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  1. What a remarkable coincidence! Guest “too funny” and Guest “Trump lives in your head” have the same IP address. That is, they are likely the same person. Guests are welcome to make multiple comments, but please use a consistent username, otherwise all but one of your comments will be removed.
  2. A recommendation to readers: Please contact Saul Arbess via this website if you would like to make a donation to help the blockades at Fairy Creek. Use the "Contact Us" button below.
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    Behind Us A landscape painting exhibition where urban and natural collide. Fortune Gallery is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition Behind Us, a painting series by Mexican Visual Artist Diego Narvaez, from October 4th until November 1st, 2020. Behind Us is a group of landscape paintings in which the ways we define the urban and the natural are challenged. The encounter between the ever-growing city and the wild nature is presented in a sublime and sometimes tragic manner. Surprise, mystery and even uncomfortable feelings are part of the experience when observing these c
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    Luke Ramsey: Real Cloud September 12 - 26 Opening Reception: September 12, 1-3 PM Artist in Attendance Madrona Gallery is pleased to announce "Real Cloud", a solo exhibition of works by Luke Ramsey Artist Statement: The show is titled "Real Cloud." The premise stems from considering dependencies on the digital cloud - uploading data, messages, photos, and art, while considering that real clouds don't store large amounts of data in the same way. A real cloud may store a moment of visual data, but clouds change and evolve and don't need servers. I like to approach my
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    Fringe Mini Celebration August 26 - 30 In July we announced that we had made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Victoria Fringe Festival. This has been a year like no other, and we couldn’t let a summer go by without a mini celebration of the Fringe to bring us together, share some great memories, and be entertained – and it’s all FREE! As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. We are stirring up a fresh batch of Fringey lemonade August 26 to 30. We hope you'll jo
  6. Posted August 13, 2020 Image: Dr Tim Takaro's treetop camp, intended to delay Trans Mountain construction. Pipeline opponents continue the battle from treetops and in insurance company boardrooms. Go to story
  7. July 26, 2020 Dear Premier John Horgan, Minister Doug Donaldson, Sheila Malcomson, Doug Routley, and all Members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Out of our deep concern for British Columbia’s old-growth forest and the species that are disappearing with them, we will go on a hunger strike until Premier John Horgan implements a ban on the logging of old growth forests across BC. The hunger strike will begin on July 27th, 2020 when we, James Darling and Robert Fuller, will stop eating. Globally, we are facing a crisis so terrifying that i
  8. Submission to Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, Budget 2021 Consultation From: Amalgamation Yes, Victoria, BC June 25, 2020 The Province of BC has constitutional responsibility for the well being of its residents. TheCommunity Charter delegates responsibility to local government for the delivery of a wide range of community services, such as water, waste and recycling collection, roads, parks, public safety, etc. However, the Province still retains a vested interest as to how well these obligations are delivered at the local and regional
  9. The British Columbia Minister of Finance invited all residents of the Province to submit their thoughts and ideas on the 2021 Budget to the Select Standing Committee on Finances and Government Services. For your information, Amalgamation Yes has made the following submission on the need for governance reform in the Capital Region, and to ensure funding is provided to the upcoming Saanich—Victoria Citizens' Assembly process.
  10. If you live in Saanich with more than three roommates, you could be evicted from your home. That is straight. up. wrong. But, this week, we have a chance to fix it. For decades, students and other tenants have been evicted from their homes because of an outdated, discriminatory bylaw that prevents more than four unrelated people from living in the same dwelling. Does this bylaw seem absolutely absurd and unjust to you? We think so too. Saanich Council has proposed an amendment to Zoning Bylaw 5.20, increasing the number of unrelated people that can share a home from fou
  11. Photographed by Glen Wagner Tule Bluett observed near Dallas Road in September 2019. Go back to City of Victoria animal observations map

    © Glen Wagner

  12. Black Turnstones photographed by Allan Smith Observed on Ogden Point Breakwater in January 2020. Go back to City of Victoria animal observations map

    © Allan Smith

  13. A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk on top of a Rockland neighbourhood redwood FOCUS is undertaking a long-term project to learn what species of native plants and animals remain in the Victoria area. Our goals are two-fold. First, we want to create a Victoria-based catalogue of species and their abundance. Over time, such a record will help this community know how well, or badly, each species is faring. Secondly, we want to encourage those Victorians who are already photographing the presence of native species. We hope that by providing a public place to exhibit their photographs, they will
  14. Yes, we will open a forum for rotary clubs. We will be in touch.
  15. Thanks for your update Jim. I look forward to hearing your news and perspective on this issue as developments occur.
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