New Homes for Plants & Bees

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

Library Open!

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.

JBCP honours its volunteers at a Royal-tea

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. 

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.

Barb’s Fish and Chips — everything old is new again!

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.

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.