Archive for June, 2009

Women’s Empowerment

June 23, 2009
By Jennifer

Recently, I wrote for my column a piece on Women’s Empowerment – What does it mean? I asked women to respond to these questions: What is women’s empowerment? Do you agree that women are more empowered and in what way(s)? Is there anything in today’s society that would make you think women are less...

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How to laugh more…

June 22, 2009
By LizardTravel
How to laugh more…

Children laugh out-loud four hundred times a day, while adults laugh only fifteen…why the gap? I’m not really sure if this is even a true statistic, but after watching this ridiculous cute baby clip on youtube, it got me thinking.  All too often, we maintain expectations towards adults, suggesting that they are to be...

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Green Tax Credits

June 22, 2009
By Nicole
Green Tax Credits

So remember when I wrote this? Specifically, this sentence: Where’s my tax credit for doing what I can? Where are my chits for locally grown meats and vegetables? Why not start there where its something more tangible? Well, there’s an opportunity now. My diaper service has a petition in the Canadian House of Commons to ask...

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Economic downturn kicks tourism in Victoria…

June 17, 2009
By LizardTravel
Economic downturn kicks tourism in Victoria…

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve strolled downtown Victoria to discover first-hand the rather powerful impact the economic downturn has had on various sectors of the tourism industry.  I won’t mention specific business names, but I’d like to draw attention to the areas that I’ve seen take a big hit. One hostel owner...

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Beer, wine, cider and endless food samples…need I say more?

June 16, 2009
By LizardTravel

On Sunday, May 31, 2009 the Island Chef’s Collaborative hosted their 2nd annual Local Food Festival. Over 1000 ‘foodies’ filled the picturesque grounds of the National Historic Site, Fort Rodd Hill where the delicious event was hosted (about 20 minutes outside of Victoria on Vancouver Island). Chefs from the finest restaurants on Vancouver Island...

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An Ode to a Sometimes ODIOUS Vancouver

June 14, 2009
By crunchy

Is it feminism’s fault or do people just not give a shit? I think in Vancouver..people just dont’ give a shit. My cynicism knows no bounds these days. After witnessing the lack of care or concern for the mother duck and 9 babies trying to cross South East Marine Drive the other day….how people...

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Movies Under the Stars

June 7, 2009
By crunchy

Last night we took the kids out to the only drive in left in the Lower Mainland. The Twilight Drive – In…used to be the Hillcrest but had to move to its location now on 260th St. and Fraser Highway. We haven’t been since last year but I do hope we make it out...

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Warning: Mom Type Post – For Baby Shopping!

June 3, 2009
By crunchy

Okay Lower Mainland moms and businesses catering to mom’s and babies. I need some recommendations for a few bits and pieces that will help me in my space crunched home full of kids, dogs, cats and soon baby. I need a good caddy/carry all for diaper supplies..you know..to keep the creams, talks, wipes etc...

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