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Woodstock for capitalists

Our office just returned from the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting where we heard first-hand from Warren Buffett, the World's Greatest Investor. It's a glorious weekend that is dubbed "Woodstock for Capitalists.

Arts Council celebrate local artists with collectable bookmarks

L ast month, hundreds of arts councils, schools and other arts organizations across B.C. participated in a week-long celebration of the arts known as BC Arts and Culture Week.

A mother's love never runs dry

I don't think I ever appreciated Mother's Day as much as when I became a mom myself.

Happy 20th Birthday ETF

I n March exchange traded funds had their 20th birthday, and it was a Canadian innovation. The world's first ETF was based on 35 companies traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It was the start of something big.

Grant McConachie: Bush pilot with a briefcase

O n Easter Monday in 1935 a young pilot, Grant McConachie, landed his small ski-equipped plane in front of the Providence Hospital (present day Fort St. John Hospital).

Smart Money: Part-time advisors, dangerous advice

Like many people, I was at the local trade show this weekend. And, although I wasn't asking for it, I found myself drawn into a conversation with one of those Multi-Level Marketing life insurance companies.

Concerned mother

I am a concerned mother. I am grateful that no one has been harmed from the pipeline bombings, but I hear the message. It is an act of desperation, and whether you believe it or not, we are in desperate times.

SoL - A crowded empty nest

A few weeks ago our nest was about as empty as it could get. Neither of our boys were planning on coming home for Easter and their Christmas visit was long behind us.

Folkmarks - Make furniture from that pallet pile

Some people I know try to think of new uses for worn out or broken items before they discard them. Personally, I think this is a good idea, but I've also made some messes this way. For instance, we once made a place to sit outside and enjoy the yard.

Stop killing us!

To the City of Dawson Creek, Stop killing us! Stop running the sidewalk and street sweepers eight hours daily.Your 600-foot long dust clouds are making it very difficult for many people to breathe.