PEOPLE ‘N PLACES: Kate delves into maritime history

Kate Humble joins the staff of the Maritime Museum of B.C.

Welcome aboard, Kate.

Kate Humble has joined the staff of the Maritime Museum of B.C.

Humble is a professional historian and trained actor who segued into the museum world where she found her passions for storytelling and history intersected perfectly.

Victoria doctors Jeffrey and Jennifer Gratton have opened a new clinic – Coastal Roots Health Centre – at 2988 Jutland Rd.

The Grattons, one a chiropractor and the other a naturopathic physician, are becoming known as the go-to “baby doctors.”

Paul and Anna Abra, as well as partner Mada Moilliet, have sold Island Parent magazine to long-time newspaper executive Mark Warner.

If you think our traffic rolls to a complete crawl during your daily commute, you may want to take to Rick Daykin, Esquimalt’s manager of parks and facilities services.

He’s a pretty happy guy these days after moving here 18 months ago from the Lower Mainland. One of the best things? It only takes him 10 minutes to get home from work. While in Abbotsford it was at least a 45 minute commute to his home in White Rock.

Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca  MP Randall Garrison will travel with a Government of Canada delegation as the representative of the Official Opposition to attend today’s (April 9) ceremony commemorating the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Garrison will join a delegation of Canadian political leaders, veterans and Canadian Forces personnel.

Forty years ago Victoria resident Robert Clifford almost lost his life when he fell off the Johnson Street Bridge. He says the lessons he learned as a youth at Camp Thunderbird in Sooke saved his life that day.

Clifford was at the YMCA on April 4 to show his support for the Help Fill the Bus for Camp Thunderbird campaign, which is one element of the YMCA’s larger Strong Kids program that enables people of all ages to utilize Y facilities.

You have to feel for Black Press interns Nate Clark and Melanie Orr.

Clark and Orr, of course, were excited about their two-week internship with the Victoria News, but that was tempered with the closing of their school, the Western Academy of Photography, last week.

And how was your week?


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