The Pearl of the Adriatic

By Nancy Van Veen “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik” ~ George Bernard Shaw As I passed through the gates into the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, it felt as if I had stepped back through time into a medieval kingdom. My first course of...

What will your legacy be?

By Moneca Jantzen Life can be fleeting and the notion of leaving “something behind” is a very human tendency. Most of us reach points in our lives where we wonder what our “legacy” will be or will we actually escape this life without leaving a mark or making a lasting...

Best toys for the 2017 holiday season

By Moneca Jantzen The most popular and commercialized toys are not always the “best” toys. Kids that have been exposed to an onslaught of advertising and peer pressure may have a wish list that is actually devoid of quality playthings. We asked our local toy guru,...

Harry Ha Ha fundraiser extended

By Moneca Jantzen They say life is something that happens while you’re making plans. In the case of Shirley McCaffrey, during the last several months, this couldn’t have been a truer statement. McCaffrey lost her 14-year-old “furbaby” Harry Ha Ha in early August....

Haircut for Harry Ha Ha

Submitted by Shirley McCaffrey Fourteen years ago, my life was changed forever when I met a feisty, funny, little dog named Harry Ha Ha. Abandoned with over 25 other dogs to fend for themselves deep in the woods of the Cariboo, Harry Ha Ha’s new life started when he...

‘Sir’ Keith Moore remembers

Trooper Keith S. Moore of the 28th Canadian Armoured Regiment (British Columbian Regiment) Canadian Armoured Corps., celebrated his 96th birthday on October 28. A few days earlier, he shared an account of his military service during WWII. Moore volunteered for the...

Care aides embrace new careers

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day and seems as good a time as any to celebrate these front line health care workers that provide some of the most basic care to care home residents, hospital patients, and independent clients. They assist people with everything...

Grandparents raising grand kids

By Moneca Jantzen Most grandparents, aunts and uncles expect to enjoy the privilege of spoiling their grandchildren, nieces and nephews and returning them to their parents after a visit, but for many families this privilege never materializes. For a variety of reasons...