Uniting for Peace and a Sustainable Future

  • November 3, 2019
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By Anne Marie Moro, Editor Photo credits: Pearson College UWC[vc_custom_heading text="“Today, making an impact as a young, change-making globalist is challenging,”" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23800000"] ~Hon. Anne McLellan, Chair of the Board of Directors. In 1974, Pearson College UWC (United World Colleges) was founded as the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific and United World Colleges (Canada). Its beautiful campus along the shores...

A Healing Pathway to Hope

  • November 3, 2019
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By Anne Marie Moro, Editor Photo credits: Our Place Society and GAP Publishing GroupImagine a modern-day barn-raising, where 120 companies and a crew of 500 volunteers come together with a common vision. That’s what HeroWork, a charity that does “radical renovations” for other charities, did for Our Place Society’s New Roads Therapeutic Recovery Community.Grant McKenzie, Director of Communications for Our Place Society, told me about how dreaming...

Making the Shift to Clean Energy Solutions

  • August 30, 2019
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By Anne Marie Moro Photo credits: Shift Energy Group and GAP Publishing GroupColyn Strong, President and Founder of Shift Energy Group, saw the value of energy efficiencies first hand, during the years he managed energy efficiency projects in the public sector and later when he facilitated public sector energy projects with engineers and contractors. His curiosity encouraged him to assess the viability of solar as...

Rethinking the World of FOOD

  • August 30, 2019
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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...

Educating for the FUTURE!

  • August 29, 2019
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By Anne Marie Moro Photo credit: Sooke School District #62, the City of Langford, and GAP Publishing Group —Benjamin Franklin If you have lived in the West Shore long enough, you probably already know that Sooke School District #62 is one of the fastest-growing and most progressive school districts in B.C. It currently has over 11,000 students in a district that extends all the...

Thetis Lakeside Living Right Next to Nature!

  • June 28, 2019
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Living Right Next to Nature!By Anne Marie Moro Editor Photo credits: Alicia Campbell[vc_custom_heading text="“There are always people walking alongside the development with their dogs. That’s why we designed our units to be pet friendly—even for larger dogs.”" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%2333cccc"] —Harry Skadberg, PCLC President. You can see it from the highway as you head downtown: a high quality, 60-unit condo development in the Town...

Eats & Beats 2019

  • June 27, 2019
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Colwood’s 5th Annual ‘Eats & Beats at the Beach’ happens Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 1 to 8pm. The free family event takes place about midway along Esquimalt Lagoon on Ocean Boulevard. Enjoy music, food and fun in one of the most spectacular oceanfront beach settings on Vancouver Island. The area is closed to through traffic for the occasion. Upwards of 9,000 people attended Eats &...

Bear Mountain Revisited…

  • May 15, 2019
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Community Update By Anne Marie Moro Photo credits: Bear Mountain ResortEven though I’m a long-time West Shore resident, it never fails to delight me when I uncover something new and exciting about our community. Such is the case with the Bear Mountain Resort. As I settled into a conversation with Shannon Drew, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Community Initiatives and...

Dynamic Langford

  • March 18, 2019
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BIG Year for Hometown Sporting Events! by Anne Marie Moro Renderings and images from City of Langford[vc_custom_heading text="“2019 is on track to be one of the biggest years for major sporting events in Langford,”" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23b7224a"]Mayor Stewart Young says “2019 is on track to be one of the biggest years for major sporting events in Langford,” And he eagerly grins and adds...

Colwood’s Newest Neighbourhood

  • March 18, 2019
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Unique West Coast Experience by Anne Marie Moro Renderings and photos by Royal Bay CommunityIt’s hard to believe that the Royal Bay development in Colwood was the site of a former gravel quarry. Even more incomprehensible is how this huge, century-old gravel pit is being transformed into a spectacular 419 acre master-planned, seaside community with breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker, the San...