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Needlepoint Class - Chuck Poulsen

Adios

Mar 3, 2011 / 5:00 am

Dear readers: My wife and I are going to change our schedule around: two summer months in Kelowna and the rest of the year in Mexico. I’ve decided to...

Home of a drug lord

Feb 24, 2011 / 5:00 am

I am back from Mexico with pictures. No, not of me. Keep reading, please. You probably don’t recall hearing several years ago about a drug lord’s house...

A horror story

Feb 17, 2011 / 5:00 am

I have found something harder to quit than smoking: the Internet. We have a surge protector on the computer in Kelowna. I did not put a surge protector on the...

The chili champs

Feb 10, 2011 / 5:00 am

“You are our ringer,” I said to Max before the Hearts on Fire Mexican chili cook-off. “What does the word ‘ringer’ mean?” asked Max. I explained...

Poulsen pushed around

Feb 6, 2011 / 5:00 am

My column Needlepoint Class has been moved from the Sundays to Thursdays. This is so I won’t continue annoying you on your day off. Please click in on...

The organic scam

Jan 30, 2011 / 5:00 am

There is no way for shoppers to know that the “organic” tomato or banana at the supermarket may be an environmental fraud that had previously been awash in...

Kept safe by drug cartels!

Jan 23, 2011 / 5:00 am

“Holy Cow,” said my wife after our friend in Mexico explained to us that we are being protected by the drug cartels. “Holy ______ cow!!” she added. We...

Real writer helps Poulsen

Jan 16, 2011 / 5:00 am

Well-known Vancouver journalist and author Don Hunter is filling in for Chuck Poulsen this week. Poulsen""s column will return next week from Mexico - if he...

Did you get a gift card?

Dec 26, 2010 / 5:00 am

There is a gift card tacked on the bulletin board above my computer. It""s for Memphis Blues restaurant downtown. I""ve used it twice but the card has been...

Cop numbers crashing

Dec 19, 2010 / 5:00 am

The Kelowna RCMP detachment has been hit by more injuries and illness since Supt. Bill McKinnon became the head cop almost 10 years ago. The number of officers...

No angel of mercy

Dec 12, 2010 / 5:00 am

City councillors will call a path at Parkinson Rec: Angel Way. They will spend $10,000 in signs announcing it is in honour of victims of domestic violence or...

Okanagan, world cooling

Dec 5, 2010 / 5:00 am

I was muttering during the early frozen-ear attack in November: "Damn global cooling!" Temperatures in the last decade in the Okanagan averaged 9.7 degrees,...

Israel air security gold standard

Nov 28, 2010 / 5:00 am

Like Howard Beale in the movie Network, the flying public is mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore. The tipping point over the bureaucratic...

The atheists are at the gates

Nov 21, 2010 / 5:00 am

Verily, verily, I say unto you: The God-fearing folk of the Okanagan are to be sorely tested. Here comes their devil - also known as the Centre for Inquiry. CFI...

Would you pay for the news?

Nov 14, 2010 / 5:00 am

I loved the smell of molten lead, ink and solvents in the morning. I was the makeup editor at The Province newspaper in Vancouver, early 70s. My morning expired...

Bum rap on Campbell

Nov 7, 2010 / 5:00 am

It’s not a stretch to suggest a connection between Barack Obama, Gordon Campbell and school meetings Tuesday in the Mission and Lake Country that may turn...

Baseball the most exciting sport

Oct 31, 2010 / 5:00 am

It’s that time of year when sports fans can watch the World Series, football, basketball and hockey, with split screen if they wish. If you search hard, some...

Recalling killer Andy Bruce

Oct 24, 2010 / 5:00 am

In the mid 1970s, Andy Bruce was the most dangerous killer in B.C. Bruce was in the news last week because he was pulled out of his halfway house and sent back...

World needs gamblers like Favre

Oct 17, 2010 / 5:00 am

Another sports sex scandal has hit the news. This time the offender is purple-clad, Minnesota Viqueens’ quarterback Brett Favre. It’s really the...

The weird world of women

Oct 10, 2010 / 5:00 am

Drum roll, please: Introducing a new Needlepoint feature - Women Analysed by Men - WAM. We all know about Mars and Venus and the so-called inability to...

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