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The ultimate road trip

The ultimate road trip

Last week I was off on vacation. It was the ultimate road trip that took my dad and I down the west coast of the United States. We started our trip in Seattle with a game at Safeco Field between the Mariners and my beloved New York Yankees.
Big Easy is a big mess

Big Easy is a big mess

Along with the rest of the world, we on the Sunshine Coast watched with horror as yet another part of the world was flattened by a vicious water-fuelled storm.
Finding faith for the future

Finding faith for the future

This past weekend was one spent in sacred places. On Friday I visited the Sechelt Longhouse for the first time.
An endless summer?

An endless summer?

Teachers across the province are ready for a strike vote. This week, teachers decided to hold a vote for job action Sept. 20 to 22. It's the worst kind of news for students, who are the real losers in a situation like this.
Never ask a woman if she's pregnant

Never ask a woman if she's pregnant

I think it's time to set some ground rules about asking if a woman is pregnant. I have been asked the question (dreaded by all women who aren't a size six) many times in the past few months.
A ground- breaking moment

A ground- breaking moment

On Sunday we witnessed a milestone here on the Sunshine Coast. Habitat for Humanity broke ground for its first affordable housing project.
Beautiful B.C. suffering from neglect

Beautiful B.C. suffering from neglect

I recently took an eye-opening road trip across B.C. and back on Highway 3. The famous scenery exceeded my expectations, and I came home with a new appreciation of how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful part of the world.
A car lover's weekend

A car lover's weekend

I'll be the first to admit I'm not a major car buff. Ask me to engage in a conversation about baseball, the Red Sox and the Yankees, the NFL or the Vancouver Canucks Ñ and I'm your man. Ask me about how cool an engine looks, and I'm pretty lost.
A couple with a lot of heart

A couple with a lot of heart

So, what would you do if you won $30 million? It's an interesting question. We're sure many of us would splurge on ourselves buy a new car, go on a major shopping spree, purchase a dream home. A couple from England were faced with this question.
Inspiration on many levels

Inspiration on many levels

About once a week in this job, I meet someone who inspires me. Sometimes the person is a senior, like this year's Golden Girl Edna Husby, who makes a huge difference in a community by working quietly behind the scenes.