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SENIORS: Learn about memory and aging at Fox library

Visit Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Library and learn about strategies for healthy living. Find out how memory functions and how it changes as we age.

SENIORS: Dance at Dogwood, with our without a partner

Whether you have a partner or not, you can dance to your heart's content at Dogwood Pavilion.

GOLDS: Golden Ears Park is a gem that needs our attention

G olden Ears, the fourth most popular of B.C.'s provincial parks, is having its management plan updated and BC Parks is seeking feedback from the public regarding proposals for improvements.

MINTER: Flowers hold the power of happiness

V alentine's Day is just around the corner and if you really want to make your special person happy, here is something you may find interesting.

A GOOD READ: Some favourite books for young people

This past year was a good one for new children's books, and I hope you enjoy some of my favourites from the past year.

BOOKS PLUS: Write a book, watch a flick

PORT MOODY Inlet Book Club (drop-in): This book discussion group meets in the ParkLane Room from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. At the Feb. 6 session, the book discussed will be Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.

MINTER: Brighten winter gardens with helleborus

A big missing piece in modern gardens is the amazing perennial family of winter and spring blooming helleborus. Never in their long history has there been the breadth and depth of varieties, colours and flower forms to lift and brighten our gardens.

HEALTH: Bring your emotional eating out of the closet

D o you have a 'sweet tooth' that you indulge? Are you an overeater? Do you drown your sorrows with a bucket of ice cream? Let's talk about emotional eating. It is something so many people do yet it is not talked about much.

GOLDS: Enbridge hearing an eye-opener for environmentalist

L ast week, I appeared in a hotel in downtown Vancouver to make an oral statement to the National Energy Board's Joint Review Panel regarding the proposed Enbridge pipeline which could bring tar sand oil from Alberta across the middle of B.C.

MINTER: It all starts with seeds.

A round this time of year, millions of Canadians are leafing through seed catalogues or browsing through seed racks in garden centres.