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Viewpoint: Secularist

Viewpoint: by Alex Angioli APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain   The prophetic power of T.S. Eliot’s opening lines from The Wasteland could have saved Quebec ex-premier Pauline Marois a lot of grief, had she taken herself on a […]

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Through a new lens

by Keela Keeping For the past two years of Homeless Action Week (HAW), Union Gospel Mission, Mission Possible and residents from the Downtown Eastside have been providing the public with a hands-on experience to learn about the area, its history, its vibrancy and its often misunderstood community. Participants have shared how important it was to […]

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Helping women find hope, belonging and recovery

Like most young girls, Linda Nepoose loved her father dearly. But unlike most girls, she had little else to hold on to. The 12th born of 16 children, she was often beaten by her mom and suffered the dysfunction of living with chronically alcoholic parents. She was sexually abused at age four and contracted a […]

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He gives and takes away

As they jetted from their home in Nashville, Tenn., to Seattle’s Harbourview Medical Center, Gene and Sandy Dunkley prayed for a miracle. They prayed their son, Ron, would pull through the catastrophic injuries he suffered when he was struck and dragged by a train the night before, Nov. 6, 2010. While the outcome was not […]

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Options for an unplanned pregnancy

Often a young woman who either suspects she may be pregnant or has found out she is pregnant, will feel trapped and not know where to turn for help or direction. Many times her first concern is what she can do about the pregnancy. “Most of our clients want to know what their options are,” […]

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James Cameron School

If your child is struggling with learning in spite of being bright and talented, he or she, like five -10 per cent of the population, may have a learning disability.  The following is from a parent whose daughter is dyslexic – and gifted, was in Grade 4 and was unable to read or spell.   […]

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Cultus Lake Waterpark

Considered the biggest and best water park in British Columbia, Cultus Lake Waterpark, located on the Columbia Valley Highway in Cultus Lake should be your destination this summer for some serious family fun! In the late 1980’s Cultus Lake Waterpark was built and from the beginning it was guided by values of safety, cleanliness, quality […]

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Langley Lodge celebrating 40 years

In 1974 Langley Lodge opened its doors to the elderly in the community to fill a real need. Today, it is still filling that need. It was 1971 and Langley was growing. Stewart Chapman, the administrator at Langley Memorial Hospital had a real problem. He was under pressure to free up acute care beds being […]

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Summertime Fun!

Its summertime in the Lower Mainland, and that means getting beyond the familiar comfort of our backyards or back patios. From the Fraser Valley to downtown Vancouver and beyond, this beautiful corner of Canada is bursting with arts, culture, sports, recreation and good times for all ages. Check out some of our ideas here for […]