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Ex-northerners gathering in Summerland Sept. 12

Ex-northerners gathering in Summerland Sept. 12

There are many former residents of the Vanderhoof and Fort St. James areas of B.C. who are now living the Okanagan.
Fall colour options

Fall colour options

Gardening Jos Van Hage The summer landscape is full of colour and it does not have to end after the first killing frost.
Time to act

Time to act

How many of you were as surprised as myself when Forests Minister Pat Bell announced on television earlier this summer, that the new legal size of a campfire was half a metre. Well, it is about to happen again.
Prying my mitts from the steering wheel

Prying my mitts from the steering wheel

Let's get something straight. I have never driven a Toyota with any kind of sticky gas pedal, unless you count the ones where I purposefully kept my foot stuck to the floor.
Ford Fiesta, a blood great little car

Ford Fiesta, a blood great little car

I am a bit of a sceptical bugger. Having spent years in catholic schools when I was growing up and being told you don't question your elders, everything seemed to go the opposite direction in my early 20s.
Author's skill, wit, humour and understanding shown in new book

Author's skill, wit, humour and understanding shown in new book

Something Is Out There By Richard Bausch This new collection of Richard Bausch's short stories adds to the distinguished list of the author's previous publications: Spirits and Other Stories, Rare and Endangered Species, Wives and Lovers, and Peace (
Riding the resource rollercoaster

Riding the resource rollercoaster

Paul Willcocks In Victoria The provincial auditor general and the government are in a tussle, again, over the way more than $440 million in annual subsidies to the oil and gas industry are being handled.
UNBC Alumni honoured

UNBC Alumni honoured

A geoscientist who first survived, and then helped with relief and rebuilding efforts after the earthquake in Haiti will be among those honored as UNBC Alumni of the Year at the fourth annual Homecoming later this month.
Opportunity knocks

Opportunity knocks

What an opportunity P.G. has to create a public, multi-sport facility. The current P.G. Golf & Curling Club could be converted into a very useful sporting complex.
If it’s good enough for Europe

If it’s good enough for Europe

The Buick Regal is certainly good enough for here