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#yyj

Sherwin Arnott
5 hours ago

The Case for Radical Rest: There is nothing natural about our state of constant activity. It’s time for something new. #rest #yyj #TheTyee
https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2023/10/02/Case-Radical-Rest/

Mike Nelson Pedde
1 day ago

We've added a new blog post: "Happy World Postcard Day!!"

https://www.wolfnowl.com/2023/10/happy-world-postcard-day/

Remember to hug the ones you love today...and every day!!

#photo #photography #YYJ #Victoria #BC #hugs #freehugs #Huggingspot #hugzone #art #chalkart #kindness #WorldPostcardDay #Postcrossing

A sidewalk chalk art drawing in front of our house, featuring a large circle sandwiched between two rectangles. The two rectangles represent the front and back of a postcard. The front has a drawing of a water lily, and text that reads, "Happy Postcard Day". The back of the card is addressed to, "You / Here" and the text reads, "Share Postal Hugs"
Marcia Nelson Pedde
1 day ago

We've added a new blog post: "Happy World Postcard Day!!"

https://www.wolfnowl.com/2023/10/happy-world-postcard-day/

Remember to hug the ones you love today...and every day!!

#photo #photography #YYJ #Victoria #BC #hugs #freehugs #Huggingspot #hugzone #art #chalkart #kindness #WorldPostcardDay

A sidewalk chalk art drawing in front of our house, featuring a large circle sandwiched between two rectangles. The two rectangles represent the front and back of a postcard. The front has a drawing of a water lily, and text that reads, "Happy Postcard Day". The back of the card is addressed to, "You / Here" and the text reads, "Share Postal Hugs"
Eric Doherty
1 day ago

ICYMI - We could have a great bus rapid transit network in #yyj, very quickly. But the big money is still going to highway expansion boondoggles. https://www.gvat.ca/blog/letters-aug-16-those-mountains-in-the-belleville-terminal-concept-drawing-bike-lanes-prime-example-of-transportation-mismanagement #bcpoli #publictransit #climatecrisis

Mike Edey
2 days ago

A sunny day for seagulls and sailing in Active Pass

#YYJ #VancouverIsland #Photography #Birds

a seagull sails past a sailboat in a narrow channel backdropped by a craggy cliff.
Mike Edey
5 days ago

Walk about town at the end of the day.

#YYJ #VictoriaBC #VancouverIsland #Photography #ShutterTherapy

Late stage sunset from the Ogden Point Lower Breakwater
“Authorized Vessel Traffic Only” & “7 knots maximum” signage at the end of the Ogden Point breakwater
A badly cropped shot of the front of the Empress Hotel, also reflected in a puddle of
Lights, strung and gloves-on-lampposts, in Trounce Alley
Alan Rycroft 🇨🇦
6 days ago

Donate $25 and help change a neighbour’s life

The Victoria Cool Aid Society is looking for donations to bolster its vitally important grocery gift card program

https://www.timescolonist.com/sponsored/donate-25-and-help-change-a-neighbours-life-7585512

>>> Donate now at:

https://coolaid.org/ways-to-help/buy-a-giftcard

#FoodSecurity #food #poverty #GiftCards #VicCoolAid #yyj

Mike Nelson Pedde
1 week ago

And the Papa cruise ship said, "Someone's been docking in my berth."

And the Mama cruise ship said, "Someone's been docking in my berth."

And the Baby cruise ship said, "I'm just going to hang out over here and do my own thing."

#photo #photography #yyj #Victoria #BC #JamesBay #ogdenpoint #cruiseships

An image of Ogden Point and the cruise ship terminal in Victoria, BC. There are three ships in port. One has a passenger capacity of 4000+ passengers. The second has a passenger capacity of 2000 passengers. The third has a passenger capacity of 100 passengers.
Mike Edey
1 week ago

Playing with frame stacking and the macro lens.

#OMSystems #Photography #YYJ #Mosstodon #Lichensubscribe

Rusty barbed wire barb backdropped  (mostly) by a red building bokeh'ed into the background
An empty muscle shell perched on a granite block. Lots of texture as the surface has started to peel and delaminate
Yellow/green moss and grey/blue-green lichens share a rocky surface
Barnacles having a quiet day awaiting the tide's return

It's printing again! It hasn't jammed or tried to kill itself yet, so I'll just keep hoping for the best and printing projects while it works.
#3DPrinting #OctoPrint #yyj #maker

A 3D printing web interface known as Octoprint, showing a calibration cube being printed
Zeb King 🇨🇦
1 week ago

