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...

Women in Trades A Win-Win Situation

  • March 16, 2020
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Currently, less than 4% of people employed in the trades are women. Yet, it’s not only women who can benefit from choosing a career in skilled trades. Employers have a lot to gain by seeking out women for their company’s workforce, too. Here are a few good reasons why:Avoids labour shortages in a booming industry In the years ahead, the...

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...

A True Passion for Seniors

  • January 14, 2020
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Interview by Anne Marie Moro, editorCherish at Central Park is a resort-style independent living retirement community in the heart of the West Shore. Micky Fleming, its president and CEO, is committed to making life for her residents the absolute best it can possibly be. It’s what energizes her every day. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Alberta, a culture that encourages people to...

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...
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