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Can We Talk

Publisher Sue Hodgson Talks With LifeSport Coach and Professional Athlete Lucy Smith. You participated in your first fun run at age 11, and since then you’ve had an outstanding career as a professional athlete: a 19-time Canadian Champion, a two-time World Championship Silver Medalist, and a myriad of podium finishes at international duathlon and running competitions. …

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Small Business

2013 Seaside Focus on Small Business

by Adam Olsen Local small businesses are the lifeblood of every community, and the Saanich Peninsula is no exception. In fact, 99% of businesses in Canada are tiny by international standards. It’s an understatement to say that small business success is the most critical factor for a resilient economy, contributing jobs, innovation and diversity to …

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The Poppy Factory

The Poppy Factory

Among my earliest memories are bombs, rats in the air raid shelter, WWI servicemen, and the Poppy Factory. Until recently I thought the latter as much a myth as our family Homemade Cake Factory. Even though my mother pointed out a building not far from where we lived in Richmond, just outside London, as being “where the poppies are made.”For a week or two before Remembrance Day she would stand in the wind and rain selling those poppies to raise funds for veterans of both great wars.

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