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Healthy food for families

Stories from the Gift of Good Food program and how it has impacted local families

›› Mila Czemerys

“I’m a single dad with a 13-year-old boy. Receiving the Gift of Good Food every two weeks for my son and myself has been amazing! The cost of food these days—and produce—I see it going up all the time. […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Land swap between School District 61 and City of Victoria approved

›› Fernwood NRG

On the 25th of November, the Trustees of School District 61 (SD61) approved a land swap for various properties near Vic High. As reported in the April 2019 Village Vibe, this ­rationalizes a patchwork of land title and allows the School District to complete a land assembly. Ownership of Haegert Park, the land […]

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The City of Victoria grant program funds community lead initiatives

My Great ­Neighbourhood Grant Program application opens March 2020

›› Melissa Faye Reid

Do you have a project idea for your neighbourhood, but unsure the steps to achieve it?

The My Great Neighbourhood Grant Program is a division of the municipal government that supports local residents animate public spaces, develop resilient ­communities, and leave positive legacies in their […]

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Farewell Freedom Kilts

One of Fernwood’s long-time businesses is ­retiring their store front after 15 years in the neighbourhood

›› Melissa Faye Reid

Steve Ashton, wearing a green patterned kilt with socks (called hose) landing just below his knees, walked into Little June café with wife, Bobbie Williams. Ashton is the owner and kilt maker and ­Williams is the office […]

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Opportunity for affordable housing

›› Andrew Kerr

I choose to live in Fernwood because so many of its values align with my own. We are a neighbourhood with a strong sense of community, a passion for civic engagement and a deep desire to care for all of our neighbours, including across socioeconomic divides.

As our city grapples with a worsening affordability […]

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The idea of neighbourhood

>> Lee Herrin

In the summer of 1998, I struck up a conversation with Paul Philips on the streets of Fernwood. He was ­putting up posters around the neighbourhood advertising a meeting at the Fernwood Community Centre. I asked him what it was about; he said it was important to the future of the neighbourhood. I […]

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Fernwood’s Universal Child Care Prototype Site: ­a year in review

›› Erin Gray

Just over a year ago, our Child Care ­programs at the Fernwood Community Centre became one of the 53 Universal Child Care Prototype sites in BC. What an honour it has been to be a part of this initiative. Part of this funding came to us in the form of Improvement Grants and […]

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