Thoughtful, Integrated Infrastructure and Climate Change

Yesterday afternoon I walked down Michigan Street, knocking on some doors to check that the residents hadn’t had their basements flooded out by the recent record-breaking rains. Those I spoke with were surprised to see me as I haven’t been the James Bay liaison for 3 years. They were delighted, however, to say that they […]

Why I Wear a Poppy

Remembrance is an action we all do. Remembrance leading up to November 11th is an act of respect for those who served and sacrificed for family, friends, country and future generations. For me, this simple truth was driven home on Sept. 30, 2017. It was one of the most gut-wrenching days I faced in two […]

For councillor, money grows on trees

Victoria’s quick-thinking Chris Coleman harvests $2,000 in left-behind coupons Bill CleverleyTimes Colonist Originally published: Sunday, October 05, 2008 It really does pay to read the fine print — and sometimes even the big print, too. Victoria Coun. Chris Coleman literally scooped up almost $2,000 in provincial grant money left for the taking at the Union […]

Sister Lucy Dumont – A Walking Inspiration

Peigi McGillivrayMoss Street Review Originally published: 2008 When 78-year-old Sister Lucy Dumont takes her place at the start of the Royal Victoria Marathon this October, she will be continuing a walk that began four years ago. “Back then I couldn’t go more than a few steps without my walker. I was often in great pain […]

“My Canada Includes….”

Judging by all the social media comments, I was clearly not alone at 5:00 am last Friday. Along with many others, I watched the Canadian Women’s Football Team, led by captain Christine Sinclair and keeper, Stephanie Labbé, take the Olympic Gold Medal. Such a glorious feeling. I could not have been more proud of these […]

Let the Canadian “Stain Glass Window” Shine!

Next Monday, June 20th, we recognize the start of the United Nations designated “World Refugee Week”. Perhaps we have recently become more aware of this global reality due to the media about the awful, and unnecessary, bloodshed in Ukraine. Or, it could be because of any number of other regions of the globe where so […]

Jack of All Trades and Master Mentor

Business Class – UVic Business Alumni MagazineSpring 2005 Story by James GrovePhotography by Vince Klassen What would you expect to learn from a Victoria city councillor, born in Saskatchewan, the son of an Anglican bishop, who grew up on Pender Island and studied law at UBC, played rugby, lived in New Zealand, managed restaurants, advised […]