10 Things Your Hairdresser is NOT Telling You

Ask anyone to give you secrets of the trade and you might be surprised by what you end up with.  I often visit the gal who does hair from her home in my area.  She is nearby, affordable and really damn good!  Color, cuts, styles and secrets.  Yup.  She is one of the best, if not the best hair magician and one really honest bean.  Being a journalist, I always want to know everyone’s story.  And this one had me taking notes.  Here’s why.

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Boring Garden Salad Meets Mango Madness

It’s that time of year when my kitchen turns into a test kitchen and the annual tradition of getting the most out of the season’s veggies and fruits begins.

We eat salads for some pretty boring reasons – dieting, health etc.

Shedding the last few pounds, fitting workouts into your schedule and eating right is tough enough but that doesn’t mean your salad has to taste boring because your cutting calories and trying to save time.

In fact your salad, if done right, makes for a great meal and can pack everything you need onto one plate.  Simple, easy, healthy and cost effective recipes – here is the first in a series coming your way this season.

Just be ready to toss some funky flavour in your bowl and hang on! You will be sharing this – so make extra.

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Mackenzie Makes Top 10 in Kraft Hockeyville

The TOP ten communites in Canada have been named in the race to be named Kraft Hockeyville 2011.

The top 10 hockey-mad areas were picked from over 8,000 entries during an hour-long special on CBC and CBCSports.ca last night.

Among the towns selected – two from here in BC – Mackenzie.and Fort nelson

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Your Time of Death…oops I mean ‘Time of Birth’ Voicemail

For years, I have been wanting to know my exact time of birth.  My mom always would give me a “guesstimated” time because all she remembers is the pain that starting just after midnight that one spring evening and has lasted ever since – that would be me – lol.

So recently,  I phoned up the hospital I was born in – Mackenze, BC and requested to the records department to look up the exact time of BIRTH!  I don’t know why I waited so long to ‘just ask’ somebody but the response I got was not only a huge question answered but offered a little bit of a shock.

We talked about it on the show of course.  Here it is as heard on RJ 1200’s Wake Up Call

I found out the news in one of the funniest yet very startling voice messages anyone has ever left me.   Take a listen here:  Time Of Birth Voicemail

Local Woman Finds Her Real Dad on Facebook

Oprah found out she had a half sister who spent 4 years looking for her.  She shared her story with the world on her television show and it was the one time entire families were glued to the tube.  It is truely an amazing story.

Stories of adoption happen everyday around the world including here in Vancouver.  Here local resident, Kylie knew she had a real family all her life.  Adopted as a child, Kylie is now a mother of two and just months away from getting married. So she sat down and started searching for her real parents.  Her search started on Facebook and within a few hours…she found her Dad!

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Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts Going to India

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts manages one of the biggest cities in Canada.  One with a large population originating from all over India.  So it only makes sense to go check out India. 

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Fitness Talk with Trevor Linden

Trevor Linden on the Wake Up Call – talking fitness and his new business venture to make getting healthy easier and affordable.  Check out the interview here! Continue Reading »

Bryan Adams Rocks the PNE 100th Anniversary

The 100th anniversary of the PNE kicked off with a rockn’ good time with Vancouver native Bryan Adams taking the stage at Empire Stadium on opening day.  Continue Reading »

Kevin Newman – News of His Own

Global National Anchor, Kevin Newman, talks about his two new documentaries airing this month and his BIG decision to leave the anchor desk.


Here is my interview with him from the morning show – “The Wake

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Summer’s Must Have Items

The new Summer Issue of Vancouver View Magazine is on stands now with Bryan Adams on the cover!  Inside you will find the latest photos and articles on what is hot and happening around town.  Check out my article on this Summer’s must have items.  Most of them discovered when I took my first trip of the season to New York City recently.  Continue Reading »