The Gift of Good Food 2019

›› Mila Czemerys

Fernwood NRG is thrilled to be hosting our annual fundraiser The Gift of Good Food. We’ve partnered up with community centres across the capital region and are aiming to raise $100,000! This amount of funds would support 200 families with much needed fresh produce. Every $500 raised will support a family in need […]

By |October 28th, 2019|Buzz, Editorial, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Autumn is for trees

>> Kayla Siefried

September, October, and even into November mark the months where people all over our region are harvesting fruit from trees, especially the leftover apple and pear trees from orchards long past. If you’ve been longing for a fruit tree of your own, now is the time to plant one (or prepare your soil […]

By |October 10th, 2019|Garden Gleanings, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Hydro pole painting no longer permitted

After a decade of art and community ­building, BC Hydro asks Fernwood NRG to stop pole painting

›› Beth Threlfall

How to start a neighbourhood art project? Everything begins with a spark: mine was attending a community-building lecture hosted by Fernwood NRG back in 2008. Walking home afterwards, I knew I could do something for our neighbourhood, […]

By |September 30th, 2019|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fernwood Halloween Bonfire 2019

›› Mila Czemerys

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. This day marks the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of winter and months of ­darkness. Celts believe that on this one night of the year, the boundary between worlds of the living and the dead becomes blurry.

On October […]

By |September 30th, 2019|Events, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

A name change for good

Parents start a petition to change the name of George Jay Elementary School

›› Kate Wallace

A group of parents on the Parents Advisory Committee (PAC) of George Jay Elementary School are starting a petition to change the name of the school. Through research—based on the reference book Contesting White Supremacy: School Segregation, Anti-Racism and the Making […]

By |September 30th, 2019|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Discussion around the proposed Caledonia Project: In support of affordable housing

›› Hannah Rabinovitch

My partner and I were excited to move to Caledonia Avenue to start our family—we moved in while I was pregnant. Our house is within a block of three subsidized ­housing buildings and a recovery house, which means our son will grow up in a diverse neighbourhood with people from different backgrounds, families, […]

By |September 30th, 2019|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Discussion around the proposed Caledonia Project: Fernwood could lose precious green space

›› Scott Fox & David Maxwell

School District 61 is considering ­granting a 60-year lease to the Capital Region ­Housing Corporation, resulting in two 3-story townhouse complexes, one 4-story ­apartment building and two 5-story ­apartment ­buildings to be constructed on school grounds. At the same time, the scheduled enlargement of the school will bring the population […]

By |September 30th, 2019|Buzz, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments