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SHAPE Health Challenge: Free Yoga Every Day

Monday, January 8 @ 4:30 pm - Friday, January 26 @ 5:30 pm
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Bird Walks with Naturalists

Sunday, January 21 @ 9:00 am
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Impact Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference

Sunday, January 21 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, January 24 @ 5:00 pm
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Your Pathway, To Your Success

Sunday, January 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Social walk around Elk Lake about 2Hrs

Sunday, January 21 @ 10:00 am

Featured Stories

Solutions Episode Three: Food & Farming

Local food experts share a wealth of knowledge on everything from growing citrus fruit to food security, featuring Vancouver Island non-profits and leading edge small businesses dedicated to healthy, nutritious and delicious...

Solutions Episode Two: Artists As Change Makers

Our second episode covers how an internationally-renown filmmaker, photojournalist, singer/songwriter duo, and a fine art photographer are all creating change through their craft. Featuring striking imagery and insight into the power of art.

Recent Stories

Society’s Happiness Is A Serious Business

Clearly, happiness is serious business. But what does it have to do with health? Well, not surprisingly, quite a lot. In fact, the two are in many ways almost the same thing, and each helps to predict the other. Happier people live longer lives in good health, while good health is a key factor contributing to happiness; what makes us happy makes us healthy, and vice versa.

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Connecting To Our Past And To Nature

Thirty years ago, in the background paper for the World Health Organization’s new Healthy Cities program in Europe, Len Duhl and I identified 11 evidence-informed characteristics of a healthy city. One of them was “connection to biological and cultural heritage,” and was particularly influenced by an interesting review of the literature on environments, people and health by Ros Lindheim, an architect, and Len Syme, a noted social epidemiologist.

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Who Killed Alternative Medicine in 1910?

From a young age I was fascinated by medical technology. When I was about 7 years old, in 1956, a very old lady next door was using an antique electric muscle stimulation tool on her leg muscles which were stiff. She said it made her feel better. I was fascinated as a child to see her leg muscles pulsing from the electric field. When I asked our family doctor what that electric stimulation tool was about, he told me it was all “quack medicine” that did nothing at all.

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