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Keep Christmas joyful for pets

WHERE will this holiday season find you? Will you be spending a traditional holiday with family and friends or will the lure of fresh powder tempt you to the slopes? Or is it the sound of turquoise waves crashing into white sandy beaches that catches

WV woman known for her perseverance

AS the story of Helen Page's life unfolds, the 95-year-old is as open about the low points as she is about the highlights. She was born in Winnipeg, Man., on Oct. 16, 1916. Her mother died when she was 10 and her father when she was 15.

Festive fairy tale

A Fairy Tale Christmas, presented by the Cascadia Society and Vancouver Waldorf School, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m., 1: 30 and 8 p.m., at Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver. Tickets: $10/$15/$20, visit

Sitting on top of the world

A West Vancouver woman whose company deals with thousands of high profile clients in the global financial sector has been recognized by a national business publication.

Make it festive with bubbles

SOMEWHERE in the Hired Belly's past, in another life, in another land, there exists the indelible image of a shattered Regency ceiling centrepiece.

Fashion File

Latin Canadian Fashion Week: The inaugural event is Friday, Dec. 9 at Fraser Hall, 8240 Fraser St., Vancouver. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Moving fashion forward

100 Ideas That Changed Fashion, by Harriet Worsley, Laurence King Publishing, 214 pages, $33.95 THE modern fashion world is an every changing multi-billion dollar industry.

Rare pink diamond a first for Canada

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but the latest addition to Lugaro Jewellers' collection could probably start its own fan club
Safer Porsche still growls

Safer Porsche still growls

Soothe winter-weary skin

SKIN feeling a little dull this time of year? Welcome to the club. Winter is an ideal time to get a facial because our skin can use an extra pickme-up, with all the cold weather outside.