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The History of the Saanich Peninsula: Part 2 – The Roots of Eden

by Doreen Marion Gee | photos courtesy Sidney Museum & Archives -  Graced by cerulean ocean vistas, rolling verdant landscapes and balmy weather, the Saanich Peninsula is, by nature, a charmed place. However, the true character and essence of our West Coast paradise was forged by the people who put down roots here a long …

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Raptors in North Saanich! The Marshalls and Their Birds of Prey

by Jamila Douhaibi | photos by Kathryn Alvarez Photography -  Many people interested in birds of prey know about The Raptors Centre in Duncan. But there are experienced falconers working with birds of prey in our community. Kristine and Allan Marshall own a hobby farm in North Saanich: the home base for falcons and racing …

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Your Financial Literacy

by Elaine Hughesman, Hughesman Morris, Liversedge, CPA's -  There's no denying that the last year has been financially hard on most of us. We're dealing with inflation levels that many people have never experienced in their lifetime, the cost of housing just keeps increasing, and interest rates are predicted to go up a few more …

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Living Off the Land – Centre for Plant Health: Safeguarding Through Science

by Jo Barnes | photos by Janis Jean Photography -  As a new backyard gardener, my efforts to grow my own produce brought mixed results. The snow pea stalks were tall, their stems laden with delicious green pods. But my strawberry plant looked so sad and forlorn, with one tiny strawberry hanging there. Was it …

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