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Vancouver Island Car-Share

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Car share co-ops are nothing new (they were/are popular in Europe starting in the 1960s!) But I was surprised to learn there are car share co-ops in Victoria and Nanaimo. Basically you register and are given a membership (this is based on having a FULL privilege drivers license). You then pay a refundable Member Share Deposit, which is approx. $500. There is on-line and telephone reservation for when you would like to use the vehicle. Vehicles are parked at designated "hubs" usually close to buses, and mass transit centers. According to the video, for every car that is utilized in a car share program it takes 6-30 cars off the road. This just makes sense, I would like to speak to someone who has actually used this program!

Cobblestone Pub

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On Saturday I decided to go on a mini-trek to Victoria and take the scenic route through Cowichan Bay and Cobble Hill. The day was beautiful! I recently heard the Cobblestone Pub sold "Lucky" stansfields and I wanted to confirm this for myself. It is true. They come in various sizes and sell for $68 each! Anyways, the Cobblestone Pub is found in the heart of Cobble Hill a quaint, cozy little town in between Duncan and Victoria. It's relatively easy to find, turning right off the Island Highway right by the Rona just past Duncan.

As soon as you walk into the Cobblestone the decor will jump out at you, it's warm, inviting and a pleasant atmosphere. The servers were friendly and prompt. We ordered a couple Lucky beer's (you just have to!) and a plate of hot wings. The wings were hot, meaty and arrived very quickly. I noticed how quickly customer's meals arrived, with a smile! On the back of the menu there is information on the history of the Cobblestone, sin…

Nanaimo's Upcoming Council Run...

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Tali Campbell talks to Ian Gartshore who is running in Nanaimo's municipal election happening this month.