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Poetry Alive and Well During Poetry Month Pt. 1

Turning Back to the Earth as Muse Poetry is indeed alive and well in 2018. Judging by recent books by both established and emerging poets, the art is in fine fettle. There’s evidence of both high craft and relevance to … Continue reading

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Lemon Creek class action lawsuit certified by judge

Judge Masuhara rejects defendants’ arguments The wheels of justice grind on at a glacial pace, but sometimes they do the right thing. It’s taken four years, but the BC Supreme Court has finally certified that the class action lawsuit may proceed … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Story–Mama Duck Gets a Helping Hand

This year my mother has not had the best of Mother’s Days. After suffering from chronic bronchitis that progressed to pneumonia, followed by fluid on the heart that caused a heart attack, she was rushed to Williams Lake hospital. It … Continue reading

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Monsanto’s Roundup: The Smoking Gun Revealed

Poison in Our Air, Water and Soil Monsanto’s RoundUp may be coming to a village near you. At a presentation to the Village of Slocan council meeting of September 14, the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) offered its services … Continue reading

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Mishinigoshu Rises from Deep Bay

Surfacing She embraces you, seduces you then curses you. Yet every time, you run when she says, Come.[1] —Lakespirit, Sean Arthur Joyce So what does it mean that suddenly the world is sending up so many serpent symbols? Is there … Continue reading

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The Price of Transcendence: poetry launch

INTRODUCTION: To set the scene for the launch of my new book of poems, The Price of Transcendence, I got thinking about just what that word meant and how it might inform the impulse that went into the poems. The … Continue reading

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Cascadia Poetry Festival seeks to eliminate boundaries

“A good map opens up the world; a great map evokes a story about the world.” —David McCloskey A Call to Eco-action National Poetry Month ended this year in BC with an exhilarating event. The third annual Cascadia Poetry Festival, held … Continue reading

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