Posts by Island Gossip

Abortion pill not covered

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, Gardening, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Abortion pill not covered

Women are choosing unnecessary surgical abortions because the province doesn’t cover the abortion pill, the executive director of the Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic says. Dawn Fowler said the $350 price tag on Mifepristone, also known as the abortion pill, means some women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies at the clinic opt for surgery because it’s covered by the province. “Women who want to terminate a pregnancy are being forced to put price in as a factor,” Fowler said. Canada approved Mifepristone, which has been available in other countries for 25 years, in 2015. It...

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Wild Fires. We can do something.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

Wild Fires. We can do something.

After the 2003 firestorms around Kelowna the provincial government said millions would be spent to clean up logging debris that had been left on the ground throughout BC after logging operations. Only a small fraction of that has been done and the dry fuel is still there waiting to burn. Lots of communities are still surrounded by it and this should immediately cleaned up. Once the fire season is over this should become a matter a of great urgency for everyone. The preparations for this massive clean-up should start now. The price of ignoring this realty can be seen on our television screens....

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Worth Fighting For.

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Island Women Candidates for the BC 2017 Election | 3 comments

Worth Fighting For.

The 3 pillars of a caring society should be that everyone has access to the services needed to maintain good health, education and safe, affordable housing. The needs of the individual person must be recognise as a basic human Canadian right.   We must stop trying to hide the basic needs of society by fragmenting Canadians with convenient political jargon; the homeless, the unemployed, the working poor, the middle class and the wealthy. Enough, we are Canadians. We are a wealthy country and we should be ashamed of ourselves for not being able to maintain the basic needs to ensure that we...

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THC, CBD, and Cannabinoids

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017 in Business, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

THC, CBD, and Cannabinoids

As we head towards full legalization, we are starting to see the views of society starting to change in regards to cannabis. Every day, new research is being developed and we are finding more and more uses for this extraordinary plant that has grown alongside human kind for a millennium. Current research has shown there are many different properties to cannabis, many of which are known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are the active compounds within cannabis that result in both the psychoactive, as well as medicinal effects, of the plant. There are over 500 natural compounds within cannabis, and...

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Thank You So Much

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Business, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

Thank You So Much

2016 was a fantastic year for our 3 web sites. Collectively www.seniors101.ca , www.islandwomanmagazine.ca and www.vancouverislandnow.ca had 264,309 visitors who opened 865,916 pages which is just incredible!!!!! All 3 sites are focused  solely on Vancouver Island which goes to show the interest people have on this island paradise of ours. In an age when web sites come and go in the blink of an eye we have stood the test of time. Google loves us, and the top quality of our content ensures that our readers return again and again. We owe a huge vote of thanks to our advertisers for their...

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Medical Marijuana

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness, Lifestyles | 0 comments

Medical Marijuana

I recently attended  an information workshop in Duncan regarding chronic pain control and was pleasantly surprised by the range of people attending, their ailments, and their ways of dealing with their pain, or not. The participants were adults of various ages, men and women, and they were looking for the relief of chronic pain for themselves. The causes were numerous and varied, caused by accidents’ and ailments. To help control their pain some used various prescription and over the counter drugs. Some were also smoking marijuana, or using other forms of cannabis. Although I know...

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Island Women Victimised.

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness, Lifestyles | 0 comments

Island Women Victimised.

Innocent until proved guilty?, isn’t that the basis of our criminal justice system? So why are women on Vancouver Island treated so cruelly whilst awaiting trial. At this point they have not been found guilty and yet they, their family and friends are torn apart when they need each other the most. Where is the humanity in this?   This is yet another example of our provincial governments myopic view of how to run  a province. They blindly pursue their goal of cutting taxes no matter what the social cost may be. They impose users fees and cut services and have the gall to boast that...

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Ode to John Hellum.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in Art, Business, Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, Food, General | 0 comments

Ode to John Hellum.

John Hellum was larger than life in every possible way, physically, mentally and gastronomically. Unfortunately for us John has died and has left us poor mortals for that ultimate kitchen in the sky. The patrons there will soon learn to recognise and love the man in the hat just as we did. Fortunately as long as there is one person here that knew him, John will live on. His swagger,  his story telling ability, his incredible knowledge base on all things, his kind and gentle heart and his rapier like wit will never leave us. Fortunately we can also still experience the essence of John...

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It Was Magical.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General | 0 comments

It Was Magical.

Our incredible Canadian women in Rio have restored my faith in what competitive sport should be. There was no chest beating or posturing, just beautiful smiles and hugs. No words were needed because the joy and the excitement in their hearts shone through. Their love was strong; there were no winners or losers; they were as one; sharing their love of...

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