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Fossil fuel dependency a dead-end road

Since the Industrial Revolution began, and especially since the discovery of crude oil a century ago, we have come to appreciate the benefits of fossil fuels.
Just desserts

Just desserts

Brad Rypma, left, and Natalie Kwas compete in a pie-eating contest during intermission of the Nanaimo Timbermen senior A lacrosse game at Frank Crane Arena on Saturday night. The contest was presented by game-day sponsor Country Club Centre, and the degree of difficulty was upped with blindfolds and oven mitts.
And the band played on ...

And the band played on ...

Deborah Brandstaetter, centre, dances with her daughter Siena, 2, right, and Alexa Meekison during the the Green Mountain Music Festival Saturday afternoon. Despite the rainy weather the bands played on. The festival is a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Feel the burn

Feel the burn

Karen Shortt, front, gets some pain to go with her gain while working out with friends in Maffeo-Sutton Park Thursday. Shortt was taking part in an outdoor boot camp session run by Powercore Fitness.
Morning commute

Morning commute

Activity requires hydration

While Canada is known for its cold and snowy climate, residents definitely feel the heat during the summer months.

New retirees looking after kids, parents

While spending their 60s on the ski hill, golf course or simply at home with family and friends can certainly become a retirement dream reality, there’s one thing many new seniors might not have considered: they may be spending their golden years caring for their parents, children or both.

Fall prevention tools available

B.C. physicians and other health professionals now have an additional resource to educate seniors in ways to prevent falls and stay healthy.

Pharmacists ease holiday stress

The B.C. Pharmacy Association is encouraging travellers to talk to their pharmacist prior to embarking on summer holidays.

Summer activities abundant in city

List includes must-do activities this summer