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Writer's Bloc

Hey, look out for me!

Jan 31, 2020 / 6:00 am

By John O’Flaherty Hello, I am a school bus. I am big, yellow and black, and I carry children to and from school. I have red lights flashing both front...

Practising the pause

Jan 13, 2020 / 11:00 am

By Matthew Rigby You need to take a moment. I know, I know. You don’t have a moment. You’re multitasking. You’re stressed. All of life’s...

Back in the saddle

Jan 11, 2020 / 6:00 am

By Doreen Zyderveld-Hagel It was like getting back in the saddle again, but safer where from I sat, in a sleigh directly behind three draft horses. They pulled...

Fight for the homeless

Dec 28, 2019 / 2:07 pm

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” — Aldous Huxley By Christina Rose I am overwhelmed with the ongoing topic of...

Demon-looking sock angel

Dec 26, 2019 / 11:00 am

A Crazy, Winged, Ding-Batty Thing’s Christmas By Doreen Zyderveld-Hagel I didn’t start out trying to make another bizarre looking sock puppet,...

Is your child cyberbullied?

Dec 11, 2019 / 11:32 am

By Tracey Maxfield Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. This can be done by: Trolling Flaming...

First aid for mental health

Dec 7, 2019 / 1:25 pm

By Hannah Gibson Look around you; can you spot anyone with a mental health issue? One in three Canadians will experience a mental health illness during their...

Shopping cart mayhem

Dec 3, 2019 / 10:00 am

By Doreen Zyderveld-Hagel "Get out of the way before I hit you,” bellowed the woman in front of me. I glanced at her out of the corner of my eye, but...

Social media, mental illness

Dec 2, 2019 / 2:57 pm

By Tracey Maxfield There has been a lot of criticism directed at the internet and social media sites and their impact on society, notably children and...

Your results are In

Nov 18, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Hannah Gibson Whether you dreaded or relished your end-of-year report cards through high school, ParticipACTION is on a mission to keep them coming through...

Kids, drugs, mental disorders

Nov 4, 2019 / 11:56 am

Substance abuse and mental disorders in kids By Tracey Maxfield Substance abuse and mental health problems often seem to go together. That poses the question,...

How to avoid flu

Oct 31, 2019 / 3:00 pm

By Hannah Gibson Although there’s no way to guarantee you won’t get flu this year, I’ve rounded up the best tips to try and fight off the...

Beating the coffee habit

Oct 17, 2019 / 4:00 pm

By Raina Dawn Lutz Are you a dedicated coffee drinker? Is coffee your religion? Many of my family, friends and clients use coffee on a regular basis, and I was...

Bullying 101

Oct 3, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Tracey Maxfield Bullying is the use of repeated, aggressive behaviour intended to hurt another individual, physically, mentally, or emotionally. It is the...

Memories that bite

Sep 26, 2019 / 3:00 pm

By Doreen Zyderveld-Hagel Something was lurking in the bushes during our daughter’s wedding and turns out that something was a hornet’s nest the...

A path in the park

Sep 19, 2019 / 12:21 pm

Winfield Creek Habitat Preserve By Sally Quon There are days I want to get into the minivan and drive, drive, drive. And then there are days I just don’t...

How to help prevent suicide

Sep 9, 2019 / 11:00 am

Suicide: What you need to know to help your children and teenagers Sept. 8-14 is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Tuesday is recognized as World Suicide...

Vancouver Island adventure

Jun 17, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Doreen Zyderveld-Hagel On the first day of holidays, my true love sank in quick sand, and our dog got zapped at the Air B&B's dew-covered land. On...

Just say no to new

Jun 6, 2019 / 1:00 pm

By ​Tara Tschritter Ahhhh, home renovations. The very thought conjures images of chaos, dust, decisions and delays. So why would anyone in their right...

Don't sleep with your horse

Jun 3, 2019 / 3:00 pm

By Wild Bill Martin-Ock (As told to Doreen Zyderveld-Hagel} The horse blasted through the tough canvas material like it was a paper bag, leaving a gaping hole...

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