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So ya wanna be a writer

Over the years,z publisher Jo Blackmore has seen her fair share of the good, the bad and the really awful.

Magical words evolved over time

Today, most of us regard magic as a form of entertainment associated with particular events, like Halloween, or with performers making objects appear or disappear before our very eyes. To the modern adult, magic is just a lot of hocus-pocus.

Turn pumpkin to soup

'Tis the day after Halloween and the carved pumpkin that brought a smile on the faces of little ghosts and goblins is about to become a shrunken gourd. Pumpkins are full of potassium and vitamins A and C.

Hallowe'en a treat for just-landed immigrant girl

October 1956 began with an adventure of the wrong kind for my mother and me.

Not just a pretty face

In many ways, Richmond is the face of Canadian multiculturalism - and whatever its imperfections, it's a face we can be rightfully proud of.

Students try on United Nation hats

An event taking place this Saturday at Richmond City Hall is being aimed at fostering young people's "awareness of political and social science.

Escape to Haida Gwaii

If you think a lighthouse issues a bright beam, you should see David Dixon's huge smile shining from the shore of Skedans, a ruined village in a remote part of Haida Gwaii in B.C.

Brewing up a culture shock

Coffee company workers' eyes opened after moving

MLA Reid celebrates 20 years

Linda Reid, Richmond East MLA and deputy speaker of the Legislative Assembly, was a 31-year-old elementary school teacher when she first ran for public office.

Arrive with more than a smile

In our last column, Eileen, a seasoned visitor, gave us some mighty fine tips on how to spend time with our elderly relatives, friends and loved ones. Here she goes again with more of her secrets.