David Lau fights the good fight for newcomers to the Greater Victoria region. Not just because they need help, but also because healthy communities looking for economic stability need to welcome and embrace new blood, or so say the economists.
TweetSometimes chatting with a civil servant can be inspiring. With just over a year under his belt, Mr Tinney is getting creative with land use by-laws and contemplating how a city can work with apartment owners to refresh and renew old housing stock.
TweetVictoria’s Emergency Program Coordinator makes plans just in case all of us become homeless. Be it fire, earthquake, flood, tidal wave, our town has a plan. And you won’t need a gun.
TweetWhen can tough love take over compassion? Can policy overprotect citizens to a point that nothing gets done? All this and strong language too.
TweetEver wondered how pot dispensaries established themselves in our fair city? We chat with a cannabis consultant who has been active in BC promoting the safe and beneficial use of Cannabis.
Kerri Milton cut her teeth in the cinema world promoting movies and, via Penticton, found herself promoting a vibrant Victoria. Can a city that wants to be vibrant NOT break any rules?
TweetIf a City’s success can be based on what it does best then promoting talking—a la TED Talks—could become a boon for YYJ. Discuss.
TweetSteve Barber joined the Victoria planning department just around the time a significant block in the downtown core was being razed for a new shopping centre. He worked for decades to ensure the next generation could enjoy the vision of an earlier generation.
GVHA has been creating affordable housing for 60 years and now more than ever the challenge is dealing with stereotypes of who needs affordable housing. All that and really expensive land too.
Most of us can accept that we have blind spots which can taint our processes and lead to bad decision making. This week we explore what it would be like to understand that and approach issues understanding your opinion may be wrong.