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June 5 - 11, 2023

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Video haven: Making videos for social media platforms has become quite prevalent, but perhaps nowhere as much as in a small village called Tulsi in Chhattisgarh State, India. With a population of about 3,000, more than one-third of Tulsi’s residents are in the business of making and posting their very own videos. A few years ago, friends Gyanendra Shukla and Jai Verma quit their jobs to make videos. In no time, they were making good money from their endeavours, and many of their neighbours decided to give it a try, too. Videos from the village cover topics like music, education, do-it-yourself information, and even original dramas. Maybe one day a village star will reach the big screen. 
Taking offense: For a while, motorists in Spain’s Balearic Islands may have had a way out of their traffic infractions. There was a man whom they could call and, for a charge, he would take the blame for strangers’ violations. That kept their driving records unblemished. Before getting caught, the unnamed man had “helped” almost 100 people. Authorities eventually caught on when they realized the man had admitted to two different driving offenses in one day, but those offenses had happened too far apart for him to have been in both places. They also noticed that his licence had been suspended long ago because he had collected so many demerits for other people’s violations.
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Bright road lines: Those traveling on a one-kilometre (3,281-ft.) stretch of road in the Australian state of Victoria may have thought they’d come upon a science fiction movie set. That’s because the route was the test site for a new kind of highway line that glows in the dark. For the markings, an Australian company called Tarmack Linemarking used a photoluminescent coating, which stores the sun’s light and then emits it at night. The new substance worked well, with the lines being quite visible for night drivers, making travel safer. The only drawback of the “photo-luminescent delineation treatment,” as it’s called, is that after overcast days, the lines may lose their “glow.”
Going barefoot: A young man from Cambridge, England, doesn’t like wearing shoes, and he has proven as much by throwing away all of his footwear. Since 2021, George Woodville has been going barefoot all the time, and he does not care what the weather is like, saying his feet get used to being both hot and cold. He’s run into a few problems along the way, such as grocery store owners kicking him out due to his dirty feet. However, Woodville is more than willing to dunk his feet into a pail of water to tidy them up for fussy merchants. Some people must love the idea because he has many followers on his multiple social media platforms.
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“Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.” - Proverb

“Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window - or break down a door.” - Brooke Shields
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Community Flower & Garden Show: Sat., June 3, 9am-2pm, Cobble Hill Hall, 3550 Watson Ave. Shop, dine & learn. Held by Mill Bay Garden Club.

Knox Presents ‘The Clapton Chronicles with Big Awesome Entertainment’, Sat., June 3, 7:30pm. Tix $30 & available through Eventbrite or Close To You Boutique & Fireside Books in Parksville.

Gordon Bramford Canadian Dirt Tour: Held Sunday, June 4, 6:30pm to 10:30pm at The Kinsmen Community Centre, 4102 Hollywood St. Special guest Teigen Gayse.

Gabriola Giant Book Sale: Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4, 10am-4pm at Gabriola Community Hall, 2200 South Road,Gabriola Island. Gabriola Friends of the Library.

Mid Island Floral Art Club Meeting: Thursday, June 8, 2pm at St Stephen’s Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach.  Special demonstration: ‘Succulents in Floral Design’, presented by Irene Brooks. Guests welcome, $5.  Info: or Joanne 250-757-8969.

Material Magic Quilt Show: Presented by Nanaimo Quilters’ Guild on June 9 & 10, 10am-5pm at Nanaimo Curling Centre. 300+ quilts on display, vendors, draws, raffle, boutique & café. $10/adults & $5/students.

Summer-Berry Tea & Quilt Display: Held at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 486 Jubilee St., Duncan on Saturday, June 10, 1-3pm. Tickets Limited: $20/adult & $10/child (up to 12 yrs). Proceeds support ‘Nourish Cowichan’.  For information, call 250.748.9712.

