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Pacific Gardens Cohousing Opens!

Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community has been given an official occupancy permit from the City of Nanaimo. “This is a momentous day for us,” says Kari Fetherston, project administrator... 



Deconstructing Dinner: What is ‘Convenience’?

Should our interest to lead more responsible lifestyles begin with how we define ‘convenience’? Fundamental changes to how we live are ongoing topics of discussion these days both... 



Taking an Honest Look

Forty years ago we received the first ever images of our planet taken from outer space. From that moment, our consciousness was changed, for it was then that we more fully realised... 



Ode to My Tiffin

I have looked for one of these things for years! Ever since seeing the movie “Eat, Drink…Man, Woman” where I watched the master chef, who the movie was centered around, pack... 



Backyard Sustainable Living

Our “Backyard Sustainable Living” ideas are really about wanting to help support individuals, families and our community to help establish and build a strong connections and relationships... 



A Little Understanding & Compassion Goes a Long Way

I’d like to pose a question. If you, or a loved one, were emotionally distressed from undergoing a double-mastectomy, how would you feel if I said, “Get over it! There are a lot... 



Pesticides and Good Citizenship?

Recently, I picked up a local paper and was greeted by an editorial about lawns. The writer was in conflict about how lawn care fit in with the “green” movement. One particular... 



Reflections About Racism

I have frequently observed that most people lower their voices when talking about racism. I have often wondered if the whispering is because racism is a shared secret amongst initiated... 



Why Eat Local Food?

This is adapted from website http://100miledietnanaimo.com Here’s some reasons to eat more local products: It promotes a more environmentally sustainable food system. According to... 



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