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Woodwynn Farm dedicated to changing lives of homeless

Woodwynn Farm dedicated to changing lives of homeless

For the first time in his adult life, Andrew Belfitt can think about getting his driver’s licence, finishing high school and helping others.
Around Town: All hands on deck for Navy Day

Around Town: All hands on deck for Navy Day

When most of us turn onto Ocean Boulevard from the Old Island Highway, we’re usually en route to Fisgard Lighthouse, the sandy beaches of Cobourg Peninsula or the natural wonders of Esquimalt Lagoon.

Nellie McClung: The dustman’s daughter’s tale

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on July 8, 1939.
You can fly with a piece of history

You can fly with a piece of history

Quarantine was hell at William Head

Quarantine was hell at William Head

Chinese men recruited by Britain for ‘non-combat’ roles in First World War
Robert Amos: Maritime Museum’s smaller stage

Robert Amos: Maritime Museum’s smaller stage

An exhibition of 12 paintings by John Horton drew my attention to the new home of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, now at 634 Humboldt St.

Nellie McClung: Royal visit a reprieve from the horrors of prewar Europe

This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on June 17, 1939. In reading the newspapers of the last few weeks during the Royal tour, and listening to the announcers, there is one peculiar similarity.
Vital People: Reaching out to men in distress

Vital People: Reaching out to men in distress

Family Services of Greater Victoria is creating a new group program for men experiencing relationship breakdown.
Program offers housing, support to homeless

Program offers housing, support to homeless

An additional 40 people who face multiple barriers to finding safe, stable, affordable housing will get a roof over their heads, thanks to additional funding for Pacifica Housing’s Streets to Homes program.

Celebrate Victoria milestones

Eighty years ago, a man working at a local soup kitchen had an idea that changed Victoria forever. Burges Gadsden was one of many people doing what he could to help out fellow citizens who had been hit hard by the Depression.