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Le Gavroche restaurant is offering a three-course menu featuring snow crab which will be available for $39 until July 17. Wine pairings can be purchased for an additional $25. Reservations: www. or 604-685-3924.

Retirement angst: taking the plunge

Question: I am a 64-year-old woman approaching retirement from a job I love. My husband died eight years ago and my children are married and have their own busy lives.

Food Calendar

A Perfect Blend: Local cuisine, boutique wines and cultural performances will take centre stage at Sun Peaks Resort during the fourth annual Wine and Culture Festival July 15-17.

Lunge a versatile exercise

Start simple and continue to challenge yourself

What's going on for seniors

NOTICES Seniors Acting Up: A cabaret group that performs for seniors twice a month, rehearses Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver.

Dog trouble? Look in the mirror

Many years ago I received a call from a dog trainer -- a comrade of sorts. She explained that she was sending me a client with a dog that was highly reactive and unpredictable with its aggressive outbursts.

Oaked Chardonnay: finding the balance

How much oak do you like in your Chardonnay? And will that be staves or barrels? The first question comes up quite a bit. The second not so much.
Bowen Island a gem of a course

Bowen Island a gem of a course

Home-cooked meal is perfect for Valentine's

You know what they say about "the way to a man's heart ..." (a woman's heart as well, if the truth be told). With these recipes, you can have a really beautiful dinner for Valentine's Day without the expense of going to a restaurant.

Sweet treats with a lot of heart

Our little ones may be small in size, but there's one thing for sure: they have the biggest hearts. Let them celebrate this Valentine's Day by sharing some of their favourite sweets with those they love.
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