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Part 3: Mushrooms to the rescue

Greenman finishes off series of stories on mushrooms

  • Dec 10th, 2014

Part I: Mental Health for Children and Youth – How to Get the Help You Need

Dr. David Smith says 13 per cent of B.C. youth experience a mental health issue every year – 83,700 children under age 19.

Locals nurture Slow Food

Sooke's Brooke Fader and Oliver Kienast at Terra Madre Day

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Part 2: Mushrooms for health and wealth

The Greenman talks about the folk lore and benefits of mushrooms

Part 1: The mushroom madness

Greenman of Sooke talks about the delectable fungus

The Outdoor Guy: on birds and gratitude

Ron Larson writes about his experiences in the great outdoors around Sooke

Self-harm numbers way up among teens

New report says hospitalizations for self-harm way up among teens

  • Nov 18th, 2014

VIDEO: Destination BC’s new ad campaign promotes province’s ‘Wild Within’

In a new, 3-minute YouTube video, B.C.'s tourism bureau kicks off its Super, Natural British Columbia campaign...

Lt. Governor joins call to adopt (with video)

"What I never knew is how much they would take care of me," Judith Guichon says of her experience raising four adopted children

Tofino’s Wolf in the Fog best new restaurant

Tofino's Wolf in the Fog best new restaurant; Ayden in Saskatoon people's choice

  • Oct 23rd, 2014

Wild and cultured: Musings from the GreenMan

An ode to fermentation and the healthful benefits of such

VIDEO: Emily Carr paintings en route from Victoria to London

Carr's works will be leaving the Royal B.C. Museum temporarily to a fall exhibit in England.

Cities want authority to break car windows

Only police and SPCA constables have authority to enter cars or other private property to free an overheated dog

Why You Should Stay In a Hostel In Europe, Not a Hotel

Cities like Lisbon, Budapest, and Krakow have turned to hosting clean, stylish hostels to entice frugal young travellers.

Ranked: The Best Hostels in Europe and the World

HostelBookers.com has released its list of the top three hostels in every continent, with Portugal sweeping Western Europe...

  • Sep 20th, 2014

Take a guided walk on the wilder side

CRD Regional Parks naturalists taking people on hiking trips

  • Sep 10th, 2014

Rolling along

A restored Rolls Royce was in a group heading out on the Pacific Marine Circle Route

Watch Black Press newsrooms take the hilariously hope-filled Ice Bucket Challenge

The viral fundraiser – which has raised over $100 million for ALS research and awareness – has been completed by several newsrooms to date

VIDEO: Canadian Tire, Leonardo DiCaprio head north for the Ice Bucket Challenge

Olympians Kaillie Humphries, Charles Hamelin, and Hayley Wickenheiser assisted Canadian Tire, while DiCaprio challenged Stephen Harper...

What can there possible be to do in Sooke in the summer?

Don't know what to do? Here's a brief list of great adventures