Toys Toiletries & Toques are collecting baby essentials (diapers, baby food, baby wipes, onsies, as well as toilet paper & sanitary products) from June 3rd to June 30th. Donation locations are: Speedy Glass on Chaster Rd., Legion Br 134 & Hair at 60 Queens Studio.

Spring Lunch, Bake Sale & Bazaar: Sat., June 10, 12-2pm at  St Philip-by-the-Sea Church, 7113 Lantzville Rd. Baking & take-away sandwiches to purchase & a bazaar.  Info:

Chemainus Classical Concerts: Luke Welch, piano. June 11, 2pm St. Michael’s Church, Chemainus. $25/$10. Reserved: $20. Phone: 250-748-8383.

‘The Starlight Pops Choir, Back To The ‘80s!’ Presented by Knox on Sunday, June 11, 2:30pm. Tickets are $25 each & available online through Eventbrite or at Fireside Books & Close To You Boutique in Parksville.  Featuring music from Bette Midler, Toto, Elton John, Queen, The B-52s, Van Halen, Tears For Fears, Billy Joel, Survivor & more! Also featuring the Starlight Pops Combo.

Qualicum Beach Garden Club General Meeting: Tues., June 13, 7:30pm at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Guest Speaker:  Linda Derkach discusses hotter, drier, wetter:  Garden sense for a changing climate.

Port Alberni Newcomers June 2023 Social Meet Up: Brought to you by Neighborhood Welcome & Ironworks Cafe on June 14, 11am-noon at 5262 Argyle Street. Join in the fun!

Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival 2023: Held Friday, June 16, thru Sunday, June 18 at Laketown Ranch Music & Recreation Park in Youbou. Highlighting Grammy Award-winning musician John Reischman. A great event for all Bluegrass lovers!

Solstice Arts Festival: Held at the Harbour Quay, Port Alberni on Saturday, June 17, 11am-6pm. Come to celebrate art, music & community. We are also seeking artists & musicians. To register, please contact the Grove Art Gallery at 250-724-3412.

All About Fathers Open Market: Sunday June 18th, 11am - 4pm at RC Br. 211, Bowser. 7095 Island Hwy West. See display ad for more info or call: 250-884-0500

Fathers Day in the Park: Held at Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo on June 18, 11am-1:30pm. Sponsored by the Mens Center. Join us for lunch & fun for the kids.

Nanaimo Family History Society Meeting: Monday, June 19, 7pm. Mali Bain of Nanaimo, shares her insights from publishing her own book & helping others publish their family histories. Attend in person at Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo or remotely via Zoom. More info at

4th Annual Aging Well Expo 2023: Fri., June 23, 10am-3pm, Cowichan Community Center, Multipurpose Hall, 2687 James St., Duncan. Free admission, 6 workshops, 40+ booths, door prizes.

Free Swim! Nanaimo Lion’s Club invites you to swim free every Saturday at 1-2:30pm from now until June 24, at the Nanaimo Aquatic Center.

Moving? Spring Cleaning? Downsizing? NanGo Grannies are collecting clean, unused fabric (min 1/2 metre) & yarn for their Sept. 16 fabric sale held at The Nanaimo Curling Club. Arrange pick up or drop off, 250-753-3371 or 250-756-2429.

Prom Closet provides formal wear that has been gently pre-worn, at no cost to students graduating from any high school on the Island. Students must be graduating & attending a formal event. Appointments are in Nanaimo & required. For info email:

Island Roots Farmers’ Market: Every Wednesday, 3-6pm at Beban Park, Nanaimo in the Centennial Building. Locally produced meat, produce, baking, eggs, bread, plants, soup, chocolate, preserves, local artisans & more.

Cowichan Valley Probus Club: Retired or nearly retired? Come join us at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, Mt. Baker Room. First Tues of each month, 10:30am. Visit or 250-710-7467.

Want to Volunteer with a Great Group while benefiting your local Hospital. Contact: or 250-585-0409.

