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Harley Hay

Harley Hay: Be glad you don’t have a carburetor

Remember carburetors? Pretty much every car back in the day had a…

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Job search: 4 personality traits for a successful job search

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic you may be experiencing either unemployment or…

  • Jan 14, 2022
Job search
Linda Tomlinson

Gardening: What to know about hydroponic growing

Hydroponic systems are used by home gardeners and commercially. There are many…

  • Jan 13, 2022
Linda Tomlinson
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: How much longer can parents take it?

Remember the movie, Network? Howard Beale, the TV news anchor, encouraged viewers…

  • Jan 11, 2022
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
Treena Mielke

Family: Try bird watching this winter

January has descended upon us with a whole lot of white fury.…

  • Jan 11, 2022
Treena Mielke
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Mental health: Disabling your inner critic

Do you have an inner critic that works overtime? An inner critic…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Opinion
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: New Boxing Day tradition

It’s one of the five classic elements of existence – you know:…

  • Jan 8, 2022
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In ski touring every turn is earned. (Contributed photo by Gerry Feehan)

Travel: Quaint mountain lodge tucked away in BC’s Selkirk Mountains

In Norse mythology, Valhalla is the place where slain warriors dwell under…

  • Jan 8, 2022
In ski touring every turn is earned. (Contributed photo by Gerry Feehan)
The black chunks of high-traction LavaGrip volcanic rock are an exceptionally effective winter traction aide and is completely safe around pets, including Maxwell’s new puppy Daisy. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

Houseworks: B.C. volcano keeps Canadians from slipping

Like many Canadians, I have walkways, steps and porches that get slippery…

  • Jan 8, 2022
The black chunks of high-traction LavaGrip volcanic rock are an exceptionally effective winter traction aide and is completely safe around pets, including Maxwell’s new puppy Daisy. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
African violet mixtures contain more vermiculite and perlite than average tropical soils ensuring that the water flows through the soil as opposed to keeping to too moist. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Potting mixes: Perlite, peatmoss, vermiculite, rice hulls explained

Growing media is any material that supports plant roots. It may look…

  • Jan 6, 2022
African violet mixtures contain more vermiculite and perlite than average tropical soils ensuring that the water flows through the soil as opposed to keeping to too moist. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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Job search: Your interviewer can’t read your mind

Once I gave feedback to a candidate, which I don’t often do,…

  • Jan 4, 2022
Job search
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: Is virtual healthcare the new normal?

The current pandemic is deeply affecting many aspects of society. Accelerated usage…

  • Jan 4, 2022
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
These creative tools and techniques help take the work out of your chore list. (Contributed photo)

Living space: Fast, efficient cleaning hacks to add to your bag of tricks

Tuck these ideas into your bag of tricks and you’ll have your…

  • Jan 1, 2022
These creative tools and techniques help take the work out of your chore list. (Contributed photo)
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Harley Hay: Family games during Christmas

Monopoly, Trouble, Kerplunk. Sorry, Stratego, Battleship. Minecraft, Super Smash Bros, the Legend…

  • Jan 1, 2022
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Ruffed grouse can camouflage to protect itself. (Photo by Myrna Pearman)

Myrna Pearman: Brilliance of camouflage

A few years ago, on a bright sunny fall afternoon, we were…

  • Dec 31, 2021
Ruffed grouse can camouflage to protect itself. (Photo by Myrna Pearman)
Linda Tomlinson

Gardening: Fish and plant tank project

Christmas holidays are a time to relax and enjoy each other’s company.…

  • Dec 30, 2021
Linda Tomlinson
Treena Mielke

Family: No New Year’s resolutions for me

It is almost time to do it all again. Ring in another…

  • Dec 28, 2021
Treena Mielke
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: Ring in New Year with your inner mountaineer

It’s not what we were hoping for at this time of year.…

  • Dec 28, 2021
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
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Harley Hay: Real gingerbread house

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a gingerbread house. Except that gingerbread houses…

  • Dec 25, 2021
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It takes less than an hour to go from a raw bird to a crispy feast that’s ready to eat. (Photo by Robert Maxwell)

Houseworks: A better way to cook turkey

If you’re oven-roasting a turkey today, then you might find it interesting…

  • Dec 25, 2021
It takes less than an hour to go from a raw bird to a crispy feast that’s ready to eat. (Photo by Robert Maxwell)