Ursula Maxwell-Lewis

Rebecca Smith is the executive director of Surrey Hospice and the president of the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce. (Photo Submitted: Rebecca Smith)

COLUMN: Caring and understanding at Surrey Hospice Society

Crisis assistance is critical to those who are grieving

Rebecca Smith is the executive director of Surrey Hospice and the president of the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce. (Photo Submitted: Rebecca Smith)
Langley Hospice Society board president Kathy Derksen (left) and Shannon Todd Booth, communications and fund development manager stand outside the new Langley hospice building. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Caring and understanding at new hospice in Langley

‘Death is rarely a comfortable subject to discuss’

Langley Hospice Society board president Kathy Derksen (left) and Shannon Todd Booth, communications and fund development manager stand outside the new Langley hospice building. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Bob Sung is seen at Tin Lee Market in this promotional image. (Photo submitted: Bob Sung)

COLUMN: A Lunar New Year lucky dip with historian Bob Sung

‘To know the food is to know the culture, and to know the culture is to know the food,’ says Bob Sung

Bob Sung is seen at Tin Lee Market in this promotional image. (Photo submitted: Bob Sung)
Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis is seen in her Central African Airways studio pic at 21. At right is her (and her mother’s) passage ticket from Southampton to Cape Town in 1954. Ursula recently took a trip down memory lane while completing some “COVID” cleaning of her storage room and came across some old mementoes. (Photos submitted: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Going through old paperwork and mementoes offers window into the past

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis travels down memory lane while completing some storage room COVID cleaning

Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis is seen in her Central African Airways studio pic at 21. At right is her (and her mother’s) passage ticket from Southampton to Cape Town in 1954. Ursula recently took a trip down memory lane while completing some “COVID” cleaning of her storage room and came across some old mementoes. (Photos submitted: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
As Ursula Maxwell-Lewis gets set to welcome family home for the holidays, she reflects on Christmases past. (Photo: Brett Sayles/Pexels)

COLUMN: Festive reflections and recipes

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis reflects on Christmases past and present

As Ursula Maxwell-Lewis gets set to welcome family home for the holidays, she reflects on Christmases past. (Photo: Brett Sayles/Pexels)
Cloverdale United Church pastor Matthew Emery is seen along with the church choir. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Historic Cloverdale United Church, signs of the times

Heritage church has donned its gospel armour determinedly moving forward

Cloverdale United Church pastor Matthew Emery is seen along with the church choir. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
A linotype operator stands in the heritage Strathmore Standard newspaper building at Heritage Park in Calgary. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Calgary’s Heritage Park offers a great deal of attractions

‘Canada’s largest living history museum site’

A linotype operator stands in the heritage Strathmore Standard newspaper building at Heritage Park in Calgary. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Gypsy Moon owner Denise Cooke. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: A trip to investigate some local magic

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis visits Gypsy Moon in Cloverdale

Gypsy Moon owner Denise Cooke. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Brooksdale co-director David Anderson is a biologist and former pastor. He offers guided property tours of A Rocha’s land in South Surrey. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: A Rocha’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre in Surrey offers rich experience

‘If we don’t protect the salmon and habitat around the Little Campbell River … we will lose them’: David Anderson

Brooksdale co-director David Anderson is a biologist and former pastor. He offers guided property tours of A Rocha’s land in South Surrey. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Vintage scrapbooks gave way to Instagram and Facebook. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Prince Philip just got on with it—to our surprise

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis reflects on the passing Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Vintage scrapbooks gave way to Instagram and Facebook. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
A deep sense of privacy exists within Japanese culture and that notion generally forbids photographing people in public. This charming wedding couple, however, agreed to make an exception at the temple in Nagano. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

ADVENTURES: Japan’s courtesy, ofuro-style bathing, and snow monkeys

Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis travels to Japan

A deep sense of privacy exists within Japanese culture and that notion generally forbids photographing people in public. This charming wedding couple, however, agreed to make an exception at the temple in Nagano. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)