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While a well-maintained system can last an estimated 40 years before significant repair or replacement is needed, unmaintained systems commonly malfunction within 15 years or less.

Be Septic Savvy: Here’s why it pays to pay attention to what you flush!

Septic Awareness Week is Sept. 20 to 24: Protect, Inspect, Maintain

  • Sep 20, 2021
Dr. Abraham Alexander of the BC Cancer Foundation

New technology offers earlier, targeted treatment for men’s health

BC Cancer Foundation fundraiser aims to increase access to prostate cancer diagnostic tool

  • Sep 13, 2021
When adding on to your home, it's important to design the addition to blend with the existing style and structure, says Derek Breen, Project Manager with MAC Renovation.

Planning for a new home addition? Start here!

If your family needs more space, it pays to start with a plan

  • Aug 16, 2021
Victoria News and Monday Magazine are proud to announce the publication of Finding Hope: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence, produced with community partners the Victoria Foundation and Island Health.

Finding Hope: Publication aims to help break the cycle of domestic violence

The statistics are sobering: 60 per cent of British Columbia residents know…

  • Aug 9, 2021
Victoria News and Monday Magazine are proud to announce the publication of Finding Hope: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence, produced with community partners the Victoria Foundation and Island Health.
Hand watering is one way to reduce water use, which ensures there's enough water available year-round for drinking, fire prevention and fish and ecosystem support.

5 ways to do more with less water in your garden this summer!

Warm, sunny, summer weather has most of us spending more time than…

  • Aug 2, 2021
Hand watering is one way to reduce water use, which ensures there's enough water available year-round for drinking, fire prevention and fish and ecosystem support.
Victoria News and Monday Magazine are proud to announce the publication of Finding Hope: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence, produced with community partners the Victoria Foundation and Island Health.

Finding Hope: Publication aims to help break the cycle of domestic violence

The statistics are sobering: 60 per cent of British Columbia residents know…

  • Jul 12, 2021
Victoria News and Monday Magazine are proud to announce the publication of Finding Hope: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence, produced with community partners the Victoria Foundation and Island Health.
If you need a significant change to your home, whether to add more usable space, update the floorplan or modernize overall, it’s essential to weigh your options, and with them the myriad factors a renovation or new home build will entail.

Tear down or renovate? 5 factors to help you decide

The right choice starts with asking the right questions

  • Jul 5, 2021
If you need a significant change to your home, whether to add more usable space, update the floorplan or modernize overall, it’s essential to weigh your options, and with them the myriad factors a renovation or new home build will entail.
Adventure of All Kinds Awaits in Nanaimo!

There’s fun to be had in Nanaimo, the city by the sea

As the weather continues to warm up, there are unforgettable adventures to…

  • Jun 14, 2021
Adventure of All Kinds Awaits in Nanaimo!
Indigenous Perspective Society, which among myriad programs is providing Cultural Perspectives Training to help governments, organizations, businesses and individuals deepen their understanding, increase cultural competence, and develop actionable ideas to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.

Building the community we want: Caring, inclusive + thriving

Each year, the Victoria Foundation, through the Victoria’s Vital Signs Survey, invites…

  • Jun 14, 2021
Indigenous Perspective Society, which among myriad programs is providing Cultural Perspectives Training to help governments, organizations, businesses and individuals deepen their understanding, increase cultural competence, and develop actionable ideas to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.
Pick up the <em>Financial Literacy Guide</em> from locations around Greater Victoria, or read the e-edition online.

Financial Literacy Guide shares what local families need to know now

According to a 2020 national survey by FP Canada, Canadians have ranked…

  • Jun 7, 2021
Pick up the <em>Financial Literacy Guide</em> from locations around Greater Victoria, or read the e-edition online.
Dan Ponchet, President of the Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association and owner of Dan’s Farm and Country Market, inspects some freshly picked strawberries in the patch. Photo courtesy of the Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association

Celebrating 35 years: Your 2021 farm-to-table guide is here!

Farm Fresh, your guide to local farmers since 1987, is available now

  • May 31, 2021
Dan Ponchet, President of the Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association and owner of Dan’s Farm and Country Market, inspects some freshly picked strawberries in the patch. Photo courtesy of the Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association
Pharmacists Colin Chan and Joe DuQuesnay cut the ribbon on the then-new Pharmasave Brentwood Bay back in May 2001. This week, the local pharmacy celebrates 20 years of serving the community with a giveaway of 20 gift baskets!

Heart of the community: Brentwood pharmacy marks 20-year milestone

Pharmasave Brentwood Bay says ‘Thank you!’ with 20 basket giveaways

  • May 31, 2021
Pharmacists Colin Chan and Joe DuQuesnay cut the ribbon on the then-new Pharmasave Brentwood Bay back in May 2001. This week, the local pharmacy celebrates 20 years of serving the community with a giveaway of 20 gift baskets!
A thorough pre-construction process with an experienced, qualified renovation professional is critical to identifying issues that could affect the plans – and budget.

5 steps to a renovation you’ll love (Hint: it begins with a PLAN!)

From choosing the right team to effective budgeting, here’s what you need to know

  • May 24, 2021
A thorough pre-construction process with an experienced, qualified renovation professional is critical to identifying issues that could affect the plans – and budget.
From May 21 to 24, the Capital Regional District hosts a virtual Biodiversity Challenge in honour of the International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22.

Picture this: Discover the biodiversity in your own backyard

CRD hosts a virtual Biodiversity Challenge … and the chance to win some awesome prizes!

  • May 17, 2021
From May 21 to 24, the Capital Regional District hosts a virtual Biodiversity Challenge in honour of the International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22.
Ideal Protein is a three-phase nutritional ketogenic program offering a more balanced approach compared to some more restrictive keto diets, explains Brenda Scott, Ideal Protein coach with Brentwood Pharmasave.

Spring forward in your wellness goals today!

Nutrition + coaching offer Ideal ingredients for success.

  • May 17, 2021
Ideal Protein is a three-phase nutritional ketogenic program offering a more balanced approach compared to some more restrictive keto diets, explains Brenda Scott, Ideal Protein coach with Brentwood Pharmasave.
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.

A family navigates childhood cancer through the pandemic

Jean Up this May and help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans

  • May 10, 2021
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.
Victoria’s Vital Signs, the report that will be compiled in part from this year's survey, helps inform local governments and donors as they direct resources to areas of greatest need, including those on the Saanich Peninsula. Here, Greater Victoria Green Team members plant native wetland species at the Haliburton Biodiversity Project.

Why the Victoria’s Vital Signs Survey matters to your neighbourhood

The 16th annual survey continues to July 1

  • May 10, 2021
Victoria’s Vital Signs, the report that will be compiled in part from this year's survey, helps inform local governments and donors as they direct resources to areas of greatest need, including those on the Saanich Peninsula. Here, Greater Victoria Green Team members plant native wetland species at the Haliburton Biodiversity Project.
This renovation by MAC Renovation created a beautiful, modern and functional walk-in shower from the outdated tub-shower combo.

This walk-in solution makes your bathroom both beautiful and functional!

Why a walk-in shower makes sense today, and tomorrow

  • May 3, 2021
This renovation by MAC Renovation created a beautiful, modern and functional walk-in shower from the outdated tub-shower combo.
Pick up the <em>Financial Literacy Guide</em> from locations around Greater Victoria, or read the e-edition online.

Financial Literacy Guide shares what local families need to know now

According to a 2020 national survey by FP Canada, Canadians have ranked…

  • Apr 19, 2021
Pick up the <em>Financial Literacy Guide</em> from locations around Greater Victoria, or read the e-edition online.
Abandoned waste isn’t just an eyesore – it’s also costly to clean up, encourages further illegal dumping and leads to increased health and environmental risks.

3 ways to keep spring cleaning community-friendly

Proper disposal key for unwanted household and yard material

  • Apr 19, 2021
Abandoned waste isn’t just an eyesore – it’s also costly to clean up, encourages further illegal dumping and leads to increased health and environmental risks.