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Good time for reflection Prayer of the faithful

My good people: It is that time of year when all seem to be undergoing the so called ‘winter blues.’
First robin of spring?

First robin of spring?

Hip problem produces trekking and other woes

Hip problem produces trekking and other woes

Life’s trekking trails are not always smooth and wide. I cannot pretend it isn’t a drawback - sooner or later my arthritic hip will be replaced by a “bionic” one. In the meantime, unfortunately, I am a gimp. Fortunately, I have patient, long-suffering friends who slow their pace to match mine and shorten outings to an hour or less. Once out there for 40 minutes or so, I beg, “Even slower now, please!” They must sometimes wonder if we’ll ever get back, but we always do.
Scouts learn winter skills at Graffunder Lakes camp

Scouts learn winter skills at Graffunder Lakes camp

Scouts from 1st Wells Gray Scouts braved -15C weather during a recent winter camp at Graffunder Lakes, which are located about 10 km east of Vavenby.
Nature takes charge in the tropics — part two

Nature takes charge in the tropics — part two

All cruise ships have a Promenade deck, labelled with the number of loops needed to make a mile. Our balcony stateroom on last October’s Caribbean cruise looked out on part of it. We watched passengers lope by. “How did you get there?” I asked.

Lake not in favor of holiday in February

Throughout the race to pick a new premier of B.C., there have been plenty of ideas and suggestions kicked around by the various candidates.
Nature takes charge in the tropics — part 1

Nature takes charge in the tropics — part 1

“You do realize our Caribbean Cruise is during the hurricane season,” remarked my husband John a couple of months after our trip was booked and paid for. I shrugged it off with my usual optimistic thoughts. Besides, he was the one who had chosen this particular cruise!

Be aware and play safe this winter season

VICTORIA - Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Rich Coleman remind everyone to stay safe by using common sense and following the rules when enjoying outdoor activities this winter season.

Understanding food labels

As consumers, we are constantly bombarded with advertisements for ‘healthy’ foods. Unfortunately, we cannot always trust that the health claims on food packages accurately reflect the true nutritional quality of the food. Looking past the health claims and reading the Nutrition Facts Table and the Ingredients List, will give you a much more accurate picture of nutritional value of the product.
Essentials for winter backcountry travel

Essentials for winter backcountry travel

When setting out on any backcountry journey, always file a trip plan with a responsible person.