Seniors and their vintage cars: Ron Buck

By Dick Parkes Kamloops Chapter, Vintage Car Club of Canada As the majority of the members of the Kamloops Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada are seniors, it is hoped that the readers of The Connector will relate to our members and their automotive history....

How to thwart the cherry fruit fly

By Sandra Frangiadakis KFPC Gleaning Abundance Program Cherry season should be a welcome time of year, as the first of the tree fruits heralds in the beginning of the harvest season in our part of the world. But each year, I find myself filled with a sense of dread...

Focus on kidney health in March

      Organizers of the 2017 Kamloops Kidney Walk chose Susan Duncan, a kidney donor, as that year’s honouree. Here, she introduces Lloyd Garner, who received her kidney, his wife, Gen, and their three children — Joshua, Josiah and Makayla — to the crowd prior to the...

Nomad Nan’s Trippy Tales: Rosendal, Norway

By Nancy Van Veen “Only one who wanders finds new paths.” ~ Norwegian Proverb Of all the countries I’ve visited, Norway is unequalled for its scenic beauty. From trendy Oslo in the south, to the dramatic Atlantic Highway and the stark landscape of the northern tundra,...

Loneliness: A Silent Thief

(Editor’s note: This article was cut off in the print version of The Connector. My apologies for the error.) Submitted by D. Martin Loneliness lurks among us like a silent thief. Sometimes it is not recognized, or we just don’t want to admit its presence. It’s a...

A heartfelt campaign

By Moneca Jantzen As February is Heart and Stroke month, it seems fitting to catch up with Al Patel, owner of Scott’s Inn and Restaurant and one of the founders of the ICCHA/Wish Fund. Established in 2007 in an effort to improve healthcare excellence in Kamloops and...

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...