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Brent Carver: Memory and the power of performance

As a teenager growing up in a one-TV-channel world (later two-channel) I…

It happened in 1913

August 2 - 8: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Aug 9, 2020

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
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World O’ Words: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

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Weed Warrior: Purple Loosestrife is loose on the continent

Weed Warrior Frank A few years ago, three of us from the…

  • Jul 30, 2020

The Womb of Revolutionary Love

Yme Woensdregt I watched a powerful, heart–breaking, and hopeful speech recently. Valarie…

  • Jul 30, 2020

Farm life: How time has forced us to slow down

I feel as though I say this each and every month but…

Live music, and other retro matters

Why is live music best; discovering John Martyn; and more

What Makes for a Day Well Lived?

Yme Woensdregt About three years ago, I discovered American poet Mary Oliver,…

  • Jul 23, 2020

It happened this week in 1913

July 19 - 25: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jul 22, 2020

Farm life: The sights and sounds of summer

Sitting in the field on the farm, I can hear thunder rolling…

World O’ Words: Welcome to the dictionary, ‘Irregardless!’

Language hawks are all a-chatter these days with the news that “irregardless” has been added to the dictionary.

It happened this week in 1913

July 12 - 18: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jul 16, 2020

Gwynne Dyer: A Warning from Poland

Gwynne Dyer Few people outside of Poland care about the outcome of…

  • Jul 16, 2020

When it’s too dangerous to sing

It’s easier to imagine a world without birdsong than a world without choirs

BookNotes: The Australian prison colony’s first lending library

The books brought over by various officers proved quite popular with the convicts

  • Jul 9, 2020

The Weed Warrior: Beware the Devil’s Paintbrush

Orange Hawkweed has a nasty reputation for taking over roadsides, pastures and shady forested areas

  • Jul 8, 2020

What’s happening at the Cranbrook Public Library

Mike Selby Exciting news!! Beginning Wednesday, July 8th, the Library will be…

It happened this week in 1913

July 5 - 11: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jul 7, 2020

Farm life: Musings of summer

Summer is one of my favourite seasons for so many reasons. I…