If you’ve ever grown food you will know it is, in equal measures, science, hard work, optimism and luck.
All gardeners, new and old, get excited in spring, running about buying plants and sowing seeds. But experienced Victoria gardeners get just as bouncy in the fall, knowing it’s a wonderful time to plant all sorts of delightful things.
Victorians will have to wait a very long time before the history of their buildings becomes history.
I don’t do “spring cleaning”. I don’t have the energy or will power to tackle everything all at once, certainly not just because it’s the season. When I feel energetic (or curious about what’s lurking beneath), I tackle a specific job. Today, it was “the kitchen drawer.”
Civic elections, bikes, crosswalks, cats & birds…
Often we speak of animals as having a “sixth sense” or special ability to read people. There are endless examples of the intuition, patience and care that animals exhibit towards us.
Early in the 20th Century a beautiful mansion rose across from Beacon Hill Park on Douglas, just north of Simcoe.
There was a dog named Lola,
She likes to go to Gabriola,
The Victoria Health Co-operative is working with several potential partners to bring Nurse Practitioner services to our members and the wider community.
“People want to give back,” said Lisa Mort-Putland, Executive Director, Volunteer Services, Volunteer Victoria. That’s the basic premise for Volunteer Victoria’s work of creating relationship-filled communities. Motivated volunteers help make it happen.
The morning sun spreads
An uneven pattern across
brown uneven dried grass
As students head back into classrooms this fall, I would like to share some of our government’s priorities for education and lifelong learning.
I suspect it would be hard to find any urban area in Canada that compares to the diverse wealth of parks that we enjoy here in James Bay.
Over the past several weeks a drab concrete ramp wall has been transformed into a colourful and whimsical link between Fishermans Wharf and Fishermans Wharf Park.
As I have previously written, much of tax policy is (allegedly) designed to reward behaviour that the government of the day thought should be rewarded.
There's been a lot of talk recently about tariffs and unfair trade relations, much of it not making a whole lot of sense. But I'm not talking here about the big picture sort of commercial affairs, which I and most folks have nothing to do with. I'm concerned with the real trade wars going on all the time that all of us engage in. I mean the frustrating struggle and travail that is everyday shopping. And the travail only gets bigger when it involves shifting gears from one national style of shopping to another.
He’s a brown dog
called a Boxer