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by Cam McLennan, Island Pro Mowing and Landscaping Inc. –  With all of that wintery weather now behind us we are on the path to a sunny and warm spring and it’s time to start thinking about getting our yards and gardens into shape for the season! Here are a few tips to get your property back into shape. Tree Trimming. It’s easier to take care of tree pruning when the leaves are still beginning to grow. This makes it easier to spot the dead branches as they won’t haveRead More
by Valerie Green –  The Francis Verdier house on West Saanich Road is a well-known landmark on the Saanich Peninsula, but things in that area will soon be changing. Built in 1911 in the popular Arts & Crafts style, this large one-and-a-half-storey residence, with gabled roof, front gabled dormer, full-length open front veranda and decorative piers, will soon experience another event in its evolution by moving to a new location. The house was originally built as a symbol of success for Francis (Frank) Verdier. Frank was the son of EtienneRead More

Posted On March 3, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Motoring: Love at First Sight

by Chris Cowland –  It was love at first sight. As soon as I saw her, I knew I had to have her. She was a few years older than me, but time had been gentle with her. Her curves were exquisite, and she had an outstanding pair of headlights. It was the best £500 I ever spent. I’m talking, of course, about my 1948 MG TC, one of 10,001 built in Abingdon, England, soon after the war. These were the cars that many U.S. and Canadian troops imported onRead More
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Posted On March 3, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Last Word with Allison Smith

The other day, a “non-daycare day,” I was trying to quickly check my work email on my phone while playing with my daughter. Apparently she noticed my divided attention: “no mommy phone,” she said, and gently took it out of my hand and put it on the table. A good reminder to me that when I’m working, I should be working, and when I’m with my daughter my focus should be on her. Technology helps when you’re a working mom, keeping us connected while allowing us to step away fromRead More

Posted On February 2, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

First Word

In the time it takes you to read my column, your heart is pumping about five quarts of blood (that’s about 10 pints) through more than 60,000 miles of arteries, veins and capillaries-that’s further than twice around the world. Depending on how long you live, your heart could beat three billion times in your lifetime. Your fist is about the size of your heart. The organ is not heart-shaped at all; it’s more like a cone and weighs about 11 ounces. The heart is a muscle sandwiched between two protected layers.Read More