What Goes Around Comes Around!

  • March 17, 2020
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Believe it or not, the average Canadian throws out 81 pounds of textiles annually! North Americans together manage to send 10 million tonnes of clothing to the landfill every year — most of which could be reused or recycled, according to statistics compiled by Waste Reduction Week in Canada.But things are changing! Second-hand luxury fashions are not only going mainstream, the acceptance of pre-owned goods is...

What’s Old is New Again!

  • March 16, 2020
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by Anne Marie Moro, EditorThe best pieces might be something you “borrow” from family members, friends or discover at estate sales, second hand stores and so forth. Beautiful pieces are given a new life.I spoke with a local interior decorator, Maria Uriegas-Leupelt , to get a sense of the influence this style direction has had on her business. She offered some great advice for the...

Redefining the Lifestyle of the West Shore

  • March 16, 2020
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by Anne Marie Moro Photos by Belmont Residences and GAP Publishing GroupThe development of master-planned communities continues at a steady pace on the West Shore. Yet, it’s worth noting that behind the growth of #MyBelmont are holistic design principles that are redefining city neighbourhoods and what it takes to ensure its residents live a balanced, happy lifestyle within it. Set...

Classic Ceviche The Perfect Party Appetizer!

  • March 16, 2020
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By Steve Walker-Duncan, M.Ed., CCC Department Chair, Culinary Arts Camosun CollegeCeviche is essentially a seafood cocktail using fresh fish that is marinated or “cooked” in a large amount of lime juice. It’s one of those dishes that seems to make folks nervous due to the omission of heat to ‘cook’ the raw seafood ingredients. What is really happening is that the acetic acid in...

This is What Excellence Looks Like!

  • March 16, 2020
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#1 Royal LePage REALTORS® Sales Team in B.C. for number of units sold in 2019 MLS Gold Award: Victoria Real Estate Board Royal LePage Chairman’s Club recognition as top 1% of Canadian Royal LePage REALTORS® It takes an award-winning team— like the South Island Home Team —to ensure you get the best real estate service possible on Southern Vancouver Island....

OMG!? A Gigantic Leap Forward for Our Community!

  • March 16, 2020
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by Anne Marie Moro Renderings and images from City of LangfordOK it was kind of unusual to have a Council Meeting at the City Centre Grill on Tuesday, February 25; but, hey, this was a Langford Council Meeting and they told us they something BIG they wanted the community to know about. They were right! It was a night with a number of huge, surprising...

A Forfeited Career

  • March 16, 2020
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Anne Marie Moro, Editor —Michael Hyatt I grew up around an extended family of entrepreneurial tradesmen—everything from brick layers to general contractors for high-rise residential and commercial buildings. After my brother went on to pursue a corporate career, there was no male left in our family to manage my Dad’s construction business. It died with him. That always saddens me to think about it. In...

Build it and they will come!

  • February 26, 2020
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For the past 25 years, Mayor Stew Young and the City of Langford's council have been shaping the community with its no nonsense get it done attitude. With it's leadership and persistence, Langford has attracted major developments, new neighbourhoods, business expansion, partnerships, sports & recreation, roads, infrastructure, schools, and more. When Langford initiatives happen, they are typically big, innovative and...

Year of the White Metal Rat

  • January 15, 2020
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The Rat is the first sign of 12 animal cycles in the Chinese Zodiac. The White Metal Rat Year means new beginnings and renewals, a strong, prosperous and lucky year for all Chinese zodiac signs. This is a great year for founding and evolving. It’s a clean, fresh year—a gift—with no mistakes and no regrets. Set new habits to initiate actions you have wanted to do...

The Amazing Journey of a MISSA Artist

  • January 14, 2020
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By Anne Marie Moro, Editor Photo Credits: MISSA, MaryLou Wakefield ~MaryLou Wakefield For the past 35 years, thousands of artists, teachers, and adult art students have attended the Metchosin International Summer School of Art located on the Pearson College campus and left with memories and friendships to cherish for a lifetime. MaryLou Wakefield, a local Victoria artist, came away with a life-altering experience last summer. It changed...
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