"Thierry Giasson, a professor of political science at Laval University, also pointed to the likelihood of parties being accused of hypocrisy for taking hard stances against Meta while continuing to advertise on its platforms."
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/political-advertising-parties-meta-1.6972446

#YYJ #BCPoli #CanPoli #SocialMedia #Meta

Daniel Loxton
1 week ago

With the seasons starting to change (even here in Victoria, BC), I'm already missing my summertime patio garden! Pic from Aug 4, 2023. #bloomscrolling #garden #flowers #nikon #yyj

Close up photo of marigold blooms
Daniel Loxton
1 week ago

This should be a savannah sparrow I think (though there were other similar-looking species in the mix that day) at Cattle Point, Victoria, BC (Sept 20, 2023). #birds #BirdsOfMastodon #nikon #yyj

Small, backlit, brown, yellow, and white bird crouching on grey rock
Mike Nelson Pedde
1 week ago

We've added a new blog post: "Penrose Tiling"

https://www.wolfnowl.com/2023/09/penrose-tiling/

Remember to hug the ones you love today...and every day!!

#photo #photography #YYJ #Victoria #BC #hugs #freehugs #Huggingspot #hugzone #art #chalkart #kindness

A chalk art pattern of our latest hug zone, created using two diamonds in a revolving pattern. At the edges of the drawing are the words HUG HERE
Marcia Nelson Pedde
1 week ago

We've added a new blog post: "Penrose Tiling"

https://www.wolfnowl.com/2023/09/penrose-tiling/

Remember to hug the ones you love today...and every day!!

#photo #photography #YYJ #Victoria #BC #hugs #freehugs #Huggingspot #hugzone #art #chalkart #kindness

A chalk art pattern of our latest hug zone, created using two diamonds in a revolving pattern. At the edges of the drawing are the words HUG HERE
Alan Rycroft 🇨🇦
1 week ago

Lək̓ʷəŋən cultural project at Victoria's Inner Harbour gets federal financial boost

Artwork, interpretive signs and language displays on the lower causeway would show the importance of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations to the region and its history

https://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/lekwungen-cultural-project-at-inner-harbour-gets-federal-financial-boost-7584019

#Lekwungen #EsquimaltNation #SongheesNation #FirstNations #culture #yyj

The Northwest Beer Guide
2 weeks ago

Showcasing over 100 unique Oktoberfest-inspired and fresh-hopped ales and lagers, we invite you to check out 2023 Guide to Fresh Hop & Oktoberfest-inspired beers! #YYJ #YVR #BritishColumbia #Washington #Oregon #Idaho #Oktoberfest #FreshHop #Beer

Northwest Beer Guide
2 weeks ago

https://www.northwestbeerguide.com/home/2023-guideto-fresh-okto Showcasing over 100 unique Oktoberfest-inspired and fresh-hopped ales and lagers, we invite you to check out 2023 Guide to Fresh Hop & Oktoberfest-inspired beers! #YYJ #YVR #BritishColumbia #Washington #Oregon #Idaho #Oktoberfest #FreshHop #Beer

Mike Edey
2 weeks ago

A new-to-me macro lens, a bright sunny morning, and restless dogs.

#YYJ #Photography #Mosstodon #BloomScrolling

Assorted dry brush in a median
Pollen on a white clematis bloom
wiry-brushy wall screw moss
A purple chicory blossom
braydenwise
2 weeks ago

My son is back in hospital. He broke his femur and managed to not die last week. Has a shiny new titanium rod in his leg, but is running a fever and bloods are a touch out of whack. #yyj #brokenleg #parenting

Zeb King 🇨🇦
2 weeks ago

It is so nice to connect with fellow councillor, Teale Phelps Bondaroff, at #UBCM. Teale is shaking things up in a good way in Saanich. It hasn't even been one year yet, and good resolutions are being made and supported. #yyj #saanich #climatecaucus #bcpoli

Zeb King 🇨🇦
2 weeks ago

Good meeting w/ Minister Ravi Kahlon - a good listener & a nice human. Lucky to have him as BC Min of Housing. Stressed the need to protect rural & farmlands even while pursuing affordable housing.
Fun fact, Ravi & I share a joy of growing food in our yards. Due to the heavy workload, Ravi is focusing on growing a lot of "Red Russian" garlic this yr, which I also grow. Politics & gardening go hand in hand. #ubcm #yyj

Yeah, I'm so writing "take a breath, I'm still here..." On the mask that I wear on the bus.

Damn right I will make you think about every breath you take without a mask while riding on a poorly ventilated can full of people. You better feel uncomfortable.

