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Spice of Life

COVID offers rare insight into others lives, but how real is it?

Brenda muses about the perfect order of people’s homes in Zoom culture

  • Nov 26, 2020
THE STICKY FILES.

Thankful for the end of a tough week

Marisca tries to find some laughter for relief from the second COVID wave

For Your Consideration

A sad weekend with no Grey Cup to watch

Thom laments the cancellation of CFL season, but is hopeful for the future of the league

  • Nov 26, 2020
Sonja Lester - Hard Copy

Don’t stand under a heavily snow-burdened tree and swing a hammer at it

Sonja learns a cool lesson while getting used to living in real winter again

  • Nov 26, 2020
Sonja Lester - Hard Copy
Gardeners Corner

Christmas cacti and a little sidestep into Advent wreath-making

Erik reminisces about making wreaths with his mom with step-by-step instructions

  • Nov 26, 2020
Gardeners Corner
Spice of Life column

Tears of joy and tears of sadness: Trump and Remembrance

Brenda reflects on the U.S. election results and the sacrifices made by the families of veterans

  • Nov 19, 2020
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Sonja Lester - Hard Copy

Dudley does right: valley resident releases book of yarns, memories and opinions

Sonja’s weekly roundup of Bulkley Valley anecdotes and happenings

  • Nov 19, 2020
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The Gardener's Corner

It’s planting time: Key to germination is the right climate

Erik takes you through the seeding process step-by-step

  • Nov 19, 2020
The Gardener's Corner
Marisca Bakker

Let’s not drag this COVID thing out

Marisca gets on board with mask-wearing and hopes other valley residents will do the same

Marisca Bakker
For Your Consideration

From sea to shining sea, I hope

Thom learns just how close the Second World War came to Smithers

For Your Consideration
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
Sonja Lester - Hard Copy

Valley soldier honoured by South Korea

Eugene Bekar travelled back to the country where he fought in the 1950s in 2018

  • Nov 12, 2020
Sonja Lester - Hard Copy
Gardeners Corner

What you need to get your winter seedlings going

Eric outlines how he does bedding plants plus a tip on getting Christmas cacti to bloom on time

  • Nov 12, 2020
Gardeners Corner
Spice of Life

The ins and outs of masks and how they affect communication

Brenda hopes everyone is staying safe and doing the right thing

  • Nov 12, 2020
Spice of Life
Marisca

A slight shift in thinking

Marisca realizes she gets to do things with her child, she doesn’t have to do them

Marisca
For Your Consideration

U.S. election is not something to lose one’s mind over

On election night, I had friends call me concerned I might be…

For Your Consideration
Sonja Lester - Hard Copy

Retiree turns to woodworking for COVID relief

Sonja’s weekly roundup of Bulkley Valley anecdotes

  • Nov 5, 2020
Sonja Lester - Hard Copy
The Gardener's Corner

Tips for growing your own annuals

Erik says it is time to get your seeds if you want petunias for June

  • Nov 5, 2020
The Gardener's Corner
Spice of Life

Winter safety preparations come in a variety of forms

Brenda discusses the hazards of the coming season and hopes for a good outcome in the U.S. election

  • Nov 5, 2020
Spice of Life
The Sticky Files.

Getting used to the new normal

Marisca hopes some pandemic attitudes go away while others stick around

The Sticky Files.