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Backstage at the Olympics: Jeff and Aly Pain Are Going for the Gold in Marriage

Aly Pain has asked her Olympic Silver Medalist Skeleton racer husband Jeff, for a divorce more than once in the last several years. And yet today, their marriage is stronger than ever.

Martha Perkins and the Bowen Island Undercurrent

Perkins sees the Undercurrent as a source of community building. She wants people to spend an hour each week reading the Undercurrent, “to feel they have to pick up a copy every Friday morning, or the

Resistance Training Improves Cognitive Function in Senior Women, Researchers Find

Resistance training in senior women may improve their higher brain functions. A 12-month, Vancouver-based experiment on women ages 65 to 75 shows that resistance training, or anaerobic exercise, doesn

Rainy Days and Mondays: Wet Weather Wear is Hot Right Now

Rain rain such a fashion pain, if you read this blog there's a lot to gain. From Mum to Dad to little Jane, after this you'll want the rain.

Barbara McAfee: Inciting Radical Aliveness Through Song

Barbara McAfee teaches people to sing—sometimes as many as 1,500 at a time—from 50 different countries—in English—a round, no less—in about 20 minutes.

This is the Face of a Suspected Rapist. The Police Called the Attack "Savage." He Struck in Point Grey.

In the early morning hours of October 18th, a 24 year old Vancouver woman was savagely attacked, beaten and sexually assaulted in the Hastings Mill Park in the 3800 block of Point Grey Road.  ...


The Lives and Times of Women Elders in BC