e-know.ca writer: Stephanie Stevens

About Stephanie Stevens

Stephanie Stevens is a writer and professional photographer who once again lives back home in the Columbia Valley. Stephanie earned a great reputation as a community journalist while employed with The Valley Echo in Invermere, between 2002-2006. Her gentle, musing style is sometimes blended with fire and passion and at other times humour. Today she manages a Columbia Valley ranch with her husband Tony and an assortment of pets.

Step inward and recognize the fear

Homegrown By Stephanie Stevens Let me preface this by saying tackling this topic is like trying to herd ants back into an anthill. There are just too many aspects to cover in one column. And I will not pretend I … > Read More

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George “Doc” Lang obituary

It is hard to put into words the grief we are feeling as we tell of the passing of George “Doc” Lang Aug. 15. But while we announce his passing, we can hear him whispering “please don’t be sad.” Doc … > Read More

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Adventures in Dog Sitting: Rest well Jake

Homegrown By Stephanie Stevens My sons’ dog Jake, a Jack Russell Terrier, is heading over the rainbow bridge today. I feel awful for my sons, and for their dad Mike, who loved the little rascal for many years, and have … > Read More

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A tough time of year to take on this challenge

Homegrown By Stephanie Stevens Several years ago I found myself in a tough situation. My husband and I had split up, I had two small sons, and nowhere to live, no money to my name. Good friends sheltered me until … > Read More

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Thank you Ron and Elizabeth

Homegrown By Stephanie Stevens I recall it clearly, the way you recall all moments of abject terror. It was dark. My entire body was tense with fear. And then something grabbed me. I screamed and jumped, and everyone around me … > Read More

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A chance to help valley youth

By Stephanie Stevens A piece of me is missing. I gave it away a long time ago, and I expect I will never get it back. It belongs to the youth of our valley, and to the Summit Youth Centre. … > Read More

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An Evening With… Ash Beckham

Honorary chair W. Brett Wilson and the board of the Windermere Valley Youth Centre Society would like to invite you to attend a dress to the nines and dress for fun gala for the Summit Youth Centre at Copper Point Resort on … > Read More

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You cannot diagnose what you don’t understand

Homegrown By Stephanie Stevens Three years ago I discovered I am celiac and lactose intolerant. I had spent nearly my entire life with abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea (from the celiac disease) and then conversely painful constipation (from lactose), constant bouts … > Read More

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We are the eye of our own upcoming storm

Homegrown By Stephanie Stevens So my husband Tony and I went to the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC) luncheon today, which we do from time to time to stay abreast of what is happening in the CVCC community, and … > Read More

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The three dangerous corners of the pyramid

By Stephanie Stevens Greed. Desperation. Trust. That is a dangerous combination. When it comes to a pyramid scheme, like the Women’s Gifting Circle, or as it was called several years ago, ‘Women Helping Women,’ the greedy prey on the desperate … > Read More

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