West Shore Local

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Large volumes & staff shortages see curbside recycling pickup losing pace

Monday February 6, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends If this was your curbside recycling bluebox pickup day and your materials are still not picked up by 9 pm...

Health & Safety

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BC expands mental-health, substance-use supports for more young people

Thursday February 2, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends More Integrated Child and Youth (ICY) teams were announced today by Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Jennifer Whiteside, together...

Environment & Sustainability

bluebox, curbside, evening

Large volumes & staff shortages see curbside recycling pickup losing pace

Monday February 6, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends If this was your curbside recycling bluebox pickup day and your materials are still not picked up by 9 pm...

Greater Victoria / CRD

Education

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Economic Outlook rolled out with pitch to young & returning workers

Wednesday February 8, 2023 | SAANICH, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends The latest B.C. Labour Market Outlook (2022) forecasts more than one million job openings in the next decade, showing job and...

Politics

Business & Economy

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Economic Outlook rolled out with pitch to young & returning workers

Wednesday February 8, 2023 | SAANICH, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends The latest B.C. Labour Market Outlook (2022) forecasts more than one million job openings in the next decade, showing job and...

Food Supply & Healthy Eating

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BC food security direction includes watchful eye on California

Monday February 6, 2023 | VICTORIA, BC by Mary P Brooke, B.Sc. | Island Social Trends Food security is being addressed by the BC government as a "top priority for us in our economic plan"...

Housing

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Building permit centralization aiming to speed up housing construction

Monday January 16, 2023 | VANCOUVER, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends What BC calls a 'new permitting strategy' was announced today, as part of Premier Eby's NDP government hoping to help build...

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