Lorraine Doiron

Crows just aren’t the same

Lorraine has some ways to enjoy your time without a furry companion

Still on my way to Osoyoos, should soon be half there by next week. Given the amount of snow I had to plow through this morning, my steps should be counted as double. I found a saying that fits right now: “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s not about the circumstances but rather, what you are made of.” Author unknown.

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A reminder: At the Smithers Library, Friday, Feb. 15 (non-instructional day) 10–11:30 a.m.: Surf’s Up Beach Party! Enjoy tons of beach-themed games, including musical towels, crab & hula hoop races, feed the sharks, beach bingo, a limbo competition and more. This event is free, drop-in and open to all school-age children. Sponsored by SD54 and helping to make this happen the Volunteens.

I miss my little dog way more than I thought I would. Interactions with animals, especially dogs, bring rewards that go far beyond simple friendship. It was a comfort to have her beside me and she needed walks so I did get more exercise and we stopped to talk with neighbours. It was also satisfying to take care of her, to play with her, groom her and just cuddle. I have plants now in my apartment and actually put bread crusts out for the crows. Not the same.

An early notice: The Northwest Trade Expo is scheduled for May 3 and 4 this year. Both arenas will be utilized again this year. Check with Smithers District Chamber of Commerce, 250-847-5072 or email info@smitherschamber.com for more information and to book your 2019 space.

Smithers Alternative Film Series has an upcoming film Feb. 17: If Beale Street Could Talk. This is based on a novel with the same name by James Baldwin. A story of resilience and perseverance about the ordinary and average underclass as they try to navigate their way through a society that is, at best, indifferent to their place within it. A story of love and injustice that burns with a gentle flame, occasionally blazing into a white heat.

Closing with: imbroglio – an acutely painful or embarrassing misunderstanding, a circumstance or action that offends propriety or established moral conceptions or disgraces those associated with it: scandal. A violently confused or bitterly complicated altercation: embroilment. An intricate or complicated situation (as in a drama or novel). A confused mass.

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