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Recycle Matters, a social enterprise under the umbrella of INEO Employment Services, supports skill development and employment experience through its mattress recycling service. The social enterprise recently received a Government of Canada Investment Readiness Program grant, distributed through the Victoria Foundation, to move its projects forward.

Enterprising initiatives get boost to drive growth + social impact

Victoria Foundation allocates $280,000 to local social purpose organizations

  • Aug 24, 2020
Stewardship isn’t only about the birds and the bees; when it comes to urban deer, it is possible to effectively share our space.

Why stewardship make sense, for urban wildlife … and us

Steps to coexist and preserve habitat bring mutual benefits

  • Aug 17, 2020
5 easy steps to getting back the kitchen you love

5 easy steps to getting back the kitchen you love

Cabinets, furniture and millwork can look as good as new, quickly and simply

  • Aug 17, 2020
Keeping the community connected – and mobile!

Keeping the community connected – and mobile!

For individuals with mobility challenges, the ability to walk or ride means…

  • Aug 10, 2020
Keeping the community connected – and mobile!
Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides curbside recycling collection to more than 127,000 single-family homes in the region, ensuring that 1,600 tonnes of glass containers continue to be recycled annually and sold to end-markets in B.C.

Curbside glass pick-up 101: What you need to know … and why!

Taking a few minutes to ensure your glass recycling is properly sorted…

  • Aug 10, 2020
Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides curbside recycling collection to more than 127,000 single-family homes in the region, ensuring that 1,600 tonnes of glass containers continue to be recycled annually and sold to end-markets in B.C.
This chic’un doesn’t cluck! Healthy, tasty fast food

This chic’un doesn’t cluck! Healthy, tasty fast food

Try this raw vegan eatery in Royal Oak and taste the freshness in each bite

  • Aug 3, 2020
This chic’un doesn’t cluck! Healthy, tasty fast food
Travel back in time with scents that connect you to the natural world

Travel back in time with scents that connect you to the natural world

Oak Bay perfumery forages, distils and concocts custom scents in one-on-one sessions

  • Aug 3, 2020
Travel back in time with scents that connect you to the natural world
Insurance is mandatory but the market is tight. Now what?

Insurance is mandatory but the market is tight. Now what?

Get connected to a team of international and local professionals to navigate this challenging year

  • Jul 27, 2020
Insurance is mandatory but the market is tight. Now what?
A summer highlight has been Pop Up Opera, featuring POV singers sharing 10 minutes of beautiful music in neighbourhoods, on street corners, in parks and outside retirement residences and care facilities. Jo-Ann Richards photo.

Celebrating the arts – and audiences – at a distance

How you can help organizations pivoting to maintain a thriving arts community

  • Jul 27, 2020
A summer highlight has been Pop Up Opera, featuring POV singers sharing 10 minutes of beautiful music in neighbourhoods, on street corners, in parks and outside retirement residences and care facilities. Jo-Ann Richards photo.
While young fawns tend to stay close to mom, older fawns exhibit a little more independence, and may take a little longer before they suddenly appear.

Keep an eye out for these doe-eyed tweens

We know “tweens” like a little more independence as they eye those…

  • Jul 20, 2020
While young fawns tend to stay close to mom, older fawns exhibit a little more independence, and may take a little longer before they suddenly appear.
Disposing of hazardous household items improperly can spark potentially dangerous fires.

Prevent fires: Keep household hazardous waste OUT of the landfill!

Batteries, electronics and pool chemicals can all spark serious fires

  • Jul 13, 2020
Disposing of hazardous household items improperly can spark potentially dangerous fires.
2-day solutions to get your kitchen gleaming again

2-day solutions to get your kitchen gleaming again

Get back the look you love for your cabinets, furniture and shelves

  • Jul 13, 2020
2-day solutions to get your kitchen gleaming again
A cornucopia of berry crops… but they won’t last long!

A cornucopia of berry crops… but they won’t last long!

Peninsula family farm harvests familiar favourites and rare treats

  • Jul 6, 2020
A cornucopia of berry crops… but they won’t last long!
Tanya Sterling does more than crunch numbers. The Chartered Professional Accountant is also a Certified Coach who can help resolve emotional blockages related to your financial decisions.

‘Life coaching with a financial twist’ to help you move forward

This accountant, life coach and divorce specialist gives Victorians guidance on money… and life

  • Jul 6, 2020
Tanya Sterling does more than crunch numbers. The Chartered Professional Accountant is also a Certified Coach who can help resolve emotional blockages related to your financial decisions.
Local shop finds new ways to bring you safe, stylish window fashions

Local shop finds new ways to bring you safe, stylish window fashions

A window into the tech-savvy, safety-friendly world of blinds, shades, shutters and drapes

  • Jun 29, 2020
Local shop finds new ways to bring you safe, stylish window fashions
Physical distancing + 4 more tips for fawning season!

Physical distancing + 4 more tips for fawning season!

People aren’t the only ones getting out and about these days. With…

  • Jun 29, 2020
Physical distancing + 4 more tips for fawning season!
How you can help build a better community

How you can help build a better community

The deadline to take the 2020 Victoria’s Vital Signs survey is July 1

  • Jun 22, 2020
How you can help build a better community
Glen Smethurst, from Van Isle Paint, shares tips to help local businesses guide their teams through the pandemic. Photo by Julia Marie Loglisci Photography, www.julialoglisci.com.

Strategies for Victoria small business survival

Local entrepreneur adapts to global economic challenges, and shares his revelations

  • Jun 22, 2020
Glen Smethurst, from Van Isle Paint, shares tips to help local businesses guide their teams through the pandemic. Photo by Julia Marie Loglisci Photography, www.julialoglisci.com.
Home for now … or forever?

Home for now … or forever?

How to decide if it’s time to renovate to get the home you’ll love or buy new

  • Jun 15, 2020
Home for now … or forever?
Sip and savour a taste of Scotland – from right here at home

Sip and savour a taste of Scotland – from right here at home

Visit this Saanich brewer-distiller to make lasting summer memories

  • Jun 8, 2020
Sip and savour a taste of Scotland – from right here at home