Life Health

Trees burned in a forest fire in the foreground of Height of the Rockies Provincial Park near Canal Flats, B.C. on Aug. 30, 2011. (Mike Drew/Postmedia Network/Files)

Vigilance key to keeping wildfires from occurring

As summer weather begins to heat up, the risks for wildfires around the province continue to grow in tandem. It may be easy to distance ourselves from the various wildfires burning across B.C., but complacency is not an option this year.

Summer fruit and vegetable selections make healthy living easy, helping to keep your body and mind in tip-top shape. (Julie Jocsak/Postmedia Network/Files)

Fueling your body and mind

Picture this: an all-night cram session, a pile of unread books, a growing list of deadlines. How do you arm yourself for study wars and homework standoffs?

Lindsey Finkelstein, 22 years, right, is conforted by her mother, Merle, left, at their home on November 2, 2016, one day before going through surgery. (Marie-France Coallier/MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Mother, daughter battle cancer at the same time

Last November, barely 22 when she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, Lindsey Hope Finkelstein had radical surgery to amputate both breasts. Within six months, as she was getting chemotherapy, her mom, Merle, was in the operating room for the same surgery, a double mastectomy.