Author: shannon

19 Aug
When smoky skies make you blue

For Okanaganites, who consider this place the California of the North, being banned from our beaches, first by floods, now by smoky air, it's been a bitter pill to swallow with our valley vino....

12 Aug
Ladies on Literature talk Jane Austen

“I think occasionally turning it up and reading a classic is good for us, a bit like cod liver oil." ~Gail Plecash: LOL Member & Family Physician...

03 Aug
Why I couldn’t surrender to Michael Singer

I wholeheartedly believe in channeling positive energy in the direction of our dreams to attract favorable outcomes, but Singer made it all seem a little too simple...

28 Jul
Sizzling summer leads to hot headed driving

Roaring up alongside, keeping pace with my vehicle, honking to get my attention (in case I hadn't noticed our game of parallel chicken). I looked over and the other driver flipped me the bird...

21 Jul
Surprise! The unexpected is good for us

The year was 1997. Our daughter was less than three weeks old when my husband threw a surprise birthday party for me that was (surprise!) not so happy....

15 Jun
How to get the homeless off the streets? Give them a home.

They show up in the emergency room and in the back seat of police cars. Sometimes they spend the night in a jail cell. The next day they might be hollow-eyed and hung over, hanging onto a grocery cart, hanging out in front of the...

02 Jun
Lab Staff gifted with the Right Stuff to Study DNA

What happens when local philanthropists put their money where the lab is? Cutting edge technology at KGH that will result in better antibiotic use and quicker diagnosis of deadly viruses...