VIEW FROM THE PORCH: Rocks tastier than cranes, much to do about town

Hearing many birds, look up and see great V’s of cranes flying overhead and asked if anyone had eaten crane, was it like duck?

Walking the dog.

Hearing many birds, look up and see great V’s of cranes flying overhead.

Asked if anyone had eaten crane, was it like duck?

Was told that you put it in a pressure cooker, add a rock, cook for 1.5 hours.

When ready take the bird out of the cooker and throw it away, take the rock out and eat it, because it is much more tender than the bird.

After a good laugh I was told the cranes are probably protected anyway so not likely having a chance to try cooking it.

I often wonder if people who live in climates that are the same all year have as much appreciation for the greening grass, the budding tree as I do after six months of winter.

It has been brought to my attention that I may have given a wrong impression in my last column where I wrote about the neighbourhood presentation on the proposed development at the previous Christian School property.

The original wording was, “Someone at the Christian School commented he did not want low-income housing in his neighbourhood.

The sentence should have read, “A person at the Christian School property development neighbourhood meeting commented that he did not want low-income housing in his neighbourhood.”

I could also have added the comment was met with silence.

I really try to be careful not to cause confusion or misrepresent an issue with my column and apologize if I did so.

Did you know, the brain weighs about 1,500 grams, about two per cent of total body weight?

Some volunteer opportunities: the Telkwa Museum, contact Doug Boersema,; Helping Hands, get help with spring yard cleanup, lawn mowing, contact Andrea Hikisch  250-847-9515,; Smithers Art Gallery,, or 847-3898; the Arts Council, Smithers Community Radio, ESL volunteer tutor, Girl Guides, Canadian Cancer Society, Family Literacy tutor, Salvation Army Food Bank.

These are only a few, there is something for all skill levels, all interests.  For a complete list, email volunteer and ask for the list.

Some fun stuff starting April 24, noon – 1 p.m., Learn a Wet’suwet’en song, drumming, dance. April 25, noon – 1 p.m., Dance FlashMobs: what are they and why do we love them? April 26, noon – 1 p.m., Local oral history meets CICK community radio. April 27, noon – 1 p.m., Listen to fast fiddles and move to foot-stomping rhythms.

Information, register, free lunch, families welcome, happening at The Old Church.

Contact Molly Wickham 847-4461 ext.5806, or email, or contact Miriam Colvin, 847-9455,  or

Hosted by the BV Community Arts Council and NWCC.

The recent Praise-A-Reader Newspaper Campaign raised a total of $1,980.92; amount includes $637.50 which the Interior News raised through a subscription campaign.

Way to go!

Remember the Good Food Box.

Great bargain at $15, Smithers Community Services, 847-9515.

Closing with: The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything, William Connor Magee.

Magee was known as the Militant Bishop for his forceful speaking style, though he always worked for peace.


Just Posted

Northwest couples compete at His and Hers golf tournament in Prince Rupert

Kitimat and Smithers couples take home the hardware

100 years since the surrender of Simon Gunanoot

The famed Gitsxan hunter was a fugitive for 13 years

Smithers celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

The day included dancing, singing, a moose call contest and a soapberry ice cream tutorial.

UNBC researcher leads study on cannabis-impaired driving

Dr. Russ Callaghan hypothesizes increased motor vehicle collision injuries among young people

Bestselling Indigenous author enlightens Smithers audience on the Indian Act

Bob Joseph is the author of 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Air Canada flight forced to turn back to YVR on single engine

Airline says planes are designed to fly on one engine, after aircraft suffered engine problem

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Top B.C. court upholds ruling that struck down indefinite solitary confinement

Feds had appealed ruling in case brought by B.C. Civil Liberties Association, John Howard Society

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Heroism medal for B.C. woman who tried to save wheelchair-bound man stuck on rail tracks

Julie Callaghan awarded Carnegie Medal from U.S.-based foundation for ‘extraordinary heroism’

Most Read