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North Park Neighbourhood Association members Charles Joerin, left, with his dog, Poco, and Tristan Trotter stand on Mason Street behind St. Andrew’s elementary school. They have concerns over a proposed development for the site that is quite different from the current use.

Possible redevelopment riles North Park area neighbours

St. Andrew’s proposal out of scale with community, residents say

North Park Neighbourhood Association members Charles Joerin, left, with his dog, Poco, and Tristan Trotter stand on Mason Street behind St. Andrew’s elementary school. They have concerns over a proposed development for the site that is quite different from the current use.

COLUMN: Keep public safety info public

Information about Victoria's harbour airport should be in public domain

City of Victoria considers deeper budget cuts

Councillors mull the latest round of suggestions to help save $1.6 million

Victoria’s new rainwater utility offers rebates, appeal process

Rates differ for commercial, residential properties

Feeding seagulls and other birds in downtown Victoria is now officially prohibited, as is feeding other types of urban wildlife elsewhere in the city.

Feeding nuisance animals off limits in Victoria

City council gives nod to ban that includes feeding birds downtown

Feeding seagulls and other birds in downtown Victoria is now officially prohibited, as is feeding other types of urban wildlife elsewhere in the city.
Harbour Air seaplanes taxi in the Inner Harbour. Victoria council is looking for more transparency from the people who oversee the harbour’s airport.

Transport Canada slammed for lack of transparency

Victoria city council still waiting for work on harbour airport citizens’ committee

Harbour Air seaplanes taxi in the Inner Harbour. Victoria council is looking for more transparency from the people who oversee the harbour’s airport.
Angela Moran and fellow farmer Jesse Brown, along with one of their 19 chickens,sit amongst the kale at the Mason Street City Farm. The farm is hosting open houses this Sunday (Dec. 9)and next to raise awareness about  aquaponics and promote a fundraising campaign for its community food growth initiative.

North Park farmer turns attention to fish

Mason Street operation in Victoria to hire low-income interns to learn aquaponics and food growth

Angela Moran and fellow farmer Jesse Brown, along with one of their 19 chickens,sit amongst the kale at the Mason Street City Farm. The farm is hosting open houses this Sunday (Dec. 9)and next to raise awareness about  aquaponics and promote a fundraising campaign for its community food growth initiative.
Employees with charity contractor Public Outreach Fundraising stand on Fort Street hoping to talk to people about the charity Because I Am A Girl.

Professional canvassing under review for downtown Victoria

Council revisiting bylaw in response to complaints about solicitations

Employees with charity contractor Public Outreach Fundraising stand on Fort Street hoping to talk to people about the charity Because I Am A Girl.
Workers lower the former E&N rail station roof into its resting spot at the Ogden Point terminal. The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority plans to reuse the roof.

Victoria rail station roof salvaged for future project

Harbour authority looks after demolition of 1980s-era station

Workers lower the former E&N rail station roof into its resting spot at the Ogden Point terminal. The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority plans to reuse the roof.

Greater Victoria Public Library chair defends former CEO’s spending

Expenses charged by Barry Holmes being closely scrutinized

Former NDP MP Denise Savoie relaxes near her home in Vic West. She’s enjoying taking things a little slower in retirement.

Life after politics: Denise Savoie

Retired Victoria MP talks about her health, her impressions of Ottawa and her future

Former NDP MP Denise Savoie relaxes near her home in Vic West. She’s enjoying taking things a little slower in retirement.
Ken Lavigne, right, and his teacher Selena James practise scales at the Royal Theatre in the lead up to his Dec. 3 show.

Hula the perfect tune-up for Victoria tenor

Lavigne’s Christmas concert, Under the Mistletoe, takes place at the Royal Theatre Dec. 3

Ken Lavigne, right, and his teacher Selena James practise scales at the Royal Theatre in the lead up to his Dec. 3 show.

Victorians envision large trash needs

In January, residents will receive a new standardized trash container from the city, as well as a separate bin for kitchen scraps.

City upping charges for water, sewer

On average, homeowners will pay an additional $43 per year, businesses an additional $1,032.

PCL selected to build new Johnson Street Bridge

City of Victoria to enter into negotiations with contractor

The emergency supplies container in James Bay’s Irving Park was one of the city’s first. While it is painted with a delightful mural, it is in need of a new roof to stop rain from seeping in. Victoria emergency co-ordinator Rob Johns is looking for emergency volunteers – some of whom will hold the keys to these containers, located around the city.

Volunteers key to evacuee assistance in Victoria

Emergency containers hold short-term supplies to keep people safe and warm

The emergency supplies container in James Bay’s Irving Park was one of the city’s first. While it is painted with a delightful mural, it is in need of a new roof to stop rain from seeping in. Victoria emergency co-ordinator Rob Johns is looking for emergency volunteers – some of whom will hold the keys to these containers, located around the city.

Brain injury clinic hosts annual gala event

Sports injuries, greater awareness of concussions has lead to waitlist for patients

Victorians asked to pledge a cold night

Twenty-four hours seems like a long time to go without home heating, but it’s a small inconvenience compared to night on the street.

Coun. Lisa Helps says properties  like this one-storey row house for sale on Fernwood Road at Vining Street, if the lot was rezoned for higher density, could generate funds toward affordable housing through her proposed density bonus program.

Housing money reinstated by Victoria council

Despite city cash crunch, council sees affordable housing as key commitment

Coun. Lisa Helps says properties  like this one-storey row house for sale on Fernwood Road at Vining Street, if the lot was rezoned for higher density, could generate funds toward affordable housing through her proposed density bonus program.

Community backs booze at the Roxy

But city council stalls on granting theatre necessary approval

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