Especially when nearly every bus I ride on has at least one person looking like shit and coughing.

#Covid #yyj #victoria

Zeb King 🇨🇦
2 weeks ago

4/ #UBCM Presenter from Lake Country recounting their experience with CHCs - 'Healthy Essentials Clinic.' Focus heavily on mental health. "Mental health is a chronic illness that outweighs heart disease & type 2 diabetes. 1 in 5 people struggle with mental health illness." Save huge amount $ if we build CHCs to care for mental health. CHCs provide a team of experts to help folks w mental health crisies that get results. Took decades of municipal lobbything to transform local health options #yyj

Zeb King 🇨🇦
2 weeks ago

3/ #sooke Mayor Maja Tait says improving access has been a growing problem/challenge since society incorporated in 1999. Lots of frustration recounting history of senior govnt failures over decades. Many had no primary care services. Tait brought a #UBCM resolution calling for a primary care centre... lots of letters & lobbying since 2018. "Months turns into years." Now municipal land offered to build facility. #yyj

Zeb King 🇨🇦
2 weeks ago

2/ #Sooke presenter explains they work in an interdisciplinary model. Was started by a GP. They have dieticians, GPs, nurse practitioners, & others working collaboratively. Find it's helpful to have a 'one stop shop' of services & not have to send people to go elsewhere for more service. They get funding from MoH for staff services. They're also looking for funding for affordable housing for seniors. They cover housing for the entire community & including housing for the homeless. #yyj #ubcm

Zeb King 🇨🇦
2 weeks ago

1/ Day #2 at #UBCM Talk about Community Health Centres, which are run by non-profit societies or co-ops. They tackle all determinants of health through teams. One of the oldest in BC is the CoolAid society. CHC exists in places like #Victoria, #Kamloops #GalianoIdlsland #Sooke . Funding model is tenuous - grants, fundraising, etc. ED Valerie St John advocates for a greater role for CHC. Video "I think CHCs are the future. They should be."
#yyj

bntly
2 weeks ago

i really love fernwood. #yyj #victoriabc

Zeb King 🇨🇦
2 weeks ago

Day #1 of a week in Vancouver to meet with other municipal leaders and find ways to resolve our multiple crisies - #HousingcrisisBC, #opioidcrisies, #climateemergency +++ Campaign to save the world! #yyj
Found a vegetarian place and learned of a raw food joint, which is now on the hit list:
Menu Â· https://eternalabundance.ca/

Chris Tihor :pmgpurple:
2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic weekend at the Rifflandia festival in Victoria, BC. So many great performances from the likes of Iggy Pop, Suicidal Tendencies, Marc Rebillet, Mavis Staples, Salt N Pepa, Herbie Hancock and, of course, Melanie C. I'm still mentally processing all the awesomeness.
#photography #PhotoMonday #festivals #Rifflandia #YYJ #victoriabc #MelanieC

Photograph of a concert stage showing Melanie C on stage in the distance DJing. On one side is a larger projection of the Spice Girl and in the foreground is a little girl wearing an orange shirt with bubbles floating around her head.
The Saanich Daily
2 weeks ago

Melanie C "Sporty Spice" looking ripped and rockin the crowd.
#Rifflandia #yyj

The Saanich Daily
2 weeks ago

Iggy Pop "The idiot"
#Rifflandia #yyj #yyjmusic

The Saanich Daily
2 weeks ago

Iggy Pop still crushes it at 76.
#Rifflandia #yyj
Stephen Marley, Herbie Hancock, and Kaleo on tonight. Oh..and Melanie C "Sporty Spice" too.

Rivikah
2 weeks ago

It is the season where all the oak trees in my neighborhood constantly lob projectiles down on us like some kind of revenge.

#yyj #nature

Mike Edey
2 weeks ago

Misty day of the Salish Sea. Olympic Mountains from the Ogden Point Breakwater.

#YYJ #VictoriaBC #Photography

Misty mountains in the far background loom over a rough sea watched over by a lighthouse
Alan Rycroft 🇨🇦
2 weeks ago

Victoria Hospice submits subdivision application for Saanich site

Work needs to be done to protect Bowker Creek

The site is adjacent to Lansdowne Middle School near the intersection of Hillside and Shelbourne

https://www.vicnews.com/local-news/victoria-hospice-submits-subdivision-application-for-saanich-site-4338975

#development #environment #yyj

The Saanich Daily
2 weeks ago

Marc Rebillet is a maniac.
#rifflandia #yyj

The Saanich Daily
2 weeks ago

Coming at ya from behind the scenes at #Rifflandia #yyj #yyjmusic

Kevin Boyd
2 weeks ago

"pristine condition"

Old abandoned car wreck at Thetis Lake Park, Victoria, BC, Canada

#yyj #abandonedPhotography #photo #flickr #Photography #VictoriaBC https://flic.kr/p/2p2UoNN

Daniel Loxton
3 weeks ago

Greater yellowlegs at Kitty Islet, Victoria BC, Canada (September 8, 2023).

