Posted by: cherylyoung | August 16, 2014

Norma Jeans Closet now has DeVine Winery soap

Originally posted on Vancouver Island Womens Networking:

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BREAKING NEWS! Norma Jeans’ Closet will be carrying these extraordinary soaps at our location in one week. Yes I am happy to say “The days of wine and roses have arrived in Sidney by the Sea
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Why yes! now you CAN bathe in our wine! The tasting room now sells locally made soap, made with our Merlot and Pinot Grigio. By Eagle Creek Natural Soaps
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Life is strange, but we have decided to open a high end
consignment boutique at the Sidney Indoor Market upstairs.
and I have been searching for a name,.
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while I was never a big fan of Marilyn Monroe I decided to watch this video and I have .chosen the name Norma Jean’s Closet and I know if you watch it you will understand why, also as far as I am concerned there has never been a more sexy and attractive woman.

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Posted by: cherylyoung | July 6, 2014

MLS 339831 10115 Bowerbank Sidney by the Sea


Spacious one level with big rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious kitchen with den, open living Room with great south fencing yare and large deck

. Great Corner lot and walking distance to downtown with bus stop steps from door. Great starter home or an ideal home for a retired couple

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MLS® No: 339831 List Price: $409,999
Status: Current Orig Price: $419,999
DoM: 0 Sold Price:
Sub-Class: Single Family Detached
List Dt: 2014/07/06 Pend Dt:
Beds: 2 Kitch: 1
Baths: 2 FP: 1
Parking: 2 Built (est): 1972
Fin SqFt: 1,440 Unfin SqFt:
Lot SqFt: 6,150 Lot Acres: 0.14
Title: Freehold M Assmt: $
Finished Rooms
Main: 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Fin SqFt: 1,440
Living 17×15
Dining 11×9
Kitchen 12×14
Mast Bdrm 13×14
Bathroom 3
Bathroom 4
Hobby Rm 11×11
Utility 12×9





saanich peninsula hospital

News Release                                For Immediate Release


Sidney, BC: – On Saturday June 21st, 2014,  from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Sidney Fire Hall, Sidney Councilor Kenny Podmore and the Volunteer Firefighters will be fitting license plate holders branded for each of the Peninsula municipalities.  Ten years ago, on behalf of the Foundation, Kenny created unique designs for each municipality, raising more than $7,000 for projects at the hospital.


“Many people on the peninsula would like to support our fundraising efforts by purchasing a set of license plate holders, but don’t know how to put them on their car.  I wanted to help by providing this small but important service for the community,” says project originator Kenny Podmore.  “When the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation and I originated this idea almost ten years ago, I spent several Saturday mornings selling the license plate holders and putting them on cars for the purchasers.  You’d be surprised how many people would like a little help.  This time, the Sidney Volunteer Firefighters are assisting.  At the same time, they will be hosting a barbeque to raise some funds for the Centennial celebrations of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department on August 2nd.”



 “We’re very grateful to Councillor Podmore for leading the charge and helping people to express pride in our community”, says SPHF Board President Gordon Benn.   With this one project, we are acknowledging the importance of community and making people more aware of the needs of the hospital.”


Benefiting two organizations on the peninsula – the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation and the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the license plate holders are available for a donation of $10 per pair.  In addition to fittings at the Sidney Fire Hall, they are available in a variety of locations, including the offices of both the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation and the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Sidney and Districts of North and Central Saanich municipal offices, the tourist information centre on Beacon Avenue and directly from both Councillor Podmore and Sharon Bolton of Verico Select Mortgage (9785 Fourth St in Sidney).  If you can’t make it to any of these locations, license plate holders will also be available at the Sidney Saturday Market and the Thursday night indoor Market, (upstairs from Odyssia Restaurant at 9785 Fifth St). Finally, local entrepreneur Cheryl Young will be offering them at the Cocktail Parties for “Thunder Down Under” (at the Mary Winspear Centre) June 19 and 20.

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Anyone wishing to make an additional contribution to the Foundation can mail a cheque payable to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, 2166 Mt. Newton X Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 2B2, or can call in their donation on their credit card to 250 652-7531.  All donations (except those for license plate holders) are eligible for a tax receipt.


            The Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation raises funds to help meet the healthcare needs of people living on the Peninsula.  The Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, with over 300 members, supports economic development and business interests, and builds strategic relationships between the business community and its stakeholders.



