If you’ve dipped into this column from time to time, you may recall various rather vague mentions of someday, maybe, making a James Bay berry patch, where those so inclined could go pick fresh fruit. It’s just moved a step closer to becoming a real place, so it seems like time for an update.
Clean up after yourself and your dog!
Re: So Called Active Transportation Network
Celebrating its twenty-fifth year of existence, the British Columbia Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS) has planned a number of events that will appeal to many this February as we pause to reflect on the nature of diversity and its ability to be the difference that makes a difference in our lives.
This is the time of year when people set New Year’s resolutions and often one of those resolutions is to quit smoking. Tobacco-related illness is the leading cause of preventable death in British Columbia, causing up to 6,000 deaths each year.
To repudiate the laws such as the Doctrine of Discovery and others that give Europeans the right of sovereignty in North America is a place to start the political process of sharing and respecting all who live here.
One entirely different aspect of life in Home South and Home North that I have not touched on more than fleetingly is the state of health care in the two countries
Some animals have an amazing ability to sense things we as humans are oblivious to. Their emotional intuition, awareness of surrounding, and even an indescribable sense of things unseen give them gifts we will never have.
Trees. We know that they are beautiful. We know that they are important. We know they are long-lived. But are they social, neighbourly, considerate of the young, and helpful to others?
Canadians, women especially, have one of the world’s highest risks of MS and some think it is increasing. Why? And what is MS?
I was awoken this morning by the CRA lawsuit threat scam phone call. The caller told me that if I did not buy a pre-paid VISA card for $5,000 and call them back with the number and PIN, I would be going to jail! Being a tax professional, I informed the individual of the criminal nature of his request.
Whether the task is simply to arrange chairs in an auditorium, selling tombola tickets from a booth at a charity function, or braving heaving seas at night in a small craft to rescue weary soldiers on a foreign shore, the cry for volunteers is hopeful, expectant that there will be a raising of hands.
I am honoured to serve as the MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill, the Minister of Finance, and as Deputy Premier. It is a privilege and I am so very grateful for the longstanding support from our community.
We celebrate Canadian Flag Day on February 15 each year, but I imagine most of us do not think too much about it. You may wonder why we celebrate the flag on February 15 – it is because that was the day the flag was first officially flown.
The recently formed Bennetts’ Wet Paint Company brings together the diverse talents of three generations of local musicians.