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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 […]

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

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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Standard Pizza: ­play on words or easy ­explanation?

›› Lauren Gaultier

When asked how owner Matt Viellette came up with the name Standard Pizza, he said that before opening people kept asking “what kind of pizzas will you make?” As he hadn’t yet discovered the term Neo-Neapolitan, his response was “standard.” Since opening in early 2015 on the corner of Pandora and Cook, his […]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Community Eats, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fungi everywhere!

›› Kayla Siefried

In the autumn, when you are on a walk-in your local patch of forest, you’ll easily notice the abundance of mushrooms in various shades of brown, orange, yellow, blue, and purple too! When collected very cautiously and mindfully—with the expertise required for such a thing—mushrooms are an amazing source of food and medicine […]

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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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