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...

Belmont Residences Conveniently Everything!

  • March 17, 2019
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Conveniently Everything! by Anne Marie Moro Photos by Mark Vukobrat, Hike Victoria and Belmont ResidencesIt could have been so different! I’m sure you’ve seen it happen in other cities: a large piece of development land opens up and developers move in to build as many apartment buildings as they can squeeze onto the acreage.Belmont Residences took another path with the 24 acres that originally...

Welcome Home to Westhills!

  • March 17, 2019
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by Anne Marie Moro Photos by Westhills Land Corp.[vc_custom_heading text="“We understand that we will be in the West Shore for the long term. We’re here to take care of people, not only our residents and customers, but the community as a whole.``" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23004282"]It’s apparent walking through the various phases of the Westhills community, that what is happening here offers prospective homeowners a...

West Shore Mayors Get a Jump on 2019!

  • January 10, 2019
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Interview by Anne Marie Moro Photo Credits: Mark Vukobrat, with special thanks to Bear Mountain Golf Resort for access to the stunning views!OK I admit it, organizing the impressive ‘Jump Start’ shot you see on our cover this month was a bit like herding cats. However, after all was said and done, without a doubt, these West Shore Mayors are the most enthusiastic group...

How to Trade for Almost Everything!

  • January 10, 2019
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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...

MISSA Magic!

  • January 9, 2019
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Interview with Marna Lynn Smith, MISSA Executive Director By Anne Marie Moro Photo credits: Jo-Ann Richards of www.worksphotography.caThe Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts has been an international happening in the West Shore for over 35 years. It’s become an occasion for like-spirited folks, who love art and the creative process, to gather together to connect, make art and socialize. And it’s not just...