Garden Work Party – April 27, 2019

First work party at the ­Community Centre ­gardens on Saturday, April 27th, 10am – 1pm

›› Mila Czemerys

This year, Fernwood NRG will be working on revitalizing the gardens at the Fernwood ­Community Centre for all to enjoy. We’ll be adding raised beds for annual veggies, perennial food plants, a ­pollinator ­garden, informational signage, and a new […]

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Affordable housing development for Fernwood?

›› Ruben Anderson

Land ownership is changing in the area west of Vic High, with plans for 155 units of affordable housing to stand tall beside the school track.

There is a patchwork of lots owned by the City of Victoria, School Board 61, and BC Housing in the area between ­Chambers St. and the school. Negotiations […]

By |April 9th, 2019|Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

10th Annual Fernwood Bites – June 23, 2019

Fernwood Bites 2019 tickets go on sale Monday, April 15th at 10:00am PST

›› Mila Czemerys

Once a year, Fernwood Square is ­transformed into a food and drink ­lover’s paradise. Over 30 of the city’s greatest chefs, restaurateurs, and drink makers gather to present their tastiest canapés and brews to hundreds of guests. Live jazz floats into […]

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The Narwhal in Fernwood

Independent, ­investigative ­environmental ­journalism based in the neighbourhood

›› Lilly Kho

If you haven’t already heard, The Narwhal, an online magazine focused on sharing stories about Canada’s natural environment, proudly calls Fernwood its home. Although editor-in-chief and executive director Emma Gilchrist jokes about the fact that much of the publication comes together in the humble kitchen of […]

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Trophy brings a pop-up city of stories to Fernwood

Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest comes to ­Fernwood Square in May

›› Sean Guist

What began as a conversation about change and connection has gone on to transform cities around Canada and the world. This May, it’s your turn to wander through a city of stories in Fernwood Square with ­Trophy. This magical performance ­installation ­features local community […]

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W(h)ither Spring Ridge Common(s)?

›› Lee Herrin

Over the last 10 years, I have written a number of editorials about Spring Ridge Common(s), and it is time for another stroll down the woodchip covered path of memories. The Common grows on land owned by the Greater Victoria School ­District (SD61), who were kind enough to offer the land, but required […]

By |April 9th, 2019|Buzz, Editorial, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments