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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.
Thariq

After battling cancer, a family rallies to help others in need

Register today for the RBC Race for the Kids: Home Edition

  • Apr 12, 2021
Thariq
Flushing these “unflushables” can lead to blockages in the sanitary sewer system that can be both costly to remove and cause sewage to overflow into the environment or back up into your home.

5 ‘unflushables’ that should NEVER go down the drain

Remember the 3Ps to avoid costly blockages and backups

  • Apr 5, 2021
Flushing these “unflushables” can lead to blockages in the sanitary sewer system that can be both costly to remove and cause sewage to overflow into the environment or back up into your home.
Boaters must stay 200 metres away from orcas, like these Southern Resident Killer Whales. Stay 400 metres away in protected areas, including Southern British Columbia coastal waters between Campbell River and Ucluelet. (Photo: Ocean Wise)

Spotted a whale? Here’s what to do

Brush up on the rules before your next boat ride to protect BC’s whales

  • Apr 5, 2021
Boaters must stay 200 metres away from orcas, like these Southern Resident Killer Whales. Stay 400 metres away in protected areas, including Southern British Columbia coastal waters between Campbell River and Ucluelet. (Photo: Ocean Wise)
Career Fair

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Virtual Career and Post-Secondary Education Event comes to Greater Victoria

  • Mar 29, 2021
Career Fair
While Greater Victoria's mild temperatures allow for enjoyment of outdoor spaces virtually year-round, choosing the right materials and products is essential.

Are you ready to live al fresco this summer?

If we need to stay closer to home this summer, there are…

  • Mar 29, 2021
While Greater Victoria's mild temperatures allow for enjoyment of outdoor spaces virtually year-round, choosing the right materials and products is essential.
Career Fair

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Virtual Career and Post-Secondary Education Event comes to Greater Victoria

  • Mar 22, 2021
Career Fair
March 15 to 21 is Fix-a-Leak Week, the perfect time to check for – and repair – leaks around the home that are wasting water and money!

Be a leak detective: 4 simple steps to save water … and money!

Fix a Leak Week, March 15 to 21, is the time to repair leaky toilets, faucets + other fixtures

  • Mar 15, 2021
March 15 to 21 is Fix-a-Leak Week, the perfect time to check for – and repair – leaks around the home that are wasting water and money!