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Understanding upgrade opportunities for your home, and available rebates, has been no easy task but the brand new Home Energy Navigator program will make the process a whole lot simpler! Photo courtesy the CRD

Navigating an energy-saving home reno? Help is here, and it’s free!

CRD’s Home Energy Navigator program can help homeowners leverage up to $11,500 in combined rebates

  • Nov 14, 2022
Although it may take some time to get used to your hearing aids, wearing them should never cause you pain. It’s important to take it slow when you’re adjusting to new hearing aids.

Do hearing aids hurt?

  • Nov 7, 2022
Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local 276 provides apprenticeship training for sheet metal, architectural sheet metal, flat roofing and sloped roofing trades.

Start fabricating a rewarding career in the sheet metal trades

If you’ve ever wondered about a career in sheet metal, you might…

  • Oct 31, 2022
Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local 276 provides apprenticeship training for sheet metal, architectural sheet metal, flat roofing and sloped roofing trades.
Since its launch in May 2020, More Than Meals has grown from delivering 200 meals a week to 50,000 meals a year for seniors in the region. It provides not only nutritious meals to people in their own homes but also social connection. Photo courtesy United Way Southern Vancouver Island

You can help seniors with a gift of food and social connection

The More than Meals Program, a lifeline for so many seniors

  • Oct 31, 2022
Since its launch in May 2020, More Than Meals has grown from delivering 200 meals a week to 50,000 meals a year for seniors in the region. It provides not only nutritious meals to people in their own homes but also social connection. Photo courtesy United Way Southern Vancouver Island
The Victoria Foundation will provide $320,000 to local organizations working to support women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals working towards a future grounded in equity, inclusion and justice. Photo courtesy the Victoria Foundation

Grants available to those working to make Victoria a more equitable community

The Victoria Foundation helps deliver vital funds to those making a difference

  • Oct 24, 2022
The Victoria Foundation will provide $320,000 to local organizations working to support women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals working towards a future grounded in equity, inclusion and justice. Photo courtesy the Victoria Foundation
The Ears to You team.

Hear what you’ve been missing with Island’s mobile hearing clinic

Our many senses help us enjoy the world around us, but the…

  • Oct 17, 2022
The Ears to You team.
During rutting season, bucks become single-minded in their purpose, and can easily follow the scent of a doe right into the road, so it’s vital that drivers be on the lookout for deer – slow down and scan ahead. UWSS photo

Fall brings the ‘perfect storm’ for drivers + deer: Here’s how to adapt

Reducing collisions during wet, dark fall days … and learning what’s up with those busy bucks

  • Oct 10, 2022
During rutting season, bucks become single-minded in their purpose, and can easily follow the scent of a doe right into the road, so it’s vital that drivers be on the lookout for deer – slow down and scan ahead. UWSS photo
As Brown's The Florist celebrates 110 years in business, the women there strive to uphold the values of the woman who started it all.

Flower shop keeps Victoria in bloom for 110 years!

When Mary Ann Brown opened the doors to her greenhouse and flower…

  • Oct 10, 2022
As Brown's The Florist celebrates 110 years in business, the women there strive to uphold the values of the woman who started it all.
Rain gardens are landscape features designed to capture stormwater runoff from hard surface areas such as roofs, roads and parking lots. Photo courtesy the Capital Regional District

How to capture rainfall today, to save and use tomorrow

Rainwater harvesting can protect our aquatic ecosystems, and reduce water consumption

  • Oct 3, 2022
Rain gardens are landscape features designed to capture stormwater runoff from hard surface areas such as roofs, roads and parking lots. Photo courtesy the Capital Regional District
The amazing amenities at Centennial Court include a games room that provides fun for the whole family.

New Langford condo project offers elevated approach to amenities

Imagine an exciting new residential development offering exclusive facilities that embrace an…

  • Oct 3, 2022
The amazing amenities at Centennial Court include a games room that provides fun for the whole family.
The Victoria Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants Program welcomes applications for small grants up to $500 for local, community projects taking place between November 2022 and March 2023. Photo courtesy the Victoria Foundation

Neighbourhood vision, community generosity key to a liveable region: here’s how to get involved

Victoria Foundation program welcomes applications to Oct. 30

  • Sep 26, 2022
The Victoria Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants Program welcomes applications for small grants up to $500 for local, community projects taking place between November 2022 and March 2023. Photo courtesy the Victoria Foundation
To mitigate heavy fall rains, it's important to allow rainwater to infiltrate into the ground to help protect aquatic habitat, filter pollutants and capture and store rainwater. Photo courtesy the CRD

2 simple steps to prepare your yard + garden for fall rain events

Native plants, permeable surfaces mitigate runoff and protect waterways

  • Sep 26, 2022
To mitigate heavy fall rains, it's important to allow rainwater to infiltrate into the ground to help protect aquatic habitat, filter pollutants and capture and store rainwater. Photo courtesy the CRD
Which floors are right for your kitchen? It's a space that must function well, but we also want it to look great too. MAC Renovations photo

Which floor for your kitchen? Meet the top 3 contenders (and two more possibilities)

From tile to hardwood, vinyl + concrete, kitchen floors are working hard and looking great doing it

  • Sep 26, 2022
Which floors are right for your kitchen? It's a space that must function well, but we also want it to look great too. MAC Renovations photo
Recycle leafblowers and other outdoor power equipment at depots across BC!

Save the great outdoors: recycle your electric outdoor power equipment—it’s easy!

For most of us, recycling household stuff is just part of the…

  • Sep 19, 2022
Recycle leafblowers and other outdoor power equipment at depots across BC!
While a septic system is typically out of sight, it shouldn’t be out of mind: your home can’t function without it and replacement comes at a high cost. Learn more as the Capital Region marks Septic Awareness Week, Sept. 19 to 25.

Out of sight, not out of mind: Be Septic Savvy

CRD offers timely reminders for Septic Awareness Week (you can even win a FREE inspection!)

  • Sep 19, 2022
While a septic system is typically out of sight, it shouldn’t be out of mind: your home can’t function without it and replacement comes at a high cost. Learn more as the Capital Region marks Septic Awareness Week, Sept. 19 to 25.
With shadows getting longer and dusk coming earlier, it can be more challenging for drivers and cyclists to see deer on or near the road. Jen Blyth / Black Press Media photo

Young deer aren’t street-wise. Here’s how you can be

4 ways to reduce the risk of colliding with a deer on city streets this fall

  • Sep 12, 2022
With shadows getting longer and dusk coming earlier, it can be more challenging for drivers and cyclists to see deer on or near the road. Jen Blyth / Black Press Media photo
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!

  • Sep 12, 2022
Parksville’s world-famous sandy beach is beautiful, but there’s lots more to discover in its inviting and walkable downtown.
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Best VPN Providers in Canada – Top 10 Fast, Reliable and Secure Canadian VPNs in 2022

With the world becoming increasingly digital, it’s no surprise that our reliance…

  • Sep 7, 2022
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Farah Nazarali

Resiliency in a time of crisis

Hope for health care providers on the edge of burn out

  • Sep 5, 2022
Farah Nazarali