The air is crisp, leaves are changing colors and football is back on television: all signs that fall has arrived. Another thing sure to follow the change in season is the arrival of influenza, the seasonal flu.
How often have you bought a portable electronic device only to find that within weeks there's a better one available? Thanks to the intense competition for customers, the shelf life of new laptops, smartphones and tablets has dropped to three months according to a recent Digitimes study.
On a sunny July day, wearing our new tweed coats and knitted Fair Isle tams, 4-year-old Dorothy and I stood on Dunoon pier with our mother, Jean. We held hands amid a small group of friends who had come to bid us farewell. I felt uneasy seeing tears trickle down Mother's face as the bagpipe music on the loudspeaker played, "Ye'r No' Awa' Tae Bide Awa'."
For those who live in Vancouver's Riverview neighborhood, Wintler Park is a sort of outdoor living room — but one they have to walk to carefully. To access the park from the east side, they head down Southeast Chelsea Avenue, cross the railroad tracks and walk along a fenced pathway.