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Linda Tomlinson

Gardening trend continues this year

The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association was formed in 1922 to support and…

  • Feb 11, 2022
Linda Tomlinson
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: Wave of heart disease among healthcare workers

There has always been a lot of heart in the practice of…

  • Feb 8, 2022
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
Treena Mielke

Family: Sometimes 15 minutes can be a long time to find out if you’re COVID-positive

I got the phone call, Monday night. My daughter’s voice on the…

  • Feb 8, 2022
Treena Mielke
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: Ups and downs of online buy and sell

So I bought a thing for $15 the other day. So what?…

  • Feb 5, 2022
Harley Hay
Job search

Job search: Your resume needs to start strong or risk being passed over

During a job search, your resume and LinkedIn profile are your marketing…

  • Feb 4, 2022
Job search
With an increase in demand, price of cut flowers goes up around Valentine’s Day. (File photo by BLACK PRESS news services)
Flowers for You celebrated its 20th anniversary on Sept. 19, 2019. File photo

Gardening: Buying flowers or plants on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It along with Mother’s Day…

  • Feb 3, 2022
With an increase in demand, price of cut flowers goes up around Valentine’s Day. (File photo by BLACK PRESS news services)
Flowers for You celebrated its 20th anniversary on Sept. 19, 2019. File photo
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: Grandma took the wrong pill

Unintentional poisonings are on the rise. Deaths from poisoning occur at double…

  • Feb 1, 2022
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
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Problems that come with being a people-pleaser

Are you a pleaser? A pleaser is one who negates his or…

  • Feb 1, 2022
(BLACK PRESS file image)
Treena Mielke

Family: Thinking back to Fahrenheit days

Yesterday, my car thermometer registered 34 degrees Fahrenheit. What? Fahrenheit? Where did…

  • Feb 1, 2022
Treena Mielke
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: Words of wisdom

I figure here it is in the dead of winter deep into…

Harley Hay
Linda Tomlinson

Gardening: When purchasing seeds look for growing information

Seed catalogues, print or online try to put as much information on…

  • Jan 27, 2022
Linda Tomlinson
The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)

QUIZ: Celebrating the joy of reading

Family Literacy Day in Canada is held each year on Jan. 27.

The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)
One-handed operation and a wide range of jaw spreads are the reason Quick-Grip clamps have become a DIY institution. Here Maxwell’s son Jacob is building a portable chicken coop with Quick-Grips. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

Houseworks: Three tools that boost post-holiday ambitions

I don’t know about you, but January always fills me with a…

  • Jan 25, 2022
One-handed operation and a wide range of jaw spreads are the reason Quick-Grip clamps have become a DIY institution. Here Maxwell’s son Jacob is building a portable chicken coop with Quick-Grips. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
Job search

Job search: When interviewer asks whether you have any questions

For 45 minutes, your interview has been going well — better than…

  • Jan 25, 2022
Job search
Mountain chickadees hide food items each fall and rely on these hidden caches to get through long cold winters. (Photo by Myrna Pearman)

Myrna Pearman: Scientists have been studying mountain chickadees

Alberta is home to three species of chickadees. Most people are familiar…

  • Jan 25, 2022
Mountain chickadees hide food items each fall and rely on these hidden caches to get through long cold winters. (Photo by Myrna Pearman)
Listen to the paint pros. (Contributed photo)

Living space: 6 mistakes everyone makes when picking paint colours

Picking out a paint colour you’ll want to live with for years…

  • Jan 25, 2022
Listen to the paint pros. (Contributed photo)
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: You gotta love fluff

I thought I was so clever, but it was the lowest mark…

  • Jan 25, 2022
Harley Hay
Studies show excessive sitting has an impact on the brain and body, say Dr. W. Gifford-Jones and Dr. Diana Gifford-Jones. (File photo by The Associated Press)

HEALTH: Stand up to read this week’s column

Get up on your feet. Seriously. It will be good for you.…

  • Jan 25, 2022
Studies show excessive sitting has an impact on the brain and body, say Dr. W. Gifford-Jones and Dr. Diana Gifford-Jones. (File photo by The Associated Press)
Treena Mielke

Family: Grandma feels like a star

Do you ever feel like you want to be really good at…

  • Jan 25, 2022
Treena Mielke
Linda Tomlinson

Gardening: Learn all about GMO, GE in Canada

When the term GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) first became part of people’s…

  • Jan 20, 2022
Linda Tomlinson