Standing on Dallas Road
Staring out at the sandy beach
Longing to be on the beach amongst all the rocks and driftwood
Longing to be free as a seagull
Want to be able to wander out and pick a sprig of fresh rosemary near your home?
We’re the Beacon Hill gulls choir
we are basically tone deaf
we don’t know our base from our treble
and we can’t tell a “B” from an “F”.
I have been deeply struck by just how nourishing our James Bay Market community is, and how spending my Saturdays here as a vendor has felt like a weekly visit with family, and just how much I’m going to miss this weekly joy over the winter months.
Every month we will feature a local co-operative that is doing good things for our community.
The municipal election takes place on Saturday Oct 20, 2018. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Many of us are worried about the fate of the horse chestnut tree (#56) at the intersection of Dallas and Government Streets near Harrison Pond. The installation of a bicycle path that will move people from one destination to another and a forcemain pipe that will move waste water from James Bay to Clover Point, will result in the removal of certain trees, but the City, the CRD and the arborists they have contracted—Talbot Mackenzie & Associates—have taken the time to identify 104 trees along the forcemain/bicycle path so that the best decisions can be made with a smallest impact to the environment.
We hope you enjoyed 101 Things to Do in James Bay in the summer Beacon. This time we put together a list of 10 things to do that are unique to October in James Bay.
I walked under an ancient
Forest of tall red cedars
Blotting out the sky
The Calls to Action created by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg comments on what is needed in order for us to share our history and create a clear and honest heritage, thereby contributing to understanding and respect for each other.
Some initiatives that are of particular interest in Victoria-Beacon Hill.
Cats and small dogs enter into their “golden years” at approximately 7 years of age, where their larger counterparts (large breed dogs) reach their “senior status” sooner at 5-6 years of age.
Robert and Catriona Wojtas have owned the James Bay pharmacy for upwards of six years. They have now expanded their health services beyond the four walls of their newly-renovated pharmacy into a Wellness Centre on the ground floor of the James Bay Community Project at 547 Michigan St., right next to the Whiteye Community Health Care Centre.
This whole movement to move the statues started way down South. From what I saw reported, a long-simmering discontent with thousands (literally) of monuments to the Confederacy scattered across the southern U.S. states hit a boiling point after the shooting of black church-goers in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015. It was discovered the shooter had a fixation on Confederate rebels and their role in upholding white supremacy.