James Bay Market

About this time last year, I wrote an article about what it takes to be a market vendor. I wrote how it takes creativity, passion, talent, vision, planning and a willingness to take risks.

Live Music in James Bay

Hidden away on Simcoe Street at the Cup of Joe Cafe are the bluesy sounds of Dave Harris and Friends. On Friday evenings from 5 pm to 7 pm, the licensed cafe is transformed into a musical enclave here within James Bay Village where you can tap your fingers and toes to some great blues. It’s a good way to kick off the weekend.

The City's climate leadership plan (increased walking/cycling for 55% of all trips in Victoria) includes over 30 km of a purpose-built, safe cycling network. The plan includes reduced traffic congestion, traffic calming, improved public transportation, fewer traffic accidents and an increase to greenways through the City.

As we head into summer, our local markets will soon be brimming with fresh produce and seasonal treats. It’s timely to think about food security and increasing access to local, healthy sources of food.

String of Pearls

Pearls, with which I associated volunteers in a previous column, vary according to their hosts and locations of nurture. Much the same as human beings.