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Vancouver Island Maywork’s 2015 ‘Writing on Work’ Contest

Vancouver Island Mayworks will be holding our third annual ‘Writing on Work’ contest and if you work and you write, you should enter. Each year the WoW contest has grown in both quantity and quality and we expect even bigger and better things this year. The subject matter is work, any kind of work. We […]

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Horoscope For February

Down-to-Earth Astrology by Bee Wolf Ray Humans are very complicated and cannot be reduced to twelve separate categories. For best results, read this column holistically, as if every sign pertained to some aspect of yourself (as it does). Our collective mood is tentative, testing; we are beginning to question our assumptions in unprecedented ways. As […]

Jane Masutani

The Vortex

Vortex “Tell me what you think of this outfit, honestly,” I asked my son. “Honestly? You look like you’re in a hip-hop video and about to bust a few moves. Dishonestly, you look great.” I had on white, enormous sneaker-boots, a sequined black top, a black circle skirt and black leggings. Dancing did feel like […]

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Cycling and Walking Matters

Courtenay is in the midst of upgrades on Willemar and Piercy and have made a token gesture to include cycling. Unfortunately, it seems the cycling community’s input is being ignored. The highest concern is the plan for sharrows on Willemar. Once it is set, it will be too expensive to change. The Willemar application will […]


BC Home Energy Rebate Offer

Receive Rebates to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency! BC Hydro and Fortis BC have partnered together to provide residents of BC with substantial rebates to help you improve the energy efficiency of your home! That’s right! They want to give you money to help you make upgrades to your home; making your home more comfortable […]

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No Need to Enter a Magical Wardrobe to Discover Narnia

  By Vivien Douglas One of the famous sights in the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a life-sized bronze statue, by sculptor Ross Wilson, entitled “The Searcher”. Erected in 1998, in honour of the centennial of author C S Lewis’s birth there, it depicts the author as one of his own characters – Digory […]

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