#birds #BirdsOfMastodon #shorebirds #yyj #nikon #wildlife #d7500 #yellowlegs

Medium small grey-backed, white-bellied shore bird with long, bright yellow wading legs, walking at edge of pebbly beach
Kevin Boyd
3 weeks ago

Apparently I got lightly spattered with bbq sauce at RibFest.

Worth it.

#Esquimalt #RibFest #yyj #FoodPhotography

Boss Hog's BBQ grillmaster scraping off the various rib juices from the grill, bbq chicken and ribs visible.
Kevin Boyd
4 weeks ago

Baked Potato Poutine at L'Authentique in Victoria, BC

(My very delicious lunch :) )

#FoodPhotography #yyj #VictoriaBC #flickr https://flic.kr/p/2p1m32K

Mike Edey
1 month ago

“Well now, I get low and I get high
And if I can't get either, I really try
Got the wings of Heaven on my shoes
I'm a dancin' man and I just can't lose
You know it's alright, it's okay
I'll live to see another day.”

#Photography #VancouverIsland #YYJ #Birbs

Seagull has just landed on this power pole, wings still spread, power stance!
Daniel Loxton
1 month ago

An absolutely tiny (smaller than sparrow-sized) Least Sandpiper at Cattle Point, Victoria, BC, Canada.

#birds #BirdsOfMastodon #sandpiper #nikon #yyj #wildlife #peeps

Tiny brown and white shorebird braces to launch from floating log.
Zeb King 🇨🇦
1 month ago

"Experts say impasse over contentious Canadian law should make media outlets rethink reliance on social media platforms"

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/8/29/stupid-and-dangerous-metas-news-ban-fuels-anger-amid-canada-wildfires

#YYJ #CanPoli #BCPoli #facebook #Twitter #socialmedia #news

Kevin Boyd
1 month ago

Sometimes I look at the styles of other photographers, and think "I wish my photos looked a little more like that".

Other times, I just go out and have fun doing whatever the heck this is.

#FanTanAlley #VictoriaBC #yyj #photography #flickr https://flic.kr/p/2oYngc5

Hey local Victoria friends, this weekend is our biggest fundraiser of the year - Japanese Cultural Fair! This year we are expanding to the outside with "Community Showcase" and I'm so excited! We have performances of Taiko, Okinawan music, Tea ceremony, Samurai armor, sales of Mystery bags, Things Japanese, and of course FOOD! The parking will be pretty full so please carpool, take the bus or bike (we have a bike valet this year!) Hope to see you there! Full info : https://www.vncs.ca/2023-vncs-japanese-cultural-fair-saturday-august-26th/ #yyj

Mystery Bags poster:
Various brown paper bags with ribbons on a table. 
"Adults: $10/$20
Kids: $5/$10"
Pink background with an older man and a younger women in Yukata, Japanese summer kimono.
"Yukata: Summer Kimono"
"By donation"
"Yukata experience"
Saturday, August 26 Japanese Cultural Fair
Gorge Park Pavilion
10-4PM
Japanese Cultural Fair poster.
beige background with an old Japanese kabuki actor wearing a samurai armor on the right
On the left side:
"The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society
A Free Family Friendly Event
10am-4pm
Saturday, August 26
at the
Gorge Park Pavilion

Savour, Experience, Learn and Enjoy

new this year:
Southern Wave
(Okinawan Music & Dance) 

For more info visit www.vncs.ca or facebook.com/vncs.ca
Kongo Dojo poster:
A man wearing a samurai armor holding a Japanese sword in a outdoor field:
Kondo Dojo
Ninpo and Jujutsu: Ancient Paths of the Ninja and Samurai
1:00PM
Gorge Park Pavilion (Upstairs)

Community Showvase
10-4
Gorge Park lawn
Zeb King 🇨🇦
1 month ago

Ok... introducing our duck. We call her Sarang. #yyj #ducklings

Sherwin Arnott
1 month ago

Criminy, days are getting shorter. #yyj #darkness

Zeb King 🇨🇦
1 month ago

There is a lot of news about the 'housing crisis' these days. I'm not often hearing/reading news that emphasizes building up and not out, vertically vs horizontal sprawl. Why are tall, multi-family housing units off-putting in much of Canada? Do we all feel entitled to live the way many of us grew up? #yyj #canpoli #BCPoli #HousingcrisisBC @jsatre @ximenaka 🏘

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PhoenixSerenity
1 month ago
Holding a spiral shaped cucumber in the palm of my left hand.
Kevin Boyd
1 month ago

Fifth Season has finally arrived in #yyj. Smoky haze - not blocking the sun yet, but definitely noticeable. #VictoriaBC

PhoenixSerenity
1 month ago

Taken 5 minutes ago, from my front door.

