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Going with the flow while on vacation

Going with the flow while on vacation

This summer when I’m on vacation, I plan to do things a little differently. There’ll be no ferry involved. No plane. No car with a roof rack. There’ll be no suitcase, no map, no boarding ticket.
Uncle Fester has bloomed and it’s a big stinky deal for thousands of Vancouverites

Uncle Fester has bloomed and it’s a big stinky deal for thousands of Vancouverites

Long lineups outside Bloedel Conservatory for the chance to see, and smell, rare bloom
Column: Healing in Richmond's secret garden

Column: Healing in Richmond's secret garden

A few days ago a fellow Richmond Garden Club member and I led a large group on a tour of Paulik Park, the most secret garden in Richmond.
Column: Mighty fine summer wines

Column: Mighty fine summer wines

“Exciting with lots of warmth and sunshine and full of fruit and flowers” describes summer’s weather and the abundance of the season’s bounty. But it also describes today’s exuberant wines ready for you to enjoy in July and August.
Smash away your rage at Richmond’s ‘anger rooms’

Smash away your rage at Richmond’s ‘anger rooms’

You’ve had a bad day at work, you're stuck in traffic, have gotten into a fight with a friend, still can’t find an affordable apartment or found yet another parking ticket on your car.
Where to get a free Slurpee in Richmond on Wednesday

Where to get a free Slurpee in Richmond on Wednesday

It may not feel much like summer today, but on Wednesday – and just in time for 7-Eleven Day – it’s expected to start heating up again in Richmond.
IHOb admits it ‘faked’ name change, flips back to IHOP

IHOb admits it ‘faked’ name change, flips back to IHOP

The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) admitted today that it had ‘faked’ its name change to IHOb to promote its new burger menu.
Column: Happy anniversary, darlin'

Column: Happy anniversary, darlin'

As a retiree who’s no longer perpetually exhausted from working full time, I now have the pleasure of taking courses at will.
Column: The dilemma of believing

Column: The dilemma of believing

A guffaw was not the response I expected.
Column: Using your garden to ward off burglars

Column: Using your garden to ward off burglars

It’s summertime and thoughts turn to weekends at the cottage, camping in the mountains and leaving your home potentially vulnerable to unwanted guests.
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