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  • Fortney: Calgarian credits leukemia treatment advances for another decade of life

    Fortney: Calgarian credits leukemia treatment advances for another decade of life

    She did everything right — exercised, ate healthy foods. In fact, Jeannette Castillo went the extra distance, devoting her career to promoting proper nutrition. When she marked her 30th birthday and her second wedding anniversary at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre then, Castillo was understandably in shock. “I learned that a critical illness can happen to […]
  • Last: You can feel good drinking these wines

    Last: You can feel good drinking these wines

    There are a lot of misunderstandings about wine and the various side-effects that accompany its consumption. I thought I could clear up a few of those, bearing in mind I am neither a doctor nor scientist although I can safely say I have done a significant amount of research on the subject.  Red wine shoulders […]
  • Halloween can be adapted for children with special needs

    While many children look forward to the spookiest, goriest costumes and scary decorations, for others, Halloween can be an overwhelming experience. Children with autism, mobility issues or other special needs may need support and strategies to cope with the frightening costumes, darkness, sounds, smells, large crowds and grim decor like headstones and ghouls they’ll likely see on their […]
  • Keep wheeling through winter

    Keep wheeling through winter

    The number of snow-coated cars in the newly minted parking lot at West Bragg is proof, I think, that I’m not the only idiot alive who thinks a spin around Braggin’ Rights is not a bad call on a frosty, five-below morning. And, sure enough, while pedalling through the snow-packed sections and darting through the […]
  • Corbella: Harvey Weinstein story has many of us saying #MeToo

    Corbella: Harvey Weinstein story has many of us saying #MeToo

    Another friend, Kit, who grew up near a large park in Burnaby, B.C., said it was common to be followed by masturbating men in cars.
  • Acute care centre designed to distract, soothe young patients

    Acute care centre designed to distract, soothe young patients

    Medical treatments can be painful and frightening for children, not to mention distressing for their parents, so positive distractions and tranquil environments conducive to healing are core design principles and priorities in the new Teck Acute Care Centre at B.C. Children’s Hospital. Studies have shown that viewing art, especially images of nature, can reduce stress and […]
  • 'It was the only thing I could think of to really make a difference': Blood drive to honour miner killed in accident, help others in need

    'It was the only thing I could think of to really make a difference': Blood drive to honour miner killed in accident, help others in need

    Doctors pumped more than 180 litres of blood into Chad Wiklun’s broken body in a valiant but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to save the 29-year-old potash miner’s life.  Now, just over a year after the underground accident that killed him, his partner and the mother of their two girls is launching what she hopes will become […]
  • Find adventure this fall in nearby mountain towns

    Find adventure this fall in nearby mountain towns

    The Japanese call it ‘Shinrin-Yoku’ and, simply put, it means spending time outdoors for better mind and body health. Some may think that’s not possible in autumn with its darker days, more frantic pace and increased screen time. While no more sand in the toes is sad, you can turn it around. Make time to […]
  • Lesser-known parks offer summer adventure without the masses

    Lesser-known parks offer summer adventure without the masses

    British Columbia and Alberta offer a land of sky-scraping peaks, rich, green river valleys, azure lakes, unspoiled, wild coastline and more. It’s summer and Canada’s 150th birthday which will no doubt bring the masses to our favourite national parks. So, consider these less-visited places also filled with adventure that will tug at your heart and […]
  • Olympians’ dream voyage to the Arctic aims to inspire youth to pursue their own dreams

    Olympians’ dream voyage to the Arctic aims to inspire youth to pursue their own dreams

    Kelly VanderBeek watched in wonder as Inuit athlete Brand Killiktec performed a feat of strength and agility – holding his body weight up with one hand while touching his foot to a string dangling from the ceiling. The young man was demonstrating an Arctic sport to the Olympic alpine ski racer and her husband, David […]
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How local communities are ensuring these vintage B.C. mountain destinations remain open
Tiny dots of human civilization on a backdrop of pristine wilderness, B.C’s historic fire lookout cabins truly are backcountry treasures. If you became curious about fire lookouts after  this story about a historic cabin being fi

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