Colwood’s Seaside Community is Blooming!

  • August 30, 2019
  • Alysha Sermuka
We feel we made exactly the right choice and we would recommend other home buyers definitely to check out the Royal Bay development and consider making this their new community. The GableCraft Homes professionals we got to know throught his process really do care about their product (homes), this community, and help you find exactly the right house. —H. Hayward, GableCraft HomeownerRoyal Bay, voted by...

Rally ‘Round, West Shore!

  • August 30, 2019
  • GoWestShore
There’s a very special block party being scheduled for Saturday, September 14. This is your chance to join in on a tour of 3 brand new Westhills Show Homes and participate in a Scavenger Hunt* for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Los Cabos, valued at $3,500. Thank you to our community partners who have provided other great prizes, including 4 private...

Moving Doesn’t Have to be Tough!

  • August 30, 2019
  • Alysha Sermuka
Sweenie Moving A lot of people dread moving houses because it’s such an emotional, stressful experience. Whether you’re moving cities or simply heading to a new place in town, it’s still a tough job. While it can be an ordeal, there are ways you can make it less painful. A great strategy to combat the stress is to pack non-essential items gradually, and in advance,...

Crossing at Belmont West - Urban Rental Update

  • August 30, 2019
  • Alysha Sermuka
As we quickly approach the Opening Day for Westshore’s most exciting new multi-family rental development, Crossing at Belmont, we wanted to provide you with an update on the latest news. 60 percent of the units in the West building, which is the first to open, have already been leased. Don’t miss your chance to be among the lucky first residents to call this urban, rental community, home....

New Era of Innovation

  • August 30, 2019
  • GoWestShore
Anne Marie Moro, Editor —Barack Obama It wasn't that long ago that technological innovation was mostly associated with the computer industry. A steady stream of electronic devices and digital services—that improve so quickly, they become obsolete in a few years—continue to impact our lives in ways we never imagined a few decades ago. Today, with climate change ever-present, the need for fundamental new discoveries across a network of...

Rethinking the World of FOOD

  • August 30, 2019
  • GoWestShore
By Anne Marie Moro Photo credit: Province of British Columbia and GAP Publishing Group —Hon. Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture There’s a lot of buzz around food technology these days. How do we create food systems that meet the needs of our changing world and what role does technology play? How can B.C. harness new technologies and innovations to produce more food, jobs and...

Foraging Wild Mushrooms

  • August 29, 2019
  • GoWestShore
The Pacific Northwest is well known for many things, one of which is the abundance of its choice edible mushrooms. Walk along any trail here on Vancouver Island, and you are likely to find an infinite number of colourful mushrooms sprouting from the earth! However, if you are inclined to go out foraging for wild mushrooms for the first time, this fall or in early...

Connecting People with Plants

  • June 30, 2019
  • GoWestShore
The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific For over 15 years, I lived in the same neighbourhood as the HCP. In fact, I drove past the centre whenever I took Quayle Road over to West Saanich. Yet it wasn’t until I met Deborah Donahue, the GM for the gardens that I realized how much I had missed by not slowing down...

Secret Lakes in Your Neighbourhood

  • June 30, 2019
  • GoWestShore
Excerpts from ‘Secret Lakes in Southern Vancouver Island’ By Adam Ungstad Photo credits: GAP Publishing Group Inc.Here is a small sampling of some less well-known lakes in and around the West Shore that you and your friends and family can explore this summer.HIGHLANDS 1) Pease Lake Pease Lake is a quiet, little known beauty found in the north-west corner of Mount Work Park....

Cooking with Wine

  • June 30, 2019
  • GoWestShore
By Steve Walker-Duncan, M.Ed., CCC Department Chair, Culinary Arts Camosun CollegeWith a hot dry weather forecast, this month’s recipe is a perfect “livin’ is easy” kind of summer dish you can make ahead of time. Then, leave it in a warm oven or on the BBQ while you enjoy more time outside with friends and family—and an ice-cold drink! When you cook with wine,...