Columnists

On her way to Climax (Saskatchewan, that is)

Lorraine announces she is moving to Prince George at the end of September

Gratitude for those who reached out in melancholy time

Brenda is thankful for people who got her to the other side of a little bout of depression

  • Sep 17, 2020

The history of newspapers goes way back

Lorraine talks about how she used to use the paper back in the day

  • Sep 10, 2020

Supporting breastfeeding during the pandemic

Marisca stands behind nursing mamas but not keyboard warriors

A history lesson on Labour Day

Thom is grateful he wasn’t born in the 1800’s

  • Sep 10, 2020
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The joys of an aging body

From skin tags to constipation, Brenda reflects on ‘old person issues’

  • Sep 10, 2020

Is lack of sun, vitamin D creating a kind of low-grade depression?

Brenda grapples with the effects of rain, COVID and politics

  • Sep 3, 2020

Gathering to worship, but at what cost?

Do you remember the nursery rhyme where you put your hands together…

Maybe I’m just too dumb or too pedantic for social media

Thom descends into a rabbit hole of analytical semantics with a silly Facebook logic game

Self care is important

Lorraine talks the importance of taking care of yourself

  • Sep 2, 2020

An early reminder about Operation Christmas Child

Lorraine looks forward to sharing the Christmas spirit with those with less

  • Aug 26, 2020

How is back to school going to actually work?

Brenda has questions, questions and more questions

  • Aug 26, 2020

Confessions of a helicopter parent

Marisca wonders if she is merely keeping her children safe or making them too dependent

Be careful what you ask for; you could end up with a whole new daily routine

Lorraine goes to a physiotherapist and has a request for some feedback from seniors

  • Aug 19, 2020

Sunshine, flowers, berries make for a positive day in the time of COVID

Brenda finds the beauty in the world and a surprise pick for Vice President of the United States

  • Aug 19, 2020

Tie me at the crossroads when I die

Thom reflects on the meaning of life

‘It’s going to be very painful’: my experience getting tested for COVID-19

While it’s definitely not a comfortable experience, it’s better than being put on a ventilator

Lapse in Trump avoidance causes upset stomach

Brenda bends her TV news policy and ends up with a case of Trumpitis

  • Aug 12, 2020

Arts make a limited comeback in the valley

Lorraine rounds up the visual and performing arts offerings upcoming over the next few weeks

  • Aug 12, 2020