Diane Warshawsky – a woman of strength and character

Diane Warshawsky, née Zmurchyk was born in the “old” Fernie Hospital, where the Park Place Lodge now stands.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015

Tofino, Stanley Park voted B.C.’s ‘best places’ to visit

A new poll of British Columbians has the Park and surfer's paradise one-two atop the province's travel destinations.

Marian Gravelle – an exceptional lady

A familiar face throughout the Valley, Marian Gravelle (née Albo) has deep roots in the community.

  • Jun 25th, 2015
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      Quebec mall criticized for Santa visiting on Remembrance Day
        REPLAY: This week in B.C. in video

          Keeping Current – A well-grounded community

          While there is an increasing awareness of where our food comes from, for many of us the origin of our tap water remains puzzling.

          • Jun 19th, 2015

          Art Gigliotti – A grassroots citizen

          Art remembers his childhood with fondness, saying it was a happy childhood.

          • Jun 11th, 2015

          Claire Wilson – A timeless beauty

          On this past Saturday morning I looked forward, with excitement and dare I say some trepidation, to meeting Claire Wilson.

          • Jun 4th, 2015

          The Parent Trip – Why Don’t You Just

          Last week I found myself in a situation I haven’t been in for a while. Six was sick. Like, not moving off the couch sick.

          • May 15th, 2015

          Super, virtual B.C. seen world-wide

          Virtual reality lets people experience a boat trip and a hike into the high country of the remote central coast at Nimmo Bay

          We are Water by Wally Lamb

          A Free Press book review of the implosion of an American family.

          • May 7th, 2015

          The Parent Trip – Class Trip

          Six’s very gracious teacher asked if I would like to come in and speak about writing for the newspaper.

          • May 3rd, 2015

          Peru 2015: Trip of a Lifetime

          Grade 10 winner of The Free Press and CBAL writing contest shares his travels to Peru

          • May 1st, 2015

          The Parent Trip – Goodness

          Kids are good. They’re born that way. I recently had the pleasure of witnessing shining examples of this fact.

          • Apr 27th, 2015

          Dr. Smith: Understanding self-harm

          Why is my child doing this? What is going on with youth.

          The Parent Trip – Give each other a break

          I’m writing this week’s column specifically for the people who don’t have kids.

          • Apr 18th, 2015

          The Parent Trip – Easter Bunny

          ‘Twas the night before Easter and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, just the minds of Four and Six.

          • Apr 10th, 2015

          The Parent Trip – Happy to be alive

          On Sunday morning I awoke to the news that a plane in Eastern Canada had crash-landed.

          • Apr 1st, 2015

          The Parent Trip – Spring Break

          Spring break is on. Two weeks of freedom. At least for your kids. You might feel a little less free.

          • Mar 26th, 2015

          The Parent Trip-Rooster Trouble

          My friend was having rooster trouble. This is not an analogy for a grouchy husband or a misbehaving two-year-old. I mean an actual rooster.

          • Mar 20th, 2015

          APPLE EVENT LIVE: The watch, a gold MacBook, HBO on iPhone

          Apple Watch unveiled: lots of features, functions, price tags. So... Do you want it?

          • Mar 9th, 2015

          The Parent Trip-Music

          There seems to be universal similarities among children. They like candy. They like animals. They like music. My girls like music a lot.

          • Mar 6th, 2015