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Measles Immunizations

Measles Immunizations

It’s summertime! The sun is shining, the kids are out of school—and you’ve just realized that they missed out on the measles immunization catch-up campaign. You still have plenty of time to prepare for this fall, when mandatory immunization reporting will be required for school-aged children. The catch-up campaign, which ran from April through June 2019, was launched by the B.C. government as part of an effo...
posted: Jun 25, 2019  |  views: 30  |  comments: 0
The Salad Days of Summer

The Salad Days of Summer

Summer is the perfect season for salads—and not just because fresh vegetables are abundant and in season. Salads are ideal for picnics, barbecues and impromptu beach parties. The non-lettuce varieties of salad can be made in advance and will last several days in the fridge. Here are three salad-based meals that are popular with kids and packed full of vegetables. They are also fairly quick to prepare—especiall...
posted: Jun 25, 2019  |  views: 23  |  comments: 0
10 Tips for Travelling with Special Needs Kids

10 Tips for Travelling with Special Needs Kids

Colwyn signs “airplane” and says “Mexico.” I say, “Oh nope, we are going on a road trip this summer or camping.” In my head I curse myself for having introduced this whole travel thing when he was wee, because now we are trying to not fly. Not go to Mexico, preserve the planet by taking fewer flights. But Colwyn, he loves airplanes and family vacations, swimming pools, the beach, buffets, meeting cous...
posted: Jun 25, 2019  |  views: 31  |  comments: 0
Hit the Trails

Hit the Trails

Lace up your hiking boots, grab your walking stick, a snack and a bottle of water, and head on out to enjoy the sights. The following list includes some of our local trails and walkways—to find more in your area, visit crd.bc.ca/parks or vancouverisland.com/trails. VICTORIA Beacon Hill Park. This 200-acre park steps from downtown Victoria offers trails meandering through meadows, gardens and trees, along with a...
posted: Jun 25, 2019  |  views: 28  |  comments: 0
Captivating Critters

Captivating Critters

Never mind the scientific studies that show how interacting with animals can elevate a person’s levels of serotonin and dopamine, which can act as a natural relaxant. Or that the companionship of an animal can offer comfort, help ease anxiety, and build self-confidence in children. Most of us already know—on an intuitive level, at least—that interacting with animals is somehow good for our health. Thankfully, V...
posted: Jun 25, 2019  |  views: 84  |  comments: 0





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