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"Songbird Delivery," seniors' advocate, and Belfry "repudo" app

A box of chocolates is delightful, but think of the calories! Flowers are always nice, but maybe a bit predictable. An unusual gift on Valentine's Day could come from Katherine Trajan, the owner of "Songbird Delivery" in Victoria. She explains.

 

The B.C. government has outlined a plan to improve services for seniors, including the creation of a new position for a senior's advocate. The plan comes on the same day as BC's ombudsperson released a report outlining the challenges seniors face in B.C. Susan Brice, director of Silver Threads in Victoria, an organization that provides activities and services to people over 55, discusses her reaction to today's announcement.

 

It's a phone application with a funny name. Repudo is a app for smart phones that is being used right now by the Belfry Theatre in Victoria to hide free digital tickets throughout the city. The theatre believes it's the first time this service has been used here. Mark Dusseault, publicist at the Belfry, explains.

 

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