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Take a look at what's in that book bag

Every year i become aware of articles and television items about kids' backpacks

A bounty of apples

TO me one of the great joys of autumn is going to a farmer's market, buying a big bag of fresh B.C. apples and taking a huge bite of crisp, sweet perfection

Food calendar

National Family Dinner Night: M&M Meat Shops invites Canadians to turn off all their electronic devices and enjoy an unplugged dinner with family and friends Thursday, Sept. 15. Register your participation at www. nationalfamilydinnernight.

Fall: it's time to wash off summer's grime

YOUR Great Canadian Roadtrip is all wrapped up now. You saw the world's largest Ukrainian Easter egg, you listened to your iPod's roadtrip playlist 1,146 times, and your car has 13 levels of dirt, one for each province and territory.

Nolan Boyd, 10, Irwin Park elementary

Art teacher: Stephanie Owen Favourite art: drawing Favourite artist: Dad His teacher writes: Nolan is a talented artist. His work shows excellent colour choice and attention to detail.
Buddha-Full in every way

Buddha-Full in every way

Earlier this week I interviewed a nutrition consultant for a story coming up in Sunday's paper. We talked about the value of whole foods; the power of food to heal; setting a good example for children when it comes to making healthy choices.

Enjoy those autumn colours

IT'S still summer in my mind and I'm going to enjoy all the beauty the garden provides before I start any garden renovations. That doesn't mean there isn't work to do.

Wet weather is on the way

HARD to believe with the September we've been having, but our rainy season is on the way.

Kids' stuff

A Capella Chorus: Choirs for children ages eight-12 and youth 13-18 are looking for new members. Learn songs from Africa, raise money for Education Without Borders, perform outreach concerts for the elderly and make recordings.

Remembering the first

- My First Car, by Matt Stone. Published by Motorbooks, $28.00, 223 pages. LIFE is full of firsts, some of them are memorable while others don't make much of an impression. For any auto enthusiast, the memory of that first car lasts forever.
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