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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...


Hometown Champion

By Kevin McKay on Feb 26, 2016

Though he may not have earned the same statistical excellence as Gretzky, for example, there can be little argument that for more than four decades Bobby Lenarduzzi has been the face of soccer in Canada. Read more...


Sympli Stunning

By Bobbie Jo Reid on Jan 1, 2016

Who among us hasn’t dreaded purchasing new clothes? Updating a wardrobe or buying a new outfit for a special event ought to elicit feelings of excitement and renewal. Sadly, the emotions it evokes too often fall on the darker side of the spectrum. Whether it’s a dearth of suitable options or a deluge of body-image qualms, for some women, shopping for the “perfect” ensemble can be a perfect nightmare. Fashion designer and owner of The White House Design Company in Burnaby Jan Stimpson was one of those women.  Read more...


More Than Meets the Eye

By John Thomson on Nov 2, 2015

Jim attributes his plucky, life-affirming attitude to his Catholic parents and a warm and stable upbringing in St. Louis, Missouri. Religion factored in his home life; his cousin was a nun, but music figured prominently, too. Read more...


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