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I know the calendar says that Summer officially starts at the Solstice, but I always think that May, on the Pacific Northwest Coast, shimmers with summery allure, and really begins our "season". This La Nina weather year delivered a November feel to the Pacific Northwest since October...or so it...
Exceptional oceanview custom designed & quality built home, by one of Salt Spring's premiere custom builders, offers many unique features, plus sunny decks & patios to expand summer living pleasures. The property is a beautiful 6.79 acres, and enjoys year round all day sunshine, with both specta...
The Perfect Beach Well, it's Chesterman's Beach, on the spectacular west coast of Vancouver Island...of course! This baby point of land, at mid-point along this amazing beach, has been enjoyed by the same family since the 1970s...yes, there is a hand-hewn summer/weekender retreat home on the prop...
Small town pleasures.... Well, let's see: there is a caring side to a small community. On the surface, it might have a busy-body flavour on occasion, and it might also seem very opinionated, no middle ground regions, just "this is the way" pronouncements...especially at public meetings on any is...
A very best buy oceanview opportunity awaits your pleasure! Private, sunny (s/sw/w exposures), lovely panoramic vista of ocean & mountains, on community water, close to park hiking/walking trails, & nearby to warm ocean swimming beaches! In Phase 2 of prestigious Channel Ridge Estates, this rece...
Superb ocean view panorama awaits your pleasure! Views include ocean, islands, Mt Baker & the Lower Mainland coastal range mountains. Breath taking! Easy to renovate post & beam home offers lots of decking to expand summer living pleasures. This is truly the perfect retirement gem -- worth the ...
Disturbing news item...read in a recent community style newspaper...that the new face of homelessness is a middle-aged or older woman. Someone, aged 62, who had a job, was downsized, & out of work & suddenly her marginal existence (rent, cable, food) expenses couldn't be met...living under a tarp...
Wow! Opportunity! The perfect Salt Spring lifestyle choice: 11+ acres of pastoral charm, with log style home, plus rental mobile, plus "duplex" rental, AND a water business! Barn structure for storage. This is the spring that delivers pure water -- take over the water delivery business or lease ...
The allure of rural living, & the ability to be self-sufficient, are strong reasons for people to choose a Gulf Islands lifestyle. With a micro-climate that encourages orchards, vineyards, & in some locations palms & banana trees, islanders are lucky, indeed. Farmers markets, fresh organic veggi...
Horses are happy, here! Great equestrian development, plus a character country home, beautifully restored/upgraded. Superlative rural acreage, on picturesque St Mary's Lake, on special Salt Spring Island, the jewel of the Canadian Gulf Islands! This pastoral waterfront acreage enjoys zonings t...