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Senior Portraits

Time to share a few senior portraits with you since it’s that time of year.

Kids & Families

Adorable animals: Shameless pandering for emergency preparedness

We know you aren’t as prepared for an emergency as you could be. Don’t feel badly–it’s true for everyone, and even though we are the health department, we’re not going to wag our finger. 312 more words

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Island Adventures 

Last weekend we got away for a fun camping trip in Strathcona Park, near Buttle Lake, with some friends from Nanaimo. I think we’ve nearly resigned ourselves to the reality that the next few years we’ll mostly be car camping. 188 more words


World Suicide Prevention Day 2016: Connect, Communicate, Care

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. On this date every year, we pause to reflect on the impact of suicide in our families and communities and affirm the importance of prevention.  1,051 more words

Kids & Families

Hesitation blues: Are more parents refusing to vaccinate?

A recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that more doctors are encountering parents who are refusing vaccines for their children. What did the study show, and why is this trend happening? 803 more words

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One More Thing

Have you gotten the impression that I’ve been in a bit of a creative fever these past few weeks? Maybe it’s the second trimester, maybe it’s early nesting instincts, or maybe it’s just my Dutch farming roots showing through. 249 more words

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