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Residents in the capital region can safely dispose of Household Hazardous Waste products for FREE at the Hartland Depot.

Don’t let household hazardous waste dampen summer fun for you – or others

Some of our favourite activities bring the risk of household hazardous waste

  • Aug 15, 2022
Thrifty Foods Hillside Store Manager Gord Simons. The store recently donated $1000 in SMILE Cards to the Oaklands Community Association.

Food for thought, and for the Oaklands community!

From cash donations to volunteer services, the many ways this Hillside grocer supports the community

  • Aug 8, 2022
While the overall percentage of COVID patients who experienced ear-related issues is unknown, research suggests the virus can infect the inner ear and cause hearing and balance issues.

Case Study: SARS-CoV-2 Virus Infecting the Inner Ear

A recent study from MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear explored Covid-19…

  • Aug 8, 2022
While the overall percentage of COVID patients who experienced ear-related issues is unknown, research suggests the virus can infect the inner ear and cause hearing and balance issues.
Parksville’s world-famous sandy beach is beautiful, but there’s lots more to discover in its inviting and walkable downtown.

Has it been a while? Rediscover walkable, remarkable Parksville Downtown.

We’re more than just a pretty beach!

  • Aug 8, 2022
Parksville’s world-famous sandy beach is beautiful, but there’s lots more to discover in its inviting and walkable downtown.
One of the spectacular sculptures in this year's Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition, a focal point of the Parksville Beach Festival. See the sculptures at Parksville Community Park through Aug. 21. Photos courtesy Parksville Beach Festival

Your go-to guide: 8 ways to enjoy Parksville Beach Festival this August!

Activities for all ages continue at Parksville’s Community Park through Aug. 21

  • Aug 1, 2022
One of the spectacular sculptures in this year's Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition, a focal point of the Parksville Beach Festival. See the sculptures at Parksville Community Park through Aug. 21. Photos courtesy Parksville Beach Festival
Ramy Rayes, BCI’s Executive Vice President of Investment Strategy & Risk. Derek Ford photo

2022 marks successful year for B.C.’s public sector pension investment manager

BCI invests on behalf of 31 public-sector pension plans, insurance funds and special purpose funds

  • Aug 1, 2022
Ramy Rayes, BCI’s Executive Vice President of Investment Strategy & Risk. Derek Ford photo
Mariat Lennon, TD Regional Manager, 2SLGBTQ+ Business Development (Pacific Region).

TD shows its Pride

Forever Proud, Forever Progressing: supporting diversity + inclusion at TD and in the community

  • Jul 26, 2022
Mariat Lennon, TD Regional Manager, 2SLGBTQ+ Business Development (Pacific Region).
Dr. Christine Jones, left, and some of the Victoria Hospice team who help people in their circle of care live their final days in the ways that are most important to them.

What matters most to people who are dying?

Dr. Christine Jones, MD, CCFP-PC As a palliative care physician, I ask…

  • Jul 25, 2022
Dr. Christine Jones, left, and some of the Victoria Hospice team who help people in their circle of care live their final days in the ways that are most important to them.
The Greater Victoria Green Team, featured in <em>Pulse</em>, helps foster connections between people and nature. Derek Ford photo.

The Pulse of Victoria: Magazine, blog explore agents for change in the Capital Region

If you’ve ever wondered what comes after the Victoria Foundation’s annual Vital…

  • Jul 25, 2022
The Greater Victoria Green Team, featured in <em>Pulse</em>, helps foster connections between people and nature. Derek Ford photo.
Take advantage of FREE Workplace Alternative Trades Training (WATT) and get started on a rewarding electrical career.

Jumpstart your electrical career!

WATT program provides valuable training and employer connections

  • Jul 18, 2022
Take advantage of FREE Workplace Alternative Trades Training (WATT) and get started on a rewarding electrical career.
The Ears to You team.

Special hearing-test event comes to Broadmead Care with Island’s mobile hearing clinic

Broadmead Care and Ears to You Mobile Hearing Clinic are excited to…

  • Jul 18, 2022
The Ears to You team.
The CRD is hosting a series of community events giving residents across the region the chance to get a hands-on feel for EVs, e-bikes and EV chargers.

Curious about an e-bike or EV? Get charged up with these hands-on test sessions!

CRD offers look at emissions-friendly electric transportation solutions

  • Jul 18, 2022
The CRD is hosting a series of community events giving residents across the region the chance to get a hands-on feel for EVs, e-bikes and EV chargers.
a small destination like Ucluelet fills up quickly, so if you really want to make the most of summer, aim to be less spontaneous: please plan ahead if you want to experience the most Ucluelet has to offer

Love Ucluelet like a local

Ucluelet has always had a chill vibe everyone loves, and the stunning…

  • Jul 11, 2022
a small destination like Ucluelet fills up quickly, so if you really want to make the most of summer, aim to be less spontaneous: please plan ahead if you want to experience the most Ucluelet has to offer
ELIZA at Royal Bay brings you west coast condo living.

Elegant west coast condo living coming soon to Royal Bay

Do you dream of living in a finely crafted condominium nestled amidst…

  • Jul 11, 2022
ELIZA at Royal Bay brings you west coast condo living.
Zach Stevenson's Buddy Holly Tribute is one of many highlights of the Mid-Island Co-op Rock the Park Music Festival, Aug. 5 to 7.

Rock the Park: Music fest to light up Parksville’s brand new outdoor stage

Aug. 5 to 7 festival joins 5-week Parksville Beach Fest, with activities for all ages

  • Jul 4, 2022
Zach Stevenson's Buddy Holly Tribute is one of many highlights of the Mid-Island Co-op Rock the Park Music Festival, Aug. 5 to 7.
Local author, historian and longtime musician Lucky Budd is the host of the Victoria Foundation's Vital Victoria Podcast.

Vital Victoria Podcast: Sharing stories + building community

Don’t miss the Vital Signs survey – open til July 4

  • Jun 20, 2022
Local author, historian and longtime musician Lucky Budd is the host of the Victoria Foundation's Vital Victoria Podcast.
The Ears to You team brings state-of-the-art hearing technology right to your door.

Island mobile hearing clinic offers new tech: Not your grandma’s hearing aids!

Being active is part of life on the west coast — there’s…

  • Jun 13, 2022
The Ears to You team brings state-of-the-art hearing technology right to your door.
Window replacement is a perfect home renovation project in Victoria, and picture windows have gained momentum as one of the most demanded units.

Why are energy-efficient picture windows gaining momentum in Victoria?

It is no secret that new windows add value to your house,…

  • Jun 13, 2022
Window replacement is a perfect home renovation project in Victoria, and picture windows have gained momentum as one of the most demanded units.
At the heart of the Parksville Beach Festival is the Sand Sculpting Competition, attracting professional sculptors from all over the world.

Sun, sand + celebrations: Festival brings international sand sculptors to Parksville

Parksville Beach Festival returns July 14 to Aug. 21 with activities for all ages

  • Jun 13, 2022
At the heart of the Parksville Beach Festival is the Sand Sculpting Competition, attracting professional sculptors from all over the world.