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The Long Run

By John Thomson on Dec 1, 2016

“Lonesome Mary” kicks off the Chilliwack road show these days. The iconic BC band continues to thrill boomers and millennials alike with 20 to 25 engagements a year (primarily at fairs and festivals) belting out hits such as “Lonesome Mary,” “I Believe” and “Crazy Talk.” And of course their signature tune, “My Girl Read more...


The Price of Freedom

By Hans Tammemagi on Nov 1, 2016

At 95, former Flying Officer Howard R. Armstrong lives quietly in Victoria, BC. Although he moves slowly and has hearing problems, he is an iconic gentleman, one of the few veterans of the Second World War still with us. Read more...


Finding Clarity

By Yvonne Zacharias on Oct 1, 2016

Behind every great yoga teacher is a mentor. If thunderous cheers and outpourings of affection from students are any sign of greatness, Gloria Latham makes the ranks. Read more...


Lucky Star

By Victoria Ford on Oct 1, 2016

“It’s like a lot of things in life, it all goes by so quickly.” So begins my conversation with Canadian actor Jackson Davies. Read more...


Blues and Blessings

By Kiana Karimkhani on Sep 1, 2016

From her name alone – not manufactured for the stage but chosen by her mother for its French evocation – one could deduce Sibel Thrasher was fated to be an entertainer. Read more...


Pamela Martin: On the Move

By John Thomson on Sep 1, 2016

“I had a dream childhood,” says former news anchor Pamela Martin of her early days in Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Now, working as an advocate for the BC Liberals, Pamela has traded her anchor desk for advocacy Read more...


The Power of Passion

By Angela Junker on Sep 1, 2016

To watch Arlene Van den Berg dance is to watch poetry of the body in movement. Arlene is a professional belly dancer and instructor, and a two-time breast cancer survivor. Read more...


Passion for the Land

By Starr Munro on Jul 1, 2016

Travel, adventure, passion, tragedy, courage under fire – the life story of the Honourable Judith Guichon, the 29th Lieutenant Governor of BC, is composed of all the dramatic elements of epic novels and classic movies. Read more...


The Sisterhood of Motorcycles

By Kate Robertson on Jul 1, 2016

According to Greer Stewart, founder of the Canadian Women’s Day Ride, the rate of women motorcyclists is increasing dramatically every year, and based on the current trend, should reach 50 per cent of riders in the next five to 10 years. Read more...


Retooling Not Retiring

By James Ellsworth on Jun 1, 2016

Hudson left his job as news director and senior anchor with CTV, Vancouver Island in February 2014, ending a 35-year career as a broadcaster. After the initial shock, Hudson needed to take stock and retool. Read more...


Attached to Nature

By Hans Tammemagi on May 1, 2016

An elephant with a deeply creased grey hide, flapping ears the size of blankets, and menacing tusks loomed before me. The dry heat and dust of Africa rose around us. I was nervous and felt vulnerable, even though I was only standing in front of a painting. Read more...


Heart-driven Hippy

By Hans Tammemagi on May 1, 2016

If there is one word that sums up the irrepressible Valdy, it is “energy.” The smiling, impish, red-suspendered septuagenarian is constantly on the go. Read more...


Wild Child

By John Thomson on Apr 1, 2016

“I’m a show-off. I can’t help it,” admits Vicki Gabereau, the former host of *Gabereau* on CBC Radio for 12 years and CTV’s *Gabereau Live* for eight, “and the more wild the situation gets, the wilder I get. Read more...


Creating a Life She Loves

By James Ellsworth on Mar 1, 2016

Barbara Risto, the publisher/owner of INSPIRED Senior Living has walked the path of a caregiver, multiple times. She is a testament to being thrust into caregiver roles, as so many are; and also being able to live a fulfilling life. Read more...


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