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For when relatives or friends show up unexpectedly. As much as you all love your family perhaps you don’t have the space or just need some peace and quiet.
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It is amazing how much we know isn't really true, and some that we might have dismissed (strong regional identity) turn out to have a basis in fact. This is fascinating! #celts #britishisles #britain #geneticmaps  
Many people in the UK feel a strong sense of regional identity, and it now appears that there may be a scientific basis to this feeling, according to a landmark new study into the genetic makeup of the British Isles.
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Can you tell the difference? #cherry #plum #spring  
The pink and white flowers of cherry and plum trees are a tell-tale sign that spring has arrived on the South Coast, but can you tell the difference between the two kinds of trees?
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This is a great article on #tech and #datamining and #custserv ...
The Magicband wields access to the park, replacing virtually every transaction you’d make inside. Bob Croslin If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip Silicon Valley and book a ticket to Orlando. Go to…
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Ayla's god parents - lovely, salt of the earth people! #madrespect #whidbey #whidbeyisland  
Over the past 26 years, Frances Sweeney and her husband Kelly built their own dream on 10 woodsy acres on Whidbey Island and they’re determined to let that dream live on long after they’re no longer around to enjoy it themselves.
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This is amazing. This Japanese inn has been in operation for 1300 years by the same family! Watch and listen to their story. Japanese/日本語版, with English subtitles. #Japan #ryokan  
Houshi Ryokan was founded in 718. It is one of the oldest family businesses in the world; 46 generations have managed the ryokan in its 1,300 years. Filmmaker Fritz Schumann profiles the current caretakers, Zengoro and Chizuko Houshi, as they struggle to determine the ryokan</em>'s future after the death of their only son. Their daughter, Hisae, helps with the family business—and has reluctantly gone along with her parents' attempts to arrange su...
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So much win here! #gardening #exploreVICTORIA #gardenchat  
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Just missing poutine and maple syrup! What a great photo! #IAMCANADIAN #exploreCANADA #Canada #RCMP  
Cpl. Shaun Begg just wanted a photo of himself playing shinny in his red serge and didn't realize the image would go viral.
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Looked up One Direction and this came up! Google knows me well!
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  • University of Toronto
    Archaeology, History, Linear Algebra, Japanese, 1985 - 1993
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Livin' large in Victoria, BC
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Current passions: #yyj, archaeology, friends, politics, food, life, science, engagement, responsibility, sustainability. Sea glass, hiking, cosmology are hobbies. ソーシャル・メディアや日本史や国際化などに興味があるカナダ人です。
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I've managed to reach double the average life expectancy in the palaeolithic!
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Digital and social media strategy, website maintenance, customer service and public relations and communication.
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Couple protects a nutty piece of paradise - Whidbey News-Times
www.whidbeynewstimes.com

Over the past 26 years, Frances Sweeney and her husband Kelly built their own dream on 10 woodsy acres on Whidbey Island and they’re determi

Ewart: Enbridge falls short of pledge
www.calgaryherald.com

Enbridge's commitment to safety and environmental protection is looking a little shaky after the National Energy Board stopped work along a

The Vikings Were Gardeners!
www.butchartgardens.com

Early examples of Viking gardening tools from the Royal British Columbia Museum's

Rocky Mountain Soap recalls sunscreen lotion | The Crag and Canyon
www.thecragandcanyon.ca

News, Local, Provincial, Canada, World, Sports, High School Sports, Local Hockey, Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Lacrosse,

trivago Canada
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Search &amp; compare 138 hotels in Victoria. Compare prices from 200 booking sites. Save up to 78%. Cheap hotels Victoria? - trivago!

How Upworthy Killed Facebook
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I have an unhealthy relationship with Facebook. This isn’t Facebook’s, or social media’s, fault; it’s mine. Whenever I’m unsure of what to d

The Reluctant Entrepreneur
www.katharineholmes.ca

By definition, I am an entrepreneur. I am only an entrepreneur by necessity because I have been unable to find a full-time job for the past

Open Letter To Kansas School Board « Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
www.venganza.org

With millions of devout worshippers, the Church of the FSM is widely considered a legitimate religion, even by its opponents – mostly fundam

12 spot prawn recipes from Vancouver's top chefs
www.vancouversun.com

What to do after you buy those spot prawns? We think you'll enjoy these dishes.

Take a Tour of the Sriracha Factory in California
eater.com

Here's a look inside the headline-making Huy Fong Foods Sriracha factory in Irwindale, CA. Eater recently took one of the public tours the f

Japanese tea garden was a sight to behold - Victoria News
www.vicnews.com

The original tea garden in Esquimalt was established in 1907 by Hayato Takata and Yoshitaro Kishida

Butchart Gardens : Luxuriant Jardin au Canada
www.maxitendance.com

Sur l’île de Vancouver au Canada, à une vingtaine de kilomètres de Victoria s’épanouit un jardin appelé the Butchart Gardens accueillant tou

Political Quiz
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Try this short quiz to see which political party you side with.

The Last Word In PassWords - LastPass - Dotto Tech
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Lastpass password management, the best password manager

Photographer Tapes a $50 Lens To His P&amp;S Camera To Take Stunning Mac...
www.demilked.com

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov has created an ingenious and inexpensive DIY camera rig capable of capturing excellent close-up pictures

Kaguya Hime no Monogatari: The other side of Studio Ghibli 【Review】
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Kaguya Hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya) is quite unlike any Studio Ghibli offering that has gone before it. There are no ben

My vehicle died last month. What to do? I hate car shopping. I looked around - need a vehicle to get me to work, wanted something super fuel efficient and small, but safe. Saw a SMART car on their lot. So I emailed them. In less than an hour I had an email back from Joe Watson asking for more information. We set up a time to meet and he stayed late! Long story short, this place has #CustServ out the yingyang! No, seriously! In less than 24 hours I had a the vehicle I wanted, full documentation on its history, a $1000+ off the price, an excellent warranty and no BS. Insurance was a breeze and financing (if you want it) is right there. On top of this, they will wash and vacuum your vehicle once a month for free and give you lunch! Like, really people, where did you learn customer service? Japan? Obviously! (I used to reside in Japan, so my customer service expectations are ridiculously high.) Need a vehicle? ASK FOR JOE - and tell them Scott McDonald sent you! Really, this has been the best customer service experience I've had in many years and the most hassle free vehicle I've EVER bought, bar none.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I've had two different Ford Focus vehicles serviced here over several years on and off. The staff have been courteous, though very busy. I'm not a car person but one day after a harrowing experience coming over the mountains, I stopped in. Tall guy, service manager I think, told me my front brakes were metal to metal. That's apparently not good. I was on my way to Calgary a few hours later. I could not believe the difference. (Get your brakes checked regularly people!). Another time I was having trouble starting the vehicle. Turns out a cap on the battery was missing (thank you oil change place!) and liquid had evaporated away. They had me up and running in a few minutes. Suggested I have the battery replaced. I wanted to go back to the oil change place and get them to put in a new battery. That's a whole other story. Good shop, nice people, especially if you don't know a lot about cars.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
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Snow-capped mountain backdrops, cold blue ocean teeming with life and orcas - what more can you wrap into an experience - oh yes superb customer service! Highly recommended! #IAMCANADIAN
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago