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Your West Coast Culture. A magazine about the people and places that make the Saanich Peninsula the little piece of paradise we call home.

Parkland Secondary is excited about our innovative technology programs that are creating new experiences and opportunities for our students. From coding, to computer hardware, virtual reality, drones, computer-aided design, marine science technology, 3D printing, astronomy, technology clubs and many more practical applications of technology, Parkland is preparing our students for many opportunities ahead! The entire Parkland community has been working hard to build innovative programs and classes that will prepare students for 21st Century opportunities. Our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) has been incredibly supportive of all of our activities. ParklandRead More
by Doreen Marion Gee –  December 2: Family Discover Scuba. Exciting scuba-diving fun for the whole family with an introduction to this aquatic world in a PADI “discover scuba” program. Shallow water. 4 to 5 p.m. 8 yrs+. $40. Saanich Commonwealth Place – Rockfish Divers. Register: 250-475-7600. December 3: Sea Shirt Sunday. Create your own ocean-themed fashion T-shirt, pillow or bag. Bring pillow case, cloth bag or T-shirt (white shirts available for purchase). $2 for fabric paint. 1 to 3 p.m. All ages. Regular admission; passes and memberships accepted.Read More

Posted On November 3, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Common Cents: Technology – Weighing the Risk

by James McCrodan, The McCrodan Group –  Technology; the term itself can strike fear into the hearts of ordinary people at its mere mention. Even though it has brought us everyday convenience, productivity and wondrous amusement, it has also brought us heightened anxiety, confusion and downright fear when the console on the new washing machine looks more complicated than the dash in a 747. However, technology is everywhere and spreading. It’s the fastest-growing sector in terms of revenue generation and job creation globally. As such, it has a place inRead More

Posted On November 3, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

The Natural Path: The Future of Natural Medicine

by Dr. Kristen Bovee, Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic –  To be an effective doctor in natural medicine, I spend a lot of time (and money) investing in education to be able to pass along my knowledge to support patients in their health. I would like to share the three areas of innovation in natural medicine I have found the most intriguing and that have the potential of improving patients’ health using “vis medicatrix naturae” (“the healing power of nature”~ Hippocrates). Stem cell therapy is the utilization of our own body’s immatureRead More

Posted On November 3, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Historically Speaking: Remembering Why We Remember

by Valerie Green –  Perhaps because there has been so much horror in the world of late, it seems even more important every November 11 to remember why we honour all those who serve their countries. On November 11, 1919, when the first Remembrance Day was held throughout Commonwealth countries to mark the end of the First World War, it was simply a new concept held at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to remember those who had lost their lives for their country. TodayRead More