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Sarah Simpson Column: Other people’s stuff is way cooler than yours

I just saw one of the most memorable events of my childhood…

 

Sarah Simpson column: Talking to the kids about racism

it gave rise to a great discussion in the car on the way to and from the event.

 

Columnist T.W. Paterson launches Chronicles website

“It’s the fulfillment of a career-long dream, to publish an historical magazine”

  • Jun 19, 2020

 

Sarah Simpson Column: We are not getting a hamster (no matter how cute Nugget is)

Together with her daughter, they’ve been carefully crafting and staging photographs featuring Nugget

Sarah Simpson Column: Siblings are the best (and the worst, by default)

If my brother-in-law wanted a walk, he was going to have to work for it.

Sarah Simpson column: Bigger isn’t always better

One item there was a two-foot-tall candy cane.

Sarah Simpson Column: What happens when kids make the rules

Growing up, my family spent many a summer cruising the Gulf and…

Sarah Simpson Column: On the merits of Donkey Kong

Yep, I wanted my nearly six-year-old, to play video games.

Sarah Simpson Column: Working off our daily bread

“We could have to be at home long enough that we’ll outgrow our clothes!”

Sarah Simpson Column: Wielding a washcloth is a valuable skill

“Oh my God I’ve become my mother.” That is something every woman…

Sarah Simpson Column: The seeds of change

Fast forward to the quarantine days.

Guest Column: COVID-19 greatest challenge of a generation

We’ve rapidly moved from business as usual, to a series of measures that are anything but normal.

  • Apr 6, 2020

Alistair MacGregor column: Responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic

This crisis has shown us just how many Canadians struggle every day to pay the bills

  • Mar 29, 2020

T.W. Paterson column: Friendly card game led to fatal shooting in Nanaimo

The final witness, Dr. L.T. Davis, refused to give testimony until he was paid in advance

  • Mar 28, 2020

Sarah Simpson Column: Jelly beans the key to efficient family hikes

Have you ever hiked with small children? You wouldn’t believe how painful…

Mary Lowther column: Turning to the garden and getting inventive when the unexpected happens

The recent possibility of quarantine reminds me of the blockade of the UK during WWII

  • Mar 19, 2020

Sarah Simpson column: My clean house is definitely not for the birds

A while back, my husband and I took our kids to one…

Sarah Simpson Column: King of the blood donations, Robin makes it to 150

Often, when I think of blood… OK I admit that’s a really…