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News Briefs: August 10, 2016 issue

August 10, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor

Camosun launches new edible garden at Interurban

There’s a new edible garden at Camosun’s Interurban campus. The garden will allow students in cooking programs to include more local and fresh herbs, among other things, into their cooking. The garden is located outside the Culinary Arts Centre.

This story originally appeared in our August 10, 2016 issue.

This story originally appeared in our August 10, 2016 issue.

Camosun mourns passing of instructor 

Camosun College’s flags were at half mast on July 15 in honour of Electrical instructor Bob Hammer. Hammer worked at the college from 1989 until 2000 and from 2005 until June of this year. Hammer passed away on July 10.

Camosun Chargers golf player wings big in Vancouver

Camosun Charger golfer and Business student Brady Stead won this year’s Vancouver Open Armature Division tournament. Stead, who had the highest GPA among all student athletes at Camosun, shot a total of 152 at the BC Amateur Championship, landing him at eight over par. See camosun.ca/sports/chargers for more Chargers info.

Good news, bad news for Camosun cyclists

The municipality of Saanich is working on making Lansdowne Road more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. The particularly death-defying stretch between Richmond and Shelbourne should soon be a lot less horrifying to navigate. Unfortunately, construction is expected to last until the end of summer, so best to avoid that stretch for now if possible.

Food education continues in CRD

The Capital Regional District board has voted to continue their outreach and education services agreement with the Victoria Compost Education society. The agreement, which will extend to December 31, 2019, aims to educate people on waste reduction, composting, local organic food production, and harvesting their own food.

Funding increases for homelessness partnering strategy 

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is expanding their agreement with the federal government to include additional funding for the region through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy. The strategy is geared toward reducing and eliminating poverty in the region. The CRD is eligible to receive an additional $793,652, which will bring the total to $3,918,767, to span over a five-year agreement ending March 31, 2019.

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