Fernwood Report from City Hall: September

Due to some technical and availability issues, this is a bit later in being posted than we would hope for in future. Our Fernwood City Staff Liaison, Michael Hill, will be providing these Fernwood-specific reports on a monthly basis, around mid-month. We hope you will find the information in his September Report useful.

Meeting to Explain / Discuss Local Area Planning Process for 2017

As you may be aware, the City of Victoria will be updating the Local Area Plan for both Fernwood and North Park in 2017. Establishing an effective process around this exercise will be critical to securing sufficient resident input to achieve a plan that will reflect the wishes of the communities affected. The Fernwood Community [...]

“Name this Park!” initiative: Begbie Green

Begbie Green is a half-acre community space located in the North Jubilee neighbourhood along Shelbourne Street, near the intersection of Pembroke and Begbie Streets. Last year, the City of Victoria worked with local residents to renew this green space. The new space includes a central plaza with seating, new pathways and fruit trees and bushes [...]

Crystal Pool: Your opinions matter

Please check this notice from Friends of Crystal Pool, which the Fernwood Community Association is a member of: Hi Friends, The time is here to tell the City what we want for improvements to Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre! Please take a few minutes to fill out this online survey before July 3: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/city-of-victoria/crystal-pool-planning/ It's [...]

Fernwood Update for May: from City of Victoria

What is Happening in Your Neighbourhood? Biketoria Cycling Path Following approval in a Committee of the Whole meeting on Thursday May 5, on May 12, City Council will consider approval of an All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling route which will provide over 24 kilometres of enhanced bicycle infrastructure. The cycling network would be implemented [...]

Learn about Victoria’s Plan to Build Protected Bike Lanes

Victoria’s City Council will be considering the development of a series of protected bike lanes throughout the city. The development of protected bike lanes will require removing either a vehicle parking lane or a vehicle travel lane. Other implications include bicycle & pedestrian safety, dedicated street crossings, traffic volume & flow, and public transit. Learn [...]

Launch of the Vic High Soup Lunch with soup for 250+ students

Where: Vic High Kitchen, Victoria High School, 1260 Grant St, Victoria, BC When: Monday, February 29th. Chef teaching will be from 8:30am to Noon Goal: To build a self-sustaining community while teaching the basics of making nourishing, vegetarian and affordable soup by sharing resources. The Stone Soup Parable – Hungry Travellers come to a village [...]

Theatre Inconnu’s Silent Auction Request.

Donors you too can laugh, cry, cheer, as you watch innovative, thought provoking plays at Theatre Inconnu's home in the heart of historic Fernwood. Enjoy artful plays that are accessible to everyone as reflected in our ticket prices - from $10-$14, with special pay-what-you-wish and half price showings for every production. None-the-less operating on a [...]

Daylighting The Stream & Streamwalks

See on our Projects page, information about Daylighting The Stream & scheduled stream walks. The steam, now culverted, rose in Fernwood and ran through what is now North Park, Quadra/Hillside, and Burnside/Gorge. On February 7, we walked the first half, starting at the Cornerstone and ending, temporarily, at the green space where Cook Street, Haultain, [...]

Attend a Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop

VICTORIA, BC — The recent late-night earthquake near Victoria is a reminder that an earthquake can happen at any time. Victoria has a one in three probability of experiencing a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years, and your family needs to be prepared with enough food, water, medication and supplies to cope up to [...]