Showing posts from February, 2013

Wildlife Videos

Here are some amazing wildlife videos shot around Vancouver Island. If you'd like to see your wildlife video or photos on our blog please e-mail to .

Positive Living Centre of Victoria

 The Positive Living Centre is a welcoming, New Thought Spiritual Community, teaching the life-enhancing principles of love, joy, wholeness and freedom. Sunday service is held at 3281 Harriet Rd., Victoria, B.C.  Values, Beliefs, and History The Positive Living Centre of Victoria is an independent New Thought Centre that began in 1990 as the Victoria Church of Religious Science, based on the teachings of Ernest Holmes and other spiritual teachers such as Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson and Deepak Chopra. It operates under the direction of an annually elected Board of Trustees, with Reverend Kim Fairrell as Minister. Participants of the Positive Living Centre practise: • recognizing the unity of all life • experiencing love, compassion and joy in the celebration of spirit • accepting our individual responsibility for creating our own experience of life • embracing spiritual values such as forgiveness, honesty, kindness and fairness  You are w

Restaurant Review(11): The Zocalo (Courtenay)

  Zocalo Cafe is one of those places I always see while driving through Courtenay, but had never stopped in before. In my opinion this place hits everything I look for in a great breakfast joint. The large space is very inviting, with lots of tables and places to sit if you're in the mood for people watching.   The breakfast menu is served 8am - 2pm, with an assortment of great breakfast options! Pancakes, french toast, an assortment of different bennies and even a breakfast quesadilla (which I would have tried if I wasn't getting the benny). They also serve a delicious looking lunch menu complete with a wide array of salads, wraps and sandwiches. At 3pm they start serving some tapas with a few main entrees to top off the day. The menu wasn't huge, but I think it was the perfect size and when you are whipping everything up fresh and homemade it can't be too extensive!   They are located at the corner of 5th and Cliffe Avenue, hard to miss if you're cruising d

Photo Of The Day: Northern Red-legged Frog

The Northern Red-Legged Frog is one of the many amphibians that reside on Vancouver Island . They can be found in British Columbia to Northern California. Northern Red-legged Frogs have declined in some parts of their range due to habitat degradation and loss from agriculture, urban development and forestry. Competition from introduced Green Frogs, Bullfrogs and predatory fish is also a factor. Northern Red-legged Frogs are nationally listed as Special Concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and they are on the provincial Blue List.   We spotted this little frog while having lunch at the Crow & Gate Pub in Cedar (near Nanaimo)