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 Of Brains And Books …

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What? Why? How? When someone close to you suffers a stroke, you suffer too … groping for answers to questions you never expected to ask. Some questions go without answers, but many of the answers are out there just waiting … Continue reading

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Blue Economy Offers BC Boost for Growth & Sustainability Potential for Billions To Assist Transition

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With BC’s Finance Minister and a new provincial government looking for economic opportunities the Salish Sea Trust is pointing to global interest in the ‘Blue Economy’ as a viable and attractive option. “We’ve written Minister James, and the Minister of … Continue reading

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Salish Sea Summer Splashdown

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Get Out & Enjoy Canada’s Waters on the Labour Day Long Weekend. The Salish Sea Trust is calling out to Canadians, inviting them to go for a swim, stroll in the shallows or a walk along a coastal beach, river … Continue reading

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Letter to Dr. Robert Jeffress – President Donald Trump’s Evangelical Advisor

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Words are powerful. Our words change the world.

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Fighting the Stigma.

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Adele was called into the Principal’s office to discuss her twelfth grade son. She was not surprised. He had been in two fights and had been acting strange. She supposed he would be expelled if his behavior did not improve. … Continue reading

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Carol’s 100+ Things To Enjoy On Gabriola Island.

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Breathe in the sunsets at Berry Point; Reduce your stress and take a leisurely Kayaking tour on a summer’s evening amongst Salish Sea; Attend the incredible Gabriola Theatre Festival: fantastic entertainment August 18 – 20th; Respectfully explore approx. 80 petroglyphs … Continue reading

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Treasuring the Past with Dementia Sufferers

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When people have dementia, the short-term memory suffers the most. A person may easily recount an incident that happened thirty years ago, but will not remember what you said a few seconds ago. This is a source of great distress … Continue reading

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Where are we Going to Sleep Tonight?

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In light of all the discussions around Canada opening her doors to refugees and in this year of celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, I submit this small memoir piece of my own experience of being a refugee. In 1957 after … Continue reading

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When a ‘normal’ mammogram result may not be ‘normal’

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Whew! If you’ve ever had a mammogram, you know that feeling of relief when that letter arrives in the mail saying your results are ‘normal.’ Most women exhale and then toss the letter in the garbage. But we ask, hold … Continue reading

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In search of the invisible army

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I still serve in an invisible army. There’s no six star general to guide us but we have no doubt about our personal marching orders. I have a theory though. I believe that if our army acts together, we might … Continue reading

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