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Where are we Going to Sleep Tonight?

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In light of all the discussions around Canada opening her doors to refugees and in this year of celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, I submit this small memoir piece of my own experience of being a refugee. In 1957 after … Continue reading

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When a ‘normal’ mammogram result may not be ‘normal’

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Whew! If you’ve ever had a mammogram, you know that feeling of relief when that letter arrives in the mail saying your results are ‘normal.’ Most women exhale and then toss the letter in the garbage. But we ask, hold … Continue reading

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In search of the invisible army

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I still serve in an invisible army. There’s no six star general to guide us but we have no doubt about our personal marching orders. I have a theory though. I believe that if our army acts together, we might … Continue reading

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The Women’s Institute made it happen

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As a proud member of the Cedar Woman’s Institute it continues to astound me at the role the organisation has played into the fabric of the Canada we know today. Most people know little or nothing about the Woman’s Institute … Continue reading

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Canada’s growing senior population means more British Columbians at risk of elder financial abuse, expert says With the number of Canadian seniors at an all-time high—now outnumbering children for the first time in history, according … Continue reading

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The Eden Philosophy of Care

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The old adage it takes a village to raise a child as a unique and specific relevance here in the Comox Valley.

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What Women in BC Should Know about Breast Density

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Do you know if you have dense breasts? No worries, if you don’t. When Dense Breasts Canada  surveyed 900 women across Canada, women in British Columbia knew less about their breast density than women in other provinces. Why is that?

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Sooke Has a Second Cohousing Development West Wind Harbour Cohousing

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When you envision your life as you grow older, do you believe you will be doing the same things and interacting with the same people that you do now?

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Is mealtime a struggle for you and your loved one with dementia?

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Anger, frustration, or refusing foods are signs that your loved one may be overwhelmed. There are several reasons your loved one may not enjoy mealtime anymore. The amount of food in front of them, background noises, distracting design patterns on … Continue reading

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Tidal Wave of Support Flows In For the Salish Sea World Heritage Site Nomination

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“Just yesterday we received another 3000 signatures to our Salish Sea World Heritage Site petition,” says SeaLegacy coordinator Kait Burgan. “The momentum has been growing in leaps and bounds, and it is difficult to keep up.”

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