West Shore Local

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Happy evening crowd at Luxton Fall Fair

Saturday September 24, 2022 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends The Luxton Fall Fair has been getting a great turnout. The midway rides and fun are back for another fun fall...

Health

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COVID immunization still required for health-care workers

Friday September 16, 2022 | VICTORIA, BC by Mary P Brooke, B.Sc. | Island Social Trends COVID-19 vaccination requirements for health-care system workers continue to be in place in BC. This is to protect the province's most...

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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Recognizing teaching as a complex profession

Friday September 23, 2022 | COWICHAN VALLEY, BC Op-Ed by Candace Spilsbury, Chair of the Board of Education for the Cowichan Valley School District | Posted by Island Social Trends In advance of World Teachers' Day...

Politics

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New child care savings for BC families

Friday September 23, 2022 | VICTORIA, BC Posted by Island Social Trends Some big child care savings were announced today. Since the start of the Horgan BC Government in July 2017, the cost of child care...

Economy

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Labour Day 2022: honouring the importance of workers

Monday September 5, 2022 | VICTORIA, BC by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends Today on Monday of this Labour Day long weekend, people are enjoying the last day of the summer...

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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Cullen announces funding for range of livability improvements

Wednesday September 14, 2022 | WHISTLER, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Today at the UBCM convention in Whistler, Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen announced a news $62 million contribution to the City...
 

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