It’s That Time Again Part 2…

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We promised that we would do some spotlights of businesses and artists on Gabriola for the 2012 holiday shopping season. Today we are focussing on North Road Sports at Madrona Marketplace. This wonderful store is stocked with casual and active wear for both men and women as well as a wall of shoes and boots… Read more »

It’s That Time Again…

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With Christmas creeping ever closer it is time to start looking at what to buy the special ones in our lives. This year like many past years we are committing to buy local whenever possible. To help our readers out we are going to do spotlights on local businesses that we like to buy Christmas… Read more »

McNab’s Corn Maze Day Trip

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This past Saturday we had the pleasure of visiting McNab’s Corn Maze and pumpkin patch which has become an almost yearly occurence. The weather held for us with peeks of sun here are there and no rain. The kids and their friends worked their way through the maze finding all 4 of the stations along… Read more »

Autumn on Gabriola!

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If you needed just one more reason to think about living on Gabriola the attached picture should be the final reason! We have had such a wonderful beginning to fall in comparison with other areas of the country, and the forecast seems to be in our favour…so much so that our children have requested one… Read more »

The Lost Mural

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Discovered in 1996 during the demolition of Nanaimo’s Malaspina Hotel this 1918 mural ‘Lieutenant Malaspina Sketching the Malaspina Gallery’ by Canadian artist E. J. Hughes went through a 13 year restoration and is now displayed in the Port of Nanaimo Conference Centre in the heart of old town Nanaimo. We took a walking trip to Nanaimo, strolled the Harbour… Read more »