Katherine Muir Miller Gallery

Traumatic accident led former nurse to new passion and artistic success

Walking through the burnished wooden doors of Katherine Muir Miller’s gallery on the main Street of Perth, Ont., is like walking into a delightful cross-section of Canada’s natural beauty, painted impressionist in style in lush and vivid colours. Muir Miller’s large landscape oil paintings draw you into iconic places, like British Columbia’s majestic Mount Robson, …

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Update: Our son-in-law gets the life-gift of a liver transplant

The call came out of the blue on a Tuesday afternoon. Our son-in-law, Dax learned there was a liver available and he was told to come to Vancouver General Hospital immediately. Within 36 hours the liver was declared a match and, just like that, Dax was undergoing the 10-hour surgery. This was thanks to someone …

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Hotel Ymir

Ymir Hotel an unlikely sanctuary for great Canadian art

From the dated, wood-frame exterior, it would be easy to dismiss Hotel Ymir (pronounced ‘why-mer’) as just another ramshackle old remnant of British Columbia’s mining heyday, relying on income from the eerie glow of video gaming terminals to eke out a marginal existence. But stepping inside is a bit like diving down the rabbit hole. …

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Nancy Greene Provincial Park

Highlights, lowlights and lessons learned, so far

We’ve only been on the road for 18 days of our 110-day ride, but we’ve racked up pannier loads of experiences — most of them fun and fantastic, others more of the physically exhausting and unexpected, crazy-weather kind. From time to time, we’ll compile a list of the highlights and lowlights and some bike-touring tips …

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Sherry Parsons Moyie ghosts

Moyie’s muse is content to live with the old mining town’s ghosts

MOYIE, B.C. – Sherry Parsons lives in a home full of ghosts in an out-of-the way former mining town in British Columbia’s East Kootenays. And she’s OK with that. Parsons, 74, and her husband, Michael, built a house next to the historic St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Moyie, B.C., after struggling for years to gain …

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Kindness comes in a bucket of ice and jug of water

Hot and starting to feel fatigue after a vigorous three-hour run from Penticton, the five of us were looking for one of B.C.’s famous rec sites to have a picnic as we approached Keremeos on Highway 3. Although there had been plenty of treed rec sites on the Old Hedley Road we had taken as …

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southern Alberta bike tour

Cross-Canada tour begins Friday from Kelowna

ConnecTour is kicking off its cross-Canada tour on Friday, May 28th as planned. However, because British Columbia has extended its travel restrictions until June 15th or possibly later, the team has modified its Stage 1 schedule, and will be leaving from Kelowna rather than Victoria, as originally planned. The team had traveled to B.C. in …

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