This is in South #Saanich area near Uptown.
Some of the wildfires smoke/haze has spread to #VancouverIsland - can smell it. Please wear a good quality mask if you're going to spend a lot of time outside in the smokey haze.

#Wsanec #VictoriaBC #yyj #vanisle #PNW

Looking out my front door. The road we live on, with parked cars & neighbours' houses. Big crabapple tree in our front yard. The skies are hazy & pinky orange. Wildfires hazy smoke has spread to our area.
Kevin Boyd
1 month ago

It's okay, Least Sandpiper - you're making the most of it.

"least sandpiper at albert head lagoon"

#flickr #photography #wildlife #birdstodon #yyj https://flic.kr/p/2oWv9aM

Eric Doherty
2 months ago

As the planet burns, climate delay is a far bigger threat than #climatedelay. #yyj #publictransit #publictransport

PhoenixSerenity
2 months ago

I'm posting about this because almost no one locally even knows we have been working hard at #remediation for decades so far. I'm 48 yrs old now. I joined remediation efforts when I was 29 yrs old.
We have never stopped trying to remediate this area. Most locals still have no idea about the true history of the area either. Graverobbers & other #unethical human scavenger types stole a lot of evidence from the site & that's made it harder for #decolonization work on ground.

#VictoriaBC #yyj

Daniel Loxton
2 months ago

A shot from earlier this evening :) Nikon D7500, 55-200mm VR

#birds #BirdsOfMastodon #hummingbird #yyj #nikon

Anna’s hummingbird in flight against dark background, sipping from red nasturtiums
PhoenixSerenity
2 months ago

Backyard fruit trees update.

We've harvested from all of our apple, yellow plum & Asian pear trees 3 times already. More fruits are ripening for more harvests. Our peach tree has been harvested 3 times already. We have about 3-4 harvests left for that tree, this year.

#FruitTrees #GrowFoodNotLawns #GrowItEatIt #FoodSecurity #Wsanec #Saanich #VictoriaBC #yyj #vanisle #VancouverIsland #PNW #PacificNorthwest #FoodGrower #LekwungenTerritory #zone8

Asian pears in tree.
Yellow plums in tree.
Unidentified apples in tree.

@snarkysteff disappointed we haven't received any rain, though thankful for the damp air for the plants & trees #yyj

Help. What is the opposite term for the 'fediverse'?
#Mastodon #fediverse #Yyj

PhoenixSerenity
2 months ago

Anyone with more #BritishColumbia #GovernmentofCanada #legalities on this private medical clinic in #VictoriaBC that I was alerted about today?
Alerted by a friend who was told by her family physician that if she wanted to remain a patient that she needs to pay $1500 first.
That sounds illegal & in violation of federal health act.

Can anyone in BC please tell me more about legalities of this??

#BCpoli #yyj #vanisle #VancouverIsland #CanPoli #UniversalHealthcare #WTAF #BCdoctors

Perpetual Healthcare Clinic website front page. Info on their hours & book an appointment text is in photo.
Image from Perpetual Healthcare in Victoria. Pop-up window says they are accepting private pay patients & to click to fill out intake form.
Tyr
2 months ago

#public #yyj If any #government municipalities and authorities are listening, it is high time to stop pretending like #twitter #facebook #instagram or similar private black-box social media are valid channels for public announcements. This is an ineffective, exclusionary and increasingly risky strategy for achieving public awareness.

Fabulous NDP energy at #Pride 🏳️‍🌈 #SaltSpringIsland today. #NDP #yyj #bcpoli @jsatre #CanPoli @cgainor @SueStroud @mkaragianis

"$13M clawed back from transfers to Alberta as clinics fall under scrutiny"
BC is also out of step
https://bit.ly/477oHkS #CanadaHealthAct #BCPoli #yyj #canpoli @jsatre

Daniel Loxton
2 months ago

Cedar waxwing in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC (July 7, 2023)

#birds #BirdsOfMastodon #yyj

Small tan bird looks back over shoulder while perched on cedar branch