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Flower (Goldenrod) Spider. (Tina Portman photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Jun 22, 2022
Flower (Goldenrod) Spider. (Tina Portman photo)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Where were you when the internet died?

Tom ruminates on the frailty of our reliance on technology

  • Jun 16, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Growing up with an adventurous dad creates cherished memories

Marisca reminisces about some wild experiences with her father

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
Daresay - Deb Meissner

A legacy of pure love and joy for three generations

Deb celebrates Father’s Day with a tribute to her dad

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Chocolate lily. (By Dewhurst, Donna - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Jun 16, 2022
Chocolate lily. (By Dewhurst, Donna - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Life continues to grow around the grief

Thom reflects on the second anniversary of his dad’s death

For your consideration - Thom Barker
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Decriminalization does not deserve our applause

What is needed for the opioid crisis is drastic measures not half-assed ones

  • Jun 9, 2022
For your consideration - Thom Barker
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Mass killings are a form of national insanity for U.S.

Schools, hospitals, churches, etc., are all targets of mass shootings, Deb says it’s time for change

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Friends learn a lesson the hard way

Marisca discovers through friends’ misadventure that lifejackets are required on a paddle board

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
Native blue clematis. (Jim Pojar photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Jun 9, 2022
Native blue clematis. (Jim Pojar photo)
Jarom and Martin Rozario at their new Smithers restaurant Foodie Heaven. (Tom Roper photo)

Catching up with the new restaurant on the block

Tom gets the lowdown on the family responsible for Foodie Heaven’s heavenly fare

  • Jun 9, 2022
Jarom and Martin Rozario at their new Smithers restaurant Foodie Heaven. (Tom Roper photo)
Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

Cole’s Notes: Hayden Christensen deserves better from Canadians

Christensen hails from Vancouver, a fact too few Canadians celebrate

Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)
A black woodpecker ‘passively anting’ in Hungary. (Wikimedia Commons/Francesco Veronesi)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Jun 2, 2022
A black woodpecker ‘passively anting’ in Hungary. (Wikimedia Commons/Francesco Veronesi)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Small random acts of kindness make a big difference

Deb does a little housekeeping and has a few notes of thanks this week

Daresay - Deb Meissner
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Hiking group seeks to bolster its ranks

The group meets Wednesdays to hike, eat and solve the world’s problems

  • Jun 2, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Our guaranteed rights and freedoms are not guaranteed at all

Thom takes exception to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ notwithstanding clause

For your consideration - Thom Barker
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Shaming moms is not the answer to formula shortage

Marisca advocates for better support and more understanding amid baby formula shortage

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.

FINLAYSON: Taming the inflation monster

‘Canadian policymakers should support the Bank of Canada’s efforts to get inflation back to 2 per cent’

  • Jun 1, 2022
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
Male purple finch in all his finery. (Wikimedia Commons/Andrew Cannizzaro)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • May 26, 2022
Male purple finch in all his finery. (Wikimedia Commons/Andrew Cannizzaro)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Sleep and screen time do not necessarily mix

Marisca tests out a theory that the TV is hurting her children’s sleep

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker