This is What Excellence Looks Like!

  • March 16, 2020
  • GoWestShore
#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....

Something Special is Brewing at Royal Bay

  • November 1, 2019
  • GoWestShore
One of the most common comments GableCraft Homes receives from Royal Bay residents is that they would love to have access to food and coffee services in their neighbourhood. The good news is that while planning and design of The Commons is underway, GableCraft is applying to the City of Colwood for approval of a temporary coffee and light fare...

Moving Doesn’t Have to be Tough!

  • August 30, 2019
  • GoWestShore
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,...

How to Trade for Almost Everything!

  • January 10, 2019
  • GoWestShore
Interview with BarterPay Vancouver Island By Anne Marie Moro —Chris Bowes Why pay in cash when you can pay in kind? For some businesses, bartering can be a useful way to pay for operational expenses. If they have downtime in a services-based business or excess inventory in the warehouse, barter can be used to convert them into extra revenue in exchange for other services ranging from marketing...

10 Great Careers in Demand

  • January 7, 2019
  • GoWestShore
Sources: Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) Government of Canada, Job Bank, 2018 WorkBC, British Columbia Labour Market Outlook: 2018 Edition Government of Canada, Service Canada For the next 5 years, many in- demand jobs in BC (and the rest of Canada) are ones that offer great earning opportunities. As a result, now is an excellent time for younger Canadians to explore new career paths. I’ve selected...

U-bicycle Launched in Langford!

  • September 1, 2018
  • GoWestShore
U-bicycle North America, Western Canada’s first station-less bicycle-sharing platform, has officially launched in Langford with eight virtual parking zone locations around the City. This May, U-bicycle placed its first station at Belmont Residences. The property backs onto the Galloping Goose Trail and is biking distance to Langford Lake, regional parks and other convenient amenities, making this U-bicycle station a frequented...

Supporting Community Employment For 40 Years!

  • August 1, 2018
  • GoWestShore
Back in June 19, 1978, the WorkLink Employment Society (then known as the ‘Western Community Outreach Society’), opened its doors in the West Shore with 3 staff. Fast forward to their 40th year of community engagement and you’ll find the number has swelled to 47 staff working in 3 locations! Looking back, WorkLink can be justifiably proud of its many...

Take Action and Enjoy Driving for Longer

  • June 1, 2018
  • GoWestShore
By Kate Wells, Director of Operations, DriveWise BCDid you know that a simple set of stretches could help increase your ability to do a proper shoulder check at any age? Taking action on your physical fitness is just one way that drivers can enjoy driving well into their senior years. Many seniors are accomplished drivers with safe driving histories, but...

The Road Ahead: What’s an ERA Anyway?

  • May 1, 2018
  • GoWestShore
By Kate Wells, Director of Operations, DriveWise BCICBC’s new Enhanced Road Assessment (ERA) program has created a lot of questions for drivers. Here are answers to the most common concerns. What is an ERA? It’s a driving re-assessment to evaluate a driver’s functional ability to safely operate a vehicle. Who has to take the ERA? This is NOT just for...

A SafeStart for Families with New Drivers

  • March 30, 2018
  • GoWestShore
By Kate Wells, Director of Operations, DriveWise BCIs your teen ready to get behind the wheel? Many parents find it stressful to take on the responsibility of teaching their child to drive. It’s an exciting time for a family but the process of learning to drive can cause friction, stress and safety concerns for all involved. DriveWise has developed a free SafeStart Parent workshop to...