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Musical Mazatlan: “Mexico’s Music Mecca”

Nomad Nan's Trippy Tales By Nancy Van Veen Being a freakishly fanatical beach walker and music lover, I jumped at the chance for a winter reprieve that would satisfy both these addictions.
Tidying up your trees: Tips for pruning fruit trees

Tidying up your trees: Tips for pruning fruit trees

By Sandra Frangiadakis, KFPC Food Action Lead Fruit trees are a great addition to the urban landscape. As well as a bounty of delicious fruit, they can provide greenery, shade, beautiful spring blossoms, and a place for kids to climb and hang out.

“Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make me a match, Find me a find, Catch me a catch...”

A conversation with local Matchmaker, Tara Holmes of Holmes is Where the Heart Is Matchmaking Ltd. February is upon us.
Save Our Seeds! Three ways to help our local seed library grow

Save Our Seeds! Three ways to help our local seed library grow

By Sandra Frangiadakis, KFPC Food Action Lead Winter is traditionally the time when gardeners pour over seed catalogues, dreaming of spring planting and the beautiful, bountiful gardens they will grow in the coming year.

Snow Days

by Trudy Frisk Comedian Rick Mercer recently recommended that Canadians, Torontonians in particular, embrace snow days. Snow days are days on which heavy snowfall dictates that Canadians stay home instead of going to school or work.

Tips for building your family tree

Perhaps you’ve watched the likes of Hillary Duff on an episode of TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? as she discovered that her mother, long considered to be from the “wrong side of the tracks” was actually a direct descendent of Robert the Bruce, King
Seniors and Their Vintage Cars: John & Laverne Duerksen

Seniors and Their Vintage Cars: John & Laverne Duerksen

by Dick Parkes, Vintage Car Club of Canada, Kamloops Chapter The Kamloops Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada (VCCC) was formed in 1972 and two years later we were displaying some vintage cars in the Canadian Tire parking lot.

Venice: City of Water, City of Dreams

by Nomad Nan (Nancy Van Veen) Watching recent news footage of soggy Venetians and intrepid tourists wading gingerly through the flooded streets of Venice swept me back to one of my most dreamy trippy tales. It was spring of 2014 and St.

Christmas Dinner

Submitted by Trudy Frisk I thought I knew my friend. That was before she invited my son and I to Christmas dinner. When we began planning the menu, I realized that ‘Christmas dinner’ means very different foods to different people.

Giving nourishment & compassion through the Food Bank

By Michelle Tsutsumi, Kamloops Food Policy Council Communications Lead There are so many ways to give over the holiday season: beautifully wrapped items from the wish list, handmade creations, time (such as a coupon to look after a friend’s kids for