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Between You and Me
A February Celebration of Great Hearts


What a winter this has been so far – or perhaps I just notice the snow and cold more than I used to? I certainly step more carefully now, and the slightest hint of ice on the driveway has me out like a whirling dervish, scattering salt like birdseed. In any case, the winter has already been too long for me and it is only the beginning of February. Temperatures of -18 in the morning remind me of Saskatoon, so I stare at my outdoor thermometer, willing the red line to rise above ...

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February 2008
February 2008
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Travel
On the Sunny side of Australia
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Our first trip to Australia started with flights on three different planes before landing at Brisbane. I made a point of watching the traffic as we stretched our legs before hopping on another Quanta flight north to Cairns.

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Focus on the Arts
The Art of Mexico
Sample ImageFrom the time we began writing articles on the arts we have taken a very liberal interpretation of ‘liberal' arts. We didn't want to take anything away from those who hold an opinion that real art belongs within the definition ‘fine art'. We continue to focus on the liberal interpretation we have taken. We are not art critics because we find? too much talent in those who render ...
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Senior Sports Personality
Canadian Junior Hockey Sports Fans Abroad
Our sports story this week leads us to highlight another group of diehard sports people. These lSample Imageovers of our national game and their support of Junior Hockey both national and international deserve special attention and recognition. Thousands of Canadian Junior Hockey fans on holiday abroad set aside their sun-tanning, people-watching and idle beach time for a f...
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Dodi Morrison
The Calculated Risks of Building in the Okanagan.
Sample ImageEvery so often a home, sometimes several homes, in the Okanagan become a scene of destruction. Homeowners are understandably devastated. What can be done to prevent these tragedies?
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Lynn Dewing
“Poster Boy” for Alzheimer’s Shares his Experience
Sample ImageWhen Keith Vinden was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease early in 2003 he was relieved. It meant that there was a genuine cause to the things he had been worrying about. His wife Netty, on the other hand, was terrified because what lay ahead was unknown and scary.
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Gray Matters
Is It Love or Merely Love of Language?

(Lexophiles are never sure)

He said: My pet peeves are people who misuse words like basically, really and very when they add nothing to the meaning of the phrase.? How heavy is a heavy book and how heavy is a really heavy book? I'm not sure.

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Perennials
Stump grinding is the latest of Donald Smith’s many careers.
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Stump grinding is the latest of Donald Smith's many careers.
Smith, a Penticton resident, took up the endeavour in 1995 when he purchased a stump grinder from a friend who was no longer using it.

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ActIII
Tom Cooper – Photographer/Teacher
Sample ImageEnthusiasm radiates from Tom as he talks about his passions: photography, teaching, travel with his wife Jane and learning new languages. The couple is fluent in English and French and "not half-bad speaking Spanish". Employed in Montreal at Bombardier Aerospace Military Division in Montreal, he was offered a retirement package four years ago, at age 55 tha...
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