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Getting the most out of rhododendrons
When we think of rhododendrons, we usually conjure up images of lush foliaged varieties smothered in huge trusses of blossoms. According to the respected Oregon rhododendron authority, Ted Van Veen, over 800 species and over 10,000 named varieties grow within 800 miles of the North Pole and as far south as the sand dunes of Florida.
UFV’s Absolute Style fashion show is ready to wow audiences
Mark your calendar for one of the most exciting and anticipated events of spring: Absolute Style, the University of the Fraser Valley’s annual fashion show, takes to the stage on Thursday, April 28.
Roots for the lowly pea run deep
We take many things for granted today, often not fully appreciating the…
Plant trees for biodiversity
Put your boots on and head over to the Camp River Wildlife Area for some treeplanting on April 16, near the confluence of the Hope Slough and Camp Slough on Camp River Road.
Colour can warm up a cool, dark spring
I’ve never seen a year that has stayed so cold and wet…
Vanuatu: A little pidgin goes a long way
Tanna Island, Vanuatu – The breeze drifting in through the open windows…
Pipers and tartan at open house
The local Sons of Scotland are hosting an open house April 9 at the Coast Hotel in celebration of their proud heritage.
Japan needs sisterly help on its path to recovery
Japan is just starting to recover from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Japanese citizens devastated by the natural disasters and their aftermath need our help.
Plant a row to feed the hungry
The first Plant a Row/Grow a Row event by Food Matters Chilliwack is set for April 9 at Gwynne Vaughan Park.
Common weight training mistakes
Time is precious, and not something you want to waste at the gym. Given the same results, most people would rather spend less time working out. In my last article I discussed ways that you may unknowingly sabotage your cardio workout.
How to minimize moss
Moss… moss… and more moss! It is in lawns everywhere this year, spreading vigorously and choking out those poor lawn grasses. In spite of all the lime and moss control applied, it seems to get worse.
BC: Heli-hiking takes visitors to dizzying heights
.Jordy Hein is feeling anxious about crossing the 50-metre cable suspension bridge that stretches between two granite spires in the remote mountains of eastern British Columbia. He’s not alone.
Time to think strawberries
It’s hard to imagine a June garden without the mouth-watering flavour of…
Barbados: Partying with the locals at Oistins
The fish are frying, the local Banks beer is flowing and an…
The importance of attachment
This week we continue in our series on Dr. Bruce Perry’s work,…
Get the most out of your workout
Today at the gym eight people were on the treadmill- and six…
Florida: She fought the law and the law won
Mitchell SmythMeridian Writers’ GroupOcklawaha, Florida – Little has changed in 75 years…
Weathering a late winter cold spell
The last thing gardeners on the West Coast need now is a…
The skinny on your waistline
By Tanja Shaw, Special to The Progress –Have you ever seen a…
Listening to the ‘echoes of the past’
I recently had the opportunity to attend a 2-day training event co-sponsored…