Volunteer with Local Seniors: Give a listening ear & friendly smile while helping improve care for seniors. Learn more at: or email Emily at:
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1. This fleshy tissue hangs down near the back of the mouth.
2. A _____ is a wheel with a rope, cord, cable, chain, or belt on its rim.
3. Waitangi Day celebrates what country’s founding document?
4. How many Stanley Cups have the Edmonton Oilers won?
5. How long is the gestation period for an elephant?
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ou are more than halfway through an eight-year cycle where old wounds resurface in order to be healed. This week may be good for obtaining information that can help. Lucky numbers: 8, 17, 23, 32, 34, 39.
An unexpected opportunity could suddenly appear this week, and you might be more open to seeing it than you usually would be. You may want to examine it carefully before deciding. Lucky numbers: 3, 5, 19, 22, 38, 47.
Gemini is one of the signs that is good at picking up information from the ethereal realm. Your ability to do so could be heightened over the next few weeks. Lucky numbers: 6, 9, 16, 19, 23, 29.
Your emotions and thoughts may be out of sync early in the week. Wait a few days and this could improve. Meanwhile, you might want to postpone any important decisions. Lucky numbers: 16, 19, 33, 36, 38, 47.
Your focus for the next few months may be on romance. This period might provide an opportunity, but seeing the other person clearly, including their values, is important. Lucky numbers: 29, 32, 37, 41, 43, 46.
Your typically stable emotional nature may be out of sorts at the end of the week. This might be an opportunity to stretch your comfort zone and explore your intuition. Lucky numbers: 5, 7, 12, 15, 24, 41.
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If you are having difficulty communicating with someone, now may be a good time to resolve the situation. However, you might need to be the first one to reach out. Lucky numbers: 12, 17, 23, 28, 33, 47.
Are your intuitive abilities not working properly now? Consider where you could adjust your thought processes to accommodate new forms of information and data. Lucky numbers: 2, 3, 12, 16, 26, 35.
You may find that others are putting obstacles in the way of something you want. Rather than fighting this, perhaps consider changes you might want to make. Lucky numbers: 9, 13, 18, 21, 37, 39.
Your insecurities may surface this week and encourage you to focus obsessively on a particular situation. Breathe deeply and wait it out, rather than immediately responding. Lucky numbers: 4, 18, 21, 29, 38, 43.
The detached energy that makes Aquarius a fine humanitarian can create distance in personal relationships. Now may be a good time to be aware of and positively address this. Lucky numbers: 1, 4, 21, 30, 40, 44.
You may receive a wave of information from your unconscious now. Try not to let yourself be overwhelmed by it. Instead, see how it can help guide you on your path. Lucky numbers: 7, 11, 18, 19, 25, 48.
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Lucky numbers this week:  This week’s odds favour Gemini winners with the luckiest number being 9.
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City of blue: The city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is full of blue-coloured houses. Called Brahmin blue, the calming colour has been found to repel mosquitos and keep houses cooler.

Rocky outcrop: The Farallon Islands lie about 27 miles (43 km) off the coast of San Francisco, California (U.S.). Indigenous peoples called them Islands of the Dead. The series of steep cliffs provide refuge for birds and other wildlife.

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Tiny creature: The bumblebee bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai) of Thailand and Myanmar is the smallest bat in the world. Also known as Kitti’s hog-nosed bat, these wee creatures are smaller than a thumb and weigh only about 2 grams (0.07 oz.).

Pop royalty: Madonna, known as “The Queen of Pop,” is a versatile musician and songwriter whose many songs have topped the charts over the years. She was born Madonna Louise Ciccone in 1958 in the U.S. state of Michigan.  

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Ernie: “Are you a light sleeper?”
Bernie: “No, I like to sleep in the dark.”

Why did the circus performer get tired? He was juggling two jobs.

Sign in a veterinarian’s waiting room: “Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”

Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Dozen. Dozen who? Dozen anybody want to come out and play?

A persistent banker kept bothering me. He wouldn’t leave me a loan.
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