For more information contact: Karen Morgan, Executive Director, Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation Phone:  250 217-6220, Fax: 250 652-7534 or Councilor Kenny Podmore at (250) 655 4631


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Posted by: cherylyoung | June 10, 2014

Beautiful Immaculate home in Sidney by the Sea B.C

Completely Renovated 5 bedroom home .Separate 2 bedroom accom. (unauthorized) on lower level. Vinyl thermopane windows, 2 skylight, French doors to covered deck. eating area in kitchen, fireplace in living room, insert in family room. Large lot with 2 ponds,with fish and beautifully landscaped with work studio out back, Very private back yard. This home is immaculate with top quality appliances

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MLS® No: 338131 List Price: $499,900
Status: Current Orig Price: $499,900
DoM: 6 Sold Price:
Sub-Class: Single Family Detached
List Dt: 2014/05/28 Pend Dt:
Beds: 5 Kitch: 2
Baths: 2 FP: 2
Parking: Built (est): 1973
Fin SqFt: 2,224 Unfin SqFt:
Lot SqFt: 9,836 Lot Acres: 0.23
Title: Freehold M Assmt: $
Finished Rooms
Main: 2 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Fin SqFt: 1,101 1,123
Living 13×16
Dining 9×11
Kitchen 11×17 11×11
Mast Bdrm 10×10 14×11
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Duncan, BC (also referred to as “The City of Totems”) is

 a recreation and cultural centre located in the

 Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia,


The region includes the waterfront neighbourhoods of

Maple Bay, Genoa Bay and the village of Crofton.


Duncan is centrally located in the valley and is

 considered the commercial centre of the region.


 Services important to travelers range from small

 specialty shops and boutiques in the downtown core

 to the big box stores in the outlying areas.

Some of the services important to travelers located

 in the community include accommodations,

restaurants, tours, guides, banks, grocery stores,

laundromat, internet, pubs, gas stations, post office

 and more.

In the downtown core of Duncan there are murals, an

historic railway station, shops, city hall clock tower and

 Totem Poles.


 Acquire a map of the community and there is a

 Totem Pole walking tour.

 The walking route is a great way to sightsee when in

 the community.


Venture out of town and there are more activities and

 attractions to visit.


 Some of the popular attractions include the Quw’utsun

 Cultural and Conference Centre, Forest Museum,

 World’s Largest Hockey Stick, Wineries, Vineyards

and the Cowichan Bay Fishing Village.


 Continue exploring further out of town and there are

 the Chemainus Murals and a BC Ferry leaving Crofton

connecting you to Saltspring Island.

Many of the wineries and vineyards are located

 throughout the South Cowichan Valley which includes

 the  smaller villages of Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Bay,

 Mill Bay, and Cobble Hill.

Duncan is situated in a lush forested valley with raging

rivers and looming mountains.


An ideal environment for recreation.


The Cowichan and Koksilah Rivers and the mountains

 of Prevost and Tzouhalem are all dominant features

 in the valley, as well as, very popular recreation



Some of the activities enjoyed in Duncan include river

and ocean kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, ocean fishing,

 fly fishing, swimming, golfing, hiking, mountain

biking, road cycling, hang gliding, boating, water skiing,

 beachcombing and much more.


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Posted by: cherylyoung | May 10, 2014


The central coast of British Columbia is a land of

 fjords set between stupendous mountains, islands,

waterfalls and great river estuaries.

 Home to grizzly bears, wolves and the mysterious

white Spirit Bear, it has many names – the Great

Bear Rainforest is most well-known.

Accompanied by wonderful naturalists, many of them

actively researching the area, we have enjoyed

spectacular trips here each year on the classic schooner

 Maple Leaf since we pioneered these trips in the 1990s.

Great Bear Rainforest -

 Rare Rainforest Fjords Harbour Wildlife

The sea winds its way around western islands and

 then snakes down glacier-hewn valleys at the foot of

the mountains: these are the Great Bear Rainforest’s



 Some call it “Yosemite by the sea”.

 On Maple Leaf you’ll travel close to the fjords’ granite

walls, where waterfalls drop hundreds of feet

 to the ocean.

 Whales and dolphins may surface and feed beside us

as we travel.


The ancient rainforest of spruce and cedar trees clings

 to some mountainsides and pushes out of the fertile

 river valleys.

People have described these forests of ethereal green

 light as “living cathedrals”.

In the eighteenth century the European explorers

 had another word: sublime.


Where the rivers and forests meet the sea, the Great

Bear’s fecund estuaries form.

 These meadows and brackish waters are of prime

 importance to the area’s wildlife, from bears and

wolves to eagles, ravens and ducks, providing food

in spring and fall and transitioning fish and nutrients

 between forest and sea.


Grizzly Bear, Spirit Bear and Other Wildlife Viewing


The rich river estuaries in the spring and the prolific

 salmon runs in the autumn support B.C.’s largest

remaining populations of the mighty grizzly bear.

 The area is home to an equally large population of

black bears and is the sole habitat of the white

 Kermode Bear (or “Spirit Bear”, as it is known to the

 native peoples of the coast).


With Maple Leaf, you’ll float in a shore boat or sit in

 a safe place on land to watch these great mammals

fish, rear cubs, munch on sedge or turn over rocks for

 crabs and other marine snacks.

You’ll also learn the “behind the scenes” information

about how the estuaries work and support the life of

the Great Bear Rainforest.


In the springtime, the meadows burst with new plant life,

 and newly-awakened grizzly bears graze on tender

 new shoots.


In the Autumn, spawning channels of the rivers are

covered with salmon.

 This spectacle creates a feeding frenzy as bears and

 other mammals feast on the bounty.

 We may hear, and, if we’re lucky, see the elusive

 coastal wolf, which researchers recently confirmed

 catches salmon, too.


 Eagles by the hundreds, ravens, harlequin ducks and

 a host of other birds join the fray.


