Columns

Community spirit and a sense of belonging – sequel

This month’s column is a sequel to December’s in which I posed several questions about our community spirit. Here, as promised, are a few thoughts and possible solutions. A strong…

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Being bad at something new

I’am a terrible skier. I can’t speed skate. I suck at hockey. I am the worst trail biker. How do I know these things with certainty? Because I have never…

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Do predators kill for fun?

Carnivores – meat-eaters – sometimes kill more prey than they need to feed themselves and their young. This behaviour, called “surplus slaughter” could lead you to think that predators kill…

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Embrace your sisu

Sisu is an ancient Finnish concept that embodies courage, resilience, determination, perseverance and inner strength. It is an action-oriented mindset. Sisu allows you to take on a challenge seemingly beyond…

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Responding to the health crisis by adapting and innovating

All too often, we take our way of doing things for granted. It works well and we don’t second guess ourselves. And everything does go well, as long as everyone…

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One run at a time

On December 17, we learned that we would be able to continue training. Groups of eight young skiers can be supervised by a coach at the Club de ski Mont-Tremblant…

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Skiing while practising public health measures

What will this ski season bring? It will most probably be marked by the use of healthrelated measures never before seen. However, if there’s one sport that you can enjoy…

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Seven days of skiing

I’am on the plane. We’re flying back from Sun Peaks, British Columbia. We have just completed a fantastic ski camp. I learned this morning that British Columbia has just limited…

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A thirst for comfort

Choosing a bottle of wine can be a simple matter when you can identify the grape varietals you prefer or select it through loyalty to your favourite labels. Having a…

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Eating well in the Holiday Season

Ah! The fabulous Holiday Season – when consuming too much food and alcohol is almost inevitable – is coming up fast. As you probably know, it’s not always easy to…

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