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Andrew George’s Buffalo and Cranberry Stew

2 tbsp canola oil 2 lb buffalo stewing meat, cubed 2 ½ cups stock 1 tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper 1 medium onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup red wine or 1 ½ tbsp. balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp paprika 3 whole cloves 2 bay leaves 8 carrots, ... Read More »

First Nations authors teach feasting with style

Just a few decades ago, few knew the richness of First Nations cuisine and its place in the feasting tradition. Today, thanks to innovative chefs like Andrew George Jr. and ‘warrior women’ Dolly and Annie Watts, traditional delicacies like Elk Stew and Smoked Salmon are moving into the culinary mainstream. Fused with techniques and ingredients ... Read More »

Inaugural Giving Back event in spirit of ‘participaction’

Businesses provide unique opportunity for community to help others, like an old-fashioned barn raising Three weeks ago, two local businesswomen were discussing the spirit of the season and in particular, thinking about what many people in our community would need this winter. The list was long: warm clothes for everyone in the family, blankets, sleeping ... Read More »

Blackfish Toy Lunch marks 14 years of giving back

Employee and part-time elf Rebecca Busnarda helps piles of smiles mount up as toys accumulate at the Blackfish Pub Toy Lunch. The annual event swaps new toys for a pub lunch.  Photo submitted The 14th annual Blackfish Pub Toy Lunch, to be held Tuesday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., promises to be ... Read More »

Night Skies in December

If comet ISON survives its close encounter with the sun November 28 it will be visible in the sky at dusk in December. The Geminid meteor shower peaks December 13-14, 2013, mid-evening until dawn. The Geminids are one of the finest meteor showers, rivalling the Perseid shower in August. The Geminids originate near the bright ... Read More »

Give your Christmas décor a country accent

Christmas decorations can range from grandiose lighting displays to more subtle adornments. Some families may prefer more traditional holiday decor, while others might like the look of modern trimmings. Holiday decorations can also be used to create an atmosphere reminiscent of a certain type of locale, giving a home a holiday in the city vibe ... Read More »

Blue Heron Village Phase II construction starts

Blue Heron Properties Ltd in conjunction with Sunbelt Properties Ltd and Longman Developments Ltd announced today the start of construction on Blue Heron Village, Phase II, scheduled for occupancy in the Summer of 2014. Combining six residential live/work units and 4,175 square feet of commercial space and located alongside the Blue Heron Village Phase I ... Read More »

Create heritage ornaments at home

Holiday decorating is a big part of the holiday season. Bins are taken out of the attic or garage, and decorations are once again given their opportunity to shine for several weeks before being packed away again. Among the many decorations families use to deck the halls are ornaments that were made by hand. This ... Read More »

Classic children’s holiday wear has Coastal connection

For many families, the holidays are a time to celebrate in style! Children love to dress up in their finest clothes and enjoy the yuletide season with family and friends. Parents, grandparents, or other family members who are searching for the perfect holiday outfit—or Christmas gift—for the wee ones in their lives can find some ... Read More »

Every woman’s closet needs a Little Black Dress

In the 1920s, iconic designers Coco Chanel and Jean Patou introduced the concept of the affordable, versatile, timeless Little Black Dress (LBD). Almost a century later, while hemlines rose and dropped and fads came and left, this wardrobe staple is still to be found in most women’s closets. The LBD is typically a simple but ... Read More »

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