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Shark Fin Import/Export Ban comes to Parliament for the Third Time

Shark Fin Import/Export Ban comes to Parliament for the Third Time

Fin Donnelly, Member of Parliament for Port-Moody-Coquitlam, is sponsoring Bill S-238, the Ban on Shark Fin Importation Act, which passed in the Senate late last year and will now be reviewed by the House of Commons. This bill, introduced by Senator Michael MacDonald, would prohibit the import and export of shark fins into and out […]

And a Mindful New Year to All

And a Mindful New Year to All

By Jessica Kirby – With the New Year comes myriad promises to turn over a new leaf, make important changes in our lives, and better ourselves in some way. You may vow to hit the gym, clean up your food choices, quit something unhealthy, or run 5 km a day—and I hope you do. But […]

Think Global, Shop Local

Think Global, Shop Local

By Vanessa Moberg – I guess by now you’ve heard that Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is the richest man in modern history. It seems that online shopping is here to stay, and retail operations everywhere are struggling to survive. Whoever thought Sears would shut down? It’s ironic, really, considering it was the original mail-order company. Heck, […]

The Salvation Army: When giving is a gift to the giver

The Salvation Army: When giving is a gift to the giver

By LeRae Haynes – The Salvation Army in Williams Lake, with its ever-expanding array of services and programs in the community, is gearing up for a busy winter season that includes warm clothing, great winter activities, and holiday meals for clients, as well as its annual fundraiser: the Christmas kettles. Coming in January will be […]

Incredible Student Effort at the Heart of Annual Medieval Market in Williams Lake November 24 & 25

Incredible Student Effort at the Heart of Annual Medieval Market in Williams Lake November 24 & 25

Submitted by the Medieval Market Committee – “Kids nowadays.” How many of us have heard, or perhaps even uttered this phrase with a tone of frustration or even derision? Although many people argue that “kids have changed,” others truly believe that kids have not changed, but rather the world around them has changed. This is […]

Cariboo Growers Co-op Closure Invites New Interest in Local Food Business

Cariboo Growers Co-op Closure Invites New Interest in Local Food Business

Cariboo Growers has been the place to go for locally grown meat and produce for many smaller producers in the Cariboo-Chilcotin year-round for ten years. The store closed its doors on October 31 with a final celebration Harvest Sale enabling the community to enjoy a last feast of excellent local food sold at the Co-op […]

No Time Left To Waste: To tree or not to tree?

No Time Left To Waste: To tree or not to tree?

By Oliver Berger – It’ll be a random day at home, a bit chilly outside, and I’ll be semi caught-up on typical property-owner duties. The sun will break through the cloudy or snowy day and I’ll think, “Now is a good time to get my Christmas tree.” I do this in a go-as-you-are fashion, bathrobe, […]

Guru puja at Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre in celebration of Lama Tsong Khapa Day

Guru puja at Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre in celebration of Lama Tsong Khapa Day

By Dianne Noort – On December 2 from 1:30–3:00 p.m. Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre in Williams Lake will offer a puja. We offer various pujas several times a year. Sometimes it is to Medicine Buddha or to Tara. The upcoming puja is a Guru puja. Puja means “offering” in Sanskrit, and this practice of making […]

Christmas Gift Exchange: Gifts of time and from the heart

Christmas Gift Exchange: Gifts of time and from the heart

By Jessica Kirby, Senior Editor of TheGreenGazette – Christmas time is on the way and despite individual feelings about it, green thinkers, earth lovers, planet healers, and community champions all feel the pressure this time of year. We love bringing people together, enjoying beautiful food, getting outside in the wintry landscape, and enjoying the quiet […]

Era of Megafires: Public Events November 29 and 30

Era of Megafires: Public Events November 29 and 30

By Kristi Iverson – The South Cariboo Sustainability Society and Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society are hosting two Era of Megafires events (November 29 in 100 Mile House and November 30 in Williams Lake) to help us understand the causes of the fires of 2017 and what we can do to prevent future fires from causing […]

Performances in the Park 2017

Performances in the Park 2017

Performances in the Park is the place to be on a Thursday night. From July 6 to August 24, the Gwen Ringwood Theatre in Boitanio Park will light up each Thursday evening with awesome musical performances from 6 – 8p.m., along with food vendors, face painting, and children’s activities. Arty the Artwalker and ArtWalk 2017 […]

In Pursuit of the Perfect Lawn

In Pursuit of the Perfect Lawn

By Terri Smith – Have you ever paused to consider why so much of our modern world is covered in small swatches of relatively useless greenery? Why we spend so much time, money, and resources growing something that does not provide us with food? In England and France, the original lawns began as large areas […]