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Rediscover Your Natural Joy

By Pat Nichol on Jul 1, 2016

Joy and happiness are up to us. We come from joy; as babies we come into life with a natural joy. Joy is inherent in every one of us, however, sometimes our physical selves forget we are meant to be joyful creatures. We need to rediscover that natural joy. 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...


Invest in Yourself

By Pat Nichol on May 1, 2016

I wrote and spoke recently about loneliness and how it affects many people. Interestingly, it affects not just those of us of a certain age, but people of all ages. 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...


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...


The Chief Reindeer

By Karoline Cullen on Nov 1, 2015

Operation Red Nose (ORN) is widely supported in communities across Canada and in several European countries. It began in 1984 in Quebec City as a fundraiser for Laval University’s swim team. Read more...


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