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West Shore Local

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Inaugural Island FanCon contributes $750K to local economy

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Friday May 17, 2024 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends It was a first for Langford! A cosplay convention for the enjoyment of cosplayers and community alike. Held April 13 and 14...

Health & Safety

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A mother’s hand still rules the world

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Sunday May 12, 2024 | LANGFORD, BC Sociopolitical editorial by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends In simpler times it was easy to see the influence of mothers on children and families. The old saying...

Environment & Sustainability

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Heat pump subsidy for BC homeowners announced in Victoria by federal...

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Monday May 13, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Helping reduce environmental impact from fossil fuels and lending a hand with affordability were addressed in a combo announcement by...

Greater Victoria / CRD

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New roundabout in View Royal gets lines & shrubs

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Friday May 10, 2024 | VIEW ROYAL, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends A new roundabout in the Town of View Royal looks shiny and new! New markings -- including a crosswalk -- were...

Education

premier david eby, mitzi dean, child care

Moving ahead with before-&-after-class care for students in BC schools

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Wednesday May 15, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends In a Victoria school yard on Tuesday, Premier David Eby and Minister of State for Child Care Mitzi Dean announced...

Politics

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BC Election candidate tally, no United-Conservative merger

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Thursday May 16, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC Political analysis by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends As of today May 16, the BC NDP is expected to have candidates in all 93 ridings for the...

Business & Economy

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Mini power outage at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

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Friday May 17, 2024 | DELTA, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Certainly not the stuff of super-windy weather that cancels ferry sailings, but today there was a power outage affecting the area...

Food Supply & Healthy Eating

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Food-growing keeners show up for Soil Quality workshop

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Wednesday April 10, 2024 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends It was outdoors on a busy Saturday that a good handful of folks turned up for the Soil Quality Workshop in...

Housing

david eby, ravi kahlon, may 2024

NDP’s big housing shift could be ballot box challenge

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Saturday May 11, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC Political insights by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends When we talk about affordability for British Columbians one of the major drivers of concern is affordability around housing....
 
 

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