 To witness these phenomena are two of the greatest

experiences in nature.


Explore the worlds of several northwest First Nations:

 the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo Xai’xais, Haisla, Gitga’at and



 Everywhere is evidence of their civilization.


Fish traps, bark-stripped trees and longhouse remains

 give testimony to a way of life tuned to the rhythm

 of nature.


You’ll visit modern villages, talk with local residents, and

 see the ancient art traditions still in place today.


Remote Pleasures – Hot Springs, Wild Food

The Great Bear Rainforest’s ocean frequently provides

succulent Dungeness crab and prawns for our table.


 We often visit one of the natural, out-of-the-way

hot springs that bubble up here.


Anchoring in a cove or bay, you’ll go ashore by zodiac

 or kayak and sink into the rejuvenating warm water.


A far cry from commercial hot springs, these pools are

 usually empty but for ourselves.


A Wilderness with a Complex Future

A ten-year land use plan recently announced by the B.C.

 government, with stakeholders from conservation groups,

 First Nations, tourism, local communities, resource

 extraction industries, scientists and others, protects

2 million hectares of this wilderness.


Sadly, much of the rest of the area is immediately

 threatened by massive clear-cut logging.

 We feel it is critical that as many people as possible

see this place and become aware of the magnitude of

the potential loss of so much critical habitat and

immeasurable beauty.





Posted by: cherylyoung | May 4, 2014

RENTED 20 minutes after it was put up


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$950.00 Available May 15th 950 with utilites 2 Bed 1 Bath 1000+ Sq Ftl

Clean, Warm and Cozy

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In suite Laundry room Large Fully fenced backyard Lots of storage space.

Pets negotiable No Smoking

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Walking distance to downtown Sidney.

  Close to everything

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Quiet neighbours with single person upstairs

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 250-656-0249 and I would be more then happy to provide a reference as the owner is a personal friend of mine

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call 250-656-0249.  The owner is a personal friend and I will be more then happy to provide a reference if you like

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 on the Sunshine Coast has a charm and

scenic beauty that must be seen and

experienced to be fully appreciated.

Voted the “most scenic natural anchorage”

 in the world, the marinepark is located

 in the Princess Louisa Inlet and is

 accessible by boat or plane only -

there are no public roads.

The only entrance to the marine park is

 through the Strait of Georgia by way of

Jervis Inlet, 90 km north of

Skookumchuck Narrows.

This 65-hectare park offers a unique

setting with tranquil waters surrounded

 by a magnificent granite-walled gorge.

 Cut by a glacier, the walls rise to heights

 in excess of 2,100 metres.

 Until mid-June, the warm sun melting

the mountain snow creates more than

 sixty waterfalls that cascade and spume

 down precipitous walls to mingle with

 the waters of Princess Louisa Inlet below.

 Tumbling 45 metres at the head of the

 inlet is the beautiful Chatterbox Falls,

 one of the most visited and celebrated

nautical destinations in British Columbia.

Princess Louisa Inlet, referred to as

 Suivoolot or “sunny and warm” by

natives, serves an active part in native

lore for groups such as the Sechelt


 As placid as a mountain lake, the ocean

waters of Princess Louisa Inlet move

 constantly with the tides, but currents

 are practically non-existent except for

 the seven to ten-knot Malibu Rapids

at the entrance.

The area surrounding Chatterbox Falls

 was originally purchased by James F.

MacDonald in 1927 and passed on to the

 non-profit Princess Louisa International

 Society in 1953, so that “all may enjoy its

 peace and beauty”.

After years of guardianship by the Society,

 the park’s administration was given over

 to the Government of the Province of BC

 for all to enjoy.

The park was created on June 24, 1965.

There are 800 metres of trails/boardwalks

 located at Chatterbox Falls.

 Outside the park is a nearby hiking trail

to Trappers Cabin that takes approximately

 2 hours and is somewhat dangerous

 and difficult.

It is approximately 7 hours to the alpine

 and another half day to the icefield.

 These trails are recommended for

 experienced mountaineers only.

 Other attractions in the park are the

mountain goats, alpine meadows and

native petroglyphs.

This spectacular park contains 10 walk-in

 tent sites available at Mcdonald Island

and at Chatterbox Falls. Visiting boats

can moor at the floats.

 During the high-use season, usage may be

 limited to 72 hours only.

 Canoeing and kayaking provides a

wonderful perspective from which to view

both scenery and wildlife.

 A hiking and walking trail enables visitors

 to view and appreciate the natural beauty

of the royal fjord from the tranquility

of its shoreline.

 MacDonald Island is accessible by dinghy.

Facilities include campsites, a picnic

shelter, toilets and a ranger cabin.

Boating facilities provided include

 mooring buoys, stern pins, a boat dock

and a dinghy dock.

Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park

is located approximately 38 miles (60 km)

 northeast of Powell River on the

 BC Sunshine Coast.

 Egmont is a convenient and popular

 departure point for cruises up Jervis Inlet

and Queens Reach to Princess Louisa Inlet

 and the Chatterbox Falls, one of the most

 splendid trips you can take in BC, to the

 tranquil paradise tucked into the

 Coast Mountains


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