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Do you support the use of human waste as fertilizer?

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           Is Your Store Green ?

“What use is a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau When you go out to the grocery store do you ever wonder how green the store is? The next time you go to any place of business you should ask the store manager about a few basic things. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Gift of Good Morning

In my grandmother’s work at a Beacon Community Services Thrift Store, as a volunteer, she says ‘good morning’, chats with the customers, and often exchanges jokes and stories while she helps them find what they’re looking for. One man, who I now know as Robin, used to come in on the last Wednesday of every month. Read the rest of this entry »

Is CRD’s Sewage Plan the Solution?

There is a lot of talk about the CRD’ proposal for sewage treatment. But are they talking about the right things and why should folks in Saanich care? The CRD are proposing a centralized secondary treatment solution with one part at McLoughlin Point and the other part, the sludge part, at Hartland Road. Read the rest of this entry »

How did this happen in our backyard?

You’ve seen it on TV, read it in the papers and heard about it on the radio. Another environmental disaster! “Smog kills hundreds in China”, “a fuel truck crashes and spills its load into Goldstream Park”, “Japan’s nuclear plant leaks into the Pacific Ocean” and “an Ontario town experiences serious health issues from an abandoned nickel mine”. Read the rest of this entry »

Excellence and Environment at Elk Lake

More often than not people driving on Patricia Bay Highway fail to observe the flotilla of rowing boats on its daily plough up and down Elk Lake. Elk Lake is not only home to a vibrant local rowing scene, it’s also the home of the Canadian men’s international rowing team. Read the rest of this entry »

       Harold Steves, the ‘father of the ALR’



Change The World – Nepal Is Next

Twenty-seven Grade 12 students at Stelly’s Secondary School have a bold suggestion for gift-giving this year. How about building a daycare centre in Nepal in your loved one’s name? Read the rest of this entry »

Happy New Year!

It might be a little early for hollering, “Happy New Year”. It is the perfect time to plan a happy new year celebration. But where do you ring in the new year when you want to step out with your family? Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating the mind, body and soul: Iyengar yoga on the Saanich Peninsula

With all the yoga classes popping up on the peninsula, you might think this was the Santa Cruz of the north. Everyone seems to be trundling off to their local class with mat in hand. For the Peninsula Yoga Centre Society (PenYoga), however, this is old hat. Read the rest of this entry »
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