Life

When is it more than anxiety and depression?

Dr. David Smith talks about mental health issues with the young

  • Jan 28th, 2015

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

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What was your best car?

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.

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