“There are people who try to take you down. Don’t listen to them,” Ford says. “Because there are also people who will try to bring you up.”
Although Stan regularly carries a 10-litre jug of water to Dallas Road, it’s been more challenging lately.
Andrea and Stacey smile and point at the new family of geese walking along the shore of Esquimalt Lagoon, recalling how when they were younger they would have watched the goslings with wonder.
Darrell never expected to be doing this again. He assumed it would all be history by now.
Eijo has been walking two hours a day for the past 224 days straight. His story begins in Japan, amongst the ruins of the Second World War, when Eijo was a child who suffered relentless and excruciating headaches for years.
Oliver is the sort of pooch who always realizes his potential to play.
Adam Sawatsky has been covering Vancouver Island’s arts and culture community for more than a decade. Every night, he applies his unique perspective to island life in the Sawatsky Sign-Off.