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.


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