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WEDNESDAY Parent-Child Mother Goose: A free program for parents and babies up to 12 months old that focuses on the pleasure and power of learning rhymes, songs and lullabies, Wednesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 23, 10: 30-11: 30 a.m.
PARENTING TODAY: Find a way to walk to school

PARENTING TODAY: Find a way to walk to school

"Parents who drive their children to and from school are actually the biggest danger to child pedestrians and cyclists around schools.

A bushel of green beans

GREEN beans are one of my favourite veggies, and right now they're at their best. Beautiful local beans are available at most large grocery stores and produce markets.

Report refutes rumours of a housing bubble

THE numbers are in and it would appear that our sky-high property values are being held together with far more than a thin film of soapy water. Reports by the Canadian Real Estate Association and Central 1 Credit Union suggest that B.C.

Share meal time to lead a healthier life

IN 1946, Dr. Benjamin Spock wrote The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. Children may not come with an instruction manual but Spock's book was the next best thing.

Easy ways to boost home value

If you are considering selling your home, there are easy ways to boost its value. Making minor changes to a home can add to your asking price, whether you're putting your home on the market this week or waiting for the market to rebound.

Similkameen steps out of the shadows

THE Hired Belly is beginning to think it's time we named the third week in September "B.C. Wine Week." Seriously. After all - if you're not picking it in the Okanagan or Similkameen, chances are you're tasting it in Vancouver or somewhere else.

Reduce Plastic Waste

To lessen the load on landfills, some manufacturers of household cleaners are going green and offering concentrated detergents in small refill packages.

North Vancouver woman joins fight against dementia

SANDRA Wilson is no stranger to pushing herself to the limit.

What's going on for seniors

Women of the River: The Elders Council for Parks in British Columbia will host a free presentation with author Trisha Mason and nature journalist Rosemary Taylor, Sunday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. at the Heritage Centre, 1620 Mount Seymour Rd.