The gardens are in full flower and I have been invited to see a few. I have been to a great art show of quilting and a few other social events. And I moved house again. I hope I am staying put until October.
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New analysis of Airbnb across Canada forthcoming in Canadian Journal of Urban Resesarch — Read on upgo.lab.mcgill.ca/2019/06/20/short-term-rentals-in-canada-paper/
This cohort study of 16 741 older women from the Women’s Health Study examines associations of number of steps per day and stepping intensity with all-cause mor — Read on jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2734709
In Aug 2018 the Hornby Island school burned down. So far the provincial government has not committed to replacing the full size gym that was used for many activities on the Island. There is a meeting on Hornby on June 20 with the School Board so we need to forward as many letters as possible… Read More Your help is needed to replace the gym on Hornby Island.
via BC, Islands Canada volunteer work exchanges This is a fascinating website of people looking for volunteer help in exchange for accommodation all over the world.
Many people on Hornby has summer visitors and it’s complicated getting here. This might help a few people to navigate the transportation system getting here. My recommendation is the float plane from YVR float plane terminal to Hornby for about $ 200 one way. See details below. Public transit. Getting to and from Hornby Island… Read More Transportation to Hornby
This Is the Way to be Brave Again | Blog — Read on johnpweiss.com/blog/145558/this-is-the-way-to-be-brave-again
E-bikes are helping keep seniors young and, in some instances, even alleviating the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. — Read on http://www.fastcompany.com/90341686/the-unlikely-way-e-bikes-could-transform-how-we-age This should help rural people to become more active. I saw a fellow on a $2000 Costco ebike yesterday. It was a gift to his wife. 🙄
This time of year Hornby Island is abundant with wildflowers. Some useful identification guides: fieldguidecolor2012 http://www.nwplants.com/ Wildflowers etc. of British Columbia Photo Gallery by Terry Thormin at pbase.com
Physical inactivity, cardiometabolic disease, and risk of dementia: an individual-participant meta-analysis | The BMJ — Read on http://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l1495
Why medical cannabis is still out of patients’ reach—an essay by David Nutt | The BMJ — Read on http://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l1903
Stop being so busy, and just do nothing. Trust us. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/smarter-living/the-case-for-doing-nothing.html
What we can learn from the oldest people in the Blue Zones of Japan, Italy and Greece — Read on http://www.nextavenue.org/blue-zones-worlds-oldest-people-asia-europe-make-their-money-last/
Study Finds No Benefit for Dietary Supplements – NIH Director’s Blog — Read on directorsblog.nih.gov/2019/04/16/study-finds-no-benefit-for-dietary-supplements/
SAN FRANCISCO – Results of research conducted by online thrift shop Thred Up say that the second-hand clothing market will grow to nearly 1.5x the size of fast fashion by 2028. The Thred Up 2019 Resale Report says that in 2028, the second-hand market… — Read on http://www.ecotextile.com/2019040124196/fashion-retail-news/research-predicts-second-hand-will-overtake-fast-fashion-within-ten-years.html
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One of my favourite watercolour painters