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A construction crane is at work behind the legislature where the Capital Park project is sprouting new ofﬁces, residential and commercial space. DARREN STONE PHOTO
Embracing fresh ideas and energy in our region
elcome once again to Capital magazine, where the Times Colonist celebrates the best and brightest in our extended community. There is much to like in Greater Victoria. Our economy is booming, there seem to be more job openings than people to ﬁll them, and it really does appear that things are getting better. A new city is being created, taking the best of the old, the tried and true, and stirring things up with fresh ideas and energy. It’s true that we do not want to destroy those things that have made this the best place to live in Canada, the best place to work and play, the preferred tourist destination, and the envy of so many other places. We need to move forward with caution. We need to pay tribute to our past, and ensure that the wrecking ball does not attack those things we treasure, But move forward we must. The status quo is not our friend; hanging on to memories will not create the kind if jobs that will convince our children and grandchildren to stay.
In this issue, we explore the major sectors in the region — from transportation and tourism to education and the construction boom that covers our skylines with cranes. Sit back and enjoy the read. And when you are ﬁnished, feel free to pass this magazine to friends and colleagues who live elsewhere. They will appreciate the favour. Dave Obee is editor and publisher of the Times Colonist
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