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An abundance of good stuff to be found online

Lorraine suggests some webinars, podcasts and collections for listening and viewing

  • Jul 15, 2020

It’s all in your perspective

If I had to sum up what I’ve learned in the last…

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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanks supporters after threats
Conservatives reject throne speech, NDP wants to see concrete action before supporting it
West Coast winemakers fear smoke damage to grapes
New throne speech lays out big plans to fight COVID-19, aid recovery

Oh, for a viable alternative to the Liberals

Thom is discouraged by Trudeau’s ethics, but struggles to see any difference in the opposition

Something bad, something good come from perusing obits

Brenda finds a friend who passed on, reconnects with another through it

  • Jul 15, 2020

Eye doctor visit challenging, but worth it

Brenda is done with cheapo drug store reading glasses, goes for a proper prescription

  • Jul 8, 2020

Become a certified food preservation trainer for free

Lorraine updates her virtual cross-Canada tour and has some suggestions of stuff to do in the valley

  • Jul 8, 2020

Northwest consumers deserve easier access to transparency on gas prices

It shouldn’t require a background in investigative journalism or familiarity with freedom…

How do we unplug our children?

Marisca discusses kids shows

Outage should remind us how lucky we are

Clean, reliable electricity is something we take for granted, but shouldn’t

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

Canada Day and the camaraderie of nations

Lorraine recalls the coming together of Canadians and Americans in July celebrations

  • Jul 1, 2020

There’s more than one way to skin a mosquito

Brenda counts her blessings of not being to bothered too much by summertime pests

  • Jul 1, 2020

Canada is a great place to raise a family

Marisca reflects on why the Great White North is a great country in which to have a baby

Avoiding Trump in the pursuit of happiness

Brenda unplugs for the sake of her mental health

  • Jun 24, 2020

English is funny

Marisca tries to teach her daughters about grammar

Volunteers are the beating heart of community

Kristen Groen was the recipient of a Lions Club bursary in part because of this essay

  • Jun 24, 2020

Order in Council bans guns but doesn’t address gun violence

Trevor is opposed to the recent Liberal ban on “assault-style” rifles

We need to look at this Covid-19 as a warning

Lorraine is inspired by David Suzuki’s article on the pandemic

  • Jun 24, 2020