It’s been a long hot summer and though it’s officially fall, summer weather isn’t over yet. In August and September the Lower Mainland of B.C. and Vancouver Island broke a 119 year dry-spell record. We had only 5 mm of precipitation in September and 2.9 mm in August. The woods are tinder dry and we […]
Although the term “buying locally” can refer to a number of products, produce purchased from farmer’s markets, food co-ops, and local food stands is what usually comes to mind. And though it may be more convenient to have a one-stop-shop for all of your grocery needs, there are some definite benefits to buying your food […]
Despite the fact the weather was a few degrees cooler than expected August weather did not disappoint. We had a fabulous month with friends making sweet memories.
The best places to bring your friends from out of town are your local restaurants and local businesses. When I go shopping in the city chain stores I’m appalled to see sales clerks chatting with their friends on cell phones rather than waiting on me. When I finally get their attention some don’t even have […]
The Farmers’ Market has become a major event right through the summer, attracting both locals and visitors to the island. Dozens of local farmers sell fresh produce and many local artists, craftspeople and artisans display their work for sale. If you want to buy local produce or crafts, you won’t have to go far to find […]