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Historically Speaking: Francis Verdier House On the Move!

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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