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In A Pickle

Memorial marks second anniversary of young woman's mysterious death

Memorial marks second anniversary of young woman's mysterious death

Mar 18, 2024 / 11:00 am

Austyn Godfrey was the light of her mom, Michelle’s, life until someone extinguished her light Jan. 16, 2022. The culprit(s) publicly disposed of...

Finding religion after 'haunted' childhood

Finding religion after 'haunted' childhood

Feb 19, 2024 / 11:00 am

Sometimes I gave myself the creeps. The disgusting odour of an ice-breathing entity chased me up the basement stairs. I gasped for air while my heart tried to...

Lack of information adds to pain for those who lost loved ones to homicide

Lack of information adds to pain for those who lost loved ones to homicide

Jan 22, 2024 / 11:00 am

How horrifying it must be to receive a visit from the police, where they break the awful news of your child’s suspicious death. Your life, as you know it,...

Jesus talks to believers in many languages

Jesus talks to believers in many languages

Dec 25, 2023 / 11:00 am

The words of a mere boy amazed the Jewish teachers. Although these weren’t just any words and the child was anything but ordinary. At 12, Jesus conversed...

Care aides wear many hats while helping those with Alzheimer's disease

Care aides wear many hats while helping those with Alzheimer's disease

Nov 27, 2023 / 11:00 am

“Get away from me or I’ll scream”, she bellowed. I felt like a lowlife. The problem started minutes earlier when Rose announced she was going...

Visiting Alberta's 'Buckets of Blood Hotel'

Visiting Alberta's 'Buckets of Blood Hotel'

Oct 30, 2023 / 11:00 am

“Did you see the curtains move?” I asked. Crystal snickered and rolled her eyes. “Oh Mom, you're hilarious!” she replied....

Avian rescue is for the birds

Avian rescue is for the birds

Oct 2, 2023 / 11:00 am

A sickening thud echoed throughout the room. It was sound I recognize well, when a bird hits a window. It was Aug. 3, in mid-afternoon. Reluctantly, I walked...

Hard decisions made in the face of an oncoming wildfire

Hard decisions made in the face of an oncoming wildfire

Sep 4, 2023 / 11:00 am

I was terrified, feeling like a sitting duck when the authorities shut down the highways. On Aug. 18, we stayed glued to CBC radio, listening for updates and...

It's woman v. worms in battle for the tomato plant

It's woman v. worms in battle for the tomato plant

Aug 7, 2023 / 11:00 am

The puny monster hissed a warning, lunged at me and spat green goo. That would teach me for nudging it with plastic tongs. It had been playing dead on the...

Time for women to embrace their inner Amazon

Time for women to embrace their inner Amazon

Jul 10, 2023 / 11:00 am

I served up a humiliating kick in the pants to a perverted middle-aged man. It amazed me that my Kung Fu fighting skills awoke after a 15-year hiatus. The creep...

Whenever a baby is born, so is a grandmother

Whenever a baby is born, so is a grandmother

Jun 12, 2023 / 11:00 am

With great anticipation, we drove to Alberta to meet our new grandsons. Both our daughters from previous marriages gave birth nine days apart. Being an...

In sickness and health, seniors are best at marital commitment

In sickness and health, seniors are best at marital commitment

May 15, 2023 / 11:00 am

I heard the elderly man’s heart break from across the room. Every day, Ben faithfully came to visit his wife, Shirley, in the nursing home. Shirley had...

Mischievous mutt's ghostly encounter

Mischievous mutt's ghostly encounter

Apr 17, 2023 / 11:00 am

Nala braced herself, refusing to enter the shower house at a campground near Tumbler Ridge. She had the same response to the downtown core. “I’m not...

Some draw a line when it comes to tattoos

Some draw a line when it comes to tattoos

Mar 20, 2023 / 11:00 am

“Does it come off?” my mother asked in a panic. She licked her forefinger and vigorously scrubbed my tattoo with it. As a child, I remembered her...

Making peace with the past

Making peace with the past

Feb 20, 2023 / 11:00 am

The frail elderly woman trembled with excitement and asked, “Are you here to see me?” Her hands quivered as she reached out. Sarah gently took her...

Holding a second vigil for Austyn Godfrey

Holding a second vigil for Austyn Godfrey

Jan 23, 2023 / 11:00 am

A gut-wrenching email from Austyn Godfrey’s mother Michelle spurred me to hold a second vigil on the first anniversary of Austyn’s death. Michelle...

December 25 a common birthday for deities

December 25 a common birthday for deities

Dec 26, 2022 / 11:00 am

Ten deities share Dec. 25 as their birth date. The list of gods is as follows; Apollo - Greek god of the sun. He was said to be a healer, producer of...

Warding off influenza 'reaper' with homeopathic remedies

Warding off influenza 'reaper' with homeopathic remedies

Nov 28, 2022 / 11:00 am

My life force was ripped from my body and caught it up in an invisible tornado, which made my head spin and legs turn into spaghetti. Collapsing onto the bed, I...

Ogopogo not alone when it comes to mythical lake monsters in Canada

Ogopogo not alone when it comes to mythical lake monsters in Canada

Oct 31, 2022 / 11:00 am

The beast appeared through the fog, its eyes glowed yellow as the sun. Fire blasted from its mouth, which heated the sea. Smoke billowed out of his nostrils,...

Children need support

Children need support

Oct 3, 2022 / 11:00 am

I hung my head in shame as they sneered and snickered while I shuffled past them, headed down the hallway to the dummy classroom. It felt like the death march...

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