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2024 Sooke Fine Arts Show call to artists open to June...

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Thursday May 23, 2024 | SOOKE, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends A wide variety of high quality creative works of art are presented each year at the Sooke Fine Arts Show. The Call...

Health & Safety

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Colwood Fire Dept recruiting more paid-on-call firefighters

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Thursday May 23, 2024 | COLWOOD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends The Colwood Fire Department is currently accepting applications for Paid-on-Call firefighters. Men and women who wish to apply must be age 19...

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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Swiftsure International Yacht Race 2024 starts on grey Saturday afternoon

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Saturday May 25, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends The annual Swiftsure International Yacht Race draws participants from many locations and draws a crowd to Victoria shores. The 2-day race...

Education

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New SD62 superintendent Paul Block is building partnerships

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Wednesday May 22, 2024 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Long-time education administrator Paul Block became Superintendent of the Sooke School District 62 (SD62) back on new year's day 2024. Now...

Politics

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BC United name change could be its failing

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Tuesday May 21, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC Political analysis by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends What's in a political party name? Well, quite a lot. The party name is a first identifier, the...

Business & Economy

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Pet food donations down province-wide, says BC SPCA

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Saturday May 25, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Donations of pet food and supplies to the BC SPCA are down province-wide this year. The animal centre society calls it "another...

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

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Collaboration to achieve affordable housing in Metro Vancouver

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Thursday May 23, 2024 | VANCOUVER, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends | HOUSING NEWS Another BC Government housing announcement rolled out today, this one in North Vancouver, emphasizing local partnerships. People will...
 
 

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