported by a My Great Neighbourhood Grant through the City of Victoria—thanks for the support! Class starts at 11:30am on Tuesdays and is taught by Ludmilla Lyle. She is a […]

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