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A Frugal Fall challenge means limiting spending outside of set bills to $50 a week, including gas and groceries. (Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Budget challenge No. 2, Frugal Fall

Starting Sept. 1 and ending Nov. 30, I will spend only $50 a week outside of bills

A Frugal Fall challenge means limiting spending outside of set bills to $50 a week, including gas and groceries. (Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror)
Crashing waves. (Michael Armstrong/Homer News photo)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: What are you running away from?

Getting out of town is a great stress reliever

Crashing waves. (Michael Armstrong/Homer News photo)
What’s COVID-19 doing to friendships?

What’s COVID-19 doing to friendships?

Life and Faith column by Jim Taylor

  • Aug 13, 2020
What’s COVID-19 doing to friendships?
Crews prepare to film a holiday movie in Summerland on July 29, 2020 (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Bringing British Columbia’s stories to the screen

The movies are often American stories, with B.C. communities serving as stand-ins for U.S. locations

Crews prepare to film a holiday movie in Summerland on July 29, 2020 (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Downtown Revelstoke on May 24, 2020. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: When everyone is a friend of a friend

Chances are I know someone in Revelstoke who knows you, such is…

Downtown Revelstoke on May 24, 2020. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
The blue house on Doll’s Corner Farm is around 100 years old. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: What makes a home a home?

I grew up on farm in northern Alberta, in a house that…

The blue house on Doll’s Corner Farm is around 100 years old. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Premier John Horgan discusses reopening the province’s economy in phases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a press conference in the rotunda at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday May 6, 2020. (Chad Hipolito - The Canadian Press)

Mitchell’s Musings: Leading the way through a pandemic

Columnist Glenn Mitchell sings Dr. Bonnie Henry’s praises in his latest Musings

  • Jun 25, 2020
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Premier John Horgan discusses reopening the province’s economy in phases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a press conference in the rotunda at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday May 6, 2020. (Chad Hipolito - The Canadian Press)
It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Jocelyn’s Jottings: When a Disney song explains your life

Jocelyn’s Jottings: When a Disney song explains your life

It is the time of year when my inner travel bug turns…

Jocelyn’s Jottings: When a Disney song explains your life
These days my “church” is near the water, surrounded by trees, far away from the noise of the city. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: It feels like the world is on hold

According to Statistics Canada 23,547 people died in April 2018

These days my “church” is near the water, surrounded by trees, far away from the noise of the city. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Navigating working from home during these pandemic times

This is a chance to work in the best conditions possible. In your sweat pants, on your couch.

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Jocelyn Doll was at the Revelstoke Review’s booth at LUNA called “The Paper Project”, using newspaper to make flowers to be worn in your hair. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Happy International Women’s Day!

Our Women of Inspiration supplement, which can be found on pages 9-20…

Jocelyn Doll was at the Revelstoke Review’s booth at LUNA called “The Paper Project”, using newspaper to make flowers to be worn in your hair. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
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COLUMN: Pilkey Palooza comes to the Summerland Library

Author’s works featured in this year’s Spring Break Reading Challenge

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Mitchell’s Musings: Karma is king

Mitchell’s Musings: Karma is king

One good turn leads to another and another…

  • Feb 28, 2020
Mitchell’s Musings: Karma is king
COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy
BOOKS                                John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, and John Wyndham’s science fiction novel, The Day of the Triffids, have both been on school curriculums. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Losing and winning a book battle

Recalling a time when outraged parents spoke out against a book on the school curriculum

BOOKS                                John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, and John Wyndham’s science fiction novel, The Day of the Triffids, have both been on school curriculums. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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COLUMN: Acknowledging the freedom to read

We provide full access to material that some might find objectionable

  • Feb 21, 2020
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Shrek The Musical is the first community musical production in 11 years and the first at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. Opening night was Feb. 7, 2020. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Lessons from Shrek the Musical

What makes Shrek the Musical special? I love musicals. The joyfulness of…

Shrek The Musical is the first community musical production in 11 years and the first at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. Opening night was Feb. 7, 2020. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Stoked on Science: Stoked to join the NCES

Stoked on Science: Stoked to join the NCES

It’s Jade Harvey Stoke on Science February already. The passage of time…

  • Feb 9, 2020
Stoked on Science: Stoked to join the NCES