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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….

Animals that went to war

By Elinor Florence Thousands of our furry and feathered friends performed valuable work during the First and Second World Wars, while most simply provided love…

When driving alone was forbidden

By Elinor Florence Today’s reliance on fossil fuels has made us mindful of how much gasoline we are burning. But what if we weren’t legally…

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…

My Grandfather’s Narrow Escape

By Elinor Florence It was exactly 100 years ago, in April 1918, that my grandfather’s life was saved on the battlefields of France during the…