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Your source for the latest neighbourhood news.February 12, 2022A grassroots group of concerned voters is calling on School District 61 to restore democratic governance by rescinding the recent unfair suspension of elected trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter. The two trustees were suspended under mysterious circumstances after a closed door meeting by...October 28, 2021In what has become an annual tradition, neighbours from across Quadra Village and the surrounding communities have been lighting up their jack-o-lanterns along the paths in Summit Park the day after Halloween for everyone to enjoy. The Summit Park Pumpkin Parade runs from 5:30-8:30pm on November...June 19, 2021 ·Only 2.7% of British Columbia’s original productive old growth forests remain standing. So, what happened to the rest? For decades, logging companies have been cutting old growth trees. The trees’ strength, firmness, and resistance to rot make them favorable for high-end value-added products...June 17, 2021 ·Thanks to a grant from BC Arts Council's Community Arts Festivals program, local non-profit Alter Arts Society will be bringing a series of new murals to Quadra Village as part of this year's Out There Art Festival (Aug. 28-Sept. 6, 2021). Six possible mural sites have already been identified,...June 10, 2021After a pandemic-related hiatus due to having far too many small children, and not enough hands, we are now returning to our regularly-scheduled reporting on the local happenings that matter most to residents of Quadra Village, North Park, and Fernwood, and the surrounding communities.August 27, 2020After a summer without the usual festivals and community events, HQ Collective and Alter Arts Society have found a way to connect us with local artists for some much needed culture and entertainment before fall sets in, and the kids head back to school. The Out There Art Festival is a new,...June 9, 2020 ·What do we mean by ‘defunding the police’? As I write this, the protests against police violence and brutality sparked by the murder of George Floyd continue into their third week across the US, with no signs of abating. One of the bold demands that has arisen out of this newest iteration of...June 4, 2020The Red Cedar Café, now operating out of the former Willie's Bakery storefront on Johnson Street, is a small organization that has had an outsized impact on the community in response to the pandemic. As of today, they will have delivered over 5000 free, healthy meals seniors, people in self...April 26, 2020In a new initiative, the founder of Victoria's No-Touch Easter Egg Hunt, Jenn Baird is inviting members of the community to post their requests for joyful community support in her new Facebook groups, YYJ - Community Celebrations in time of COVID. "I'm seeing lots of parents posting about their...April 26, 2020 ·On the morning of April 25th, the BC NDP announced their plans to close down tent cities at Topaz Park and Pandora Avenue in Victoria, where over 360 people are currently living, as well as Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The province claimed that it would work with municipal...
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