A baby named is an adult named. Eh, Dweezil?


Diva Thin Muffin Zappa, Moxie Crimefighter Jilette, or Pilot Inspektor Lee? This is just a brief taste of names popping up in Hollywood. It seems that Michael, Christopher, Amanda and Jennifer have become a bit too common for North Americans. These monikers have dropped from Canada’s top four names in the 1980s to absenteeism in 2010, except for … [Read more...]

Time to think about retirement

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” —Ben Franklin, popularizing Daniel Defoe’s original comment. Jack Layton is only the latest politician having to juggle the demands of a fickle public with the remorseless sands of Father Time. Hugo Chavez is battling pancreatic cancer; Hosni Mubarak is on his deathbed in … [Read more...]

B.C. duo paddle across the Molokai Channel in just over five hours


Sun Peaks local Bodie Shandro and Squamish resident Norm Hann finished 55th out of 163 entries at the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race. They ranked 11th out of 14 in the two-man standup paddleboarding division. The pair crossed the treacherous Molokai Channel in just five hours and 49 minutes. They were also the first Canadian team to join … [Read more...]