First, the plants: the James Bay Neighbourhood Association Gardening Committee will host the third annual Spring Plant Swap and Sale on Sat, May 5, 10-12 am at Irving Park on Menzies Street (new location, so don’t get confused!) This
When the sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) opened at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 9, a large group of eager library patrons streamed through the doors to be among the first to use the new library.
James Bay artist Quentin Verhaegen dropped by with these works of art to share with Beacon readers
At an afternoon event April 16 described by one attendee as a “heartwarming delight,” the James Bay Community Project celebrated its loyal volunteers as the heart and hands of so much of what is done at 547 Michigan St. through JBCP and Capital City Volunteers.
There were a couple of questions regarding transit service in James Bay. We wondered if ridership was up. And we wondered about scheduling, with the tendency for buses to come in twos after a long wait for those at the stop.
Dangerous crossing in South James Bay
How to move Canadian society from approaching life in an inclusive way instead of a colonial way is the issue which the Truth and Reconciliation Committee studied, resulting in a number of calls to action.
Here in Victoria-Beacon Hill, as in many other parts of B.C., a lack of affordable homes is hurting people and holding our province back. In Budget 2018, your provincial government has taken the first steps to deal with the housing affordability crisis that has been building for many years.
In a day needing a fresh start
Clouds scud without a plan
The sea has stopped its churning
The Bushtits have returned to South Turner
Do you know where your food comes from? When you buy directly from the farmer or baker or artisan at the James Bay Community Market, you never need to worry about the source or origin of your purchases.
If architect Ben Cotter could sit in one of the red Adirondack chairs on the patio upstairs at Barb’s Fish and Chips on Fisherman’s Wharf, he would feel the East Coast salt air in his veins. A Maritimer, architect, and Ian Poyntz’s friend, Ben is one of the reasons the new building housing Barb’s Fish and Chips looks the way it does.
Another summer of the popular Breakwater Barge musical series will begin in late May on Friday evenings.
Two hundred years ago, the site of the Empress Hotel was called Whosaykum. The name meant “clay” or “muddy” place.
Presentations at the April 2018 general meeting of the James Bay Neighbourhood Association (JBNA) focused on the City of Victoria budget process.
Blossom petals float down like a soft shower of pastel pink raindrops. Bright yellow pollen clings to the bees’ legs and coats everything with the dusting of propagation. Grass takes control over the brown mud of winter and sunshine forces the windows of houses open wide. It’s spring. For some this means the watery eyes, sneezing noses and itchy skin of allergy season has begun.