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My Dad’s Best Christmas: 1945

By Elinor Florence A few years before he died, I asked my father, Douglas Florence of Invermere, what was the best Christmas he could remember….

Four lost Rovers from Cranbrook

By Elinor Florence A group of young men from Cranbrook, members of the Rover branch of the Boy Scouts Association, built cabins deep in the…

Mysterious bracelet hints at love story

By Elinor Florence Around Valentine’s Day, my thoughts turn once again to this mysterious bracelet and whether it was truly symbolic of a long-lost love…

How Canadian kids helped the war effort

By Elinor Florence When the Second World War raged around the planet, how were children protected from the horrors? The short answer: they weren’t. Canadian kids…

Cheers to the Chute Girls

By Elinor Florence Fifty thousand Canadian women served during the Second World War, performing work previously done by men. And one vitally important job was…