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So many to thank for Studio Fair

So many to thank for Studio Fair

I am writing this week's column on behalf of the staff and board of the Community Arts Council of Prince George & District as an open letter of appreciation and gratitude for the successful completion of the 40th anniversary Studio Fair held Nov.
What the Chicago Cubs say about leadership

What the Chicago Cubs say about leadership

On November 4, 2016, five million people gathered to celebrate the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series. This was the seventh largest gathering of people in the history of the world, and certainly the largest sports gathering ever.
Connections found when taking time to remember

Connections found when taking time to remember

Frank was an older gentleman, kind and sweet.We were all telling stories one day and Frank revealed a massive scar on his back from a surgery when he was a boy.
Easy to get off track with stress, Halloween candy

Easy to get off track with stress, Halloween candy

Reevaluate has been a word that seems to constantly crop up in my internal dialogue lately.
Retirement has been a kick for Hanik

Retirement has been a kick for Hanik

Retired school teacher and soccer enthusiast Walter Hanik was born in 1939 and grew up in East Germany. His family fled to West Germany when he was just 14 years old. Three years later, his family immigrated to Canada and settled in Vernon in 1956.
Stabbing linked to poor mental health services

Stabbing linked to poor mental health services

The stabbing of 13-year-old Letisha Reimer (deceased) and her friend in Abbotsford happened in conjunction with and as a direct result of seriously inadequate mental health services available to the people of B.C. It is no secret that B.
Lest we forget

Lest we forget

Sgt. Marc D. Leger, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Pte. Richard A. Green, and Pte. Nathan Smith, April 18, 2002. Sgt. Robert Short and Cpl. Robbie Beerenfenger, October 2, 2003. Cpl. Jamie Murphy, January 27, 2004. Pte. Braun Woodfield, November 24, 2005.
Don’t wait for someone to die before you begin planning for succession

Don’t wait for someone to die before you begin planning for succession

Two weeks after my 16th birthday my father died suddenly on a flight back to Vancouver from somewhere in central B.C. Over the ensuing few days, his meagre assets were distributed among my siblings and me, more or less evenly.
In Kansas the morning after

In Kansas the morning after

Nothing will wake a person up more than hearing that the 2016 U.S. election went to Donald J. Trump. The man who literally lied on average one time per minute at the debates won the presidential election.
America finally gets it right

America finally gets it right

It's morning in America again. After the long night of Obama's reign that has not seen any real or meaningful growth in the U.S.