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Hometown Champion

By Kevin McKay on Feb 26, 2016

Though he may not have earned the same statistical excellence as Gretzky, for example, there can be little argument that for more than four decades Bobby Lenarduzzi has been the face of soccer in Canada. Read more...


Over 65? It's Time to Fall-Proof Your Home!

By Megan Minogue on Feb 2, 2016

As you get older, you may find yourself faced with additional health concerns and challenges that you did not give a second thought a decade or two ago. For instance, those over 65 commonly suffer from conditions and diseases that can severely limit your mobility or simply make it more difficult to get around. Read more...


Spirited Pubs

By Glen Cowley on Feb 1, 2016

They are the haunted pubs of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea. Numbering more than the nine listed here, they all have charms above and beyond a haunting presence to make them worthy of stepping through their doors. Read more...


Good Posture for Good Health

By Eve Lees on Feb 1, 2016

Poor posture, however, can create health problems. It can impede breathing, blood circulation, digestion, organ functions and overall alertness. Here are a few tips to help you practice good posture. Read more...


Home is Where the Heart Is

By Wendy Johnstone on Feb 1, 2016

Ninety per cent of individuals and couples want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. In an ideal world, we would all live in a particular dwelling for as long as we felt able Read more...


Wherever You Find Yourself

By Pat Nichol on Feb 1, 2016

Three years ago, I was beginning a new adventure. I was going to try house/pet sitting. Since then, I have had the opportunity to share homes with many four-legged, furry critters. Read more...


Norway: Green & Serene

By Alan Luke & Jacquie Durand on Jan 1, 2016

One century ago, Roald Amundsen completed his journey through the Northwest Passage. Several years prior, fellow Norwegian Richard With, initiated a coastal steamer cruise along the country’s shoreline. Today, the Hurtigruten (derived from “hurtigrute” meaning “fast route”) cruise line plies plenty of the pristine passages. Read more...


A Place to Call Home

By John Harris on Jan 1, 2016

We were both 65, in good health and had experience working from home. The cloud of my “job change” had a silver lining – I no longer had to commute to work. We began to search housing markets outside of Vancouver. Although I was researching an article on Nanaimo, it wasn’t actually on our radar as a place to live. Read more...


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