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Trevor Hancock: For a more livable city, invest in cycling, transit, pedestrian infrastructure

Trevor Hancock: For a more livable city, invest in cycling, transit, pedestrian infrastructure

The health benefits of active transportation include increased physical activity (in turn linked to reduced obesity and improved heart health), improved air quality (linked to improved heart and lung health), and reductions in injuries, noise and greenhouse gas emissions.
Monique Keiran: The cool comfort of eating ice cream

Monique Keiran: The cool comfort of eating ice cream

As a child, Monique Keiran spent many, many hours outdoors in all seasons tending the old ice cream churn. Thank goodness there are plenty of easier ways to get ice cream in Greater Victoria.
Geoff Johnson: The gamification of learning

Geoff Johnson: The gamification of learning

Games, Einstein insisted, are the first method children use to explore higher-order thinking skills associated with creating, evaluating, analyzing, and applying new knowledge.
Charla Huber: A misfire on Twitter and the ensuing embarrassing encounter

Charla Huber: A misfire on Twitter and the ensuing embarrassing encounter

I had an interesting experience a few months ago with direct messaging on Twitter. It wasn’t a scam or fraudulent and I didn’t lose anything, but I did gain some insight.
Our Community: Government House gardens makes top-100 list; sculpture unveiled at The Summit

Our Community: Government House gardens makes top-100 list; sculpture unveiled at The Summit

Monique Keiran: When political posturing overshadowed an engineering feat

Monique Keiran: When political posturing overshadowed an engineering feat

Building a section of the Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke was a great feat of engineering
Charla Huber: Travel woes still better than lockdown

Charla Huber: Travel woes still better than lockdown

The summers of 2020 and 2021 were rough and lonely.
Trevor Hancock: Urban sprawl not just bad for nature but for health

Trevor Hancock: Urban sprawl not just bad for nature but for health

A healthy city must be a sustainable city
Geoff Johnson: If you want a secure future for your kids, consider the trades

Geoff Johnson: If you want a secure future for your kids, consider the trades

There's a significant shortage of skilled tradespeople
Our Community: Tapestry residents raffle quilt to raise money for Ukrainians

Our Community: Tapestry residents raffle quilt to raise money for Ukrainians

Residents of a Victoria seniors’ home are hoping to raise $10,000 through the sale of raffle tickets for a quilt they made in the colours of the Ukrainian flag and ­featuring an embroidered sunflower.