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West Shore Local

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LANGFORD TRAFFIC: Leigh Rd & Langford Parkway

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Monday July 8, 2024 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends | Island Social Trends Traffic Updates Page UPDATE: This work will be done on Thursday July 11 (not July 10...

Health & Safety

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Closure for HVAC maintenance has occurred at several Hudson’s Bay stores

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Monday July 11, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC Socioeconomic analysis by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends As first reported here on July 8, in the middle of a heat wave the The Bay downtown...

Environment & Sustainability

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Be prepared for any emergency says Emergency Management minister

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Thursday July 11, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Today during a media session about wildfires, BC’s Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness Bowinn Ma reiterated the importance of...

Greater Victoria / CRD

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Closure for HVAC maintenance has occurred at several Hudson’s Bay stores

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Monday July 11, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC Socioeconomic analysis by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends As first reported here on July 8, in the middle of a heat wave the The Bay downtown...

Education

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RRU closer to realizing Japanese Teahouse with $250,000 donation

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Thursday July 4, 2024 | COLWOOD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends A $250,000 donation to Royal Roads University (RRU) brings the campus significantly closer to their fundraising goal to realize a teahouse within...

Politics

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Canada’s Premiers to discuss key issues in Halifax July 15 to...

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Thursday July 11, 2024 | NATIONAL by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends What has in recent years become an annual gathering of Canada's 13 provincial and territorial premiers, the 2024 Council of the Federation...

Business & Economy

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BC revenues mismatched with expenditures says Fraser Institute

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Thursday July 11, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC Sociopolitical analysis by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends BC provincial budget issues aren't the usual fare of the summer season. But this week the Fraser Institute came...

Food Supply & Healthy Eating

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Farmers market produce at Sooke Night Market

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Monday July 1, 2024 | SOOKE, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends In summer it's not dark during the 5 to 8 pm time frame of the weekly outdoor Sooke Night Market. The...

Housing

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Christie Point renters pitch highlights how developers need flexibility

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Friday June 21, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC Socioeconomic analysis by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Renters at an older apartment building complex in Victoria don't want to pay for additional costs for property...

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