West Shore Local

Create Your Canada contest

Alistair MacGregor launches Create Your Canada contest

Thursday September 29, 2022 | DUNCAN, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Grade 11 and 12 students in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford federal riding are invited to submit their ideas to Alistair MacGregor, MP, on...

Health

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Manitoba’s Premier now chairing Council of the Federation

Tuesday September 27, 2022 | VICTORIA, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Concerns about health care have been top of mind for Canada's Premiers since their annual meeting here in Victoria in July. BC...

Environment & Sustainability

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Labour shortages impacting curbside recycling pickup

Monday August 22, 2022 | GREATER VICTORIA AREA, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends The blue box curbside recycling pickup program is continuing to experience service disruptions due to staffing shortages at Emterra...

CRD / Greater Victoria

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Food donation pickup this weekend in the west shore

Thursday September 22, 2022 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Once a year, the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive sends out volunteers around various neighbourhoods in Greater Victoria to collect food donations...

Education

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2nd Annual Orange Shirt Day

Friday September 30, 2022 | NATIONAL by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends This is already the second annual Orange Shirt Day. Canadians seem to be working intently with the meaning and expectations of this...

Politics

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2nd Annual Orange Shirt Day

Friday September 30, 2022 | NATIONAL by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends This is already the second annual Orange Shirt Day. Canadians seem to be working intently with the meaning and expectations of this...

Economy

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Fall season tire rebates at Dumont Tirecraft in Sooke

Tuesday September 27, 2022 | SOOKE, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Everyone loves a bargain! The fall season tire rebate coupons are on at Dumont Tirecraft in Sooke. Buy your tires, then apply...

Food Supply & Healthy Eating

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Food garden at Belmont Secondary for learning and growing

Thursday September 22, 2022 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke, B.Sc. | Island Social Trends A fruit and vegetable garden behind Belmont Secondary School is a place for learning and growing food for the community. Today...

Housing

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NDP leadership candidate David Eby rolls out housing ideas

Wednesday September 28, 2022 | VANCOUVER, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends The lack of affordability and supply of housing in BC is one of the most critical issues facing British Columbians today. Today...

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