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Canadian volunteer relief pilots are preparing to transport 30,000 pounds of donated emergency food stocks from Langley to Washington State next month. This is the first international cross-border disaster exercise for the British Columbia Airlift Emergency Response Operations (BC AERO), held in concert with Washington and California Disaster Airlift Response Teams (DART), explained Mike Davenport, a pilot and volunteer with the locally based group.
On Saturday, at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver, beginner and experienced Badass Babes dancers will perform as part of a live show called “Love, Letting Go and Living Your Best Life.” Badass Babes is a Maple Ridge-based commercial dance training company for women that was co-founded by dancer, choreographer, and videographer Danny Davalos and dancer, choreographer, and women’s mentor Chelsea Davalos.
A local traumatic brain injury survivor is giving back by raising funds for the Coast Mental Health Foundation. After being critically injured in a 2006 motor vehicle crash, Langley’s Michael Coss was in a coma for more than six months, and wheelchair-bound for seven years.
Music therapist from Langley teaches how to use playlists with purpose and intention in new book. In its simplest form, music playlists are a list of tracks in the order they will play. However, the act of putting together an effective playlist to create a specific atmosphere is not as easy.
Being an entrepreneur takes curiosity, persistence, risk tolerance, adaptability, a strong sense of direction and a thick skin. But more than that, to stay in business for the long haul, it's important to choose the right business for you. There must be a market for your product or service, and you have to be the right person to provide it. There is endless business advice out there for solopreneurs, but these five tips will help you take your business to the next level.
Are you ready to bring in help for your real estate business, but you're not sure where to start? Even if you're not ready for full-time help, you may benefit from having a virtual assistant. But what does a real estate virtual assistant do and how can they help? A real estate virtual assistant is similar to an executive assistant. They offer a wide variety of business services and many have a versatile skill set.
Marketing is crucial if you want your brand to stand out in today's competitive marketplace. While many modern tactics are digital, there is still value in creating traditional marketing products like business cards. But with limited space, what should you put on your business card? What is the most essential information needed these days? Does a business card need an address anymore?
Del O’Brien on the evolution of drainage in Ontario. At a ceremony held on June 13, Delbert “Del” O’Brien officially became one of the 2021 inductees to the Ontario Agriculture Hall of Fame (OAHF). O’Brien, a long-admired member of the legal, political, business and agricultural community in the Ottawa Valley, always advocated for rural Ontario – across the highly varied disciplines of his career.
Young Aldergrove woman pens 2 books to help people understand obsessive compulsive disorder. This past August, Jordyn Croft wrote and self-published two children’s books that come from her personal and life experience. One book is called, Ophelia Clementine Delarose has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the other is Happy Harlow: The Tail of an Emotional Support Dog. “These topics are really important to me and I hope they help somebody, like a parent who has a child with OCD,” Croft shared.
Murrayville author releases another book in her series, written for middle-graders. Local sleuths Lou and Rocky are back with an even bigger mystery to solve in their hometown of Squamish in Lou and the Carnival Cold Case. In this exciting middle grade fiction read, teenager Lou hears about a suspicious death at a travelling carnival.
Langley Meals on Wheels arrive year round with meals and smiles to clients in need of sustenance Life in a pandemic has increased the general public’s awareness and use of meal delivery services, but for Langley Meals on Wheels Services Society, delivering fresh, nutritious, and affordable meals has always been a central service. Christmas is no exception.
On Saturday, the Aldergrove Elks children’s Christmas party is returning to the Aldergrove legion hall, with special guests including Santa Claus, elves, and princesses. Parents and children are invited to join the festivities, at 26607 Fraser Hwy. between 3 and 5:30 p.m. where they can pass through the activity stations to enjoy facepainting, balloon animals, and more, said Jasmine Fiona, a member of the Aldergrove Elks.
Whenever the Olympics come around I find myself transformed from someone who barely pays attention to the majority of sports into someone who analyzes the ins and outs of a diving position and becomes an expert at all things balance beam. And while it’s fun to transform into an armchair athlete and judge, these Tokyo 2020 Olympics are also inspiring somewhat deeper thoughts.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos made headlines this week as he launched Blue Origin NS-16 just past the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. On July 20, Bezos and three other crew members spent 11 minutes above the Kàrmàn Line, which is the internationally-recognized space border at 100 kilometres altitude.
Everyone’s opinion of and experience with purity culture often comes down to when and where they grew up. And what denomination they were in. For example, those who were teens in the 1990s had the unique reality of being there for the beginning of this conservative movement. They lived through the hype, the intensity and the eventual deconstructing of what it means to be pure in an impure culture.
There’s an abundance of financial advice out there but for many Millenials, thoughts of saving or investing seem out of reach. In 2019, Statistics Canada reported people born between the years 1982 and 1991 were better off financially than Gen Xers but had the highest debt to after-tax income ratio of any generation.
There’s a lot to care about in the world. As Christians, we’re concerned about the salvation of our loved ones and, as citizens of the world, we care about maintaining the earth for generations to come. But with so many awful things happening every day in our sinful world, and seeing so much that breaks our hearts… how can we care equally for everything and take any sort of action that will make a measurable difference? Often, we’re defeated before we start.
It has been a long time since many of us have ventured to the cinema to take in a flick on the big screen, but now that the world is beginning to open back up, long-delayed feature films are getting back to filming and others are announcing new release dates. Here’s a look at five exciting movies releasing this summer that are faith-friendly or family focused.
It’s a story of biblical proportions. On June 11, 2021, Michael Packard, a commercial lobster diver, was on his second dive of the day when he was swallowed by a humpback whale. The Cape Cod Times reported the 56-year-old veteran diver was inside of the whale’s mouth for between 30 to 40 seconds before the whale breached, shook its head and spit Packard out.
On June 6, Pastor Rick Warren announced to his congregation his plan to retire after 51 years in ministry, and nearly 42 years as the lead pastor of Saddleback Community Church in Lake Forest, California. The evangelical Christian pastor and author was quick to add that his intention is to make a smooth transition into a less visible role, from lead pastor to founding pastor. The first step for the church is to begin the official search for Warren’s successor.
For many North American workers, things have been quite difficult over the last year and a half. With revolving lockdowns and varying degrees of working from home, pursuing larger career goals may have been put on hold for many, and even derailed for others. Now that life in many parts is well on the way to returning to normal, whatever that means anymore, we’re now facing a new decision: do we return to in-person work, or stay remote?
A new study has found the dominant worldview of adults in the United States is syncretism, a customized combination of various worldviews, and they rely on this worldview when making life choices. The study called “American Worldview Inventory 2021,” was conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University in February 2021. It surveyed 2,000 adults from the four adult generations: Millennials, Gen Xers, Boomers and Builders.
The craft beer movement grew out of the American homebrewing movement and the ever-evolving industry has proven you don’t have to follow the rules to make good beer. Although the movement has been around since the 1970s, over the past decade, craft breweries, also called microbreweries, have exploded across North America. These small-batch producers are often independently owned and committed to traditional artisanal brewing, which was first done in Europe.
Being bombarded with bad news from every angle is something we’ve lived with for a long time. As a society, we seem drawn to sensational headlines and although we say we’d like more good news, there seems to be an inherent negativity bias that draws us in. While our proclivity for bad news ebbs and flows, in times of crisis it’s far easier to become fixated on what’s wrong rather than making the extra effort to find that elusive silver lining.