Life

Later Life Ramblings: Winter days can be fulfilling

Reaping our rewards: Enjoying the time of year when things are slower

Drug, alcohol and mental health problems

Dr. David Smith writes about mental health in children and teens

Part IV: Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health Problems – Which Came First?

Alcohol and marijuana (or cannabis) are the substances most used by B.C. teenagers, writes Dr. David Smith.

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What was your best car?

    The Outdoor Guy: Outside the box

    Ron Larson talks about boxes and walks and Broomhill

    Part V: Eating Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Dr. David Smith looks at the effects and symptoms of deadly illnesses like bulimia and anorexia nervosa.

    Sacred Chant Circle

    Chant is meant to take focus off the individual and on the whole

    • Jan 20th, 2015

    Squamish, B.C. named to New York Times’ best travel for 2015 (with VIDEO)

    Squamish and Quebec City were the only Canadian cities on the Times' 'To Do' list for 2015, which totalled 52 cities and destinations.

    Cedar Grove: a gift offered up

    Ron Larson is the Outdoor Guy and he writes about the Sooke area

    Recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression in youth

    Dr. Smith is writing a series of articles on mental health

    Top baby names

    Some names for make and female babies were more popular than others

    • Jan 7th, 2015

    Later Life Ramblings Jan 7, 2015

    Shirley Lower writes about issues of importance to Sooke elders

    Lieutenant Governor sponsors youth environment program

    Grants available for teachers, youth educators to provide hands-on experience with community ecosystem projects

    Twenty things to do for next to nothing in Sooke

    There is plenty to do in both the outdoors and the indoors around Sooke

    2015 begins: Shanghai tragedy, fireworks elsewhere

    Shanghai stampede kills dozens as glittery fireworks, parties elsewhere mark 2015

    • Dec 31st, 2014

    Fear not – there is help for children and youth with anxiety

    Part two of a series on dealing with mental health and youth

    10 ways to stay active

    Just because it's winter it doesn't mean you should just sit there

    • Dec 31st, 2014

    Part III: Youth Dealing with Depression

    We all feel sad from time-to-time – it's a normal and appropriate response to disappointment and loss.

    • Dec 19th, 2014

    Sooke Garden Club wraps up a great year

    Annual general meeting saw awards given to many members

    • Dec 17th, 2014

    Chefs of Sooke: Jojo Villaresis

    Seven years in the making, Jojo opens his own restaurant

    • Dec 17th, 2014

    Part II: Fear Not – There is Help for Children and Youth with Anxiety

    Everyone has times of feeling anxious, scared or fearful. Without it, we would never have survived as humans, writes Dr. David Smith.