Classical Stars in Parksville

The Borealis String Quartet, Jane Coop, Couloir, and the Elmer Iseler Singers are all coming to Oceanside over the next nine months and subscriptions are available now. The Oceanside Community Arts Council (OCAC) is now in its second year bringing live performances of the musical masterpieces to our neighbourhood.  Last year’s series of three concerts in Knox United…

A GP for Me?

One of the main complaints from newcomers to our area is “I can’t find a family doctor!” Your input is needed! Finally, a joint program by the BC Government and the Doctors of BC is addressing this problem through the “What is a GP for Me” initiative.  The program’s aim is to strengthen the health…

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Empowering Through Lending

After hearing Scott Rowswell’s talk last month, Probus member, Steph Smith, decided she would like to try making her own Kiva loan. It made good sense to her that she could empower someone with a small business loan. Another factor was that Scott and his wife have made over 50 Kiva loans and have always been repaid. The KIVA web site offers numerous…