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  • Together forever … if a little apart

    It is, perhaps, one of the most tranquil communities on the planet. Several different churches dot the edge of the bay — United, Anglican, ...

  • Exquisite Ecuador

    It could be called the City of Shapely Women With Very High Heels to celebrate the hordes of working women who daily defy the physics of foot ...

  • Viva Las Vegas

    There is an oasis in the Mojave Desert where thirsty travelers, following the Old Spanish Trail from Texas, refreshed themselves with cool water ...

  • Head on and gutted

    My mother-in-law, like many women of her generation, has done a fair bit of kitchen patrol during her 88 years. After a lifetime of preparing ...

  • What the Deuce

    While I am not usually crippled by foresight, I knew from an early age I was totally unsuited for military life. Instinctively, I knew that a ...

  • Reason to smile

    Some of us are filled with dread when the time comes to visit the dentist — the picking and probing with shiny sharp things, the grinding, ...

  • Very easy rider: an electric bike adventure

    It’s spooky, being on a two-wheeled transport that makes only a humming sound and requires no physical effort to keep up with late afternoon ...

  • The rumble of Sturgis North

    There was plenty of “heavy metal thunder” from the 18,000 motorcycles that rolled in to Salmon Arm, B.C. for the inaugural Sturgis North ...

  • Cycling in the city with Tom’s boy, Roy

    “I was a fat kid,” says Roy Sandland, “I used to go out and try and do rides with dad. …” ...

  • Don't mind the naysayers

    I have corrupted a promise of one of our colourful former premiers as a mantra to keep my patience with the spring weather: “One day the sun will ...